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  • Agricultural & processed food products exports increase by 25 per cent

    Agricultural & processed food products exports increase by 25 per cent

    According to the provisional data released by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), the overall export of agricultural and processed food products has witnessed a growth of 25 per cent in dollars during April-September 2022.

    November 2, 2022
  • GM mustard gets Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee approval for field cultivation

    GM mustard gets Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee approval for field cultivation

    Though the GEAC had opened the proposal in 2017, the Ministry had rejected it reasoning that the GEAC hold more studies on the GM crop.

    October 27, 2022
  • 2022 summer droughts became extremely likely due to climate change

    2022 summer droughts became extremely likely due to climate change

    Human-caused climate change made agricultural and ecological droughts in the North Hemisphere extratropics at least 20 times more likely, the researchers found.

    October 10, 2022
  • Fruits of labour

    Fruits of labour

    . According to a recent news report, demand for agricultural produce from Northeast India has shown a spike in recent years, which experts ascribe to the labours of the Centre.

    September 3, 2022
  • Agricultural exports touch historic high of $50 billion

    Agricultural exports touch historic high of $50 billion

    The growth rate is remarkable as it is over and above the growth of 17.66 per cent, at $41.87 billion, achieved in 2020-21 and has been recorded despite unprecedented logistical challenges in the form of high freight rates, container shortages etc.

    April 6, 2022
  • Apeda facilitates mango exports to Japan

    Apeda facilitates mango exports to Japan

    A mango festival is being organised in Tokyo, Japan as a part of Azadi ki Amrit Mahotsav, in collaboration with the Embassy of India, Japan & Invest India today

    March 30, 2022
  • India records 15% rise in export of agricultural, processed food products in Apr-Oct

    India records 15% rise in export of agricultural, processed food products in Apr-Oct

    The significant rise in agri-exports is seen as a testimony of the government’s commitment to increase farmers’ income through giving thrust on boosting exports of agricultural and processed food products of the country.

    November 19, 2021
  • Ordinance allows investors & farmers to enter contractual agreements for farming

    Ordinance allows investors & farmers to enter contractual agreements for farming

    Besides the land title, rights, ownership or possession shall not be transferred or alienated or vested to the sponsor.

    May 23, 2020
  • Mere first step

    Mere first step

    The recent increase in the minimum support prices (MSP) for 14 crops being put down during the ensuing ‘kharif’ season appeared substantial enough for the announcement to attract bold headlines ~ and kudos from political entities inclined in the government’s favour. As was only to be expected, the Opposition said it was misleading eyewash, fell...

    July 9, 2018
  • Study local, act global

    Study local, act global

    Not very long ago, the exodus of talented people from our country was termed as “brain drain.” Persons leaving Indian shores for foreign jobs were branded as renegades if not outright traitors. With time, accepting the inevitability of talent flocking to greener pastures, the term “brain drain” has been replaced by the more politically correct...

    April 7, 2018
  • Odisha Investors’ Summit to display state’s potential in agricultural space

    Odisha Investors’ Summit to display state’s potential in agricultural space

    In an attempt to maximize Odisha’s “innate and in-built potential” in the agri space, encourage farmers to embrace mechanization, diversify crops and attract investments, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is teaming up with the Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha, to organize Krushi Odisha 2018 and Odisha Investors’ Summit – Opportunities in Agriculture and...

    March 6, 2018
  • Ruckus for varsity on as Balurghat MP intervenes

    Ruckus for varsity on as Balurghat MP intervenes

    Following intervention of Member of Parliament from Balurghat constituency, Arpita Ghosh for selection of spot for the proposed university in the district in Balurghat yesterday, the civic administration in South Dinajpur has subsequently started selection of land in and around the town. It is learnt that a five member team of the Land and Land...

    February 28, 2018
  • Capt seeks Centre to bear 90 % outlay on agri development programmes

    Capt seeks Centre to bear 90 % outlay on agri development programmes

    Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, requesting that the sharing pattern between Centre and States for various agriculture development programmes be reverted to 90:10 in order to avert the looming crisis in the farm sector. Stressing the serious need to revert to the earlier sharing pattern to...

    January 31, 2018
  • Eminent agricultural scientist Kalkat passes away

    Eminent agricultural scientist Kalkat passes away

    Eminent agricultural scientist and Padma Bhushan awardee Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passed away here on Saturday following a brief illness. He was 92. Kalkat was actively involved as an agricultural scientist during the Green Revolution in Punjab in the 1950s and 1960s to make the country self-reliant in foodgrain. He was the founder-Chairman of Punjab State...

    January 28, 2018
  • Agricultural convention

    Agricultural convention

    The 82nd Annual Convention and National Seminar of Indian Society of Soil Science was organised by Indian Society of Soil Science, Kolkata Chapter in collaboration with Amity University, Kolkata on 11December. More than 400 soil scientists from India participated in the convention. Ashish Banerjee, agricultural minister, government of West Bengal, graced the occasion as the...

    January 2, 2018
  • Industrialists urged to invest in mariculture to increase fish production

    Industrialists urged to invest in mariculture to increase fish production

    A meeting of think-tanks from various sectors here on Saturday urged Indian industrialists to invest money in mariculture in order to increase fish production in the country. The meeting was held here at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to mark 37 years of research, education and development of mariculture, or the branch of...

    April 8, 2017
  • No direct link between noteban and agri prices: Minister

    No direct link between noteban and agri prices: Minister

     There is no "direct link" between demonetisation and the prices of agricultural commodities, the government said Friday. "There is no direct link between demonetisation and the prices of agricultural commodities," Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in Rajya Sabha, adding that the government took a number of steps to provide relief to farmers after the...

    March 17, 2017