Solarisation of Grid Connected agriculture pumps receive Central & State subsidy

Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), after consultation with state governments, has decided to issue Guidelines for Implementation of Feeder Level Solarisation under Component-C of PM-KUSUM Scheme. Approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs last year, the Scheme consists of three components. The Compon...Read more


Agri Minister, Govt officials hold talks with Farmer's Unions at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Representatives of forty Farmers’ Unions who were invited by Union Agriculture Minister for talks participated in a dialogue today at Vigyan Bhawan with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar , Minister of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal and Minister of S...Read more


India’s road to $5 trillion economy will go through farmers and agriculture: Min of Jal Shakti, Dept of Water Resources  

      Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt of India said that though agriculture contributes around 14 to 16 per cent of the Indian GDP, still has a huge potential to play a key role in taking India t...Read more


Spice Board of India set a target of achieving an export of $5 billion by 2025  

  D Sathiyan, Chairman and Secretary, Spices Board of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India said that amid the COVID-19 crisis, India’s spices export has performed well and has crossed $ 3 billion for the first time in the history of spices exports.  Addressing webinar on ...Read more


Ag Ministry launches Honey FPOs by NAFED

The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. The inauguration programme was hosted online and attended by the new Honey FPOs, farmers and FPOs from various part...Read more


 Petroleum Ministry inks pact with Praj Industries for setting up of CGB plants  

      Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Praj Industries in presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Steel, Government of India. The MoU aims at facilitating technological support to the entities fo...Read more


Ag Ministry to impart training modules of NCDC to rural cooperative societies  

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar unveiled Sahakar Pragya.The 45 new training modules of Sahakar Pragya of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will impart training to prim...Read more


MOFPI approves food processing projects worth Rs 234.68 Cr

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar, chaired the IMAC meeting through video conference to consider the proposals received under the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC) of Pradhan Mantri KisanSampada Yojana (PMKSY). The promoters of projects also par...Read more


MOFPI opens Mega Food Park in Punjab  

 Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj virtually inaugurated Mega Food Park (MFP) at Phagwara in Kapurthala district of Punjab. Tomar said that Punjab and Haryana have significant role in development of agriculture sector of India....Read more


Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain: FSII

When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector. There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make agriculture a sustainable and sca...Read more


Govt launches Micro Food Processing Scheme

Inauguration of the capacity building component of the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises scheme (PM-FME Scheme) was undertaken by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (FPI) Narendra Singh Tomar on November 18, 2020 in the presence of Rameswar Teli, MoS, FPI.  Speaking...Read more


Govt approves ICRISAT to use drones for agri-research  

 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 Du...Read more