Multi-Disciplinary Team to Improve Quality of Horticultural Produce, Nursery Production

Multi-Disciplinary Team to Improve Quality of Horticultural Produce, Nursery Production

The ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Fruits organized the “7th Group Discussion” at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana from 16th to 19th January, 2020. The Chie…

Are Farmers in India Really Benefitted From Government Schemes ?

Are Farmers in India Really Benefitted From Government Schemes ?

The Agriculture Census in India is conducted at a five-year interval. The latest one was done in 2015-16. So, this number cannot be used now. Migration of farmer families has to be…

Brazilian President Visit to India Could Strengthen Bilateral Relations in Fields of Energy, Agriculture, Defence

Brazilian President Visit to India Could Strengthen Bilateral Relations in Fields of Energy, Agriculture, Defence

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will on January 24 begin a four-day visit to India, primarily as chief guest on Republic Day and also to explore ways to boost trade ties…

Dr N Kumar, VC of TNAU Conferred With Harit Ratna Award 2019

Dr N Kumar, VC of TNAU Conferred With Harit Ratna Award 2019

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr) N Kumar has been conferred with National Award for Agriculture sector namely “Harit Ratna Award 2019”.

Whitefly Plaguing Coconut Plantations in Southern India

Whitefly Plaguing Coconut Plantations in Southern India

Coconut farmers in and around Pollachi and Udumalpet regions in Coimbatore are alarmed at a virulent whitefly menace sweeping the region. The bug, which is just about 2 mm in size…

Potato Cluster Notified Under Agri Export Policy

Potato Cluster Notified Under Agri Export Policy

For the development of clusters, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is organizing meetings in the notified clusters under the Agri Ex…

Government Committed to Double Farmers Income by 2022 through Schemes Like PM-Kisan, PMFBY

Government Committed to Double Farmers Income by 2022 through Schemes Like PM-Kisan, PMFBY

The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare organized the first National consultative workshop on Strengthening Agri- Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) in New…

Don't Miss the Startup India Tableau at Republic Day 2020 Parade

Don't Miss the Startup India Tableau at Republic Day 2020 Parade

Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry will showcase a tableau on Startup India in this year’s Republic Day Parade at Rajp…

Thousands of Farmers Participate in 'KRUSHIK 2020'

Thousands of Farmers Participate in 'KRUSHIK 2020'

The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune organized the “5th Edition of KRUSHIK - 2020 - Live Demo & Agri Expo” from 16 to 19 January, 2020. The Chief…

ICAR-NIASM and VNMKV, Parbhani Join Hands for Research & Academic Activities

ICAR-NIASM and VNMKV, Parbhani Join Hands for Research & Academic Activities

The ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati in Pune has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), Pa…

Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) for Urea Before Direct Cash Transfer

Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) for Urea Before Direct Cash Transfer

Government had launched the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) in 2010 under which a fixed amount of subsidy is given on each grade of subsidized phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilizer…

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Production Challenges & Processing Opportunities

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Production Challenges & Processing Opportunities

Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) have been important ingredient of Indian healthcare systems, cuisine and also trade. Ironically, it is still considered only as a forestry sub-…

International Camel Festival 2020 Concludes in Bikaner

International Camel Festival 2020 Concludes in Bikaner

An International Camel Festival was held in Bikaner on 12th January 2020. Bikaner is famous for being the only camel breeding region, so this two-day festival was exclusively dedic…

Vidarbha Cotton Infested by 20-40 Percent Pink Bollworm

Vidarbha Cotton Infested by 20-40 Percent Pink Bollworm

Controlling unwanted cotton is an essential part of good integrated pest & disease management and general farm hygiene. One is volunteer cotton – plants that have germinated, emerg…

Vertical Farming Envisages Profitable and Suitable Agriculture Business: Dr Shivendra Bajaj, FSII

Vertical Farming Envisages Profitable and Suitable Agriculture Business: Dr Shivendra Bajaj, FSII

A silent revolution is underway in the agriculture sector, which is going to be quite evident in the days to come. As the global population is set to reach near 10 billion mark by…

