किसानों को मिलेगा फसल बीमा योजना का पूरा लाभ

January 18 2023

केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्री श्री नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर की अध्यक्षता में नई दिल्ली में हुई उच्चस्तरीय सम

इस योजना के तहत सागौन पेड़ की खेती के लिए 100% सब्सिडी

January 17 2023

मुख्यमंत्री वृक्ष संपदा योजना के तहत सागौन पेड़ की खेती के लिए 100% सब्सिडी मिल रही है। इस लकड़ी

कीटनाशकों पर कम क‍िया जाए आयात शुल्क और जीएसटी, क‍िसानों को होगा लाभ

January 16 2023

कीटनाशक निर्माताओं, आयातकों और फॉर्मूला बनाने वाली कंपनियों के संगठन एग्रो केम फे

दुनियाभर में खादों के दाम सेट करेगा भारत, बस 2024 का करें इंतजार

January 14 2023

देश के उर्वरक मंत्री डॉ. मनसुख मंडाविया ने बड़ी बात कही है. उनका कहना है कि दुनिया मे

सागौन, बांस, नीलगिरी एवं अन्य वाणिज्यिक पौधे लगाने के लिए किसानों को दिया जाएगा इतना अनुदान

January 14 2023

वृक्ष सम्पदा योजना अंतर्गत सागौन, बांस, नीलगिरी पौधे पर दिया जाने वाला अनुदान हाल ही में किसान

आ गया गोबर से चलने वाला ट्रैक्टर, ऐसे करेगा काम

January 14 2023

गाय के गोबर से आपने खाद और पेंट बनते सुना होगा, लेकिन इसका इस्तेमाल आपने ईंधन के तौर

ਨੈਨੋ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਦੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਨੂੰ ਰਫ਼ਤਾਰ ਦੇਵੇਗਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ, 45 ਕਿਲੋ ਬੈਗ ਦੀ ਥਾਂ ਲਵੇਗੀ ਬੋਤਲ

January 12 2023

 ਜਲਦੀ ਹੀ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨੈਨੋ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਦੇ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਵਿਚ ਕੌਮੀ ਰਫ਼ਤਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਗਤੀ ਪ੍ਰਦਾਨ ਕਰੇਗਾ। ਇਹ ਨੈਨੋ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਲਗਭਗ 45

अब असली बासमती ही बिकेगा, FSSAI ने तय किए नए नियम, अगस्त से होंगे लागू

January 12 2023

भारत में पहली बार बासमती चावल को लेकर खास नियम निर्धारित किया जा रहा है. पहली बार बा

मोटे अनाजों के उत्पादन में भी अव्वल बनेगा यूपी, योगी सरकार ने तैयार की योजना

January 11 2023

कृषि, कुदरत, किसान, आम इंसान और कीट पतंगों की सेहत के लिए मुफीद माने गए मोटे अना

इस भैंस के नाम सबसे ज्यादा दूध देने का रिकॉर्ड, सरकार से भी मिल चुका है अवॉर्ड

January 11 2023

हरियाणा के कैथल के बूढ़ा खेड़ा गांव के तीन भाइयों संदीप, नरेश और राजेश के पास रेशम

शलजम की खेती में शानदार मुनाफा, जानिए उन्नत खेती का सही तरीका

January 09 2023

शलजम के सेवन से इम्यून सिस्टम मजबूत होता है कैंसर और ब्लड प्रेशर को भी नियंत्रित कर

ਚਿੱਟੇ ਬੈਂਗਣਾਂ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਣਾ ਦੇਵੇਗੀ ਮਾਲਾਮਾਲ, ਵਿਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਤਕ ਹੈ ਮੰਗ

January 07 2023

ਜਿਥੇ ਬੈਂਗਣ ਨੂੰ ਆਲੂ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਮਿਲਾ ਕੇ ਆਲੂ-ਬੈਂਗਣ ਦੀ ਸਬਜ਼ੀ ਬਣਾਈ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ, ਉੱਥੇ ਹੀ ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਸਵਾਦਿਸ਼ਟ

