India Agriculture News

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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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

Yamaha develops FAZER R, an unmanned helicopter for agriculture sector
Iwata [Japan], Oct.11 : Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new unmanned helicopter, the FAZER R. on sale from November 2016, this high-end industrial unmanned aircraft (commonly known as "drones") model is designed for the agricultural sector. Read Full Story

IIM Calcutta graduate turns dairy farmer
Ajmer (Rajasthan), Oct. 9 : Ankita Kumawat, an Indian Institute of Management Calcutta post graduate has turned into a dairy farmer in Ajmer. Ankita looks after the Maatratav Dairy and Organic Food Company . Read Full Story

250 mandis linked with e-agriculture market
New Delhi , Oct 07 : In an endeavour to help farmers get a better price for their products, the Centre has integrated 250 mandis in ten states with the electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) in the first phase. Read Full Story

BSF helps distraught farmers to grow crops amid tension on border
Ataari (Punjab) , Oct. 4 : Even as the situation in the border areas remain highly tensed, the Border Security Forces yesterday allowed the farmers in the border areas to cross the fencing to harvest their crop. Read Full Story

SKUAST playing vital role to boost agriculture in Kashmir
Srinagar, (J-K) , Sept. 29 : Amidst the ongoing tension in the Kashmir Valley post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8, the Sher e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology (SKUAST) is playing a vital role in giving a boost to the agriculture sector in the valley. Read Full Story

Nirmall brings Vortex Technology to farmers of India
New Delhi , Aug 31 : They are privileged to share a frame with Prime Minister who is committed to improve the Agriculture Sector and in which Nirmal contributes with its technology. Read Full Story

These rice crops can help farmers cut pollution, costs
Washington D.C, Aug 1 : 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. Read Full Story

Five-day long pineapple festival organised in Imphal to promote growers
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. Read Full Story

Centre's initiatives for farmers showing positive results, says agriculture minister
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. Read Full Story

NRRI research to benefit rice farmers say union agriculture minister
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. . Read Full Story

PM Modi to launch National Agriculture Market portal to connect e-mandis
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. Read Full Story

Union minister inaugurates Potato Technology Centre in Haryana
Karnal, Apr 6 : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the Potato Technology Center, in Shamgarh ,Karnal, Haryana on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Government to Double the Income of Farmers by 2022
New Delhi, Feb 29: Unified Agricultural Marketing E-Platform to be Dedicated to the Nation on 14th April this Year Read Full Story

PM Modi unveils operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
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. Read Full Story

'India-Africa Agribusiness Forum' to commence
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. Read Full Story

Agricultural education in India must conform to global standards: President
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. Read Full Story

Rabi crops sowing crosses 590 lakh hectares
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. Read Full Story

PM Modi visits Organic Products' Exhibition
Gantok, Jan. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Organic Products' Exhibition on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Rats can cause health threats to poultry, humans: Study
Washington D.C., Jan. 18 : A new study has revealed that rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them. Read Full Story

PM Modi to declare Sikkim as the first organic state
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. Read Full Story

Centre urges Manipur farmers to take up organic farming for a healthy society
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. Read Full Story

Indian agriculture needs to increase productivity by leveraging technology: Jaitley
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. Read Full Story

Farmers bear the brunt of harsh winters in western India
Aurangabad, Dec.30 : Harsh weather conditions ruined pomegranate harvest in Maharashtra, landing farmers in huge losses. Read Full Story

Manipur's potential in horticulture showcased at Orange Festival
Imphal, Dec. 18 : Climatic conditions in the northeast are favourable for horticulture. Manipur's Tamenglong District, which is known as the "Orange Bowl" of the state, hosts an annual festival to demonstrate the variety of oranges it produces. Read Full Story

Sharad Joshi demise a big setback for the agriculture sector: Gadkari
Pune, Dec. 12 : Expressing grief over the demise of farmers' leader Sharad Joshi, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said it is a big setback for the agriculture sector of the country. Read Full Story

Jaitley says monsoon deficit won't affect food production
New Delhi, June 4 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said even if the monsoon turns out to be a little deficient as per prediction, it will not affect food production. Read Full Story

Wheat procurement norms for Haryana relaxed
New Delhi, Apr 14 : Untimely rains and hailstorms in March, 2015 have widely damaged wheat crop in Haryana also. Read Full Story

Centre to relax quality norms for procurement of wheat
New Delhi, Apr 7 : The Centre has asked Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh Governments to test samples of wheat jointly with FCI immediately on its arrival so that appropriate relaxation in quality norms can be considered for the procurement. Read Full Story

India among top consumers of antimicrobials for livestock production
Washington, Mar 20 : A new study has estimated the annual average consumption of antimicrobial compounds used to raise food animals in 228 countries worldwide. Read Full Story

Potato farmers incur heavy losses due to untimely rains (with Video)
Farrukhabad/ Jalpaiguri, March 17 : Farmers cultivating potatoes in India have a harrowing time with unseasonal rains playing havoc on standing crops. Read Full Story

In a first, Himachal farmer develops new tropical climate apple
New Delhi, Mar.17 : Have you ever thought of growing apples in Kerala, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh? Read Full Story

Agriculture minister urges students and scientists to adopt one village
New Delhi, Jan.16 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday underlined the importance of fundamentals of agricultural growth for the development of country. Read Full Story

Australia-India agriculture opportunities in sight
New Delhi, Jan. 13 : Senator Richard Colbeck, Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture said on Tuesday that greater agriculture trade opportunities are in sight for the Australian producers in India. Read Full Story

Israel to open centres of excellence for farmers in India
Gandhinagar, Jan. 12 : Israel's Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir has announced that his country will open centres of excellence for farmers in India to encourage research in agriculture sector. Read Full Story

Israel to participate in Vibrant Gujarat 2015
New Delhi, Jan 6 : Israel's Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir will lead the Israeli delegation to the seventh edition of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a statement by Israel Embassy said. Read Full Story

Role of education paramount in growth of agriculture: Radha Mohan Singh
New Delhi, Jan.1 : Agricultural growth is not possible without education, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. Read Full Story

Karnataka organic farming experts meet Agriculture Minister
New Delhi, June 16 : Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday held detailed discussions with a team of experts from Karnataka on organic farming, to understand the salient features of successful experiments in the state in organic farming. Read Full Story


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