Experts demand scrapping GST on agri-inputs in pre- budget meet

The government should remove GST on agri-inputs, revamp crop insurance scheme, land lease rental while fixing MSP and ban futures trade on agri-commodities are some of the suggestions made by farm experts during pre-budget meeting with the Finance Minister on Tuesday. Measures to promote organic farming, cut in i...Read more

Agritech start-up Bijak raises $2.5 Mn from Omnivore, Omidyar Network

Agritech start-up Bijak on recently announced that it has raised over USD 2.5 million (about Rs 18 crore) from various investors, including Omnivore and Omidyar Network India, for expansion of its business.  Sequoia Capital India’s rapid scale-up programme, Surge and Better Capital have also invested. ...Read more

Youngone Corporation to invest Rs 900 Cr in Telangana Textile Park  

    Youngone Corporation, a Korean textile and apparel company, will invest ₹900 crore at the Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP) at Warangal. The 290-acre facility is expected to generate 12,000 jobs.  The firm will make knitted and woven garments and technical textile products, predominantly fo...Read more

Pune -based Agritech start up Ecozen raise $ 6mn funding from IFA, Omnivore

 Agritech start up Ecozen on Thursday announced that the company has completed its $6 million Series A fund raise, from Sathguru Catalyser’s Innovation in Food & Agriculture Fund (IFA Fund). According to Devendra Gupta, Co-Founder &CEO of Ecozen, “The funding raised will enable us to expa...Read more

 Walmart and Flipkart invest in Agri-supply chain start-up Ninjacart

Walmart and Flipkart recently announced a joint strategic investment in Ninjacart, a fresh produce supply chain start-up. The three partners aim to help ensure better access to high-quality fresh produce for more retailers and consumers across India while also creating economic opportunities for farmers, a joint s...Read more

Indian table grapes exports are expected to rise despite weather setbacks

According to Indian Grape Forum, the Indian table grape industry could see record exports this season, despite expected lower production from recent weather challenges.The forecast follows a sharp rise in Indian grape exports over the last few years.  The inaugural ceremony of Indian Grape Forum, took place ...Read more

Global Organic Farming market is expected to reach $129.97 million by 2026 .

 According to the latest report by, global organic farming is accounted for $53.16 million in 2017 and is expected to reach $129.97 million by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period.  Driving key factors of organic market growth  Increasing demand for org...Read more

  Maharashtra to emerge as an organic cotton hotspot

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A GST Burden on Smallholder Farmers

  Farmers are paying about Rs 15,000 crore GST annually on farm inputs to produce farm commodities Farmers are the only businessmen today who cannot claim tax credit & cannot set it off on the sales they make Input tax credit is a GST mechanism that allows the manufacturers/producers to adjust tax on...Read more

India’s farm equipment market likely to grow to USD 18 bn from USD 13 bn by 2025  

      According to The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) -PwC report “Farm mechanization: Ensuring a sustainable rise in farm productivity and income’’  which released at EIMA AGRIMACH in New Delhi, India’s farm equipment market ...Read more

Bayer’s hybrid rice seeds brand ‘Arize’ completes 25 successful years in India

In 2019, Arize completed 25 successful years of partnering with India’s rice farmers. To mark the occasion, Bayer released an impact assessment report in Lucknow, in presence of farmers, government officials and partners from the rice value chain.  About Arize hybrid rice Bayer introduced hybrid rice ...Read more

FICCI organizes EIMA AGRIMACH India 2019

FICCI, jointly with Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has organized a three day exhibition ‘EIMA AGRIMACH 2019’ in New Delhi. Speaking at ‘EIMA AGRIMACH 2019’, Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare said, “The governm...Read more