ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਕਣਕ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਧਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਕਾਬੂ ਪਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਚੁੱਕਿਆ ਇਹ ਕਦਮ

September 26 2023

ਕਣਕ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਧਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਕਾਬੂ ਪਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੀ ਮੰਡੀ ਚ ਹੋਰ ਕਣਕ ਵੇਚਣ ਦੀ ਤ

मूंगफली की कीमतों में लगभग 20% की वृद्धि

September 25 2023

एक महीने में मूंगफली की कीमतों में लगभग 20% की वृद्धि हुई है क्योंकि देश में मूंगफली के शीर्ष उत्

खरीफ सीजन में अब तक धान का रकबा 3% बढ़ा, दलहन का रकबा 5% घटा

September 25 2023

चालू खरीफ सत्र में अब तक धान का रकबा लगभग तीन प्रतिशत बढ़कर 411.52 लाख हेक्टेयर रहा है।

केंद्र ने खुले बाजार बिक्री योजना के तहत 18.09 लाख मीट्रिक टन गेहूं बेचा

September 25 2023

केंद्र ने खुली बाजार बिक्री योजना (घरेलू) के तहत 13 ई-नीलामी में 18.09 लाख मीट्रिक टन गेहूं बेचा है।

रतलाम के कोटेश्वर सिंचाई तालाब से लाभांवित हो रहे हैं 2 हजार से अधिक किसान परिवार

September 23 2023

मध्यप्रदेश राज्य के रतलाम जिले की पहली फव्वारा पद्धति से बनी कोटेश्वर इमलीपाड़ा स

राजस्थान में मिनी इजराइल ले रहा आकार, किसानों को मिल रहा लाभ

September 23 2023

राजस्थान के मुख्य सचिव श्रीमती उषा शर्मा से शुक्रवार को शासन सचिवालय में इजरायली

कपास फसल का नुकसान होने पर सरकार देगी 30,000 रुपए प्रति एकड़ का मुआवजा

September 23 2023

देश में प्राकृतिक आपदाओं के चलते हर साल किसानों की फसलों को काफी नुक़सान होता है।

24 सितम्बर तक इन जिलों में हो सकती है भारी बारिश

September 22 2023

अगस्त महीने में सूखे के बाद सितंबर के महीने में मानसून ने महरबानी दिखाई है जिसके चलते कई जिलों

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਨਵਾਂ ਪੋਰਟਲ ਲਾਂਚ

September 22 2023

ਕੇਂਦਰੀ ਵਿੱਤ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਨਿਰਮਲਾ ਸੀਤਾਰਮਨ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਲੋਨ ਪੋਰਟਲ (ਕੇਆਰਪੀ) ਲਾਂਚ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਪੋਰਟਲ ਕਈ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ ਵ

नासिक में प्याज की नीलामी बंद, आने वाले दिनों में बढ़ सकते हैं खुदरा भाव

September 22 2023

नासिक जिले के व्यापारियों ने प्याज की नीलामी रोक दी है।दो दिनों से व्यापारियों ने हड़ताल की ह

ਬਾਸਮਤੀ ਉਤਪਾਦਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਮਹਿਕਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵਿਚ ਪ੍ਰਾਜੈਕਟ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ

September 22 2023

ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਮਾਨ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸੂਬੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਜੈਵਿਕ ਖੇਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹਿਤ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਸੱਦੇ ਤਹਿਤ ਪੰਜਾ

सरकार 28 और मंडियों को ‘ई-नाम’ से जोड़ेगी

September 21 2023

कृषि सचिव मनोज आहूजा ने मंगलवार को कहा कि सरकार 28 नई थोक मंडियों (मार्केट यार्ड) को ऑनलाइन ट्रेड

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਫ਼ਸਲੀ ਰਹਿੰਦ-ਖੂੰਹਦ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਨ ਲਈ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ ‘ਤੇ ਮੁਹੱਈਆ ਕਰਵਾਈਆਂ ਜਾਣਗੀਆਂ 24 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਾਂ

