Manipur govt to open outlets for organic products in metro cities

Manipur CM N Biren Singh has recently lauded the role of APEDA in supporting the organization of conference cum buyer-seller meets for local entrepreneurs at Imphal. The meet was organized by Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited and Department of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Government of Manipu...Read more


Indian agriculture shows positive recovery post pandemic  

    Agriculture sector in India helped in the speedy recovery of the economic growth post the pandemic. India’s agriculture and allied sectors helped the farm sector clock a growth rate of 3.4 percent in the financial year 2020-21. It is lower than the last year’s growth but is the best whe...Read more


Government ushered a historic increase in MSP : PM

The PM-Kisan scheme, launched with an aim to ensure a life of dignity and prosperity for farmers has completed two years today. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, "On this day, 2 years ago the PM-Kisan scheme was launched with an aim to ensure a life of dignity as well as prosperity for our hardworki...Read more


Chemicals Min presents 10th 'National awards for Technology Innovation'

Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, D V Sadananda Gowda, presented the 10th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastics Processing Industry to the Awardees at a function held on February 23, 2021, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary (C...Read more


Paddy procurement jumps 15.91% in KMS 2020-21

With the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. About 93.93 Lac farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs 1,22,...Read more


DGCA permits agri drones for remote sensing data collection  

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted conditional exemption for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) usage to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW), Government of India. The permission allows drone deployment by the MoAFW for remot...Read more


Gujarat govt adds 30 lakh beneficiaries to NFSA

Secretary (Food), Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India Sudhanshu Pandey, reviewed the NFSA implementation and other allied matters with State Government of Gujarat at Gandhinagar. He expressed that there is the possibility of including more beneficiaries under coverage of NFSA to whic...Read more


UNEP to aid Bihar's commitment to climate resilience and low carbon development

  Bihar government will pursue a climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathway with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the two entities announced. UNEP will provide an array of support for the state’s climate goals, including through advocacy, developing climate analyses and sup...Read more


India fought Locust swarms spanning 5.70 lakh ha and 10 states in 2020-21: Centre

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare performs regulatory, monitoring, surveillance, and Human Resource Development function through a scheme “Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ)” with the aim of minimizing loss to quality and yield of agricultural crops f...Read more


Centre procures 645.10 LMT paddy, 3.09 LMT pulses & oilseeds in current KMS

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. Based on the proposal from the States, approval was accorded for procurement of 51.92 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Mar...Read more


RCF hands over highest dividend amount to Chemicals & Fertilizers Ministry for FY 2019-20

 Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers receives dividend receipt of Rs. 167.16 crore from Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited for FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21. Union Minister of Chemicals& Fertilizers D.V.Sadananda Gowda, received highest ever dividend of 28.4% for the FY 2019-20 amounting ...Read more


Export of India's non-Basmati rice soars north of 122.61%

India’s exports of cereals – rice, wheat and coarse cereals witnessed an impressive rise during the first three quarters of 2020-21 financial year. As per the data during April-December, 2020, the exports of cereals rose to Rs 49,832 crore from Rs 32,591 crore (4581 US$ million) reported during the sam...Read more