Govt releases first advance estimates of production of major kharif crops

First advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that the record foodgrain production of 150.50 million tonnes is estimated in kharif season....Read more


Govt launches seven food processing projects

The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Pashupati Kumar Paras and the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel, inaugurated seven food processing projects at Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, through video conferencing in New Delhi as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit ...Read more


Cabinet increases MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Rabi crops for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23.   The government has increased the MSP of rabi crops for RMS 2022-23, to ensure remu...Read more


India offers huge opportunities in food processing sector: Union minister

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) recently organised a virtual conference on ‘Global Value Chain: Creating Value Proposition for Food Processing.   Speaking at the event, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Minister, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) stated that food processin...Read more


ICRISAT, PJTSAU releases high-yielding disease-resistant pigeon pea variety in India

TDRG 59, a high-yielding variety of pigeon pea resistant to Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic diseases, has been identified for cultivation in India’s south zone. The new variety produced 23.13 per cent higher yield than the national check-in three-year trials conducted by the All India Coordinated Research...Read more


PAU inks pact with Nutranta Seeds to commercialise maize hybrid PMH 13

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) inked a pact with Nutranta Seeds, Sunam, Punjab for commercialisation of maize hybrid PMH 13. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research and Telha Jameel signed the Memorandum of Agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.Dr Surinder Sandhu, Incharge, Maize Section, said ...Read more


Govt promotes scheme for indigenous rice varieties

Indigenous varieties of rice are being promoted through varietal improvement programmes of ICAR. During the past few years, 574 indigenous varieties of rice have been propagated and tested at more than 10,000 farmers’ fields, involving state agricultural universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Non-Gov...Read more


Union Agri Minister inaugurates 28th regional workshop of KVKs in MP

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the 28th Regional Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Madhya Pradesh. The Government of India is working on a priority for the progress of farmers in the villages and to develop village infrastructure across the c...Read more


Wheat procurement increases all time high

Hitting an all-time high, 433.32 LMT of wheat has been procured from most of the wheat procuring states after the conclusion of Current Marketing Season RMS 2021-22. The procurement has exceeded the previous limit of 389.92 LMT of RMS 2020-21. Wheat has been procured against last year corresponding purchase of 387...Read more


APEDA, BEDF organise awareness creation prog for basmati rice growers

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)’ and Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF) have taken an innovative step to sensitise farmers involved in the cultivation of Basmati rice.As a part of the initiative, BEDF in association with the Rice Exporters Association o...Read more


CropLife Asia highlights need for agri innovation in Asia

With the release of the United Nations (UN) 2021 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, CropLife Asia highlighted the need for the region's food value chain stakeholders to work together in transforming food systems to better enable food security, improved nutrition and affordable healt...Read more


Uttar Pradesh records highest ever procurement of wheat

During the current Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, a record quantity of 56.41 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured from 12.98 lakh farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Uttar Pradesh. This is the highest ever procurement of wheat in the history of the state. A total of Rs 11,141.28 crores has been pai...Read more