PAU inks pact with Nutranta Seeds to commercialise maize hybrid PMH 13

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) inked a pact with Nutranta Seeds, Sunam, Punjab for commercialisation of maize hybrid PMH 13. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research and Telha Jameel signed the Memorandum of Agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.Dr Surinder Sandhu, Incharge, Maize Section, said ...Read more

Govt promotes scheme for indigenous rice varieties

Indigenous varieties of rice are being promoted through varietal improvement programmes of ICAR. During the past few years, 574 indigenous varieties of rice have been propagated and tested at more than 10,000 farmers’ fields, involving state agricultural universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Non-Gov...Read more

Union Agri Minister inaugurates 28th regional workshop of KVKs in MP

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the 28th Regional Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Madhya Pradesh. The Government of India is working on a priority for the progress of farmers in the villages and to develop village infrastructure across the c...Read more

Wheat procurement increases all time high

Hitting an all-time high, 433.32 LMT of wheat has been procured from most of the wheat procuring states after the conclusion of Current Marketing Season RMS 2021-22. The procurement has exceeded the previous limit of 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21. Wheat has been procured against last year corresponding purchase of 387...Read more

APEDA, BEDF organise awareness creation prog for basmati rice growers

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)’ and Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF) have taken an innovative step to sensitise farmers involved in the cultivation of Basmati rice.As a part of the initiative, BEDF in association with the Rice Exporters Association o...Read more

CropLife Asia highlights need for agri innovation in Asia

With the release of the United Nations (UN) 2021 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, CropLife Asia highlighted the need for the region's food value chain stakeholders to work together in transforming food systems to better enable food security, improved nutrition and affordable healt...Read more

Uttar Pradesh records highest ever procurement of wheat

During the current Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, a record quantity of 56.41 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured from 12.98 lakh farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Uttar Pradesh. This is the highest ever procurement of wheat in the history of the state. A total of Rs 11,141.28 crores has been pai...Read more

Syngenta launches virtual tour for cereal growers

Cereal growers who are not visiting variety plots in person ahead of this autumn’s planting decisions can experience a high-resolution alternative with a new, 360-degree virtual tour of its wheat and barley varieties, being launched by Syngenta.Available on the Syngenta UK website, the immersive experience u...Read more

Pashupati Kumar Paras takes charge as Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Pashupati Kumar Paras from Bihar has been inducted as a Cabinet minister and given the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). The portfolio was earlier with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.    Prahalad Singh Patel from Madhya Pradesh has been appointed the MoS in ...Read more

Gujarat exports GI Bhalia wheat to Shri Lanka & Kenya

In a major boost to wheat exports, the first shipment of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Bhalia variety of wheat was exported today to Kenya and Sri Lanka from Gujarat. The GI certified wheat has high protein content and is sweet in taste. The crop is grown mostly across Bhal region of Gujarat which include...Read more

Outline strategy to keep retail price in sync with wholesale price: IPGA to govt

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) – the nodal body for pulses and grains trade and industry in India - has sought to initiate immediate measures to curb the skyrocketing prices of pulses and grains in the retail market. According to IPGA, retail prices have been traditionally higher than wholesale p...Read more

NAFED launches fortified rice bran oil

Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution today E-launched 'Nafed Fortified Rice Bran Oil.' On the occasion, Pandey said that this initiative by National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed) will significantly reduce the country's consumption dependence on im...Read more