Mandi Updates: Wholesale Wheat Prices Drop on New Arrivals

The wholesale prices of wheat fell across the benchmark markets in India, according to the data from the Agmarknet portal run by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The prices fell on new arrivals in the market. In Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the two largest wheat-producing states, the month-on-month wholesale prices dropped in February. […]

PM Modi launches new scheme for farmers, says ‘a new expansion to agriculture…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, while launching the world’s largest storage scheme for our farmers, “Under this, in every corner of the country, thousands of warehouses and godowns will be built. Today, 18000 PACS are also computerised. All of these give will a new expansion to agriculture infrastructure in the country and connect agriculture […]

Analyzing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mixed Farming

Farmers have created cutting-edge methods for maximising their productivity and space. Making the most available resources may involve raising crops and cattle simultaneously or using one land for two crops. Each technique, however, has both some benefits and some drawbacks. What is Mixed Agriculture? A definition of mixed farming is farming that involves two or […]

India eyes reduced export costs with trial sea shipments of mangoes and pomegranates to US and EU.

In a pioneering move, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), in partnership with the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), is gearing up for trial sea shipments of mangoes and pomegranates to the US and the European Union. This initiative, aimed at slashing the transportation expenses involved in exporting fresh fruits, […]

How to use organic matter to improve the health of the soil?

It will be impossible to satisfy the steadily expanding demand for food if soil health is poor. Legumes, manures, compost, and certain planting techniques can all be used naturally to improve soil quality. By incorporating chemical fertilizers, it can also be increased in an inorganic way. However, this has led to a rise in output […]

India needs to usher in Green Revolution 2.0 to promote less water-intensive crops

India needs to usher in Green Revolution 2.0 with a view to promote farming of less water-intensive crops such as pulses and oil seeds and discourage free power for the agri sector, economic think tank GTRI said on Thursday. There is a need to “promote less water-intensive crops like pulses, oil seeds, and vegetables like […]

Farm Mechanization in India’s Agriculture Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

Agriculture sector’s integral role in India The Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Food Processing recently investigated farm mechanization and equipment spanning 2020-23. While representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare provided a thorough briefing on the status of modernization in farming, it did raise concern about the lack of […]

What Is Soil Fertility and Why Is It Important?

Soil fertility is essential for plant development and determines production. Farmers benefit greatly from fertile fields. However, poor agricultural management can result in land depletion. It is vital to remember the value of fertilisers and environmentally friendly farming methods in enhancing field fertility. With proper soil fertility management practises, high yields can be obtained from […]

Govt’s solution for farmers: What it means for each of the parties

An “out-of-the-box” solution has come up in the fourth round of talks between the Central government and the leaders of protesting farmers. For a week, farmers from Punjab have been gathering on the borders with Haryana to reach Delhi to press for their demands. The third round of talks on February 15, just like the […]

Farmers pause protest before next round of talks; Centre says solution soon

The ongoing farmers’ protest march demanding legalising the minimum support price (MSP) regime paused for a few days. The farmer unions would hold another round of negotiations with the representatives of the Centre on Sunday.Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur told reporters on Friday that talks with the agitating farmers were on and a solution […]