Scientists, agriculturists call for BRL1 field trials in Karnataka

Eminent scientists and agriculture experts from Karnataka have demanded to allow Biosafety Regulatory Level 1 (BRL 1) field trials of Bt Cotton and maize in Karnataka. After the success of Bt Cotton in India, since 2002 no other crop (enhanced through biotechnology) has been released in India. While farmers have b...Read more


Agri ministry organises webinar on 'Women in Agri-Startups: Creating Value with Supply Chain Management'

The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare recently organised a webinar on 'Women in Agri-startups: Creating Value with Supply Chain Management' in the series of events for celebrating MahilaKisanDiwas 2021. The webinar was organised under the guidance of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar an...Read more


Department of Fisheries organises webinar on 'Fish for Health and Fish for Wealth'

Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India (GoI) recently organised a webinar on Fish for Health and Fish for Wealth. The event was organised under the chairmanship of Jatindra Nath Swain, Secretary, Department of Fisheries (DoF), GoI.    More tha...Read more


Union agri minister stresses on climate-resilient cultivars by ICAR-CAZRI Jodhpur

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare along with Shri Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare recently visited the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research I...Read more


Piyush Goyal emphasises promoting export of products

Union Minister for Textiles, Commerce and Industries and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal recently visited Pahalgam and inspected stalls put up by various departments including animal husbandry, district industries, horticulture, sheep husbandry etc.   Goyal, while interacting wi...Read more


Govt stabilises price of onion through buffer stock operations

The Department of Consumer Affairs has taken up calibrated and targeted release of onions from the buffer on First-in-First-Out (FIFO) principle commenced from last week of August 2021 guided by the twin objectives of moderating prices and ensuring minimal storage loss.    As a result of which the reta...Read more


DBT launches ‘One Health’ consortium

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI has supported a mega consortium on ‘One Health’. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of launched the First ‘One Health’ project of DBT through video conferencing. The programme envi...Read more


Cabinet approves NBS rates for P&K fertilisers for 2021-22

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilisers for fixation of nutrient-based subsidy rates for P&K Fertilisers for the year 2021-22 (from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022).    The approved rates for Nu...Read more


Union Commerce Minister urges countries to stop subsidising fishing on high seas

The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal has called for waiver of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and dismantling new trade barriers in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Apart from focusing on fa...Read more


IAAG writes to PM for fast-track approval of gene-editing guidelines in India

India Agriculture Advancement Group (IAAG) International has approached Prime Minister, Narendra Modi expressing serious concern on the inordinate delay in the approval of draft guidelines for Safety Assessment of Genome/Gene-Edited Plants by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulatory body ...Read more


APEDA, ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur MoU to boost exports of citrus products

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute (ICAR-CCRI), Nagpur. The MoU envisages promoting export by focussing on the creation of product-specific clusters along with the development ...Read more


Govt upbeat on agri development in Shopian district of J&K

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr L Murugan recently visited the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir as part of the Union Government's ongoing Public Outreach Programme.   Union MoS said that the district has a huge potential for milk...Read more