September 21 2023

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਰਾਲੀ ਸਾੜਨ ਦੀਆਂ ਘਟਨਾਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਠੱਲ੍ਹ ਪਾਉਣ ਅਤੇ ਫ਼ਸਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਰਹਿੰਦ-ਖੂੰਹਦ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ

1 अक्टूबर से 1.5 करोड़ किसानों को दिए जाएंगे किसान क्रेडिट कार्ड

September 21 2023

किसानों को खेती, पशुपालन एवं मछली पालन में काम करने के लिए पूँजी की आवश्यकता होती है

कृषि क्षेत्र में देश का पहला ड्रोन ट्रेनिंग सरकारी संस्थान बनेगा आईआईटी मंडी

September 21 2023

कृषि क्षेत्र में ड्रोन क्रांति लाने के लिए जल्द ही 100 पायलटों को आईआईटी मंडी हब ट्रेनिंग देगा।

कृषि बुनियादी ढांचा फंड स्कीम तहत 10 हजार से अधिक आवेदन प्राप्त हुए

September 20 2023

पंजाब के किसानों और कृषि से जुड़े उद्यमियों के कृषि बुनियादी ढांचा फंड (ए.आई.एफ) स्क

रोटावेटर, रोटोकल्टीवेटर सहित अन्य कृषि यंत्र सब्सिडी पर लेने के लिए करें आवेदन

September 20 2023

कृषि क्षेत्र में आधुनिक तकनीकों को बढ़ावा देने एवं खेती की लागत को कम करने के लिए सरकार कृषि यं

ज्वार एवं बाजरा के पंजीयन कार्य 20 सितंबर से 5 अक्टूबर तक

September 20 2023

खरीफ विपणन वर्ष 2023-24 में समर्थन मूल्य पर ज्वार एवं बाजरा उपार्जन हेतु किसान पंजीयन

पशुओं के गर्भाधान की इस नई तकनीक पर अब सरकार देगी 50 प्रतिशत का अनुदान

September 20 2023

देश में दुग्ध उत्पादन बढ़ाने और पशुपालन को लाभ का व्यवसाय बनाने के लिए अब कई नई तकनीकों का विका

कृषि मंत्रालय कृषि-ऋण और फसल बीमा पर नई पहलों की कर रहा शुरुआत

September 20 2023

केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री श्रीमती निर्मला सीतारमण और केंद्रीय कृषि मंत्री श्री नरेंद

झारखंड में अगले तीन दिनों के लिए जारी किया गया येलो अलर्ट

September 19 2023

झारखंड में एक बार फिर मॉनसून सक्रिय दिखाई दे रहा है। इसे लेकर राज्य के कई जिलों के लिए यलो अलर्

कम बारिश के बाद भी धान का रकबा 400 लाख हेक्टेयर के पार

September 19 2023

कृषि मंत्रालय ने 8 सिंतबर 2023 तक खरीफ फसलों के बुआई क्षेत्रों के ताजा आंकड़े जारी किए हैं। इन आकड

राजस्थान में कटाई बाद रखी फसल खराब होने पर मिल सकेगा बीमा क्लेम

September 19 2023

राजस्थान में वर्तमान में हो रही बरसात से कटाई के बाद खेत में सुखाने के लिए रखी फसल ख

सरकार अब किसानों को बिजली कनेक्शन पर देगी 50 प्रतिशत अनुदान

September 19 2023

चुनावी वर्ष का लाभ किसानों को भी मिलता दिख रहा है, सरकार किसानों के लिए नई–नई योजन

बाढ़ और जलभराव के चलते फसलों को हुए नुकसान का जल्द से जल्द मुआवजा दे पंजाब सरकार

September 13 2023

श्री आनंदपुर साहिब से सांसद और पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री मनीष तिवारी ने पंजाब सरकार से

From the RSS:

  • Intense heat leads to rise in tomato prices

    Tomato prices have doubled in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala due to intense heat waves, reaching ₹40-50 per kg. Prices in North India remain stable. The situation may get complex in July with expected supply shortages.
  • Increase minimum selling price of sugar to Rs 42/kg, says industry body NFCSF

