A GST Burden on Smallholder Farmers

  Farmers are paying about Rs 15,000 crore GST annually on farm inputs to produce farm commodities Farmers are the only businessmen today who cannot claim tax credit & cannot set it off on the sales they make Input tax credit is a GST mechanism that allows the manufacturers/producers to adjust tax on...Read more

India’s farm equipment market likely to grow to USD 18 bn from USD 13 bn by 2025  

      According to The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) -PwC report “Farm mechanization: Ensuring a sustainable rise in farm productivity and income’’  which released at EIMA AGRIMACH in New Delhi, India’s farm equipment market ...Read more

Bayer’s hybrid rice seeds brand ‘Arize’ completes 25 successful years in India

In 2019, Arize completed 25 successful years of partnering with India’s rice farmers. To mark the occasion, Bayer released an impact assessment report in Lucknow, in presence of farmers, government officials and partners from the rice value chain.  About Arize hybrid rice Bayer introduced hybrid rice ...Read more

FICCI organizes EIMA AGRIMACH India 2019

FICCI, jointly with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has organized a three day exhibition ‘EIMA AGRIMACH 2019’ in New Delhi. Speaking at ‘EIMA AGRIMACH 2019’, Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare said, “The governm...Read more

Steps ahead for the future of Indian Agriculture

Although agriculture contributes just 17 per cent to the GDP of India, its significance to the national economy remains undiminished. Apart from feeding the country, the sector has about half of the 1.3 billion population depending on it for their daily livelihood. Unfortunately, agricultural growth has been slowi...Read more

The AI market in agriculture is expected to grow a CAGR of over 21.52% by 2024

  Key Highlights  Driverless Tractors  According to latest reports by ResearchAndMarkets.com, driverless tractor is trending in market as these tractor can steer automatically using GPS-based technology, lift tools from the ground, recognize the boundaries of a farm, and can be operated remot...Read more

M&M domestic tractor sales down by 19 per cent in November

 Mahindra & Mahindra's Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, recently reported 19 per cent decline at 20,414 units in November 2019.The Company sold 25,159 units in November 2018, M&M said in a release.  Exports declined sharply by 22 per cent at 618 units l...Read more

Agri Supply chain start up Kamatan Farm Tech raise Rs 30 crore

 Kamatan, formed after the merger of the two agri technology start-ups, LivLush and Sabziwala in the year 2018, which works with more than 70 farmers produce the organizations to source produce for the direct supply to the agri enterprises, modern and processors retailers such as the ITC, Gujarat Ambuja and C...Read more

STIHL wins “The Farm Power Awards 2019 “

 STIHL 7HP Power Tiller MH 710 has been adjudged the best Power Tiller / Power Weeder of the Year in its category and has been awarded "The Farm Power Awards 2019 - Micro Power of the Year". Ranjit More, Project Manager of STIHL India received the award on behalf of the company.  STIHL continuously ende...Read more

High production & decline in exports likely to affect Cotton prices

  High cotton production due to more-than-average rainfall in the country and increased sowing by farmers may closely impact prices. According to the estimate of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), cotton production is likely to increase 13.6% to 35.5 million bales (170kg) for the October 2019-to-September 20...Read more