India, Finland to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection

India and Finland have recently signed an MOU for developing cooperation between two countries in the field of Environment protection and biodiversity conservation. The MoU is a platform to further advance Indian and Finnish partnership and support, exchange best practices in areas like prevention of Air and wate...Read more

Govt to soon launch self-certification scheme for chemicals industry

Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (IC) for Shipping & Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt of India recently in a webinar said that the government is in the process to launch a self-certification scheme for the Indian chemicals industry, which will not only benefit the industry but als...Read more

Directorate Horticulture Kashmir launches MIS for apple growers

Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat has recently finalized the modalities regarding preparations for the launch of the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS), by Lt. Governor, UT of J&K Manoj Sinha on 28th of October. The Director informed that launching of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) by the Governm...Read more

Ag Ministry launches Ayushman Sahakar scheme under NCDC

Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture launched Ayushman Sahakar, a unique scheme to assist cooperatives play an important role in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country formulated by the apex autonomous development finance institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers...Read more

RBI excludes farm loans from resolution framework

Reserve Bank of India has recently released a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the one-time loan restructuring scheme announced on August 6. The RBI clarified that the farm credit exposures of all lending institutions, including NBFCs, are excluded from the scope of the resolution framework. However, the...Read more

Maldives-India cargo ferry to boost economies: PM Modi

In a recent tweet replying to Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, PM Modi has said that the Maldives-India cargo ferry service will promote bilateral trade and boost the economies of both countries PM Modi said that the Maldives-India Cargo ferry service would boost the economies and strengthen the fr...Read more

5 States exit PM crop insurance scheme

 The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the flagship insurance scheme of PM Narendra Modi for the agricultural sector is increasingly drawing flak from state governments for becoming a burden on their exchequer. After Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jharkhand informed their decisions to exit the scheme t...Read more

Govt to boost agri-startups under RKV scheme

The central government is encouraging startups in the agricultural sector to contribute directly and indirectly for enhancing the income of farmers by providing opportunities to them and to provide employment to youth. As part of this initiative the Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship Development program has bee...Read more

Union MSME Minister stresses upon financial aid to micro businesses

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Road & Transport  stressed on the need to provide financial help to micro/small businesses/works such as fishermen, ferry walas, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, poor and self help groups through adequate policies...Read more

Centre constitutes pan India 'Agri- Infrastructure Fund'

A new pan India Central Sector Scheme-Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has been approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi, to provide a medium - long term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets through interes...Read more

Farmers assured of barrier-free trading, remunerative prices: Union Agri Minister

Laying the foundation stone through video-conference of the administrative building of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Dataganj, Badaun in UP, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Government is taking all possible m...Read more

Union Agri Min to create 10,000 FPOs to transform rural sector

To strengthen the rural economy consisting of 86 percent small and marginal farmers, Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar has announced the creation of 1000 new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs). At the onset it is planned to have the minimum number of members in...Read more