IIT Guwahati paper-based develops sensor to check milk freshness

   The quality and freshness of milk are decided by the invasion and presence of microbes in the milk. Bacteria and other microbes that can grow in milk can not only affect the taste and freshness but can also result in health issues. Pasteurization is commonly used to kill the microbes in milk and vari...Read more

ICAR to screen crop varieties in neighbouring countries to check resistance

Due to an increase in pest & insect attacks on crops, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has started measures to screen few crop varieties in the neighbouring countries to check their resistance to new pest attacks so that they can be directly promoted for farming. ICAR, Director General, Tril...Read more

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra inaugurates International Conference on Soil and Water Resources Management

  Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) inaugurated the five day-long “International Conference on Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate Smart Agriculture and Global Food and Livelihood Security” being organized at the National Agricultural Science Cent...Read more

ICAR signs Tripartite MoA with VNMKV for technology transfer

ICAR signs Tripartite MoA with VNMKV for technology transfer The ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad have signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the transfer of technology on Five Row Broad Bed Furrow Planter-cum-Sprayer with Seed Covering Device (Tractor Drawn) with ...Read more

ICAR releases diagnostic kits for Dairy animals

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) and Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of India released two ELISA Kits at the Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi . One for diagnosis of Bluetongue in sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo & camel and other for Japanese Encephalitis (J...Read more

ICAR organises Annual Floriculture meet at Thrissur

  The Chief Guest, Dr. T. Janakiram, Assistant Director General (Horticulture Science - I), ICAR outlined the ICAR’s initiatives to strengthen the Agriculture and Floriculture in particular and the importance of documentation of technologies’ impact. He also highlighted the impact of Tuberose var...Read more

INCOIS launches satellite-based advisory service for deep sea fishermen

The new service was launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan, the minister for science and technology and earth sciences At present, fishermen get advisories, forecasts and early warnings through a wide range of dissemination mechanisms such as Potential Fishing Zones (PFZ) advisories, ocean state forecasts, high wave alerts...Read more

ITC ties up with Andhra Pradesh Govt to produce global standard chilli

ITC ties up with Andhra Pradesh Govt to produce global standard chilly In order to produce international stadard products, ITC has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh Government to develop a chilly value chain. The department signed a MoU with ITC recently. Chilli farmers cultivating about one lakh acres will be bene...Read more

ISRO develops mobile app to collect field level data of wetlands

In order to protect coastal wetlands in the wake of climate crisis, a mobile app has been developed to collect the complete datasets on smaller wetlands across the coastal region of the country. The app was developed by the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of the ISRO upon the request of the Central Marine Fisherie...Read more

IIHR develops disease-resistant Tomato hybrids

The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru has developed 2 tomato hybrids, exclusively for the processing industry. These tomato hybrids, Arka Apeksha and Arka Vishes, are disease-resistant. It is expected that these tomatoes will increase farmers’ incomes through higher yields. It also...Read more

ICAR develops Protein rich wheat variety

New Wheat Variety HD 3226 has been released for commercial cultivation in North Western Plain Zone constituting of Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan (Except Kota and Udaipur Divisions), Western Uttar Pradesh (Except Jhansi Division), Jammu and Kathua district of J&K, Una district and Paonta Valley of H.P and U...Read more

First Clam processing facility set-up opens in Kerala

J. Mercykutty Amma, Minister for Fisheries, Harbor Engineering and Cashew Industry, Kerala inaugurated the first Clam Processing Facility set-up by the ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin at the Perumbalam Island in Kerala . The facility has been set-up for the benefit of clam fisherwomen. Amma...Read more