Centre approves Rs 600 Cr financial support for 2G ethanol bio-refineries  

  The government has approved financial support of Rs 150 crore each to four commercial projects at Bathinda (Punjab) of HPCL, Panipat (Haryana) of IOCL, Bargarh (Odisha) of BPCL and Numaligarh (Assam) of NRL and Rs 15 crore to one demo plant at Panipat (Haryana) of IOCL under the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Y...Read more

Record number of paddy farmers benefitted through MSP

During Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, on MSP procurement of paddy, 128.36 lakh farmers (including the farmers of Chhattisgarh) were benefitted so far as against 124.59 lakh farmers last year. Similarly, due to MSP procurement in Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, record 49.14 lakh farmers benefitted agai...Read more

CCI open 450+ Procurement Centres in 12 cotton growing states during 2020-21  

    In cotton season 2019-20 (1.10.2019 to 30.09.2020), Cotton Corporation of India(CCI )opened 423 procurement centre in  12 cotton growing states to safeguard the cotton farmers from distress sales. During Global Pandemic, CCI procured 20.72 lakh bales valuing Rs. 5615 crore from 4 lakh cotton f...Read more

Govt sets up ‘Dairy Investment Accelerator’ to promote the dairy sector

The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), Government of India, with a view to provide dedicated focus towards promoting & facilitating investments in the Indian Dairy sector, has setup Dairy Investment Accelerator under its Investment Facilitation Cell. This Investment Accelerator is a cross fu...Read more

Union agri minister Narendra Singh Tomar flags off Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign for Fasal Bima Yojana during the Crop Insurance Week as a part of the Government’s India@75 campaign ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, commemorating 75 years of India’s Independe...Read more

Finance minister announces revival package for NERAMAC

North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) was mentioned by Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman at the recently held press conference on the relief packages due to COVID-19. The FM announced a revival package of Rs 77.45 crore that will be provided NERAMAC.   NERAMAC was establ...Read more

FM announces subsidy of Rs 14,775 Cr for DAP & P&K fertilisers

Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently announced a slew of measures to provide relief to diverse sectors affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures announced also aim to prepare the health systems for emergency response and provide the impetus for growth ...Read more

PM to release 8th instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the 8th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on 14th May at 11 AM via video conferencing. This will enable the transfer of more than Rs. 19,000 crores to more than 9.5 crores beneficiary farmer families. Prime Minister w...Read more

Ag Ministry allocates Rs 2250 Cr to boost horticulture sector    

Keeping in view the huge potential and role of the horticulture sector in increasing farmer’s income, the Government of India has allocated Rs. 2250 Crore for development of horticulture sector during 2021-22. To further promote and for holistic growth of the horticulture sector in the country, the Ministry...Read more

Agri- Infra fund applications cross the Rs. 8,000 Cr mark in the country

 Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has crossed the Rs. 8000 crore mark after receiving 8,665 applications worth Rs. 8,216 crores. The largest share of the pie is contributed by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58 per cent), agri-entrepreneurs (24 per cent) and individual farmers (13 per cent). Thes...Read more

Centre transfers Rs 202.69 Cr to Punjab farmers for Rabi crops

For the first time, farmers of Punjab have started receiving payments directly into their bank accounts against the sale of their Rabi crops. In the last week, about Rs 202.69 crore has already transferred directly into Punjab farmers’ account. In the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, the Governm...Read more

Centre provides HURL Rs 813.24 Cr interest free loan for Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni projects

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D. V. Sadananda Gowda has handed over the cheque of Rs. 813.24 crores out of total amount of Rs. 1257.82 crore to MD, HURL in respect of Interest Free Loan to Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd (HURL) for the revival of Gorakhpur, Sindri & Barauni projects. HURL op...Read more