Govt to boost agri-startups under RKV scheme

The central government is encouraging startups in the agricultural sector to contribute directly and indirectly for enhancing the income of farmers by providing opportunities to them and to provide employment to youth. As part of this initiative the Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship Development program has bee...Read more

Union MSME Minister stresses upon financial aid to micro businesses

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Road & Transport  stressed on the need to provide financial help to micro/small businesses/works such as fishermen, ferry walas, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, poor and self help groups through adequate policies...Read more

Centre constitutes pan India 'Agri- Infrastructure Fund'

A new pan India Central Sector Scheme-Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has been approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi, to provide a medium - long term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets through interes...Read more

Farmers assured of barrier-free trading, remunerative prices: Union Agri Minister

Laying the foundation stone through video-conference of the administrative building of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Dataganj, Badaun in UP, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Government is taking all possible m...Read more

Union Agri Min to create 10,000 FPOs to transform rural sector

To strengthen the rural economy consisting of 86 percent small and marginal farmers, Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar has announced the creation of 1000 new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs). At the onset it is planned to have the minimum number of members in...Read more

Fertiliser Association of India urges the Govt to release the pending subsidy payments  

   Although the arrival of southwest monsoon has makes the farm sector looks rosy, but however the government is still not able to meet up the growing subsidy demand on fertilizers. After the centre decides to ban on 27 fertilizers, the manufacturers of these chemicals, especially urea, are in deep trou...Read more

Cabinet approves Rs 4558 crore scheme for Dairy sector

Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that Cabinet has approved a Rs 4,558 crore scheme to promote dairy sector that will further benefit around 95 lakh farmers in 50,000 villages.  Briefing media about the Cabinet decisions, the minister said this scheme will take the ‘White re...Read more

A GST Burden on Smallholder Farmers

  Farmers are paying about Rs 15,000 crore GST annually on farm inputs to produce farm commodities Farmers are the only businessmen today who cannot claim tax credit & cannot set it off on the sales they make Input tax credit is a GST mechanism that allows the manufacturers/producers to adjust tax on...Read more

SABC seeks exemption of GST on farm Inputs

The South Asia Biotechnology Centre, a not-for-profit scientific organization reached out to the Union Finance Minister  Nirmala Seetharaman to request exemption of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on-farm inputs such as botanical, biological, pheromone trap & lure, micronutrients, fertilizers, pesticides, tra...Read more

Herbalife Nutrition, Maharashtra Govt. to develop water resources in the state

Herbalife Nutrition, the global leader in nutrition, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to strengthen and develop the water resources in Chandrapur district for the benefit of it's agricultural, husbandry and horticultural communities. Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minist...Read more