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Top Agriculture News: From Modi’s New Cabinet to GI-Certified Bhalia Wheat & More

Shipra Singh
Shipra Singh
PM Modi's Union Cabinet

After PM Modi showed interest in bee farming, his revamped Union Cabinet took some major decisions related to agriculture. It seems the Prime Minister is all set to bring in major changes in the field of agriculture and allied fields. 

Meanwhile, Gujarat's Bhalia wheat was recently shipped to Kenya and Sir Lanka. And don't miss reading about this man from Odisha who has geared up to conserve nature by planting trees. 

All this and more exciting news compiled by our diligent KJ staff awaits you here. Keep reading...

Modi’s New Cabinet Focuses on Agriculture

The revamped Union cabinet announced major decisions after its first meeting in the agriculture sector. The cabinet has approved some changes in the central sector scheme of financing facility under ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’. The modifications in the scheme will help in generating investments while ensuring that the benefits reach small and marginal farmers. 

Read full story here: https://krishijagran.com/agriculture-world/modi-s-new-cabinet-focuses-on-agriculture-approves-the-modifications-in-agriculture-infrastructure-fund/

GI certified Bhalia wheat from Gujarat shipped to Kenya, Lanka

The first shipment of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Bhalia variety of wheat was exported to Kenya and Sri Lanka from Gujarat. The GI certified wheat has high protein content and is sweet in taste. The crop is grown mostly across Bhal region of Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, Anand, Kheda, Bhavanagar, Surendranagar, Bharuch districts. APEDA said "This is expected to give boost to wheat exports."

Read complete news here: https://krishijagran.com/agriculture-world/kenya-and-sri-lanka-receives-first-shipment-of-gi-certified-bhalia-wheat-from-gujarat/

Sahoo from Odisha is on a mission to conserve the environment

Antaryami Sahoo from Odisha, also known as Gaccha sir, is on a mission to conserve the environment and wildlife by planting thousands of trees in public spaces, alongside creating awareness through handmade posters with drawings of animals, trees and writing bullet points to emphasise the importance of saving them.

Mascio Gaspardo unveiled its much awaited product "Super Seeder"

Mascio Gaspardo India unveiled its much awaited product Super Seeder. On this occasion all the dealers of Haryana and Rajasthan and senior officers of the company were present. Mr. Pankaj Jha (National Sales Head) said Mascio Gaspardo is committed to providing international high quality products to all the farmers, the use of this super seeder will save time and increase the income of the farmers, while saving the environment from being polluted. It is the best agricultural equipment for sowing wheat in paddy straw.

WayCool Foods to Expand Its Footprint into Western India & Middle East

WayCool Foods, a Chennai-based agritech firm, is planning to expand its footprint into Western India & Middle East nations. Despite the epidemic, the company grew and improved its efficiency. Karthik Jayaraman, chief executive officer and co-founder of WayCool Foods and Products Pvt Ltd said “Despite the hurdles, we have reached numerous milestones this year, and we crossed an annual recurring revenue of 1000 crore in June.”

Read more: https://krishijagran.com/industry-news/waycool-foods-to-expand-its-footprint-into-western-india-middle-east/

Cabinet approves amendment to Coconut Development Board Act

The government has decided to amend the Coconut Development Board Act, 1979 to make the post of chairman non-executive, as part of its efforts to boost production and productivity in this sector. The post of the chairman will be non-executive and there would be a CEO for executive powers. It will be beneficial to the coconut growers at large. Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said: "We are going to make amendments in the Coconut Development Board Act."

Tradecorp reorganizes its sales structure in France

Tradecorp has strengthened its foothold in France to meet the needs of its customers in a better manner, adapt to new market situations and stimulate growth in the country. As a result of this expansion strategy, three new sales representatives have joined the Tradecorp team in France. Remi Lacaille, Director of Tradecorp said, "This new organization is excellent news for me! As the new Director of Tradecorp France, I am delighted to be able to contribute, alongside our strategic customers, to the development of our Biostimulants and Specialty Nutrition solutions in France.

Groundwork BioAg expands leadership team for global growth

Groundwork BioAg® announced that the company has expanded its leadership team to directly align with its key growth markets: mainstream agriculture and cannabis, in response to increased demand for its regenerative agriculture products. Hanan Dor joins the company as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for expanding the agriculture business. Dr. Yossi Kofman, Co-Founder and CEO of Groundwork BioAg, said  “We’re thrilled to attract an industry leader like Hanan to our leadership team. Together, I believe Groundwork BioAg is well positioned to continue our rapid growth trajectory.”

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