    The National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF), representing co-operative sugar mills in India, has requested the central government to increase the minimum selling price (MSP) of sugar by 35% to Rs 42/kg. The MSP was introduced in 2018 and last revised in February 2019. However, sugar prices have been consistently higher than the MSP, with ex-mill prices in Maharashtra being Rs 36/kg, and retail prices in the range of Rs 42-44/kg. The NFCSF has already submitted its proposal to the Union Government.
  • Prices of pulses to soften from end of July: Official

    Imports of these three pulses from south African nations such as Mozambique and Malawi will also increase from the end of July, she said adding this would help augment domestic supply.
  • Agri firm Samunnati gets Rs 133 crore debt funding from Blue Earth

    Samunnati raises Rs 133 crore from Blue Earth Capital to expand initiatives for small farmers' climate adaptation and sustainability projects.
  • No proposal to alter duty structure import of wheat: Govt

    There have been demand from various industry representatives to reduce the 40% duty on import of wheat to augur domestic supply to contain prices of wheat.
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan chalks out 100-day plan to revive agriculture sector

    Union Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has discussed a 100-day action plan to strengthen the agriculture sector and alleviate farmer distress. The plan aims to ensure quality inputs are available to farmers, boost farm production, and enhance export quality. Chouhan stressed the importance of providing farmers with access to high-quality seeds, fertilizers, and other essential inputs to improve crop yields and economic conditions.
  • Consumption divergence: Urban food share rises in West Bengal, Haryana

    Urban areas in West Bengal and Haryana have increased their share of food consumption over the past decade, diverging from other states. Conveyance costs remain the largest nonfood expense across states.
  • Onion prices on the boil as arrivals slow, demand picks up

    The average wholesale price of onions at the Lasalgaon mandi in Nashik on Monday was Rs 26 a kg, compared with Rs 17 on May 25. The price of best-quality onions, whose share in the total traded volume is small, has crossed Rs 30 a kg at many wholesale markets in the state.
  • PM Modi shows rural bent, OKs ₹20kcr for PM Kisan Nidhi Scheme

    The Prime Minister approved the 17th instalment of the PM Kisan Nidhi Scheme, benefiting 93 million farmers with around ₹20,000 crore. This move is seen as a boost to rural demand and consumer stocks. The new coalition government is expected to focus more on rural welfare, signaling a shift towards consumption-focused policies. Rural markets have shown growth, outpacing urban markets for the first time in five quarters, indicating a positive trend for the FMCG sector. The PM emphasized the government's commitment to farmer welfare and agriculture.
  • SLCM Group secures second Agri Reach application patent for real-time quality control monitoring in warehouses

    SLCM acquires second Agri Reach patent for real-time quality control data monitoring in warehouses, bolstering agricultural ecosystem self-reliance.
  • Modi takes charge as PM; first decision is to release Kisan Nidhi instalment worth Rs 20,000 cr for farmers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme on Monday, marking his first act after his third consecutive swearing-in. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), launched in 2019, provides ₹6,000 annually to eligible farmers, disbursed in three instalments of ₹2,000 each, directly to their bank accounts.
  • Election results in the onion belt increases hopes of industry and farmers for more farm friendly policies

    "Soyabean prices have been low as the crushing of our own crop was less due to higher imports of cooking oils. Low import duties and low prices in the international markets led to a substantial increase in the import of cooking oils," said BV Mehta, executive director, the Solvent Extractors' Association (SEA).
  • Social media savvy Maha onion farmers tip scales against NDA

    Maharashtra farmers, led by figures like Sharad Joshi and Bharat Dighole, navigate challenges in onion trade amidst government policy shifts. The use of social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook has revolutionized farmer mobilization efforts, impacting political landscapes and market dynamics.
  • ₹1 investment in agri R&D can fetch ₹13 return, says NAAS chief

