Shimla, Aug 18 : Apple cultivation, long associated with the Himalayan foothills, is headed south to the tropics in an experiment that, if successful, could see the country's output jump several-fold.
Harvest and post-harvest loss of India's major agricultural produce is estimated at Rs 92,651 crore (USD 13 billion), according to data published by the ministry of food processing industries.
Washington D.C, Aug 1 (ANI): With pollution taking its toll on our lives, a team of researchers has turned to rice crops to find a way to put an end to the world's biggest killer.
Toronto, July 30 : A team of Canadian and Chinese researchers has identified "superstar" varieties of rice that can reduce fertiliser loss, thereby helping farmers cut costs and reduce environmental pollution in the process.
New Delhi, July 25 : Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said due to "lack of timely rain", there will be a drop in the production of coffee even as she maintained that consumption of Indian varieties of coffee has gone up.
Hyderabad, July 24 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said the agriculture in India barely give subsistence earnings to farmers and this was leading to inequality.
Shimla, July 20 : Tomato, capsicum, cucumber and cabbage growers in Himachal Pradesh, a prominent veggie bowl of the country, are getting record prices in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi where rainfall remains largely weak, affecting the crop, experts say.
Kolkata, July 19 : The West Bengal government is drafting a proposal to help women in the Sundarbans mangroves scientifically manage fish farming and become self-sufficient, a minister said on Tuesday.
Imphal (Manipur), July 14 : The ninth state pineapple festival cum seller and buyer meet and youth festival was held recently at Yairipok Thambalnu Market in Manipur.
New Delhi, July 14 : The BJP-led NDA government has taken a number of steps since taking office to boost the production of pulses, such as expanding the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) from 16 to 29 states, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday.
New Delhi, July 5 : The union cabinet which met here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the chair approved the interest subvention scheme for farmers for 2016-17.
Shimla, June 29 : Nearly 10 percent of cropped area is under vegetable cultivation in Himachal Pradesh and the government is committed to bring 4,000 more hectares under off-season vegetables cultivation, an official said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 28 : Procurement of rabi pulses has reached 68,000 MT as on June 27, a Union Food Ministry source said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 15 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an MoU between Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India and India Taipei Association in Taipei, for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
New Delhi, June 14 : Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called for conservation of water to improve the economic condition of farmers in the country.
Toronto, June 14 : In addition to combatting pests, covering soil with wood mulch can actually help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a study.
Kolkata, May 31 : Scientists in India and Germany have unlocked the secret to enduring dehydration: a sugar called trehalose. They say the discovery could help survival of plants in drought-affected areas and could be applied to the field of cryogenic preservation as well.
New Delhi, May 31 : The Krishi Kalyan Cess of 0.5 per cent on services imposed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley comes into force from Wednesday through which the government proposes to collect Rs 5,000 crore during the remaining 10 months of the current fiscal.
Bengaluru, May 31 : Indian-origin researchers in the US have shown that zinc nanoparticles can substitute nitrogen and phosphorous fertilisers to increase plant growth without causing water pollution - a serious problem with conventional fertilisers.
Hyderabad, May 13 : Over 100 researchers, data analysts, computer programmers, developers and other stakeholders came together at two-day hackathon Hack4farming, to explore digital solutions to address agricultural development issues in India.
Vedaranyam (Tamil Nadu), May 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his target was to double the farmers' income by 2022 when the country will be celebrating the 75th year of independence.
Kandapur (Odisha), May 9 : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that initiatives taken by the Centre for the welfare of farmers have started showing positive results.
Cuttack, May 9 : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) is carrying out researches on doubled haploid, an important aspect in plant breeding, at a public meeting in Kandapur, Cuttack, Odisha, on Monday. .
New Delhi, May 2 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the people of Israel and Poland on their National Day.
Chandigarh, April 25 : Food grain producing state Punjab has procured 80 lakh tonnes of wheat worth Rs.4,200 crore in this season, an official said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, April 20 : Odisha has procured 41.69 lakh tonnes of paddy during this year's kharif season, an increase of four percent against last year, even though the state was facing a severe drought.
New Delhi, April 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched an e-trading platform for agricultural products, terming it a "turning point" to ensure transparency in buying and selling of farmers' produce across the country
New Delhi, Apr.14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch National Agriculture Market portal to connect e-mandis in several states at a function in the national capital on the 125th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar today evening.
New Delhi, April 12 : The forecast that India will get six percent more-than-normal monsoon rain this year has brought widespread relief to the overall agriculture sector, and especially for the agriculture and farmers' welfare ministry.
New Delhi, April 8 : Worried over sharp declining trends in apple production in the country, the union government is coming out with new proposals and measures, including setting up of more cold storage facilities, to augment the produce, particularly in the hill states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
Karnal, Apr 6 : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the Potato Technology Center, in Shamgarh ,Karnal, Haryana on Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 5 : Concerned that whitefly and bollworm attack could harm Bt cotton crop yields, the central government will henceforth promote native cotton varieties in states like Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, official sources said on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, March 31 : Haryana will start procurement of wheat on Friday and has fixed a target of about 75 lakh tonnes this season, a minister said here on Thursday.
