RFCL project to help decrease import of urea

The global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to fore India's over reliance on exports from other countries and especially from China after border tensions have heightened in the recent weeks. The government's Make in India initiative has received a major boost with PM Modi's call to make the countr...Read more

Govt launches 'Matsya Sampada', first fisheries and aquaculture newsletter

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh launched the first edition of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter “MATSYA SAMPADA” published by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India. Operational Guidelines...Read more

FAO lauds India’s successful use of drones to combat desert locusts

     Under the Make in India initiative, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) is indigenously developing a vehicle mounted Ultra Low Volume, ULV sprayer for locust control.  The Mechanization and Technology Division of DAC&FW got a prototyp...Read more

Govt announces Rs 15,000 cr to boost dairy and livestock sector

The central government announced an allocation of Rs 15,000 crore to bolster India’s animal husbandry and livestock sector, or ‘pashudhan’, and an interest subvention of up to 3% to private players for setting up of dairy, poultry and meat processing units. The government announced an allocation...Read more

SFAC to form 10,000 farmer producer organisations  

 In order to provide better market linkage to small holder farmers and help those applying better agricultural practices, the Centre has planned for formation of 10,000 new farmer producer organisations (FPOs). The responsibility of completing this task lies with the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consorti...Read more

Govt to permit exports of banned pesticides on case-to-case basis:  Narendra Singh Tomar  

   Addressing a webinar organised by industry body FICCI and Dhanuka Agritech on agro-chemicals, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “The agriculture ministry will permit exports of pesticides that are banned for sales in the domestic market on a case to case basis.”  He sa...Read more

 India dispatches 20,000 litres of pesticide to Iran to deal with locust crisis  

 India has dispatched 20,000 litres of pesticide "Malathion 96% ULV” to Iran as part of ongoing cooperation to help Iran deal with the locusts' crisis. A 40 feet container carrying the pesticide consignment is scheduled to arrive next week at Chabahar port.  Sources at the Indian Embassy in Tehran...Read more

CBIC hikes 25% Import duty on bamboo for agarbatti industry

In order to curb another import from China, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom (CBIC) hiked import duty on bamboo for agarbatti (incense stick) to 25 per cent.  “Customs duty on bamboo imports by agarbatti manufacturers hiked from 10 per cent to 25 per cent with immediate effect to encourage us...Read more

Govt approves ordinance to promote barrier-free agricultural trade  

   The Centre on June 3 presented a set of ordinances to push forward its ‘One India, one agriculture market’ project and allow farmers to trade freely. The move is aimed at building a seamless national market for farmers to sell produce, protect them from price risks, and improve their earn...Read more

Govt to provide KCC to support dairy farmers  

      The Government will provide Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to 1.5 crore dairy farmers across the states belonging to Milk Unions and Milk producing Companies within the next two months (1st June-31st July 2020) under a special drive, says the press release of Ministry of Animal Husbandry and D...Read more

 Govt plans to use drones and helicopters to fight locusts: Naredra Singh Tomar  

Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting with both the Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary and Secretary (DAC&FW) Sanjay Agarwal to review the Locust Control Operations. The locust attacks have come at a time when India is...Read more

CAI appeals Govt to take steps to control desert locust attack

 The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has approached Union minister for agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar and Union minister for women and child development & textiles Smriti Irani to take appropriate steps to control the desert locust attacks across several states to prevent any destruction of cotton cro...Read more