DAHD signs MoU with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support India’s livestock sector

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Government of India and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding to work together on sustainably improving India’s livestock sector to support the nation’s food and nutritional security, and protect ...Read more


Agri ministry organises conference on Rabi campaign 2021-22

Inaugurating the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi campaign 2021-22 recently through video conferencing, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Central Government is fully committed to supporting the states to increase production and productivity and to face the challenges posed by clim...Read more


APEDA Bangalore organises Exporters Conclave cum Exhibition

APEDA Bangalore Regional Office recently organised an 'Exporters Conclave' cum Exhibition in Bengaluru. Around 200 participants consisting of important stakeholders viz., state department officials, Central government agencies, exporters, FPO’s attended the event. Around 25 stalls of various agencies/ stakeh...Read more


ICAR-CIBA organises crab harvest mela near Pulikat lake

Dr L Murugan, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Information & Broadcasting visited the 'Crab Harvest Mela' organised at the ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Demonstration Site, Pulicat Lake, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.   During his intera...Read more


India records 22% rise in export of agri, processed food products in April-Aug (2021-22)

India has achieved a significant increase of 21.8 per cent in the export of agricultural and processed food products in the 2021-22 (April-August) in comparison to the corresponding period of 2020-21. According to the Quick Estimates released by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DG...Read more


Govt releases first advance estimates of production of major kharif crops

First advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that the record foodgrain production of 150.50 million tonnes is estimated in kharif season....Read more


Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh proposes Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship for J&K

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh met Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala and proposed In...Read more


TRIFED with PurtyAgrotech to promote pearl farming activities in Jharkhand

An MoU was recently signed between Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) and PurtyAgrotech of Jharkhand in New Delhi. The MoU between TRIFED and PurtyAgrotech will promote the art of growing pearls among other tribal entrepreneurs across India and tap the potential of this market.   Uni...Read more


Telemedicine services start for fisheries community at AIIMS, Raipur

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala launched a pilot project on telemedicine services, to be operated by AIIMS Raipur through the National Cooperatives Development Corporation (NCDC), for members of the fisheries cooperatives under the central sector flagship programme Pr...Read more


Centre issues uniform specifications for FRK for grade A and common rice

Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for the first time issued uniform specifications for Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK) for grade A & Common Rice have in case of procurement of Fortified Rice Stocks, of which 1 per cent of FRK (w/w) s...Read more


Govt to establish a 24-hour helpline for exporters

The government is going to institutionalise a 24-hour helpline for assistance to exporters and resolution of issues. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India, said, "We aim to make ‘Brand India’ a represen...Read more


Centre to Simplify Coffee Act, promote ease of doing business - Piyush Goyal

The Minister for Commerce & Industry recently held a detailed interaction with coffee growers, roasters, exporters and other stakeholders at Coffee Board Head Office, Bengaluru. A decision was taken to completely relook at the provisions of the Coffee Act was enacted in 1942 and to remove the provisions which ...Read more