Fertilizer majors IFFCO & Kribhco welcome hike in MSPs  

 The two largest fertilizer cooperatives of India, IFFCO and Kribhco have welcomed the hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops such as Wheat and Gram. The development has come a day after the two crucial farm reform bills were passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. They are finally set to become new...Read more

Kharif crop production estimates reveal record highs

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2020-21 recently on September 22, 2020. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the data received from States and validated with information available ...Read more

FSII welcomes Govt’s  agri-marketing reforms  

     In recent the parliament passed three farm bills which includes Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill. The government said that...Read more

Govt reassures farmers on misgivings regarding farm bills

The newly tabled farm bills have become a matter of debate and paranoia among all concerned stakeholders in the Indian agriculture sector. There have been a variety of reasons given by those opposed to the landmark changes in the agriculture sector. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s official Twitter handle has be...Read more

National Conference for Rabi Campaign sets a target of 301 Mn of food grains production for 2021  

  Addressing the National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020 held today under his Chairmanship to review the progress of Kharif 2020-21 and plan for the Rabi season, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that Government is taking revolutionary steps to strengthen agri...Read more

Mandis will not stop functioning after agriculture reform bill: Ag Ministry

In an effort to guard against myths being circulated on various platforms, Agriculture Ministry has clarified that Mandis will not stop functioning and trading will continue there as before. PM Modi spoke on how each of the three bills bought by his government would help farmers in multiple ways, seeking to dispe...Read more

Govt introduces new bills to transform agriculture and raise farmers' income

Three bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha on September 14, 2020 that can transform agriculture in the country and improve income of farmers, The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm S...Read more

Govt sets target to cover 100 L hectare under micro-irrigation

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Pachayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar recently said that the government has set the target of covering 100 lakh hectares under micro-irrigation in five years’ time. The webinar on ‘Enhancing water use efficacy and coverage of micro...Read more

 Govt flags off South India’s first “Kisan Rail” from AP to Delhi  

    Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Government of India and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh flagged off the Inaugural Run of Anantapur – New Delhi Kisan Rail. The Program was presided over by Suresh C. ...Read more

PM to launch measures to improve fisheries sector in Bihar

The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) for Bihar envisages an investment of Rs 1390 crore with Central Share of Rs 535 crore and the additional fish production target is pegged at 3 lakh tons. During the current financial year (2020-21), Government of India has sanctioned the proposal of Government of B...Read more

PM launches Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in Bihar

The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 10, 2020 via video conferencing. The flagship scheme is aimed at focused and sustainable development of the fisheries sector The Prime Minister said that the Matsya Sampada Yojana is being launched in line w...Read more

Centre launches new organic food processing unit in UP

An organic food processing unit has been set up in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh which will be beneficial to around 5000 farmers. Inaugurating the unit, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the diversity of agricultural raw material base and agro-climatic attributes of UP p...Read more