Ag Ministry, Central Silk Board to endeavour for Agroforestry implementation in Silk Sector

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Silk Board under the Ministry of Textiles on a convergence model for the implementation of Agroforestry in the silk sector under the ongoing Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme. The MoU ...Read more

NBM hold National Conference on ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Bamboo in India’  

 The National Bamboo Mission anchored at the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare organized a two day conference ‘National Consultation on Opportunities and Challenges for Bamboo in India’ through the virtual platform on 25th and 26th of February 2021. NITI Aayog and Invest ...Read more

Ag Ministry finalizes products for ‘One District One Focus Product’

 The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalized the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP). The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine s...Read more

Jal Shakti official draws attention to crucial issues of demand side management of water  

Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India said that the water use efficiency is low in India in every sector, including irrigation, industry and domestic. While steps are be...Read more

Ag Ministry launches seed traceability app  

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the seed traceability mobile app, which will be able to identify the real seed. The Union Minister said that information about real seeds will be available through the mobi...Read more

FSII expresses disappointment over lack of focus on Agri research in budget 2021 

 According to Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) the Union Budget 2021-22 is a status quo budget for agriculture in general and for seed industry in particular. Agriculture contributed significantly to our successful fight against COVID. But the sector did not get the needed attention in the budget....Read more

FM sets agriculture credit target at Rs 16.5 lakh Cr for FY 2021-22

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget 2021 speech has reiterated that the government is committed to the betterment of India's farmers. She stated that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime has undergone a change to assure a price that is at least 1.5 times the cost of production across all comm...Read more

Centre hikes MSP of Copra for 2021 season

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of copra for 2021 season. The MSP for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of milling copra has been increased, by Rs 375 to Rs 10335 per quintal for 2021 season from Rs 9960 per quintal in 202...Read more

Centre issues POSP to Bird Flu epicenters in MP, Kerala & Maharashtra

As on January 24, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in 9 States which includes Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab for poultry birds and in 12 States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal...Read more

Govt issues advisory to 7 Bird Flu affected states

  After confirmation of Avian Influenza positive samples from ICAR-NIHSAD in poultry (two poultry farms) of Panchkula district, Haryana, positive cases of Avian Influenza in migratory birds were reported in Shivpuri, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Agar, Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, Zoological Park, Kanpur, Uttar ...Read more

DAHD sets up control room to arrest spread of Avian Influenza in Poultry

Avian Influenza (AI) viruses have been circulating worldwide for centuries with four known major outbreaks recorded in the last century. India notified the first outbreak of avian influenza in 2006.  Infection in humans is not yet reported in India though the disease is zoonotic. There is no direct evidence t...Read more

Centre's boost to fisheries sector to employ over 9 lakh

The Union Government in its Budget 2018 has set aside Rs 7,550 crore for setting up of a dedicated Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). The fund has the potential to benefit over 4 million marine and inland fishers especially women, SHGs, weaker sections, due to availability of modern ...Read more