यहां खेत में आलू को देसी शराब पिला रहे किसान

January 07 2023

उत्तर प्रदेश में इन दिनों भयंकर सर्दी पड़ रही है. इटावा जिले में 3 से 5 डिग्री के बीच म

महाराष्ट्र सरकार राज्य के 5 लाख क‍िसानों को फ्री सोलर पंप देगी

January 04 2023

खेती भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था के प्रमुख आधारों में से एक है. इसलिए सरकार लगातार इसे ब

ਇੰਡੋ-ਡੱਚ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਨਾਲ ਪਿਆਜ਼ ਦੀ ਆਧੁਨਿਕ ਕਾਸ਼ਤਕਾਰੀ ਲਈ ਸੰਗਰੂਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਆਫ਼ ਐਕਸੀਲੈਂਸ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ ਸਥਾਪਤ

January 04 2023

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਬਾਗ਼ਬਾਨੀ ਅਤੇ ਫੂਡ ਪ੍ਰੋਸੈਸਿੰਗ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਫੌਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਰਾਰੀ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਦੀ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ ਸਲਾਹ, ਜਾਣੋ ਧੁੰਦ ਤੇ ਠੰਡ ਦਾ ਫ਼ਸਲਾਂ ਤੇ ਕੀ ਪਵੇਗਾ ਅਸਰ

January 03 2023

ਮੌਸਮ ਦਿਨ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਦਿਨ ਬਦਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ। ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਮੌਸਮ ਨੂੰ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਨੇ ਰਾਮ ਬਾਣ

2022-23 में भारत के कृषि उत्पादों का निर्यात 16 फीसदी बढ़ा

January 02 2023

नई दिल्ली: भारत के कृषि और प्रसंस्कृत खाद्य उत्पादों का निर्यात चालू वित्त वर्ष 2022-23

आम से खास लोगों तक पहुंचने लगे मोटे अनाज (Millets)

December 30 2022

मिलेट उत्पादन में भारत पहले स्थान पर है, उसके बाद अमेरिका और नाइजीरिया का नाम आता है

कस्टम हायरिंग केंद्र एवं कृषि यंत्र बैंक की स्थापना के लिए सरकार दे रही है 80 प्रतिशत सब्सिडी,

December 30 2022

सरकार द्वारा सभी किसानों तक आधुनिक कृषि यंत्रों की पहुँच बनाने के लिए ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में क

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ ਸਕੂਲੀ ਸਿਲੇਬਸ ਚ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ! PSEB ਚੇਅਰਮੈਨ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਿਆ DTF ਦਾ ਵਫ਼ਦ

December 28 2022

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਕੂਲ ਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਬੋਰਡ (ਪੀ.ਐੱਸ.ਈ.ਬੀ.) ਵੱਲੋਂ ਰੱਦ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਤਿੰਨ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਕਿਸ

अब खेतों में ड्रोन उड़ाएंगे किसान, मिलेगा लाइसेंस, इस राज्य में शुरू हुई ट्रेनिंग

December 28 2022

हरियाणा में किसानों को ड्रोन उड़ाने की ट्रेनिंग देने की शुरुआत की जा चुकी है. इस काम

ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਵੱਡਾ ਫ਼ੈਸਲਾ; ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਿਆਂ ‘ਚ ਲਗਾਏ ਜਾਣਗੇ ਸੋਲਰ ਪਾਵਰ ਐਨੇਰਜੀ ਸਿਸਟਮ

December 27 2022

ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਮਾਨ ਦੀ ਦੂਰਅੰਦੇਸ਼ੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਹੇਠ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਾਈਪ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਪਾਣੀ ਦੀ ਸਪਲ

दिल्ली-NCR में मदर डेयरी ने बढ़ाए दूध के दाम

December 26 2022

दिल्ली-एनसीआर के लोगों को मदर डेयरी ने फिर से महंगाई की झटका दिया है. मदर डेयरी ने मं

