KVK, Nandurbar launches Vikas Bharti Community Radio Station for empowering farmers

Dr E Vayunandan, Vice-Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra inaugurated the Vikas Bharti Community Radio Station (CRS) at KVK, Nandurbar, Maharashtra. In his inaugural address, Dr Vayunandan emphasised that the Community Radio Station will be an important means for empower...Read more


ICAR-DRMR signs MoU with Krishi Vikas Sahakari Samiti, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan

The ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Krishi Vikas Sahakari Samiti, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan for the non-exclusive Licensing of the rapeseed-mustard hybrid NRCHB506.   Dr PK Rai, Director, ICAR-DRMR, Bharatpur and Dr Ram Singh, ...Read more


ICAR-CRIJAF bags National Societal Innovation Award 2020

A multidisciplinary team of scientists of ICAR – Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore has bagged the National Societal Innovation Award - 2020 founded by National Research Development Corporation under the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technolog...Read more


PAU scientist bags award for oral presentation on Moringa research

Dr Ashok Kumar Dhakad, Tree Breeder, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, PAU, Ludhiana has bagged the first prize in the ‘International Conference on Moringa 'The Super Food' Research Status, Scope and Way Forward’, organised by Horticulture College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricult...Read more


ICAR officials outline various technologies related to animal husbandry

The ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh recently organised the 4th Interface Meeting with the Veterinary Officers of the Animal Husbandry Department of Karnataka.   In his address, the Chief Guest, Dr Bhupendra Nath Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science)...Read more


UPL's ProNutiva Prog increases yield, oil content in groundnut crop

UPL has delivered promising results with its ProNutiva Sada Samrudh Groundnut programme in Gujarat. UPL recently organised a live harvest demonstration at Rikadia Village, in Amreli that was attended by over 750 farmers, Village Sarpanchs, and agriculture department officials.  The first pilot programme was i...Read more


KVK Hoshiarpur conducts training on paddy residue mgmt

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hoshiarpur recently conducted a training programme on different techniques of paddy residue management.   Dr Maninder Singh Bons, Deputy Director (Training), KVK Hoshiarpur gave a brief overview of the activities of KVK, especially the project on in-situ crop residue management. He lai...Read more


ICAR-CCARI, Goa inks MoU with Montfort Academy, Goa

The ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Montfort Academy, Industrial Training Institute, Corlim, Goa.   Dr Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa stressed the capacity building on the different aspects of farm mechanisation...Read more


APEDA signs MoU with GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.   The MoU envisages cooperation between APEDA and GBPUAT which would harness their respective ...Read more


Scientists develop non-toxic activated carbon from tea, banana waste

A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which is useful for several purposes like industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. The newly developed process avoids the usage of any toxic agent for synthesising ac...Read more


Union Minister of State for Agriculture unveils apps for orchid cultivation in Sikkim

Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare during his recent visit to the ICAR-National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim emphasised on lab-to-land programmes to enable the state to emerge as an organic destination for tourists and consumers.   The min...Read more


ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar in MoU to develop selectively bred giant freshwater prawn

The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha developed a selectively bred, genetically improved and fast-growing strain of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii registered as 'CIFA-GI Scampi.' The institute provided the improved seeds to the three commercial hatcheries for ...Read more