India Agriculture News

Five-day seed testing training programme inaugurated in Manipur
Lamphelpat (Manipur) , Aug.8 : Manipur's Deputy Chief Minister, Yumnam Joykumar Singh, today inaugurated a five-day-long special national training programme on advancement of seed testing at the ICAR research complex for the north eastern region here. Read Full Story

Dairy farming boosts sustainable livelihood in Meghalaya
Shillong (Meghalaya) , Aug 4 : The Government of Meghalaya recently organized a livestock mission programme to boost up dairy farming and encourage farmers and unemployed youth for sustainable livelihood to the people of the state. Read Full Story

Agriculture Ministry delivers steps to reduce farmer debts
New Delhi , August 1 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday listed out the measures taken by the Centre to alleviate the woes of debt ridden farmers. Read Full Story

Improvement in Breed of Cattles
New Delhi, August 1: Milk production has increased by 6.27pc per annum during last three years and during the last decade milk production has increased by 4pc per annum. Read Full Story

Farmers in Garo Hills switch to banana cultivation
Shillong (Meghalaya), July 28 : Meghalaya with its favorable climate for various crops cultivation switched from widespread jhum cultivation to banana cultivation. Read Full Story

Government launch ambitious Soil Health Card scheme for maximum yields at lower cost
New Delhi, July 27: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministers, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said the growth of agriculture sector is being discussed for a long time, but for the first time since independence, the development work in agriculture sector along with the improvement in the economic condition of farmers have been accelerated at the grass root level. Read Full Story

Irradiation Facilities for Horticultural Produces
New Delhi, July 27: The quantum of horticulture produce in India is large. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has been engaged in R and D work on the technology of preservation and hygienisation of food and agri-products by radiation. Read Full Story

Kashmiri farmers satisfied with bumper plum crop production
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) , July 27 : Good spells of rain and moderate temperature have yielded a bumper plum crop for Kashmir Valley farmers as compared to last year. Read Full Story

Food and Seed Irradiations
New Delhi, July 26: The use of radiation in agriculture has resulted in developing improved varieties of seeds resulting in increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is actively working in this area. Using radiation induced mutagenesis along with cross breeding, BARC has developed several varieties of oilseeds, pulses, rice and jute, which have been released and notified for commercial cultivation across the country. Read Full Story

Jute-ICARE -- An Initiative of The Government to Double the income of Jute Farmers
New Delhi, July 25: Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise for Jute (Jute - ICARE) was launched in 2015 to popularize/introduce some of the better agronomic practices and recently developed microbial assisted retting among farmers intensively in a few blocks in West Bengal and Assam on pilot basis. Read Full Story

Steps to Enhance the income of Farmers
New Delhi, July 25: Government is taking several steps to enhance the income of farmers including:- Read Full Story

Jhum farmer gets vocational training in Tripura
Agartala (Tripura) , July 21 : Tribal communities in Tripura have for long practiced jhum or shifting cultivation, a traditional method where forests are slashed and burnt to create land for agriculture. Read Full Story

Record production of food grains in 2016-17 and all previous records were broken: Shri Radha Mohan Singh
New Delhi, July 14: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said only through cross-pollination of expertise and innovations and thereafter synergy during implementation of the programs conceived we would be able to achieve the goal set for the country by Prime Minister, through his farsightedness, of doubling farmers' income by 2022. Read Full Story

Rice cultivation - A way of life in India's northeast
Kohima (Nagaland) , July 14 : India's Northeast is mostly based on an agrarian economy with more than 70 percent of the population engaged in the agriculture sector. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Varanasi
New Delhi, July 12: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi. Read Full Story

Jammu Kashmir: Govt. organises 'kisan mela' to boost agriculture
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , July 5 : The Jammu and Kashmir government organised mega machinery 'cum seed festival' to benefit the farmers, and boost the overall agricultural sector of valley in Srinagar on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Love gardening? Here are some tips monsoon gardening
New Delhi , July 1 : Every season has its own importance in the world of gardening. But monsoon is the best time of the year for garden lovers for planting and re - potting. Read Full Story

Chouhan asks Centre to purchase bumper crops
New Delhi , June 23 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said the Centre has given an assurance that it will buy onions and various kinds of lentils from farmers in the wake of a price fall and a 20 percent agriculture growth in the state this year. Read Full Story

Journalist turned banana cultivator
Imphal (Manipur) , June 22 : Soibam Maniton Singh, a journalist of Manipur set a benchmark by turning into a banana cultivator and achieving success in the field. Read Full Story

Experts to assess mountain agriculture status in Arunachal
Pradeep Kumar, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh) , June 13 : A team conducting a study on status of mountain agriculture in the Indian Himalayas is expected to visit Namsai and Wakro (Anjaw district) between June 12 and June 16, Department of Agriculture Advisor A K Purakayastha said. Read Full Story