PAU’s LOCAL CHAPTER OF NUTRITION SOCIETY OF INDIA BAGS BEST CHAPTER AWARD

December 26 2022

Ludhiana Chapter of Nutrition Society of India (NSI) in the Department of Food and Nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has bagged “Appreciation Award” for the best chapter for its year around a

From the RSS:

  • Exports of agri and allied products posted over 20 pc jump in FY21, FY22

    Exports of agricultural and allied products touched an all-time peak of Rs 3,74,611 crore during the last one year i.e. 2021-22, an increase of 20.79 per cent, according to a statement released by the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare on Friday evening.
  • Wheat prices fall over 10 pc in 7 days on selling of FCI wheat in open market: Government

    Wheat and wheat flour prices in the country have firmed up due to tight domestic supplies in the wake of a fall in domestic output. Under the OMSS policy, the government allows FCI to sell foodgrains, especially wheat and rice, at predetermined prices in the open market from time to time to bulk consumers and private traders. The purpose is to boost the supply during the lean season and moderate the general open market prices.
  • US Congressmen want law against sugar subsidies, say countries like India give billions of dollars to support its inefficient sector

    Brazil provides direct and indirect subsidies of at least $ 2.5 billion/year and India at least $ 1.7 billion/year to support its inefficient sugar industry; Thailand has more than tripled its sugar exports since 2004 with $ 1.3 billion/year in subsidies and government price-fixing, said the two US lawmakers in the House of Representatives.
  • Wheat processors pick 42% of wheat offered in FCI’s first tender

    Domestic wheat prices, which had crashed by more than 6% last week after the FCI's announcement that it would be selling the grain in the open market, are expected to decline further after the movement of wheat from the FCI warehouses starts, said wheat processors.
  • Agri budget: Farmers in some states to benefit from millet focus, rice & wheat farmers disappointed

    The increase in agri credit by 11.11% to Rs 20 lakh crore for the next fiscal year will help reduce dependence of farmers on local moneylenders who often charge usurious interest rates, as they could take credit from the formal banking channels. Experts also see the proposal on the Agriculture Accelerator Fund for supporting startups in the agriculture sector as a positive.
  • Kendriya Bhandar begins sale of wheat flour at lower rate of Rs 29.50/kg; Nafed, NCCF to start from Feb 6

    About 3 lakh tonne of wheat is being offered to these institutions without e-auction under the OMSS for converting the grain into atta and selling at Rs 29.50 per kg. Out of which, one lakh tonne each has already been allocated to Kendriya Bhandar and Nafed, respectively, while 50,000 tonne to NCCF.
  • Seed industry concerns not addressed in Budget: FSII

    FSII had made a representation for restoration of the 200 per cent income tax deduction of the research expenditure of seed industry. Kaundinya also said research investments by the private industry need to be stepped up in order to face the challenges of climate change, natural resource depletion, newly emerging pests and diseases and stagnant yields.
  • Sugar production up 3.42 pc at 193.5 lakh tonnes in Oct-Jan of 2022-23: ISMA

    The country's sugar production rose 3.42 per cent to 193.5 lakh tonnes in the first four months of the ongoing marketing year ending September, on rise in output in key producing states, industry body ISMA said on Thursday. Sugar production stood at 187.
  • Budget 2023 gives Rs 968cr digitisation boost to connect, drive agriculture cooperatives

    The total cost for computerisation of PCAS is estimated at Rs 2,516 crore. The scheme aims to computerise PCAS, leading to an increase in its efficiency, profitability, transparency and accountability.
  • Agriculture gets credit boost, fund for startups in Union Budget 2023-24

    The finance minister has proposed to increase the agriculture credit for the next fiscal year to ₹20 lakh crore, with focus on animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, from ₹18 lakh crore for FY23. The budget has also laid emphasis on the fisheries sector, with a new sub-scheme called the PM Matsya Sampada Yojana with a targeted investment of ₹6,000 crore.
  • Small farmers to benefit from this Budget 2023: Agriculture Minister

