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

ICAR launches online Journal of Sugarcane Research

  Dr. Singh stated that such initiative is the need of the hour as it helps in increasing the number of readers and therefore, the citations. He also underlined that the citations of papers published in the Indian Journal of Animal Sciences and Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences has considerably increas...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

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