Indian agriculture shows positive recovery post pandemic  

    Agriculture sector in India helped in the speedy recovery of the economic growth post the pandemic. India’s agriculture and allied sectors helped the farm sector clock a growth rate of 3.4 percent in the financial year 2020-21. It is lower than the last year’s growth but is the best whe...Read more


FarmLink to showcase highest quality Indian Basmati Rice at Gulfood 2021, Dubai

FarmLink Basmati, the flagship basmati rice brand of Desai AgriFoods, an India-based food producer and exporter, will showcase its finest quality aromatic basmati rice, along with other rice products at Gulfood 2021, the world's largest annual food & beverage trade show organized in Dubai, UAE. The five-day e...Read more


Apollo Hospitals procures millets to support 5000 women farmers

As a pioneer in sustainability and preventive healthcare, the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, initiated the use of millets in collaboration with over 5000 women farmers working with Deccan Development Society. The Healthcare group has already procured 4000 kgs of millets and will procure another 1000 kgs every month ...Read more


Export of India's non-Basmati rice soars north of 122.61%

India’s exports of cereals – rice, wheat and coarse cereals witnessed an impressive rise during the first three quarters of 2020-21 financial year. As per the data during April-December, 2020, the exports of cereals rose to Rs 49,832 crore from Rs 32,591 crore (4581 US$ million) reported during the sam...Read more


IPGA hosts 3rd National Pulses Seminar 2021

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry, successfully hosted the 3rd National Pulses Seminar on February 10 & 11, 2021. With over 45 national and international experts speaking at the seminar on critical topics and attended by around 2000 delegates...Read more


Paddy procurement up by 15.71% in KMS 2020-21

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, the government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar P...Read more


IPGA to host two-day 3rd National Pulses Seminar on February 10  

 India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry, is all set to host the 3rd National Pulses Seminar on February 10 & 11, 2021. The seminar will be coinciding with the 5th World Pulses Day which will be celebrated on February 10. With initiatives like...Read more


APEDA, Azerbaijan hold virtual ‘BSM' facilitating Basmati rice exports  

In a bid to boost exports potential of India’s agricultural and processed food products exports, APEDA has organized a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) in association with Indian Embassy in, Azerbaijan. The meet brought together key stakeholders from the respective Governments and trade on a common platform f...Read more


INSPIRE faculty to develop heat-tolerant, high-yield wheat varieties

Heat stress causes a dramatic reduction in yield and quality loss of wheat, the food crop that nurtures more than one-third of the world population. In order to address this challenge, Dr Vijay Gahlaut, an Inspire Faculty, New Delhi Fellow of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is exploring the ep...Read more


TNAU releases 11 new crop varieties for 2021  

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has released 11 crop varieties which include six varieties of agricultural crops, four horticulture crops and one forestry crop. The release was based on the recommendation by the 51th State Variety Release Committee under the chairmanship of Agricultural Production Commis...Read more


APEDA, APDMP intensifies identification of international markets to export Indian millets

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), in association with Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP), an externally aided project funded by IFAD, recently organized a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet with Millet Exporters and FPOs of Millet for establishing marketing li...Read more


IPGA ropes in industry stalwarts to form Advisory Committee

 India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry has announced an Advisory Committee with stalwarts from the agriculture sector of India to further enhance its standing as India’s leading think tank and knowledge hub on the pulses and grains industr...Read more