Govt adds warehouse-based trading module in the e-NAM platform.

The government has recently added two new features on the electronic national agriculture market, also known as e-NAM platform so as to make it more convenient for growers to sell their produce at warehouses & collection centres established by farmer producer organizations (FPOs). Narendra Singh Tomar, Agricu...Read more

 Maharashtra Govt to procure excess milk every day to support farmers  

 The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday decided to procure 10 lakh litres of excess milk every day for supporting the farmers affected by the lockdown. The milk will be procured at the rate of Rs ₹25 per litre. The process of milk collection will commence in the four to five days, a press statement issued by...Read more

India axes Bayer's GM cotton royalty

India has axed the royalties that local seed companies pay to German drug maker Bayer AG for Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) cotton, a government order said, after cutting them back since 2016. More than 45 local cotton seed companies pay royalties to Monsanto, acquired by Bayer in 2018, for GM cotton using ...Read more

Indian Seed Industry demands inter-State movement of seeds ahead of kharif season

The Indian seed industry has urged the Centre and State governments to make inter-State movement of seeds and other agri inputs easier, as the months between March and May are crucial for preparing seeds for forthcoming kharif season. As a precautionary measure to contrl the spread of Covid-19, many State governme...Read more

Govt to formulate National Fisheries policy: Giriraj Singh

 The government plans to formulate a National Fisheries Policy for holistic development of the sector, which is growing at an annual rate of 8 per cent, Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh said in the Rajya Sabha.  New technologies The policy will focus on bringing new technology and ways to deal wi...Read more

HP state Govt signs pacts with World Bank to improve water management

 The Integrated Project for Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh will be implemented in 428 gram panchayats in 10 districts, benefiting over 400,000 small-holder farmers, including women, and pastoral communities.  “As we encourage climate-smart agri...Read more

India submits fresh & flexible proposal for fisheries at WTO

India has submitted a fresh proposal on capping fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO), says the official reports. As per the official, the approach is different from its earlier demand seeking exemption for all developing countries from the prohibition of subsidies to vessels. As per the revis...Read more

India's organic food market growing 17% annually: Harsimrat Badal, Union Food Processing Minister  

  “India’s organic food market is growing at 17 per cent annually and has the potential to grow at a faster pace on rising demand for health and wellness food products across the world”, said Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Food Processing Minister. Badal and Smriti Irani Minister for Wome...Read more

Govt to build 31 Silos in Punjab to prevent food grain wastage  

  Raosaheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that so as to prevent the wastage of food grains in traditional storage system, Centre has decided to construct thirty one silos in Northern state of Punjab for proper scientific storage of food grains. Th...Read more

FICCI releases 11th Edition of India Commodity Year Book 2020

 The NCML (National Collateral Management Services Limited) released the 11th Edition of the India Commodity Year Book 2020. The guest of honor was Ramesh Chand, NITI AYOG, Government of India. He unveiled the book in presence of Sanjeev Kumar Chadha, MD, Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Marketing Federatio...Read more

India-Brazil set target of $15 billion trade by 2022

The visit of President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is a sign of the growing importance of the India – Brazil bilateral partnership said Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways, Piyush Goyal, during his address at the inaugural session of the India-Brazil Business Foru...Read more

Raymond’s JK Trust receives grant Rs 4.83 crore to bolster cattle breeds with IVF

JK Trust, promoted by Raymond's CMD, Gautam Hari Singhania, engaged in livestock breed improvement through its pioneering project in embryo transfer with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), has received a grant of Rs 4.83 crore under the Union government's Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM), as reported by FNB News. In 2014...Read more