Arunachal farmers keen to go organic
Pradeep Kumar, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) , June 13 : Arunachal Pradesh would turn totally organic soon with global organic scientist Dr Nilmadhab Nanda offering progressive farmers the required mantra. Read Full Story

Impossible to give loan waiver to farmers, says MP Agriculture Minister
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , June 10 : Amid raging protests by farmers spiralling across Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, state Agriculture Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen on Saturday categorically refused to provide any relief, saying the government has already been providing interest free loans and hence there's no need for a waiver. Read Full Story

Full of Freshness! Kashmir's cherry harvesting in full swing
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 7 : The harvesting of mouth watering and delicious cherry fruit crop have stated in full swing in Kashmir valley. Read Full Story

New Holland Agriculture delivers the most powerful tractor in India
Mumbai , June 6 : New Holland Agriculture, one of the world's leading agriculture equipment brands, delivered the first 230-hp tractor in India to Antony Lara Enviro Solution Pvt Ltd recently. Read Full Story

OPDPA continues its support to oil palm farmers; appreciates govt.'s proposal under NMOOP scheme
New Delhi , June 5 : Lauding the government's move on extending further assistance to Oil Palm growers under the NMOOP Scheme, Oil Palm Developers and Processors Association (OPDPA) on Monday announced the proposal of extending assistance for more than 25 ha area per farmer and revision in assistance for oil palm plantations. Read Full Story

Record foodgrains production in 2016-17
New Delhi , May 9 : Boisterous with good monsoon during 2016 and various policy initiatives undertaken by the government, the country witnessed a record food grain production, estimated at, 273.38 Million tonnes in 2016-17, as per a report released by the third advance estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture. Read Full Story

Baramulla hosts Mega Kisaan Mela
Baramulla (J-K) , May 6 : The 29 Rashtriya Rifles Camp, Hyderbeigh, Pattan, in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, District Baramulla on Saturday organised Mega Kisaan Mela cum Exhibition at Agriculture Extension office, Wagoora, Baramulla. The event was organised to facilitate farmers with latest technologies to increase their annual yield. Read Full Story

Centre comes to rescue of distressed chilli farmers in Andhra
Telangana (Andhra Pradesh) May 4 : The Centre has ordered the clearance of the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) with immediate effect to help distressed chilli farmers in Andhra Pradesh. Read Full Story

Uttar Pradesh special task force raid petrol pumps in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) , May 3 : A Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) raided over a dozen petrol pumps on Wednesday to check the sudden spurt of petrol theft in the state. Read Full Story

Nothing in document about taxing agricultural income: Panagariya
New Delhi , Apr 28 : NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Friday categorically stated that there is no question of taxing agriculture income at a time when the government is keen on doubling the income of farmers. Read Full Story

Haryana farmers will be arrested if they burn stubble
Chandigarh (Haryana) Apr 25 : The Haryana Police will now arrest those farmers who would burn stubble. Read Full Story

GST, doubling farmers' income on agenda as PM chairs NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi , Apr 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently chairing the third meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, wherein, action taken on decisions of the earlier two meetings, are being discussed in detail with special focus on the GST and doubling the income of farmers. Read Full Story

Spawning success through mushroom farming in Tripura
Anandanagar (West Tripura) , Apr. 6 : Suman Bhattacharjee, who is a bank manager by profession, all of a sudden thought of getting self-employed by producing mushrooms. Read Full Story

5th Agartala Dog Show, a 'barking' success
Agartala (Tripura) , Apr. 6 : The 5th Agartala Dog Show organised by Tripura Veterinary Doctor's Association, was held at the Vivekananda stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

UN agriculture agency takes step to help rice farmers bolster production
New York, Mar 31 : Concerned about global rice production and eradicating hunger around the world, the United Nations agricultural agency on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with an international research institute to enhance rice farming and make it more adaptable to climate change. Read Full Story

Govt. revives aromatic rice 'Mushkbudji' to boost agriculture sector in Srinagar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Mar. 13 : To boost the agricultural sector in valley, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken up a very fruitful step to revive one of the aromatic and traditional rice varieties namely 'Mushkbudji'. Read Full Story

Agricultural growth in Chhattisgarh moving in positive direction: Raman Singh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Mar. 04 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday expressed delight over the positive growth witnessed in the state's agricultural sector. Read Full Story

Tripura Forest Department popularising orchid cultivation as income alternative
Gandhigram (Tripura) , Jan. 15 : Tripura Forest Department has started an orchid cultivation-cum-training centre at Gandhigram in the outskirts of capital Agartala under the Sadar forest range. Read Full Story

India, Israel committed to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of Agriculture
New Delhi, Jan 11 : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday met Israeli delegation led by the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister of Israel, Uri Ariel to discuss issues relating to bilateral cooperation in agriculture between India and Israel. Read Full Story