    The NAAS president, Himanshu Pathak, stresses the urgent need to revamp India's agricultural research and education system to address challenges like high costs, low productivity, and climate change impacts. Highlighting significant returns on research investments, he calls for a shift towards globally competitive and sustainable farming, emphasizing the importance of innovation and collaboration to achieve these goals.
  • Total foodgrain products in 2023-24 lower than 2022-23: Third Advance Estimate

    The total foodgrain production in India is estimated at 3,288.52 lakh tonne in 2023-24, which is lower than 3,296.87 lakh tonnes of foodgrain production of 2022-23, according to the third advance estimates of production released by agriculture ministry on Tuesday.
  • Will BJP win? This market awaits June 4 results for potential shakeups in India's trade policies & global food prices

    India's agricultural markets are under scrutiny as a new government prepares to take office, potentially impacting global food prices. Prime Minister Modi's policies aimed at ensuring domestic supplies have influenced key crop exports. Changes post-election could affect rice, wheat, and sugar markets, with industry leaders seeking policy shifts to address supply and demand challenges.
  • India set for wheat imports after six years, to shore up reserves

    India is set to resume wheat imports after a six-year hiatus to replenish dwindling reserves and stabilize soaring prices caused by poor harvests. The government is expected to scrap the 40% import tax post-election, allowing private traders to source from top exporter Russia. This move is crucial to ensure ample wheat supply in the market and avoid further price hikes.
  • Chicken prices rise by 25% as heat wave cuts poultry production

    Chicken prices have risen by over 25% in south and east India due to intense heat waves, water scarcity, and bird mortality. Demand remains high with increased money circulation during the elections, affecting prices across regions.
  • June sugar quota higher by 8.5% y-o-y as prices stay firm amid heat waves

    The central government announced a quota of 25.5 lakh tonnes of sugar for June, higher by 8.5% over June 2023, as per the Department of Food and Public Distribution.
  • Sugar exports to depend on monsoon, cane sowing in 2024-25

    India may consider allowing sugar exports for the 2024-25 season pending final assessment of sugarcane sowing and output. The country anticipates a lower sugar production of 30 million tonnes compared to 32.8 million tonnes last year. Mills in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have come close to the end of crushing for the current season and expect to reach 31.8 million tonnes by September. The government is prioritizing stock availability for domestic consumption and ethanol production.
  • Basmati rice export prices plummet below government MEP, global buyers stay away

    Export price of basmati rice falls below government-fixed minimum export price, impacting global buyers and domestic prices. Concerns arise over MEP changes, basmati trade competitiveness, and price pressure. Monsoon and La Niña forecasts influence basmati production, while India's rainfall patterns and consumption trends play significant roles.
  • Wheat procurement crosses last year's figure, comfortable to meet demand: Food ministry

    Wheat procurement for the 2024-25 Rabi marketing season progresses smoothly, surpassing last year's total with 262.48 lakh tonnes acquired, benefiting 22.31 lakh farmers. Major states contributing include Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. Rice procurement from the previous Kharif season also proceeds well, ensuring ample stock for welfare programs. Monsoon forecasts remain pivotal for agricultural planning.
  • Govt plans big scale radiation processing of onions to prevent shortages

    Government plans to irradiate onions to create a 1,00,000-tonne buffer stock amidst a projected 16% output decline. Radiation aims to extend shelf life, curb price volatility. Fifty irradiation centers identified near consumption areas; NAFED and NCCF tasked with procurement. Controlled atmosphere storage at railway hubs considered for quicker transportation.
  • Wheat processors calls for removal of import duty to ease supply shortage

    The wheat processing industry is urging the removal of the 40% import duty on wheat to address the shortage in the local market. With government procurement falling behind targets and carry-forward stocks at a 16-year low, industry representatives argue that eliminating the duty would facilitate imports, bolster buffer stocks, and stabilize wheat prices. International wheat prices have surged by over 15% in the last 10 days, making it financially viable for some mills in South India to import wheat if the duty is lifted.
  • India poised to surpass last year's wheat procurement record

