Govt launches e-marketplace platform e-SANTA to connect aqua farmers with buyers  

Piyush Goyal, Union Commerce and Industry Minister, has virtually inaugurated e-SANTA, an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and the buyers. It will enable the farmers to get a better price and the exporters to directly purchase quality products from the farmers enhancing traceabil...Read more


Centre approves Rs10,900 Cr for creation of global food manufacturing champions

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Central Sector Scheme - ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI)’ to support creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India's natural resource endowment and support Indi...Read more


Need to focus on the targeted approach of increasing efficiency through micro irrigation: Addl Secretary Ag Ministry

     Addressing the 2nd Edition of the ‘National Summit on Investing in future through sustainable water use and management in agriculture’, organized by FICCI, Dr Alka Bhargava,Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India said th...Read more


MP, UP join hands with Jal Shakti Min to implement Ken Betwa Link Project

PM Narendra Modi launched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign on World Water Day, March 22, 2021 via video conferencing. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Union Minister of Jal Shakti and the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to implement the Ken Betwa Lin...Read more


FCI identifies 7 locations with 3.375LMT capacity for Spoke model silos

Food Corporation of India (FCI) inspects the condition of their godown periodically and takes corrective action such as repair and renovation to ensure the storage worthiness of godowns.  However, details of the part capacity in some of the godowns which requires major renovation or have been categorised as '...Read more


Ag Ministry ropes in Noida-based Leads Connect Services for CCE project

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture has appointed Leads Connect Services Private Limited a Noida based Agri-tech Company, along with two other independent private agencies, to conduct the Crop Cutting Experiments (CCE) in 100 districts across India. This is ...Read more


MoCA,DGCA grant IISR drone use exemption for conducting field trials

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption to ICAR - Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (llSR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for conducting the trials to evaluate drone spraying solution for controlling pest and diseases of sugarcane crop u...Read more


38 private farm markets with Rs 300 Cr investment established in 3-year span: Ag Minister

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the Lok Sabha on March 9, “Private companies have developed 38 farm markets in four states with a total investment of over Rs 300 crore in the last three years". As per the 2006 National Commission on Farmers’ Report, the minister said that t...Read more


Ag Ministry, Central Silk Board to endeavour for Agroforestry implementation in Silk Sector

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Silk Board under the Ministry of Textiles on a convergence model for the implementation of Agroforestry in the silk sector under the ongoing Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme. The MoU ...Read more


NBM hold National Conference on ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Bamboo in India’  

 The National Bamboo Mission anchored at the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare organized a two day conference ‘National Consultation on Opportunities and Challenges for Bamboo in India’ through the virtual platform on 25th and 26th of February 2021. NITI Aayog and Invest ...Read more


Ag Ministry finalizes products for ‘One District One Focus Product’

 The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalized the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP). The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine s...Read more


Jal Shakti official draws attention to crucial issues of demand side management of water  

Pankaj Kumar, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India said that the water use efficiency is low in India in every sector, including irrigation, industry and domestic. While steps are be...Read more