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

Varsha Joshi takes charge as NDDB Chairman

Varsha Joshi, Joint Secretary (CDD), Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Govt of India has taken over charge of the post of Chairman, NDDB with effect from 1st December, 2020. Joshi took over the position after Dilip Rath, whose tenure as chairman ...Read more

Deepak Nitrite receives Forbes Asia Best Under Billion Top 200

Deepak Nitrite Limited (DNL), one of India's leading chemical intermediates company has recently received Forbes Asia Best Under Billion Top 200 Award. To celebrate the success of these 200 Best Under A Billion companies, Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Virtual Forum and Awards Ceremony was held on ...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

India's 'Green Energy' portfolio shows consistent enhancement

The 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) , a PSU under Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, was held on November 11, 2020, at India International Centre, New Delhi. Annual accounts for financial year 2019-20 were adopted at the AGM. Addressing the Director...Read more

Centre announces Rs 65,000 Cr fertilizer subsidy

Close on the heels of agri reform Bills, the Centre has provided another fillip to the Indian agriculture sector by announcing Rs 65,000 crore fertilizer subsidy to farmers. As part of the larger economic stimulus package of Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0, this subsidy of fertilizers will directly help increase the supp...Read more

Suzlon posts revenue of Rs 725 crore for Q2 FY21

India's largest renewable energy solutions provider, Suzlon Group has announced its second quarter results for the financial year 2020-21 (Q2 FY21). The company's Q2 FY21 consolidated numbers indicate Revenue of  Rs 725 crore, with  EBITDA  at Rs 112 crore, EBIT at Rs 43 crore and PAT at Rs 670 cror...Read more

US agri-business major SynTech merges with Acceres

After months of deliberation and formalities which began in 2019, the merger of agri-business major SynTech Research, USA and the European Contract Research Organization (CRO) major Acceres, has now successfully met all the requirements to form a world-leading global Agricultural R&D CRO. Consisting of Acceres...Read more

ICAR-IISS, Bhopal holds national webinar on improving pan India soil labs

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on October 31, 2020, organized a national webinar on 'Quality Improvement and Proficiency Testing of Soil Laboratories in India: Towards Improving the Quality of Analytical Data and Harmonization of So...Read more

NFL posts marked growth in non urea fertilizers

As the National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has been continuously encouraging farmers  to use non-urea fertilizers like Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), Muriate of Potash (MoP), Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium (NPK) and Sulphur Based fertilizers, the company has been able to register growth in sale of all the non-urea...Read more

Kinnaur apple hits market in north India

A spokesman of the Agriculture Department has recently stated that Kinnaur apples have hit north Indian fruit markets. As many as 2.5 mln boxes of Kinnaur apples are already sent to market from the Kinnaur district, Shimla. The State Horticulture Departments has recorded production of around 28,28,182 apple boxe...Read more

Technology adoption in Agri sector will increase farmers' income: Union Agri Minister

After virtually inaugurating ‘India - International Food & Agri Week’, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Food Processing Industries, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj said that Indian food processing sector is 32 per cent of India’s food market. Toma...Read more