Agri ministry organises conference on Rabi campaign 2021-22

Inaugurating the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi campaign 2021-22 recently through video conferencing, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Central Government is fully committed to supporting the states to increase production and productivity and to face the challenges posed by clim...Read more

Daily wholesale prices of edible oils drop post reduction in standard rate of duty

The daily wholesale prices of packed palm oil dropped by 2.50 per cent followed by sesame oil by 2.08 per cent, coconut oil by 1.72 per cent, packed groundnut oil by 1.38 per cent, packed sunflower oil by 1.30 per cent, packed mustard oil by 0.97 per cent, packed Vanaspati by 0.71 per cent and packed soya oil by 0...Read more

NERAMAC revival and oil palm mission are big boost to North East farmers: G Kishan Reddy

The revival of North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) will ensure remunerative prices to the farmers and provide better farming facilities and training to the farmers of the North Eastern Region. This information was shared by G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Culture, Tourism...Read more

Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to launch a new mission on oil palm to be known as the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) as a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a special focus on the North East region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.&...Read more

Odisha launches groundnut variety tolerant to drought, foliar fungal disease

Odisha has officially released a new groundnut variety ‘Kalinga Groundnut-101’ as an alternative to ‘Devi’, the ruling variety after a gap of 14 years. Both the varieties are of ICRISAT origin. The new variety has a pod yield and kernel yield advantage of 12.1 per cent and 20.7 per cent res...Read more

OPDPA welcomes govt's move on palm oil production in India

The Oil Palm Developers and Processors Association (OPDPA), the nodal agency for oil palm cultivation in India has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi, on taking up oil palm plantations aggressively in India to make India self-sufficient in edible oils. The PM announced a n...Read more

Govt's EBP Prog enhances ethanol production from sugarcane, food grains

The Government of India through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, wherein ethanol is being blended in petrol to achieve the objectives of reducing import dependence, promote clean fuel and provide a boost to agriculture. This information was provided by the Mini...Read more

Centre reduces duty on crude palm oil by 5%

The Centre has reduced the duty on Crude Palm Oil (CPO) by 5 per cent to bring relief to the consumers and reduce the edible oil prices. Further, to cool down the prices of RBD Palmolein (Refined Palm oil), the Department of Food & Public Distribution has recommended the removal of the restriction on import of...Read more

SFPWA urges PM for duty-free soybean imports from US  

     The Soy Food Promotion and Welfare Association (SFPWA), an organisation representing soybean food processing industries, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the processing industry to import 50,000 tonnes of food speciality soybeans from the US duty-free. K Sarat Chandra Kumar, P...Read more

Centre procures 6,99,015.49MT of Pulses, Oilseeds on MSP

Upto 26.05.2021, the Government through its Nodal Agencies has procured 6,99,015.49 MT of Moong, Urad, Tur, Gram, Masoor, Groundnut Pods, Mustard Seed and Soyabean having MSP value of Rs 3,658.94 Crores benefitting 4,16,126 farmers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat...Read more

BL Agro plans to invest Rs 150 Cr on marketing in FY 2021-22  

  BL Agro Industries Limited, Rs 2500 crore edible oils and food Products Company in India, is on an aggressive expansion mode, with extensive brand endorsements, to reach out to its target audience. The company which recently launched TVCs for its brands, Bail Kolhu and Nourish has rolled out its expans...Read more

Agriculture Department estimates total food grain production at 305.44 MT for 2020-21 

 The Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. The total foodgrain production is estimated at 305.44 million tonnes. The assessment of the production of different crops is based on the da...Read more