UK Set to Receive Its First Consignment of Jackfruit from Tripura

Tripura successfully exported the first consignment of jackfruit to the United Kingdom, said officials from the state’s horticulture department. Previously the state has been successfully exporting pineapples and lemons to Middle Eastern countries. Dr Phani Bhusan Jamatia, Horticulture Director, said that the consignment was sent to Guwahati on Thursday by train next to be transported to the United Kingdom via Delhi.  “The Agriculture and Processed […]

Medicinal Plants You Must Have at Home

Indian land is blessed with many kinds of plants and their species. As per our culture and year-old Ayurveda, some plants gave great medicinal significance. And even today, people prefer homemade recipes of Ayurveda to treat any common ailment, before taking allopathy or any western treatment.  Best medicinal plants for home Here is the list of top five medicinal plants you must have […]

Covid-19: Maharashtra Sugar Mills Gear up to Produce Oxygen

Maharashtra sugar mills are all set to produce and supply oxygen at their plants. This is a step taken in the wake of the oxygen crisis during the raging pandemic. The mills have decided to produce oxygen as a response to NCP President Sharad Pawar’s appeal to all factories to utilize their facilities to produce and supply oxygen. The appeal letter was sent to the […]

Cotton consumption to drop by 8 percent due to current Covid-19 wave

Cotton consumption is expected to drop by a little more than 8% as a result of the current Covid-19 wave and subsequent lockdowns in several states, according to India’s top cotton crop assessment agency. Cotton consumption for season 2020-21 (October to September) has been reduced by the Union Ministry of Textiles’ Committee on Cotton Production […]

Punjab Agricultural University launches a new variety of Basmati Rice

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, has grown a new variety of basmati, ‘Punjab Basmati 7′, for commercial cultivation in the coming season in the state, with the aim of diversification and preservation of the state’s depleting underground water table. This variant was created by crossing the standard basmati variety, ‘Basmati 386,’ with the most common […]

Virtual Classroom & Agri- Diksha Web Education Channel Inaugurated by Narendra Tomar

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, virtually inaugurated the “Virtual Classroom” & “Agri-Diksha Web Education Channel”. The Union Minister also launched the “Exploration Centre & Drone Remote Sensing Laboratory” and “Manual on Drone Remote Sensing” during the occasion. Tomar praised the hard work of all the scientists of the Council. The Union Minister […]

Indigo Rose, the First Antioxidant-Rich Purple Tomato, Gets Its Hybrid

Ten years ago, Jim Myers, a prominent vegetable breeder, and professor at the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences developed Indigo Rose, which is the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato. Now, Oregon State University (OSU) has developed Midnight Roma, a cross between Oregon Star and Indigo Rose.   Oregon Star is a huge fleshy tomato excellent for paste or slicing. It features […]

Good News! Punjab Government agrees to implement Direct Bank Transfer for Farmers.

Punjab farmers should expect direct online MSP payments starting with the forthcoming procurement season, after the Centre dismissed the state’s request for yet another DBT exemption on Thursday. After a nearly two-hour meeting with Food Minister Piyush Goyal, who categorically assured the state that the Centre will allow procurements and repay relevant costs only if […]

Taste the Tanginess of “Superfood”, Amla with Niche Agriculture Limited

Cultivated all through India and adjacent nations, “AMLA” has picked up a following all through the world as a “superfruit.” It’s no astonishing — a 100-gram serving of new amla berries contains the amount of Vitamin C equivalent to 20 oranges. Amla is endemic and primitive to the sub-continent of India. Botanically Amla is referred to as Phyllanthus Emblica and is deciduous in nature. […]

Meet Telangana Farmer Who Grows 110 Varieties of Rice, Creates Wonders With Organic Farming

A farmer, who resides in Chinthalur village of Telangana’s Nizamabad district, has done a very progressive task by developing as many as 110 varieties of rice, which was not possible even for scientists. By adopting a noted method of organic farming, he is doing wonders in the field of cultivation. The farmer, identified as Nagula […]