    "Small farmers will be benefited from the budget. Emphasis has been laid on promoting agriculture sector through technology," the minister said in a statement. Many important provisions have been made in the Budget for agriculture and farmers' welfare, including hike in farm credit to Rs 20 lakh crore for the next fiscal, promotion of millets and startups, he added.
  • Corporates in agri space say FM has brought game-changing reforms for agri and agritech sectors

    Narendra Kumar Pasuparthy, Chief Farmer, CEO & Founder, Nandu's said " The Union Budget has come as a breath of fresh air, particularly for startups in the agriculture sector and agri-related industries. Right from the Agriculture Accelerator Fund (for entrepreneurs from rural India) to the agricultural credit target (increased to Rs 20 lakh crore with a focus on animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries), the initiatives are designed to empower more businesses to thrive.
  • Union budget disappoints apple growers in Himachal

    The apple economy in Himachal is worth Rs 5000 crores and 2.5 lakh families are directly dependent on it, says apple growers associations.
  • Budget 2023 to give impetus to dairy processing, says ICRA

    The incentives for the cooperatives are likely to increase competition for the private players in the dairy sector. “Private dairy players may start facing increased competition from such cooperatives in these regions. Moreover, low tax rates for new cooperatives which plan to put up manufacturing facilities can give impetus to dairy processing capacity growth,” said Dewan.
  • Agri budget: Major boost to rural economy through enhanced farm income

    The Budget announcement comes close on the heels of the Cabinet decision to set up three new cooperative societies to boost organic farming, seeds and exports to push up farm income. These cooperatives are expected to help realise the vision of “Sahakar Se Samriddhi” (prosperity through cooperatives).
  • Corporates to push more millets as budget expects India becoming global hub for Millets

    India is already the largest producer and second largest exporter of millets and the continued focus on domestic production, consumption and export potential will help us to earn foreign exchange. The prices of millets will remain steady following the government's move, industry experts said.
  • Budget 2023: Cooperative sugar mills get income tax relief of Rs 10,000 crores

    The co-operative sugar industry of Maharashtra had been fighting a case with the income tax department about the categorisation of the payment made to the sugarcane farmers over and above the fair and remunerative price (FRP) fixed by the central government.
  • PM-PRANAM will be launched to incentivise states to promote alternative fertilisers: FM

    The government in 2021 launched the third phase of its flagship skilling scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to empower the country's youth with employable skills by making over 300 skill courses available to them. State governments, she said, will be encouraged to set up Unity Mall for promotion and sale of 'one district one product' items and GI (Geographical indications) products.
  • FM announces Gowardhan Scheme to promote circular economy with investment of Rs 10,000 crore

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday introduced the Gowardhan Scheme for promoting circular economy with total investment of Rs 10,000 crore. While presenting the Union Budget for 2023–2024, she stated that the government would assist 1 crore farmers in converting to natural farming.
  • Economic Survey shows agribusiness has strong potential for growth, say experts

    They also added there is a need to give a fresh fillip to the development of storage and agri warehousing facilities which so far is largely fragmented with the majority of warehouses owned by traders/processors involved in agriculture trade.
  • ISMA lowers India's 2022-23 sugar production estimate by 6.8%

    ISMA has said that it has revised the production estimate based on the satellite images of harvested and balance area, field visits, current trend of yields and sugar recoveries achieved till now, as also expected yield/sugar recovery in the balance period of the sugar season.
  • Agri needs 're-orientation' to combat climate change: Eco Survey

    Stating that the performance of the agriculture sector remains critical to growth and employment in the country, the Survey said investment in the sector must be encouraged through an affordable, timely and inclusive approach to credit delivery.
  • Is India in step to develop a sustainable agricultural future as envisioned in COP27?

