KVIC sets up silk yarn production centre in Cuttack, Odisha

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has taken a historic initiative to set up Odisha’s first ever Tussar Silk Yarn Production Centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district. The silk yarn production centre will ensure local availability of Tussar Silk yarn, create local employment and reduce the silk prod...Read more

MoCA permits use of drone to 10 organizations for agri- research  

  Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021 to 10 organizations. The organisations includes Bayer Crop Science, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment L...Read more

How India plans to boost Biofuel Industry  

  India can no longer continue to import crude oil from Oil Producing Countries at skyrocketing prices. Without governmental initiative, a logical shift towards relying on biofuels will never become a reality on a large scale.  With foresight and timely intervention, the centre is on its way to achievin...Read more

Distribution of seed minikit of pulses to boost production: Union Agri Minister

  Union Agriculture Minister in a written reply in Lok Sabha mentioned that seed minikit of pulses have been distributed to the farmers of major pulse growing states under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM). The district-wise allocation and distribution of seed minikit are being managed by the respect...Read more

Govt sets up ‘Dairy Investment Accelerator’ to promote the dairy sector

The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), Government of India, with a view to provide dedicated focus towards promoting & facilitating investments in the Indian Dairy sector, has setup Dairy Investment Accelerator under its Investment Facilitation Cell. This Investment Accelerator is a cross fu...Read more

Fertilizers Minister flags off Nano Urea dispatch to Karnataka   

   Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda flagged off Nano Urea dispatch to Karnataka. The minister also promised IFFCO to award land to start a Nano Urea production unit near Bangalore Airport. “It is a momentous occasion for India where IFFCO is working towards realizing P...Read more

Union Minister reviews storage plan for essential commodities

Union Minister for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Railways & Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal recently reviewed the storage plan for essential commodities in the country. He informed that Expression of Interest (EOI) has been called for the development of cold chain facility...Read more

Ag Ministry launches ‘Seed Mini kit Programme’ for farmers  

The Seed Mini kit Programme was launched by Union Agriculture Minster Narendra Singh Tomar by distributing Seed Mini kits (higher yielding varieties of seeds) to farmers. The mini kits are being provided by the Central Agencies National Seeds Corporation (NCS), NAFED and Gujarat State Seeds Corporation and wholly...Read more

Centre announces national level Gopal Ratna Awards, for Dairy sector

 Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Giriraj Singh chaired a virtual program organised on the occasion of World Milk Day. Every year, the first day of June is observed as World Milk Day. The Minister announced the launch of the National Awards for the Cattle and Dairy sector, the Go...Read more

APEDA, MFAHD organizes webinar on harnessing India’s dairy products export

For commemorating World Milk Day on June 1, 2021, APEDA in association with Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MFAHD) organised a webinar cum interactive session on the prospects of harnessing the full potential of dairy products exports from the country. While delivering the key...Read more

Ag Ministry allocates Rs 2250 Cr to boost horticulture sector    

Keeping in view the huge potential and role of the horticulture sector in increasing farmer’s income, the Government of India has allocated Rs. 2250 Crore for development of horticulture sector during 2021-22. To further promote and for holistic growth of the horticulture sector in the country, the Ministry...Read more

Centre to distribute 20 lakh mini-kits of seeds to increase pulses production  

To attain self-sufficiency in the production of pulses, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has formulated a special Kharif strategy for implementation in the ensuing Kharif 2021 season. Through consultations with the state governments, a detailed plan for both area expansion and productivity enhanceme...Read more