    Government agencies set to exceed last year's wheat procurement figure, with current purchases nearing 261 lakh tonnes. FCI officials confident total procurement will reach 270 lakh tonnes. Madhya Pradesh extends procurement period to May 31. Punjab and Haryana record higher purchases. Efforts to boost procurement in Uttar Pradesh as well.
  • FSSAI warns traders, food businesses against use of calcium carbide for artificial fruit ripening during mango season

    FSSAI has urged the Food Safety Departments of States and Union Territories to be vigilant and take stringent action against those violating these regulations. The authority emphasised that using calcium carbide, a hazardous chemical, poses significant health risks and contravenes the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, along with its associated rules and regulations.
  • Onion prices fall by 15% due to lack of export demand

    India lifted export ban on onions, impacting domestic and international markets. Exporters face limited demand with Indian onions more expensive than Pakistani onions due to $550 per tonne minimum export price. Overseas buyers stocked Pakistani onions, leading to a crash in prices.
  • Google Arts & Culture and India's Ministry of Agriculture launch digital exhibit on millets

    "The digital exhibition highlights the history of millets from ancient grains to modern-day superfoods, as well as their nutritional benefits, contribution to global climate resilience, and potential to address global food security challenges," a release added.
  • Potato prices likely to be on hot plate till year-end

    Trade sources from Uttar Pradesh, the largest producer of potatoes, said the government has already launched a drive to see whether the cold storage facilities in Agra, the centre of the state's potato trade, were hoarding the tuber to jack up prices. "Once the election is over, there will be state-wide monitoring of the movement of potatoes," one of them said.
  • Tea Association of India flags a strange phenomenon

    Tea Association of India (TAI) stated that the strange phenomenon of drop in crop production with no concomitant rise in prices is in stark contrast to the 2020 scenario when drop in production due to covid closure caused a sharp rise in realization of tea prices.
  • Government's stance on sugar exports amidst industry demands

    ISMA seeks sugar export despite surplus, impacting closing stock projections. Central government prioritizes ethanol over export, aiming to build reserves. Sugar prices rise despite production surprises, with 2024-25 forecast dependent on monsoon.
  • Production of tea down all over India by 13 million kg

    Tea industry in season 2024 faces challenges with production declines, weather issues, and financial stress. Darjeeling sector seeks relief package for survival amidst declining yields and prices.
  • India extends free import of yellow peas till October

    India extends duty-free yellow peas import until October 2024. In April-February FY24, the import of yellow peas was $235.92 million as against $0.14 million in FY23.
  • Centre asks states to exclude stubble burners from MSP benefits this year onwards

    Centre implements Supreme Court suggestion to exclude stubble burners from MSP. Punjab, Haryana to tighten enforcement as paddy cultivation areas rise. CoS directs 'red entry' to bar farmers from benefits, seeking exclusion from MSP operations in 2024-25.
  • Why lifting of export ban won’t help increase exports or the local prices of onions

    Five months after implementing a restriction on onion exports due to anticipated shortages in the rabi harvest, India revoked the ban on Saturday. But this decision is unlikely to significantly impact either export volumes or the reduction of domestic onion prices. Industry sources suggest that the government became aware of growing discontent among farmers, which could potentially influence voting in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra.
  • How AI and data can bring another green revolution in India

    India faces environmental challenges in agriculture, but AI offers transformative solutions. Precision farming, empowered by AI and big data, optimizes resources and boosts yields sustainably. With satellite data and predictive analytics, farmers make informed decisions. AI aids resource management and environmental conservation, but widespread adoption requires collaboration. Farmers' active engagement with data transforms them from beneficiaries to contributors, ensuring a sustainable agricultural future driven by technology.
  • India extends duty-free import of yellow peas by four months

    In early December, the central government allowed duty-free imports of yellow peas until March 2024, later to be extended till April and then June. It was part of New Delhi's intervention to cool the prices of the overall pulse basket.
  • Export ban lifted before voting in Maharashtra onion belt

    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Saturday issued a notification permitting the export of onions with the Minimum Export Price (MEP) to $550 per tonne and 40% export duty. A ban on export was hurting the onion farmers in the Western Maharashtra and Marathwada, the area known as the onion belt of the country. These two regions alone produce 40% of the overall onion production of the country.
  • Above-normal Southwest monsoon chances bring hope for India's agricultural sector: Geojit report

