8.69 Crore farmers get Rs2000 per month under Economic Relief Package: FM Nirmala Sitharam

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced a slew of measures to deal with the economic distress caused due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown announced to deal with the situation.    Sitharaman said that the Government has finalised an economic stimulus package to deal wi...Read more

UP state Govt offers huge subsidy on wheat storehouses

      Recently, the state government of Uttar Pradesh decided to give subsidy on the storehouse of wheat for the proper storage of wheat. Farmers have also completed the sowing of Rabi from the last week of October to November 15. Rabi crop which includes hard wheat, indigenous gram, linseed and ...Read more

Centre approves Rs 1,061 crore to compensate losses on cotton sale

  The Government has approved an extra expenditure of Rs 748.08 crore for the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) and Maharashtra State Co-operative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation Ltd. (MSCCGMFL) for reimbursement of losses on the sale of cotton procured under Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations during...Read more

APEDA inks MoUs with organizations to implement 'Agri Export Policy'

Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) has always worked with a collaborative approach to cooperate with a number of institutions and organizations with specialized expertise and also with various stakeholders. These organizations and stakeholders can provide solutions for tackling th...Read more

SpiceJet signs pact with GHIAL to promote agri exports from India to UAE

SpiceJet has signed an agreement with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) and Ras-Al-Khaimah International Airport, the UAE, to promote export of agricultural products. The tripartite was signed at the last day of the Wings India 2020. Exports are expected commence from April 2020.The agreement, which...Read more

Centre to set up temperature-controlled perishable cargo center at Lasalgaon  

     The biggest onion market in Asia, Lasalgaon, will soon get temperature-controlled perishable cargo center. The center is being developed under Central government's scheme of the national cold supply chain for perishables.  In the recent Budget session, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama...Read more

India submits fresh & flexible proposal for fisheries at WTO

India has submitted a fresh proposal on capping fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO), says the official reports. As per the official, the approach is different from its earlier demand seeking exemption for all developing countries from the prohibition of subsidies to vessels. As per the revis...Read more

Govt launches portal for real-time monitoring of TOP crops  

Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal  recently  launched a portal that will forecast wholesale prices of three key vegetables – tomato, onion and potato (TOP) – for three months and enable the government to monitor the supply situation for timely market interventions in case of a pri...Read more

Water security in agriculture needs de-centralized solution: U P Singh, Secretary Water Resources

 NEW DELHI: U P Singh, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India today said that water security in agriculture is a local problem and requires de-centralized solutions.  Speaking at the national summit on ‘Investing in Future Through Sustain...Read more

Punjab Govt organise National Livestock Championship & Agri Expo 2020

 The expo is being organized by the Government of Punjab in collaboration with PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The 11th edition of the expo is going to be a mega platform for farmers, livestock owners, veterinarians, and other stakeholders from the agriculture industry.  The Minister for Animal H...Read more

PMFAI oppose ban of Tricyclazole and Buprofezin by Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Ministry  

     Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)  a National Association representing Agrochemical/Pesticide Industry with more than 200 large, medium and small-scale companies as its members from all over India has opposed ban of Tricyclazole and Buprofezin by Min...Read more

Govt to build 31 Silos in Punjab to prevent food grain wastage  

  Raosaheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that so as to prevent the wastage of food grains in traditional storage system, Centre has decided to construct thirty one silos in Northern state of Punjab for proper scientific storage of food grains. Th...Read more