    Building sustainable farming practices and farmer resilience remains a highly sought after and yet difficult to achieve goal for India, despite extensive farmer awareness. Simple measures such as bringing large parts of the nation under micro irrigation have itself proven to be a challenge.
  • WayCool announces partnership with UPL Sustainable Agri Solutions

    Food and agri-tech platform WayCool on Monday announced its strategic partnership with UPL Sustainable Agri Solutions Limited, a leading player in crop protection solutions. The alliance seeks to provide holistic crop protection products to increase crop yield whilst also offering comprehensive agronomic advisory services to farmers.
  • India safeguarding farm subsidy, says Narendra Tomar on G20 sidelines

    Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Tomar on Monday said interest to safeguard the support extended to the agricultural sector in form of subsidy by the government will be protected in the G20 deliberations being held under India's presidency.
  • Rain threatens cane supply, forcing Indian sugar mills to close early

    The western state of Maharashtra, which accounts for more than a third of the country's sugar output, could produce 12.8 million tonnes of sugar in the 2022/23 marketing year that began on Oct. 1, down from an earlier forecast of 13.8 million tonnes, Maharashtra's sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said.
  • Government should hike assistance under PM-KISAN, give tax sops for agritech startups: Industry

    Edible oil industry body SEA has demanded that a national mission should be launched to increase oilseeds production and reduce imports of cooking oils.
  • What Budget 2023 can do to boost India's rural economy

    ​​One of the key pillars of domestic growth, viz rural economy has been severely impacted in recent times due to myriad reasons highlighted below. To counter the economic hardships that the rural economy has faced over the last two years, we believe rural economy is likely to remain a focal point of the Budget 2023-24.
  • Union Budget 2023: Abolition of GST & mandi tax among requests from the agritech sector

    The agritech sector wants the Union Finance minister to abolish the GST and mandi tax on agricultural produce brought from Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs) and provide incentives or schemes for new crop and technology adoption by farmers
  • Wheat prices crash up to 9% in a day on FCI move

    Wheat prices in Delhi crashed by 6-9% in a day on Friday as Food Corporation of India (FCI) issued tenders to sell wheat. The wheat flour (atta) prices are expected to cool down in 10 days, officials said.
  • Need farm sector income at more than 24% of GDP to realise 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat' dream: Gadkari

    "Our agriculture and allied sector income is 12 per cent of the GDP, manufacturing sector income is 22 to 24 per cent, and service sector is 52 to 54 per cent. I have come here to say that till the time this 12 per cent (of agriculture and allied sectors) does not go beyond 24 per cent, there are difficulties in making 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'," he said.
  • FCI to start e-auction of 25 lakh tonne wheat to bulk buyers from Feb 1

    State-owned FCI, which plans to sell 25 lakh tonne of wheat to bulk consumers, on Friday said that it will start a weekly e-auctioning from February 1 at a reserve price of Rs 2,350 per quintal plus freight cost.
  • Government's rice procurement likely to touch last year's level of 592 lakh tonnes

    While the target is 600 lakh tonnes, about 426 lakh tonnes of rice have already been procured till January 26 of this year as against 410 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period, he said.
  • Indian sugar mills to close early as rain hits cane supply, says government official

    The western state of Maharashtra, which accounts for more than a third of the country's sugar output, could produce 12.8 million tonnes of sugar in the 2022/23 marketing year that began on Oct. 1, down from an earlier forecast of 13.8 million tonnes, Maharashtra's sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said.
  • Wheat prices may come down by Rs 5-6/kg: Flour millers on govt move to sell wheat in open market

    While wheat will be sold to bulk consumers like flour millers through e-auction, the FCI will offer wheat at Rs 23.50 per kg to public sector units/cooperatives/ federations, Kendriya Bhandar/NCCF/NAFED for converting the grain to atta and offer it to the public at a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs 29.50 per kg.
  • Centre to release 3 million tonnes wheat to open market to rein in prices

    In order to curb the rise in the price of wheat and wheat flour (atta), the government will sell 30 lakh tonnes of wheat on the open market from its buffer stock, sources revealed. Atta's average selling price has increased to about Rs 38 per kg. Wheat stocks will be sold to flour millers and traders among others.
  • Record-high wheat prices may impact government buying

