Govt's EBP Prog enhances ethanol production from sugarcane, food grains

The Government of India through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, wherein ethanol is being blended in petrol to achieve the objectives of reducing import dependence, promote clean fuel and provide a boost to agriculture. This information was provided by the Mini...Read more


Centre reduces duty on crude palm oil by 5%

The Centre has reduced the duty on Crude Palm Oil (CPO) by 5 per cent to bring relief to the consumers and reduce the edible oil prices. Further, to cool down the prices of RBD Palmolein (Refined Palm oil), the Department of Food & Public Distribution has recommended the removal of the restriction on import of...Read more


SFPWA urges PM for duty-free soybean imports from US  

     The Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA), an organisation representing soybean food processing industries, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the processing industry to import 50,000 tonnes of food speciality soybeans from the US duty-free. K Sarat Chandra Kumar, P...Read more


Centre procures 6,99,015.49MT of Pulses, Oilseeds on MSP

Upto 26.05.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 6,99,015.49 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seed and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs 3,658.94 Crores benefitting 4,16,126 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat...Read more


BL Agro plans to invest Rs 150 Cr on marketing in FY 2021-22  

  BL Agro Industries Limited, Rs 2500 crore edible oils and food Products Company in India, is on an aggressive expansion mode, with extensive brand endorsements, to reach out to its target audience. The company which recently launched TVCs for its brands, Bail Kolhu and Nourish has rolled out its expans...Read more


Agriculture Department estimates total food grain production at 305.44 MT for 2020-21 

 The Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. The total foodgrain production is estimated at 305.44 million tonnes. The assessment of the production of different crops is based on the da...Read more


ADM to build new soy crushing plant in North Dakota

ADM has recently announced its plan to build North Dakota’s first-ever dedicated soybean crushing plant and refinery to meet fast-growing demand from food, feed, industrial and biofuel customers, including producers of renewable diesel. Based in Spiritwood, ND, the approximately $350 million crush and refin...Read more


India records 51 % rise in export of Organic food products in 2020-21

India’s export of Organic food products rose by 51% in terms of value (USD Million), to USD 1040 million (Rs 7078 crores) during financial year 2020-21 compared to the previous fiscal (2019-20). In terms of quantity, the exports of organic food products grew by 39% to 888,179 metric tonne (MT) during FY 202...Read more


Harvesting of Rabi crops is on schedule in the country  

Amidst the current pandemic situation, farmers and agriculture labourers are sweating and toiling against all adversities to make sure that food reaches our homes. Their silent efforts, coupled with timely intervention by the Central and State Governments, have ensured that there is minimal or no disruption to har...Read more


Ag Ministry hold interface meeting for Kharif 2021 season

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) jointly with ICAR organised Interface meeting for Kharif 2021 on 20 April 2021 through a video conference. Divisions of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare(DAC&FW)...Read more


Protein Industries Canada to produce clean label protein ingredients from domestic soybean  

Protein Industries Canada has announced a partnership that will develop and commercialise high-quality, made-in-Canada, non-GM soybean protein ingredients. Canada Protein Ingredients Ltd. - Ingrédients Protéiques du Canada Ltée (CPI-IPC), DJ Hendrick International, Agrocorp Processing, Semence...Read more


Centre procures over 3 LMTs of Pulses and Oilseeds during KMS 2021  

Based on the proposal from the States, the Centre has accorded approval for procurement of 85.08 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 and Rabi Marketing Season 2021 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Raja...Read more