Amul welcomes India’s decision to opt out of RCEP

  Dairy major Amul thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "protecting 10 crore milk producer families" by opting out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement. "On behalf of 36 lakh milk producers of Gujarat, Amul has thanked the Prime Minister for his exemplary leadership...Read more


India inks Joint Declaration of intent with Germany on agriculture market development

  Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare recently had meeting session with Julia Klockner, Minister of Food & Agriculture, Germany in New Delhi. The Ministers signed a Joint Declaration of Intent between India & Germany on cooperation in agriculture market developmen...Read more


TN becomes first state to enact law on Contract Farming

Tamil Nadu becomes the first State in the country to enact a law on contract farming. President Ram Nath Kovind given assent to the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Act.  The State government said in an official release that the new law would prote...Read more


India to conduct Cotton TAP for 5 African countries

India to conduct Cotton TAP for 5 African countriesUnion Textiles Minister Smriti Irani , at the opening session of World Cotton Day in Geneva said that India will cover five more African nations in the second phase of its cotton Technical Assistance programme (TAP) for the region. Most importantly, India has impl...Read more


Walmart pilots block chain project to trace seafood from India

 The pilot project is the first known use of block chain to track shrimp exports from the farmer in India to an overseas retailer. Ultimately, it will help seafood farmers in the region to strengthen the shrimp supply chain and reinforce customer trust in the product, helping promote India as a preferred sour...Read more


ITC ties up with Andhra Pradesh Govt to produce global standard chilli

ITC ties up with Andhra Pradesh Govt to produce global standard chilly In order to produce international stadard products, ITC has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh Government to develop a chilly value chain. The department signed a MoU with ITC recently. Chilli farmers cultivating about one lakh acres will be bene...Read more


Rubber Board launches app for collection of Natural Rubber prices

  The Rubber Board launched a new mobile application ‘Rubber Trade Info’ to collect natural rubber (NR) price daily. The aim of the Rubber Board is to upgrade the present price collection system and to increase the data source. The strengthening of data source will increase the precision of price...Read more


Govt of India releases report on Policies and Action Plan for Secure and Sustainable Agriculture

 A Report on ‘Policies and Action Plan for Secure and Sustainable Agriculture’ prepared by a Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Padma Bhushan Dr R.S. Paroda, was presented recently to Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. The report explicit...Read more


SABC seeks exemption of GST on farm Inputs

The South Asia Biotechnology Centre, a not-for-profit scientific organization reached out to the Union Finance Minister  Nirmala Seetharaman to request exemption of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on-farm inputs such as botanical, biological, pheromone trap & lure, micronutrients, fertilizers, pesticides, tra...Read more


ICAR- CIBA signs MoU with Raj Hatcheries

The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Raj Hatcheries (Bengal)Pvt. Ltd., East Midnapur District, West Bengal. The MoU has been inked for the transfer of Milkfish (Chanos Chanos) Hatchery Technology and set-up a state-of-the-art Finfish Hatche...Read more


ICAR developed genomics-assisted breeding of Chickpea

These two new varieties with drought tolerance and disease resistance were recently identified for farming by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) regarded this initiative as a success story of collaboration of the ICAR Institutes, State Agricu...Read more


Rupala inaugurates national conference on agriculture for rabi campaign 2019

Inaugurating the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign 2019 Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala highlighted the record production achieved for food grains (285 million tonnes) and also complimented state governments for effective implementation of Centrall...Read more