New Delhi, March 30 : A consortium of six national farmers' organisations here on Wednesday submitted a petition to the government in support of the commercialisation of Genetically Modified (GM) Mustard.
After adjusting for rising costs, an Indian farmer's income effectively rose 5 percent per year over the decade (2003-2013), according to an IndiaSpend analysis of various government data. This calls into question Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's declaration of doubling their income over the next five years.
New Delhi, March 19 : Union Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday asserted that present stock of wheat with the Food Corporation of India is higher than stocking norms and incorrect information is being publicised by some business chambers to compel the government to reduce import duty on the grain.
Lucknow, March 15 : The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said that more than 33 percent of crops in Banda, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Jalaun, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Lucknow, Sitapur, Firozabad, Agra, Aligarh and Bhadohi districts had been damaged in the recent rains and hailstorm.
New Delhi, March 1 : The government will add 4.14 lakh hectares to the cultivable area by bringing it under irrigation within one year, union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Tuesday.
Chennai, Feb 29 : The seeds for agricultural transformation has been sown for the dawn of a new era in farming is in sight, said agricultural scientist M.S.Swaminathan.
New Delhi, Feb 29: Unified Agricultural Marketing E-Platform to be Dedicated to the Nation on 14th April this Year
New Delhi, Feb 24 : Representatives of various organisations of farmers on Wednesday staged a protest here against what they termed anti-agriculture policies of the central government, and demanded a reasonable hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops.
New Delhi, Feb 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the operational guidelines for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana at a massive farmers' rally in Sehore in Madhya Pradesh.
Bhopal, Feb 18 : The government will launch on April 14 an online national agricultural market to ensure remunerative prices for farm produce to the farmers across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 15 : Conventional farming techniques, coupled with use of technology and a bit of awareness, seem to have yielded wonderful results in three villages of Maharashtra's Nashik district, with farmers using the power of tech to get high yields.
Guwahati, Feb 15 : The foray of a resident of a village in Arunachal Pradesh into tea plantation inspired scores of people in the area to follow her example with many of them giving up growing opium.
New Delhi, Feb 9 : FICCI in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India is organizing 'India-Africa Agribusiness Forum' on 10-11 February 2016 in New Delhi. It is in continuation to the spirit of deepening India-Africa cooperation in Agri-food sector echoed during the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held at New Delhi last year.
New Delhi, Feb 5 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday stressed the need for agriculture education in India to conform to global standards by creating a large pool of qualified faculty empowered with advanced research infrastructure.
Gurgaon, Feb 5 : Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar on Friday said the state government will release Rs.500 crore to cotton farmers who lost their crops to whitefly.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that agricultural education in India must conform to global standards, while speaking on the occasion of the 54th Convocation of Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) here.
Hyderabad, Feb 4 : The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics(ICRISAT) said on Thursday it has helped develop first machine harvestable variety of chickpea in Andhra Pradesh.
Bengaluru, Jan 29 : Thousands of farmers across Karnataka were benefitting from the state-run e-auction platform, as it was fetching best price for their produce, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.
New Delhi, Jan 28 : Preliminary reports reveal that the total area under Rabi crop cultivation is 591.51 lakh hectares in 2015-16, which is below the previous year's figure of 609.31 lakh hectares.
Gangtok, Jan 19 : Sikkim's famed black cardamom has of late been giving its farmers a major economic boost. The price of the crop has soared more than six-fold in five years owing to intelligent intervention and grassroots efforts, according to officials.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded Sikkim's effort to become an organic state. Any which way you look at it, Sikkim has assumed leadership in organic agriculture. The rest of the country will have to follow suit.
Gantok, Jan. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Organic Products' Exhibition on Tuesday.
Washington D.C., Jan. 18 : A new study has revealed that rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them.
New Delhi, Jan. 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the valedictory session of the ongoing National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers in Gangtok on Monday and he is expected to formally declare Sikkim as the first organic state of the nation.
Imphal, Jan. 15 : Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Mohanbhai Kundariya has urged farmers in Manipur to take up organic farming if they are keen on having a good and healthy society.
New Delhi, Jan 13 : The central government on Wednesday announced a new crop insurance policy 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana' for farmers across the country, saying the "path-breaking scheme" will boost the farming sector.
New Delhi, Jan 4 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the key challenges faced by the Indian agriculture are the need to increase productivity by leveraging technology-especially for high yielding and resistant variety seeds and efficient utilization of water, adapt latest IT to increase resilience to nature by phasing sowing, watering and harvesting and to increase the price benefits to the farmer by providing timely market information.