Shiok Meats inks MOU with Singapore Polytechnic for food innovation in the cell-based meat sector  

     Shiok Meats, the world’s first cell-based crustacean meat company based in Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to jointly advance food innovation, research, and training in the cell-based meat and seafood sector.This is the first ever MO...Read more

Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to record soil properties: Cornell University

Scientists of Cornell University, New York are recently planning to develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow. A $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant led by the principal investigator (PI) Taryn Bauerle, an associate pr...Read more

BGU to establish agricultural research institute in India

Israel-based Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev and ABAN Group has recently announced the launch of a new initiative to build an agricultural research institute in Chennai, India in a virtual ceremony. As BGU is among the world leaders in the field of desert agriculture and water related research, BGU will ...Read more

Punjab Agrivarsity  to start food industry business incubation center  

 The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will establish Food Industry Business Incubation Centre at Abohar in Punjab to impart training and provide incubation facilities to farmers as well as entrepreneurs in agro-processing and value addition. The development was disclosed by Dr Poonam A Sachdev, Head, Depa...Read more

ICAR-CIBA’s technology clientele bags National Fisheries Award 2020

The Nambikkai Fish Farmers Group, Tamil Nadu and Sai Aqua Feeds, Andhra Pradesh bagged the “Best Fisheries Self Help Group” and “Best Fisheries Enterprise Award - 2020” for adopting the ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai’s “Fish Waste-to-Wealth” a...Read more

ICAR-CIBA organises webinar on Biofloc Farming Technology  

      The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai conducted a National Webinar on “Biofloc based aquaculture: A way forward”. In his inaugural address, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR impressed upon the immense potential of the biof...Read more

Researchers develop green material to develop next gen solar panels

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Soochow University in China have recently discovered that new green materials currently being developed for next-generation solar panels could be useful for indoor light harvesting. The team investigated perovskite-inspired materials, which...Read more

Crop Science, USA publishes Indian research on 'Promising Wheat Lines'

Landmark research study led by Prof K C Bansal, Former Director, ICAR-NBPGR has been published in the world renowned journal, 'Crop Science', published by the Crop Science Society of America, USA. It has been also featured on the Cover Page of the journal. The study involved scientists from the ICAR-NBPGR and whea...Read more

IIT Kharagpur develops biodegradable food packaging material from cucumber peels  

 IT Kharagpur  researchers have developed cellulose nanocrystals from cucumber peels with high cellulose content, compared to other peel wastes, which can be used to create food packaging materials.   While single-use plastic is consciously being avoided by consumers, they still remain largely in ...Read more

ICAR-SBI Scientists bags National Water Awards 2019 for Soil Moisture Indicator

ICAR-SBI Scientists bag First Prize in National Water Award - 2019The ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore’s Team of Scientists bagged the first prize in the National Water Awards - 2019 organized from 11th to 12th November, 2020 for their work on “Soil Moisture Indicator (SMI) and its applica...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

Dr Tarsem Singh Dhillon takes charge as Head of DVS at PAU

Dr Tarsem Singh Dhillon has assumed office as Head, Department of Vegetable Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, from November 11, 2020. He started his service with the university as District Extension Specialist (Vegetables) at FASS, Bathinda in December 1992 and elevated to the post of Direct...Read more