Members of AIPA to fulfill the requirements of the Paris Agreement

In another move that re-affirms India’s seriousness to ‘walk the talk’ on climate change, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a high-level inter-ministerial Apex Committee for Implementation of Paris Agreement (AIPA) under the chairmanship of Secretary,...Read more


Agrochemicals industry to focus on developing new processes and products with sustainability: DV Sadananda Gowda  

     DV Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt of India said that the Indian Agrochemical Industry has huge unrealized potential for growth due to very low level of agrochemical consumption as compared to global norms. “The role of agrochemicals in achieving the vision ...Read more


India's GDP contracts by 7.5% in Q2-FY21

As per the Statistics Ministry, India's Gross Domestic Product contracted by 7.5% in the second quarter (July-September) of 2020-21 amid the COVID-19 crisis. This marks the second quarter in a row where the country's GDP has contracted, implying that India has plunged into a technical recession. During the April-J...Read more


APEDA holds virtual ‘Buyer Seller Meet’ with Germany  

     Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, facilitates export of its scheduled agricultural and processed products through several export promotional activities.  During the Covid19 pandemic period, APEDA conti...Read more


Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 records increase of 17.33%

  In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes.   Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telan...Read more


GSFC launches domestic liquid fertilizer in HP

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur has recently launched the domestic liquid boronated calcium nitrate fertilizer, a joint venture of HIMFED and Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC) under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ on 19th November 2020. The GSFC has introduced five products in Himacha...Read more


Kharif procurement operations hits MSP value of Rs 54147.38 Cr

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand...Read more


DGCA allows ICRISAT to use drones for Agri research

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana for the deployment of drones for agricultural research activities. Amber Dubey, Joint Se...Read more


Ag Ministry organizes virtual meet on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi Fruit'

The Ministry of Agriculture along with Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland organized a virtual meeting on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi fruit – Farm to Fork’ keeping in mind the popularity of the fruit due to its tremendous commercial potential. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minis...Read more


Kerala opens Indo-Dutch CoE for vegetables and flowers

An Indo-Dutch Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Vegetables and Flowers was inaugurated on 5th November 2020 in the Wayanad District of Kerala. The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the CoE in a virtual conclave. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra...Read more


  Kharif paddy procurement records increase of 19.92 % over last year  

  In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,Telangana,Utta...Read more


Farmer's agitation in Punjab halts rail freight operations

Railways continue to lose revenue as freight operations remain forcibly suspended due tracks blockages in Punjab. As on November 4, 2020, more than 2225 freight rakes could not be operated which were to carry vital commodities. Losses are already expected to have crossed Rs 1200 crore. As agitators have continued ...Read more