Ag Ministry launches Honey FPOs by NAFED

The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. The inauguration programme was hosted online and attended by the new Honey FPOs, farmers and FPOs from various part...Read more

 Petroleum Ministry inks pact with Praj Industries for setting up of CGB plants  

      Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Praj Industries in presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Steel, Government of India. The MoU aims at facilitating technological support to the entities fo...Read more

Ag Ministry to impart training modules of NCDC to rural cooperative societies  

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar unveiled Sahakar Pragya.The 45 new training modules of Sahakar Pragya of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will impart training to prim...Read more

MOFPI approves food processing projects worth Rs 234.68 Cr

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar, chaired the IMAC meeting through video conference to consider the proposals received under the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC) of Pradhan Mantri KisanSampada Yojana (PMKSY). The promoters of projects also par...Read more

MOFPI opens Mega Food Park in Punjab  

 Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj virtually inaugurated Mega Food Park (MFP) at Phagwara in Kapurthala district of Punjab. Tomar said that Punjab and Haryana have significant role in development of agriculture sector of India....Read more

Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain: FSII

When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector. There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make agriculture a sustainable and sca...Read more

Govt launches Micro Food Processing Scheme

Inauguration of the capacity building component of the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises scheme (PM-FME Scheme) was undertaken by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (FPI) Narendra Singh Tomar on November 18, 2020 in the presence of Rameswar Teli, MoS, FPI.  Speaking...Read more

Govt approves ICRISAT to use drones for agri-research  

 Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana for the deployment of drones for agricultural research activities.   Amber Du...Read more

Union agri minister reasures farmers on MSP

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Som Prakash, MoS, Ministry of Commerce & Industries interacted with the representatives of Farmers Organizations of Punjab on November 13, 2020 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The Agriculture Minister briefed the representat...Read more

MNRE increases scope of PM-KUSUM Scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended/clarified implementation guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme based on the learnings from the implementation of the Scheme during the first year. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had approved...Read more

Centre announces Rs 65,000 Cr fertilizer subsidy

Close on the heels of agri reform Bills, the Centre has provided another fillip to the Indian agriculture sector by announcing Rs 65,000 crore fertilizer subsidy to farmers. As part of the larger economic stimulus package of Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0, this subsidy of fertilizers will directly help increase the supp...Read more

India makes health certificate mandatory for milk & milk product exports

Under the Export of Milk and Milk Products (Quality Control, Inspection and Monitoring) Rules, 2020, the government of India has recently set up a standing committee under Chairman, Export Inspection Council (EIC) to formulate standards for which none are available. Under the rules, the government has made a heal...Read more