Why did Crude Edible Oil prices jump by 8% in a fortnight?

The prices have gone up by Rs 10-15 per Kg in the last fortnight. And there is no respite for the Indian consumers from cooking oil price inflation. The situation is likely to remain the same for at least a month. This is despite 10% export tax reduction by Indonesia and 5% duty reduction by India.  There is an increased […]

Tripura Encouraging Farmers for Commercial Cultivation of Agar

After Assam, now the Tripura government is also encouraging farmers for commercial cultivation of agar, which is used in world-class perfumeries and other sectors, authorities said on Saturday. Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of Tripura, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to seek his help in facilitating the export of agar oil and chips […]

Top Varieties of Soybean in Madhya Pradesh

Soybean, one of the most cultivated crops in India contributes significantly to the Indian economy being a part of the Indian edible oil pool. Soybean is one of those crops that is an oilseed crop, a legume crop, and is also used to prepare flour. India ranks fourth in respect to the production of soybean […]

Rains halted, sowing of almost all major Kharif crops takes a big hit

As the monsoon gets delayed over most parts of India after a timely start, the sowing of major Kharif crops has seen a dip. Irrespective of when the rains arrive now, the sowing window for crops like moong, urad, and, to an extent, cotton might be too short for farmers to commence operations. The All India Crop […]

Farmers from Andhra Pradesh suffer losses due to severe drop in lemon prices

Lemon prices have plummeted, causing farmers in Andhra Pradesh to lose a lot of money. Lemon growers in the region are worried as the price of lemons has plunged for the second year in a row. Although lemons are cultivated all year, the peak time is between March and June. Despite the fact that the […]

India starts exporting GI-certified Jalgaon banana to Dubai

In a major boost to India’s exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified agricultural produce, a consignment of fibre and mineral rich ‘Jalgaon Banana’ has been shipped to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. About 22 tonne of the GI certified banana was sourced from farmers of Tandalwadi village in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, a cluster identified under the […]

COVID-19 second wave will not impact India’s Agri sector: Niti Aayog

Agriculture activities in May, when rural India saw the worst of the pandemic, remain at a bare minimum, Ramesh Chand, Niti Aayog member, said. Niti Aayog member (agriculture) Ramesh Chand on June 6 said the second COVID-19 wave will not impact the Indian agriculture sector in anyway as rural areas saw spread of infections in […]

Queen Pineapple of Tripura: What’s So Special About This Variety?

Welcome to the land of hillocks and high hills adorned with valleys and rivers with moderately humid and warm climate in the Northeast of India. Welcome to Tripura.   This is also the land of pineapples, jackfruits, litchis, oranges, limes, lemons, cashew nuts, and coconuts. The beauty of this land is that fruits are abundantly grown on hillocks, harnessing the well-distributed rainfall of […]

Indian Army Purchases Jharkhand Farmer’s Bumper Watermelon Harvest

Due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, a 25-year-old Jharkhand farmer was unable to sell his bumper watermelon harvest of 5 tonnes hence he offered the whole of his produce to soldiers of the Sikh Regimental Centre (SRC) at Ramgarh.  SRC officials, including commandant Brigadier M Sri Kumar, were moved by the gesture of Ranjan Kumar Mahto, a Ranchi […]

India And Israel Sign Three-year Work Program To Train Farmers And Modernize Agriculture

Taking forward the ever-growing partnership in agriculture between Israel and India, the two governments have agreed to enhance their cooperation in agriculture and signed a three-year work program agreement. India and Israel are implementing the “Indo-Israel Agricultural Project Centres of Excellence” and “Indo-Israel Villages of Excellence”. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, […]