Ongoing season of Kharif 2020-21 sees 889.62 LMTs of paddy purchase

In the ongoing season of Kharif 2020-21, the purchase of 889.62 LMTs of paddy (includes Kharif Crop 718.09 LMT and Rabi Crop 171.53 LMT) up to 05.09.2021 has been done against last year corresponding purchase of 764.39 LMT. This has benefitted about 130.47 Lakh farmers from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations w...Read more

India accounts for 23.62% of world’s total pulses production in 2019-20: Ag Ministry  

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries, Narendra Singh Tomar said that India is the biggest producer and consumer of pulses in the world and it has almost achieved self-sufficiency in pulses. In the last five-six years, India has increase...Read more

Castor seed production estimated to grow by 88% in 2019-20: Agriwatch survey

According to the latest report of Agrowatch survey, Castor seed production in India is expected to grow by 88 per cent in 2019-20 over the previous year to 2.036 million tonnes. Last year, India produced 1.082 million tonnes of castor seed.  According to a field survey conducted by Agriwatch or the Indian Ag...Read more

Tamil Nadu agri varsity inks MoU with Syngenta for research on Crop Protection

Agri Business Major Syngenta and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate joint research in the field of agriculture. AS per the MoU, joint research programmes will be undertaken by Syngenta and TNAU to develop & adopt effective management strategies for...Read more

Accelerating Indian horticulture - Challenges and options

Agriculture development in the past has been means of food and raw material, which is now seen as means of employment-led economic goals, alleviation of poverty and self–reliance through its linkages and a multiplier effect. Globalisation of agriculture has opened up new opportunities and also the challenges...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

Global vertical market projected to grow at a CGAR of 24.6% from 2019 to 2026

The global vertical farming market size was valued at $2.23 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach $12.77 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2019 to 2026.What is vertical farming? Vertical farming is a non-traditional method to grow crops, which enables ease of harvesting, no effect of climate, h...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

ICAR developed genomics-assisted breeding of Chickpea

These two new varieties with drought tolerance and disease resistance were recently identified for farming by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) regarded this initiative as a success story of collaboration of the ICAR Institutes, State Agricu...Read more

World Floriculture Market projected to expand at CAGR of 6.38% by 2024

As per the report, growth factors such as well-coordinated supply chain consisting of growers, auctions, traders, logistics service providers and development of virtual freight and logistics network are expected to drive the market growth given the fast deteriorating rate of cut flowers post-harvest. The report ...Read more