New 'soya' dairy substitute is Manipur's new taste sensation
Imphal(Manipur), Jan. 7: Under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Make in India', a new company under the name of 'Emasoy' has been making its mark in the market across Manipur for supplying dairy substitute made from soyabean, which has become the latest talk of the town. Read Full Story

Tripura: Workshop organised for developing skill of small tea growers
Brahmakunda (West Tripura) , Jan. 3 : Aiming to provide employment and improving the ailing tea industry through better management and increased production, a ten-day workshop on development of skill of small tea growers was organised in Brahmakunda of West Tripura. Read Full Story

Horticulture Kissan Mela a boon for Poonch farmers
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , Dec. 31 : The Department of Horticulture in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district recently organised a Horticulture Kissan Mela to inform farmers about the latest trends in horticulture production. Read Full Story

Kashmiri apples, vegetable market running in full swing due to dry weather
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , Dec. 29 : As the month of December comes to an end and the Mughal Road remains open due to dry weather, Kashmiri apples and vegetables dealers are having a good time with vendors earning well. Read Full Story

Rabi crops sowing crosses 554 lakh hectares
New Delhi [India], Dec. 24 : As per preliminary reports received from the states, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on December 23rd stands at 554.91 lakh hectares as compared to 523.40 lakh hectare this time in 2015. Read Full Story

Holland bulbs plantation in full swing in Srinagar's Tulip Garden
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 18 : The plantation process of Holland bulbs is on in full swing in Srinagar's Tulip Garden. Read Full Story

'Pranic healing' to bring evolution in agriculture
Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Dec.6 : Due to the outbreak of many diseases following the use of chemical fertilizers for growing crops, Rajkot has initiated a new process of pranic healing in the field of agriculture. Read Full Story

People in India deeply concerned about welfare of dairy animals
New Delhi [India], Nov 25 : A new survey commissioned by World Animal Protection has shown the cruel treatment of animals in local dairies in India is unacceptable to almost 90 percent of people who responded; highlighting strong support for better protection of dairy animals across the country. Read Full Story

Agriculture Minister to launch coffee table book
New Delhi [India], Nov.24 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will launch a coffee table book agri-mechanization for Make in India on Friday. Read Full Story

Rice farming long-held culture in India
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 21 : A study found that rice production in India was a long-held culture during the Indus civilization. Read Full Story

Jaitley calls for hi-tech services for farmers to increase price benefits
New Delhi [India], Nov. 19 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that in order to ensure future increases in agriculture output and double the farmers' income by 2022, focus should be on higher agriculture productivity especially in view of the limitation on expanding crop area. Read Full Story

Proper water and quality feed increases Trout fish production in Kashmir
Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 19 : proper water flow and quality feeding has increased the production of trout fish at the Laribal fish farm in Dachigam. Read Full Story

Top UK firms bring most advanced technologies in agriculture
New Delhi [India], Nov.18 : The Department for International Trade (DIT) is leading a delegation of 6 British Agri-Tech companies at Agro-Tech trade show in Chandigarh from 19-22 November. Read Full Story

Weeds can be beneficial for crops: Study
Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 12 : Weeds will no longer be harmful for crops, suggests a study. Read Full Story

Land preparation of tulip garden on in full swing in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov.9 : The land preparation of the tulip garden is on full swing, with new designs aimed to make the next tulip show successful in the Kashmir Valley. Read Full Story

Rajasthan to host global agri meet
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Nov. 9 : A three-day international event of 'Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM)' for farmers will begin here today which will showcase best global practices and technologies suitable to farmers. Read Full Story

J-K Govt. committed to boost sericulture industry in Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 5 : The Jammu and Kashmir Government has taken an initiative to boost the age old traditional sericulture industry. Read Full Story

Three day 'GRAM' begins in Jaipur; to expose farmers to latest farm technologies
New Delhi [India], Nov 4 : The three-day Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) 2016 gets under way in Jaipur on November 9, 2016. GRAM 2016 will expose the farming communities to the technological advancements and global best practices and showcase investment opportunities in the state to agri-business communities across the world. Read Full Story

Crop procurement facilities bring cheer to Punjab farmers
Amritsar (Punjab)[India], Nov.4 : Punjab, which is rightly termed the 'Food Bowl of India', continues to grow a variety of crops, fruits and vegetables, making the nation self-sufficient. Read Full Story

Farmers benefit from Kargil's new soil testing laboratory
Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], Nov.4 : A new soil testing laboratory in Kargil is helping farmers. This laboratory has an assistant soil chemist, who is supported by a research assistant and laboratory attendant. Read Full Story

Government procures 34546 MT of pulses from farmers during Kharif season
New Delhi , Oct.26 : The government agencies have procured 34546.69 MT pulses- Moong and Urad as on 25.10.2016 during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS). Read Full Story

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