Karnataka Govt to make QR code-based card mandatory for fishermen  

     The Karnataka Government has announced that QR Code based biometric cards are now mandatory for the fishermen in the state. The information was given by Minister for ports and Karnataka, Kota Srinivas Poojary. He was speaking at a meeting on coastal fisheries in Mangaluru. He also said that t...Read more

Timely steps by HP Govt bolsters vegetables supply chain

Despite the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 farmers in Himachal Pradesh have fared really well in cultivation of off-season vegetables like tomato, green peas, beans, cabbage,Cauliflower, potato and cucumber. While the region is conducive to agricultural activity, the synergistic efforts of the state’s ...Read more

Karnataka Govt proposes sweeping changes to Land Reforms Act   

  With the latest proposed amendment to the existing Land Reforms Act, the Karnataka Government will allow the purchase of agricultural land by non-agriculturists and those interested in investing in the agricultural sector. This has ushered in a positive reaction from the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and ...Read more

Kerala Govt to launch Harithalayam project for environment conservation  

    Kerala government will provide five-crore saplings to farmers of fruit-bearing trees as part of a project which is jointly implemented by the Agriculture, Forest, Local Self-Governments and Education departments and Kerala Agricultural University (KAU).  The first phase of the distribution of...Read more

 Horticulture production in the country is expected to be increase by 3.13%: Agriculture Ministry  

 The department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers Welfare released the second advance estimates of the areas of production of various horticulture crops for the year 2019-20.  The data says that the total horticulture production in the country is expected to increase by 3.13% from 310.74 million ...Read more

FSSAI launches cloud based food safety compliance online platform.

      Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has announced the launch of its cloud based food safety compliance online platform. The platform will be called ‘Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS)," as per the statement released by the FSSAI.  The new online platform is ...Read more

Rajasthan Govt approves 600 tractors on rent to fight locust attacks

Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria has directed the officials of the Department of Agriculture to coordinate with the Locust Warning Organization (LWO) for effective locust management and control. He also asked the tenants to take full support for this. Kataria reviewed the status of locusts in the st...Read more

AP Govt extends free power to farm sector during Kharif season

Andhra Pradesh government will supply free power for nine hours to 81 per cent of feeders of the farm sector during the Kharif season and will increase it to 100 per cent for the next Rabi season. This was revealed in a review meeting, chaired by State Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Due to issues relating t...Read more

200 mandis connects to eNAM platform

A total of 200 mandis, including 94 from Rajasthan, on Friday, joined electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) platform, taking the total number of mandis engaged in online marketing of agricultural produce to 785, an official release said here.  With its 119 mandis on eNAM, Rajasthan has emerged second...Read more

Agriculture sector to grow at 3% in FY21: Niti Aayog

 Agriculture would come to the rescue of Indian economy and it will grow by 3 per cent this year despite all adverse conditions and thus would add at least 0.5 per cent to India’s GDP growth in 2020-21, said Ramesh Chand, Member Niti Aayog in Delhi. The gross value added (GVA) in the sector was assumed ...Read more

Soybean growers seeks stimulus package from Govt

  The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA), an apex body of soyabean processors in the country, has sought stimulus package from the government of India to lift the soya processing industry, which has been impacted by the prolonged shut down and collapse of poultry sector.  In separate letter...Read more

Centre procures 3.75 lakh tonnes of pulses, oilseeds under PSS

 Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Centre has procured 1.92 lakh tonnes of gram and tur dal and 1.83 lakh tonnes of mustard seeds, totalling 3.75 lakh tonnes under the Price Support Scheme (PSS), according to the Agriculture Ministry.  The PSS is put into operation on state governments’ request when...Read more