    Multiple meteorological organisations are predicting above-normal rainfall during this year's southwest monsoon season in the Indian subcontinent. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts the total rainfall from June to September to be 106% of the long-period average. Last year's southwest monsoon ended with a 6% deficit due to El Nino, causing variations in rainfall distribution. Some regions experienced shortages while others, like West Rajasthan and Saurashtra-Kutch, received ample rainfall. However, 7 subdivisions, including Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, experienced deficient rainfall.
  • Onion exports: India lifts ban on sending onions out of the country

    India has lifted the ban on onion exports after almost six months. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade set the Minimum Export Price at $550 per tonne. Onions have historically influenced India's political landscape during elections.
  • Bad news for chai lovers! Heat wave worries reach North Bengal as tea biz suffers

    Tea industry shortage due to heat wave: Certain districts of North Bengal are experiencing high temperatures, adversely affecting the tea crop.
  • With export of oranges squeezed, Nagpur region farmers pin their hope on pulp

    Trade tensions near Nagpur impact onion and cotton, affecting orange growers and cotton farmers in Vidarbha. Export policies and market fluctuations pose challenges, prompting farmers to seek alternative solutions like pulp factories amid the crisis.
  • Digital crop survey on cards to fine-tune farm statistics

    A mobile application of the digital crop survey and relevant web applications will be used by nodal officials of states to gather data on crop sowing. The farm ministry aims to create a robust crop survey system that uses the latest technological advancements such as visual and advanced analytics, GIS-GPS technologies and AI/ML (machine learning) to lend accuracy to the sowing estimates.
  • Govt buys 196 lakh tonne wheat so far, higher than annual demand of 186 lakh ton for welfare schemes

    Government exceeds wheat procurement target for welfare schemes, focusing on buffer stocks and open market intervention. Lower purchases in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. Food Corporation of India strives for 310-320 lakh tonne procurement to stabilize prices.
  • High temperatures help improve paddy quality

    However, the heatwave has posed challenges for the production of rice-bran oil, with manufacturers facing a shortage of labor. Rice-bran oil is extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice, known as bran, within 24 hours of paddy harvesting. The reduced acreage under rabi paddy this year, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, has not hindered the estimated production of 123.57 lakh metric tonnes of rabi rice.
  • Food prices to ease post-June as above normal monsoon predicted in India

    The Indian government anticipates a decrease in food prices following forecasts of above-normal monsoon rains by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as stated in the finance ministry's recent monthly economic review. The report highlights expectations of increased crop production due to favorable rainfall.
  • Diversion of B Heavy Molasses will release Rs 2300 crore for the distilleries; says NFCSF

    The decision of the central government to allow use of the 7 lakh tonnes of B Heavy Molasses for ethanol production will help the sugar industry get a revenue of Rs 2300 crores, said National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF), which represents the cooperative sugar mills of the country.
  • NFCSF hails govt decision to allow use of 7 lakh tonne of excess B-heavy molasses for ethanol making

    NFCSF welcomed govt's decision to allow 7 lakh tonne of B-heavy molasses for ethanol, aiding in ethanol production and improving sugar mills' finances. This move will release around Rs 700 crore from remaining stocks, impacting selling rate and distillation projects.
  • Govt nudges 3 states to produce pulses, offers MSP with no bar

    The Indian government is collaborating with farmers in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh to sow kharif pulses like tur, urad, and moong before sowing for the season starts. The aim is to increase pulse cultivation and reduce import dependence. The government has not set a production target yet. The National Co-operative Consumers' Federation of India Ltd. (NCCF) has been appointed as the chief nodal agency for the programme.
  • Action plans for banana, mangoes exports among 20 agricultural products in works

    “We have identified 20 products. At present, India’s share is low in global exports. We are working on a detailed action for all these products,” said Rajesh Agarwal, additional secretary, department of commerce, adding that the action plan will be discussed with all the stakeholders including states for further action.