Union Commerce Minister stresses on India-US cooperation in agritech

Addressing the ‘2nd Indo-US Services Summit’, organised by Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Union Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal observed that India and the US are working towards peace and stability across the world.  Goyal said that the services sector holds a lot of prom...Read more


APEDA organises orientation programme for start-ups in agri-export from Rajasthan

APEDA in association with Agriculture University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan organised a programme where more than 430 farmers, students, traders and other stakeholders had participated. The orientation programme for start-ups in agri-export was aimed at creating awareness among farmers and agriculture students in the wes...Read more


National Gene Bank at ICAR- NBPGR conserves traditional agro-products

The National Gene Bank (NGB) at ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR- NBPGR), New Delhi is currently conserving more than 4.52 lakh accessions of various crops of which over 0.92 lakh accessions are of indigenous/local/traditional varieties and landraces. This information was given by Union Minist...Read more


DGFT, APEDA conducts agri export meet

Under the Districts as Export Hubs initiative, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Department of Commerce in partnership with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Invest India conducted a two-day virtual outreach event connecting exporters from...Read more


Govt promotes scheme for indigenous rice varieties

Indigenous varieties of rice are being promoted through varietal improvement programmes of ICAR. During the past few years, 574 indigenous varieties of rice have been propagated and tested at more than 10,000 farmers’ fields, involving state agricultural universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Non-Gov...Read more


Export of livestock products up by 106 per cent in Apr-June 2021-22

In a major boost to livestock export, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India, is successfully exporting Indian Buffalo meat in more than 70 countries across the world, including Indonesia. As per the qu...Read more


KVIC, BSF launch bamboo plantation prog in Jaisalmer

In the first of its kind efforts to develop green cover in the Indian deserts of Rajasthan, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) planted 1000 bamboo saplings at Tanot village in Jaisalmer, in collaboration with the Border Security Force (BSF). KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena launched the plantation prog...Read more


Record number of paddy farmers benefitted through MSP

During Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, on MSP procurement of paddy, 128.36 lakh farmers (including the farmers of Chhattisgarh) were benefitted so far as against 124.59 lakh farmers last year. Similarly, due to MSP procurement in Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, record 49.14 lakh farmers benefitted agai...Read more


MoFAHD provides financial assistance to set up FFPOs

The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAHD) under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya SampadaYojana (PMMSY) is providing financial assistance for setting up of Fish Farmers Producer Organizations (FFPOs) to economically empower the fishers and fish farmers and enhance bargainin...Read more


Govt to set up ammonia urea plant in Talcher, Odisha

Government of India has decided to revive the Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL) by setting up an ammonia urea plant of 12.7 Lakh Metric Tonne per annum capacity by forming a Joint venture Company (JV) of nominated PSUs i.e. Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), Rashtriya Chemicals & Ferti...Read more


Pre-Summit Ministerial Roundtable of United Nations Food Systems Summit held

Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Shobha Karandlaje virtually addressed the Pre-Summit Ministerial Roundtable on 'Transforming Food Systems for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Rising to the Challenge' of United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021.    She said,...Read more


NFL, RCF sign MoU with IFFCO for tech transfer of nano urea fertiliser

National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) for ‘transfer of technology’ of a revolutionary and game-changer fertiliser nano urea liquid.    MoUs and other rela...Read more