    For the FCI to buy enough wheat to ensure food security of the country, in the run-up to the 2024 general election, either the open market prices must decline substantially or the government would have to offer a hefty bonus above the MSP, said industry executives.
  • Centre procures paddy, wheat worth over Rs 2.5 lakh crore in 2021-22 against Rs 98k crore in 2013-14

    "The central procurement of wheat and paddy has increased substantially between the 2013-14 and 2021-22 marketing seasons. The procurement has become broad-based and we are purchasing grains from more states now. MSP has increased significantly," said Subodh Singh, additional secretary in the food ministry.
  • North Indian cold wave impacts two major Rabi crops in different ways

    “The cold wave in the first fortnight of this month has remained favourable for the wheat crop. According to our estimate, production will be 5 million tonnes more compared to last year,” said Dr Gyanendra Singh, director of Karnal-based ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR).
  • Walmart Foundation announces three new grants in the states of Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal

    In 2018, Walmart Foundation made a commitment to invest USD 25 million over a period of five years to support smallholder farmers in India to increase their income and improve livelihoods. By extending its support with additional funding to support ACCESS Development Services, SRIJAN, and ASA, Walmart Foundation hopes to help further strengthen the FPO ecosystem and transform the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
  • Agriculture Infrastructure Fund mobilises over Rs 30,000 crore for creation of post-harvest management infrastructure

    "Within two-and-a-half years of the implementation of the AIF, the scheme has mobilised more than Rs 30,000 crore for projects in the agriculture infrastructure sector with a sanctioned amount of Rs 15,000 crore under AIF," it added.
  • Climate change: Punjab's cotton, maize yield to dip by 11-13% by 2050, says report

    The study published in the Mausam journal of the India Meteorological Department earlier this month used rainfall and temperature data collected between 1986 and 2020 to project the impact of climate change on five major crops -- rice, maize, cotton, wheat, and potato -- in the agrarian state.
  • Budget 2023: Agritech sector seeks tax sops, cheaper credit

    Shortcomings in post-harvest infrastructure are often critical factors in determining how much food is lost in the supply chain. A lack of processing equipment, driers, cold chain facilities and storage often leads to the unnecessary loss of produce, said the executives.
  • Rajasthan govt to rent out drones to farmers to help spray fertilisers, insecticides

    Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture, Dinesh Kumar said the use of artificial intelligence and drones for agricultural work is increasing all over the world and in the state also, the government is promoting the use of technology to enable farmers increase their income and yield.
  • 3 new cooperatives to help boost exports, seed availability

    "Many products produced by cooperatives have a huge demand in many countries, but in the absence of an umbrella cooperative society, the export potential of cooperative services remains hugely untapped," a senior government official said.
  • Wheat acreage up slightly at 341.13 lakh hectare so far this rabi season

    According to the latest data, the area under coverage for wheat has risen to 341.13 lakh ha till January 20 of the current rabi season of the 2022-23 crop year (July-June) against 339.87 lakh ha during the same period last year.
  • Centre to institute special awards to promote natural farming, said MoS Kailash Choudhary

    "The awards will be given in three categories which will include award for individual farmer for best natural farming, award for agricultural scientists for research on natural farming and award for the Krishi Vigyan Kendra for promotion of natural farming," said Choudhary.
  • Crisil sees revenue of India's cashew processing industry surging beyond Rs 30,000 cr next fiscal

    Operating margins will improve 200 basis points (bps) to an all-time high of 7% this fiscal and will remain at a similar level next fiscal, supported by an 8-10% increase in the spreads between raw cashew nut (RCN) and kernel prices, said CRISIL Rating.
  • FCI to undertake open market sale for 2-3 MT wheat

    Till last year, the Centre used to sell excess wheat held by government agencies in the open market through tendering. It used to maintain continuous availability of the wheat in the market and also regulate prices during the lean season.
  • Subsidy, PLI in agriculture industry's Budget 2023 wish list

    Some suggested higher allocation of funds to the rural employment guarantee scheme, saying that it would help increase cash flow to the rural economy. Rural demand has taken a beating across categories, including for FMCG and two-wheelers. Inflation has been hurting households and real wages have fallen - both resulting in sluggish rural spending.