ICAR-DRMR signs MoU with Krishi Vikas Sahakari Samiti, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan

The ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Krishi Vikas Sahakari Samiti, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan for the non-exclusive Licensing of the rapeseed-mustard hybrid NRCHB506.   Dr PK Rai, Director, ICAR-DRMR, Bharatpur and Dr Ram Singh, ...Read more


UPL's ProNutiva Prog increases yield, oil content in groundnut crop

UPL has delivered promising results with its ProNutiva Sada Samrudh Groundnut programme in Gujarat. UPL recently organised a live harvest demonstration at Rikadia Village, in Amreli that was attended by over 750 farmers, Village Sarpanchs, and agriculture department officials.  The first pilot programme was i...Read more


Fuel derived from mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions in aviation: Georgia university scientist

According to new research from the University of Georgia, replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68 per cent. University of Georgia's scientist Puneet Dwivedi led a team that estimated the break-even pric...Read more


Centre imposes stock limits on edible oils

The Department of Food and Public Distribution has imposed stock limits on edible oils and oilseeds for a period up to March 31, 2022. The Removal of Licensing Requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs (Amendment) Order, 2021 has been issued with immediate effect i.e. from Septem...Read more


Domestic edible oil sees decline in price except mustard variant

While international prices of edible oils are soaring, the domestic market has reported a declining trend in prices with an exception, informed the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD).   Though the international prices of edible oils have gone up in the range of 1.95 per cent to 7.17 per cent ...Read more


Guwahati hosts business summit on edible oils

National Mission on Edible Oil- Oil Palm Business Summit for the North Eastern States was held in Guwahati. The conference began under the chairmanship of the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar with the watering of the oil palm plant and showcasing of a film on an oil palm plantation.   Tomar e...Read more


Agri ministry organises conference on Rabi campaign 2021-22

Inaugurating the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi campaign 2021-22 recently through video conferencing, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Central Government is fully committed to supporting the states to increase production and productivity and to face the challenges posed by clim...Read more


Daily wholesale prices of edible oils drop post reduction in standard rate of duty

The daily wholesale prices of packed palm oil dropped by 2.50 per cent followed by sesame oil by 2.08 per cent, coconut oil by 1.72 per cent, packed groundnut oil by 1.38 per cent, packed sunflower oil by 1.30 per cent, packed mustard oil by 0.97 per cent, packed Vanaspati by 0.71 per cent and packed soya oil by 0...Read more


NERAMAC revival and oil palm mission are big boost to North East farmers: G Kishan Reddy

The revival of North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) will ensure remunerative prices to the farmers and provide better farming facilities and training to the farmers of the North Eastern Region. This information was shared by G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Culture, Tourism...Read more


Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to launch a new mission on oil palm to be known as the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) as a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a special focus on the North East region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.&...Read more


Odisha launches groundnut variety tolerant to drought, foliar fungal disease

Odisha has officially released a new groundnut variety ‘Kalinga Groundnut-101’ as an alternative to ‘Devi’, the ruling variety after a gap of 14 years. Both the varieties are of ICRISAT origin. The new variety has a pod yield and kernel yield advantage of 12.1 per cent and 20.7 per cent res...Read more


OPDPA welcomes govt's move on palm oil production in India

The Oil Palm Developers and Processors Association (OPDPA), the nodal agency for oil palm cultivation in India has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi, on taking up oil palm plantations aggressively in India to make India self-sufficient in edible oils. The PM announced a n...Read more