An effective Agri-Logistics infrastructure which will help strengthening e-NAM for the farmers: Naendra Singh Tomar

The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare organized the first National consultative workshop on Strengthening Agri- Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) in New Delhi recently. Speaking on the occasion Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that agriculture...Read more


Kerala Govt to form clusters for entrepreneurs of agro-based industries  

   The Kerala government is forming a cluster featuring farmers and entrepreneurs of agro-based industries, said EP Jayarajan State Industries Minister.  Government will also set up an academy that will study the viability of such business ventures and its international market, he said in ASCEND 20...Read more


Central Government puts restrictions on import of refined palm oil

 Considering repeated demands from solvent processors to protect the interests of domestic refiners, the Centre on Wednesday placed restrictions on the imports of refined palm oils. The Central government on Wednesday imposed restrictions on imports of refined palm oil. According to a notification of the Di...Read more


World Record Union felicitate ASCI for maximum assessment of farmers  

  Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) has been recently felicitated by the World Record Union as one of the top 20 record holder achievers for the year 2020 for the incredible record on the theme of "Maximum Number of Farmers assessed on a single day”. Editors of seven countries Record Books have...Read more


Eight states finalize action plan for agri export policy: Ministry of Commerce and Industry 

The government has recently stated that eight states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Karnataka, have finalized action plan for agriculture export policy which aims to double such exports.  “The Agri Export Policy was announced last year with an objective of doubling the export and ens...Read more


FSSAI to invest Rs 20 crore for rapid food testing kits

FSSAI ( Food Safety & Standards Authority of India)  will invest over Rs 20 crore to get rapid food testing kits or devices for state-level field officers across the country. So far, FSSAI has approved thirty rapid food testing kits as well as devices under the recently finalized regulations for sanc...Read more


Indian start-ups have  immense opportunities  to work in bio-fuel and ethanol production : PM Modi

 Bangalore, January 3, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said “We must try and change all forms of waste into wealth as soon as possible. We're trying to ensure that by 2022, we reduce the import of crude oil by 10%. There are immense opportunities for start-ups that want to work in bio-fuel ...Read more


IFFCO ties up with Sikkim Govt for largest organic processing unit

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang laid the foundation stone of Integrated Organic Food Processing units of Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd in Rangpo, East Sikkim on Sunday . 'Integrated Organic Food Processing' units in Rangpo will be set up  with an investment of more than Rs 50 crores.  Sikkim IFFCO O...Read more


Uttarakhand Govt imports 240 Merino sheep from Australia to improve breeding

The Uttarakhand government has imported 240 Merino sheep from Australia under the National Livestock Mission to improve sheep breeding in the state and increase production of quality wool. “This is a revolutionary and progressive step which will prove to be a boon for the farmers of the State”, said Tr...Read more


First Tripartite MoA signed to address the Infrastructure needs for fisheries

 Speaking on the occasion Giriraj Singh, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said that a dedicated fund has been created namely the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund with a total of Rs. 7522.48 crore to address the infrastructure requirement for fisheries sector...Read more


APEDA sends the first trial shipment of vegetables by sea route from Varanasi to Dubai.  

 Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in its endeavour to promote exports from agriculture produce rich regions of India has sent the first trial shipment of vegetables by sea route from Varanasi to Dubai. The first trial shipment of one container of fresh vegetables w...Read more


Centre to sell 8.47 lakh tonnes pulses to control rising prices  

 In order to control the rising trend in pulse prices in many States and to improve their availability, the Centre has recently offered to sell 8.47 lakh tonnes of pulses to States at average market rates.  The decision, which would also help government procurement agencies offload their existing stocks...Read more