Designing Future Rice Enhanced Profitability and Nutritional Security

Designing Future Rice Enhanced Profitability and Nutritional Security

Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad recently celebrated its 4th Foundation Day. The Chief Guest, Padma Shri Dr. V. P. Singh, Former Head, Division of Genetics, ICAR-IARI,…

Livestock Insurance is the Need of Hour

Livestock Insurance is the Need of Hour

Insurance Foundation of India has announced a seminar on “Livestock Insurance” Need of the Day which will be held on 3rd Feb 2020 in Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD House, New…

Need to Carry Out Awareness Activities to Resolve Conflict Between Man & Wild Animals in Agriculture

Need to Carry Out Awareness Activities to Resolve Conflict Between Man & Wild Animals in Agriculture

All India Network Project on Vertebrate Pest Management organized its “3rd Group Meeting” at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) in Hyderabad las…

Two-day Workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo Held in Jammu & Kashmir

Two-day Workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo Held in Jammu & Kashmir

Discussions of the two-day workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo with the aim of creating opportunities for the sustainable development in Jammu & Kashmir has concluded at Jammu. The…

Agriculture Minister visits ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute in Coimbatore

Agriculture Minister visits ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute in Coimbatore

Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare visited the ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute in Coimbatore. He applauded the crossing facilities of t…

CIRCOT Launches Pilot Project on Lint based Cotton Trading to Augment in Doubling Farmer’s Income

CIRCOT Launches Pilot Project on Lint based Cotton Trading to Augment in Doubling Farmer’s Income

The ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai launched a Pilot Project for trading of the seed cotton on the basis of lint realization or Ginning Percentage…

Dhanuka Agritech Confers Farmers with Innovative Agriculture Award

Dhanuka Agritech Confers Farmers with Innovative Agriculture Award

Dhanuka Agritech Limited, one of India’s leading agrochemical company, felicitated farmers at the first edition of the Dhanuka Innovative Agriculture Award (DIAA). The award ceremo…

Future of Agriculture in India by Start-ups

Future of Agriculture in India by Start-ups

Department of Information Technology & Biotechnology, and Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka had launched a Centre of Excellence for Agri-Innovation, in collaboration wi…

Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund Co-invests With Trendlines in ProJini Agchem

Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund Co-invests With Trendlines in ProJini Agchem

Pesticides are the main tools that a farmer uses to control pests. Pests (insects, diseases and weeds) cause up to 40% yield loss in agriculture, as per FAO estimations. The pestic…

Governor of Telangana Inaugurates 110th FOCARs at ICAR-NAARM

Governor of Telangana Inaugurates 110th FOCARs at ICAR-NAARM

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Governor, Telangana State inaugurated the “110th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARs)” at the ICAR-National Academy of…

Scientists Must Explore Ways to Make Climate-Resilient, Nutrition-Efficient & Less Water Consuming Crops: Venkaiah Naidu

Scientists Must Explore Ways to Make Climate-Resilient, Nutrition-Efficient & Less Water Consuming Crops: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon the scientific community to find long-term solutions for the problems faced by farmers and improve crop productivity & income…

Introduction of QR Code Labels for Coconut Seedlings

Introduction of QR Code Labels for Coconut Seedlings

The Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Research Institute’s (CPCRI) regional station took the initiative to distribute the coconut seedlings with QR code labels as a quality…

Uttarakhand Distributes Mandua Thresher, Spray Machines & Small Agricultural Implements to Farmers

Uttarakhand Distributes Mandua Thresher, Spray Machines & Small Agricultural Implements to Farmers

Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand visited the ICAR- Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan in Almora. Rawat applauded the Institute’s work being carrie…

Farmers Science Congress Highlights Importance of Farmer’s Innovations

Farmers Science Congress Highlights Importance of Farmer’s Innovations

The Farmer’s Science Congress was inaugurated for the first time in the 107 years of history of Indian Science Congress, highlighting the importance of farmer’s innovations & their…

Agri Product Clusters Set Up in 8 States

Agri Product Clusters Set Up in 8 States

The Agri Export Policy was announced last year with an objective of doubling the export and ensuring doubling of farmers’ income. In order to achieve this objective, Agricultural a…

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