IPGA urges Govt to setup MRP for pulses

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for the pulses trade and industry in India, recently held a press conference to draw the attention of the Government towards the effects on the trade following the instructions issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The D...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


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


 Govt needs to revisit the duty structure on Chickpea and lentil : IPGA

   India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry successfully co-hosted a webinar on Chickpeas and Lentils along with Pulse Australia and Austrade under the aegis of ‘THE IPGA KNOWLEDGE SERIES’.IPGA has organized this webinar as a part...Read more


Centre ask States/UTs to monitor price of pulses on weekly basis

Department of Consumer Affairs recently reviewed the action taken by States/UTs for disclosure of stock of pulses by stockholders like millers, importers, traders etc. A meeting through Video Conferencing was held with the Principal Secretaries of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs of the ...Read more


IPGA welcomes Govt’s free import policy for pulses  

  After a gap of three years, India, the largest pulses producer and consumer of pulses in the world, has opened up import of tur, moong and udid as the Union ministry of commerce changed these three pulses from restricted to open category. The India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has welcomed the gove...Read more


IPGA to host webinar on Chickpeas and Lentils on May 13

 India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry will be hosting a Chickpeas and Lentils  webinar under the aegis of ‘THE IPGA KNOWLEDGE SERIES’ at 3.30 pm IST on Thursday, May 13, 2021. IPGA is co-hosting this webinar with Pulse Australi...Read more


Centre to distribute 20 lakh mini-kits of seeds to increase pulses production  

To attain self-sufficiency in the production of pulses, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has formulated a special Kharif strategy for implementation in the ensuing Kharif 2021 season. Through consultations with the state governments, a detailed plan for both area expansion and productivity enhanceme...Read more


India records 51 % rise in export of Organic food products in 2020-21

India’s export of Organic food products rose by 51% in terms of value (USD Million), to USD 1040 million (Rs 7078 crores) during financial year 2020-21 compared to the previous fiscal (2019-20). In terms of quantity, the exports of organic food products grew by 39% to 888,179 metric tonne (MT) during FY 202...Read more


Harvesting of Rabi crops is on schedule in the country  

Amidst the current pandemic situation, farmers and agriculture labourers are sweating and toiling against all adversities to make sure that food reaches our homes. Their silent efforts, coupled with timely intervention by the Central and State Governments, have ensured that there is minimal or no disruption to har...Read more


Ag Ministry hold interface meeting for Kharif 2021 season

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) jointly with ICAR organised Interface meeting for Kharif 2021 on 20 April 2021 through a video conference. Divisions of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare(DAC&FW)...Read more


Arcadia Biosciences receives patent for GoodWheat high fiber resistant starch

Arcadia Biosciences Inc.(RKDA), a leader in science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for its high fiber resistant starch GoodWheat. The patent broadens Arcadia's...Read more