Agri Ministry gives nod to subsidized loans worth Rs 3,971.31 crore for micro-irrigation projects

The Union Agriculture Ministry has given nod for subsidised loans worth Rs 3,971.31 crore for implementing micro-irrigation projects, and a maximum loan of Rs. 1357.93 crore has been approved for Tamil Nadu.   The interest subvented loans are being offered under Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) created with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for implementing micro-irrigation […]

ICAR working to bring Agri Education in line with the vision of National Education Policy

India is an agrarian country where half of its population still depend on agriculture as the primary source of income. Keeping this thing in mind, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) recently announced that it has formed a six-member committee headed by Dr Tej Pratap, Vice Chancellor of the G B Pant University of Agriculture […]

Nirmala announces Rs 65,000 crore fertilizer subsidy for farmers

Just two days prior to Diwali, Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday (12 November 2020) has announced a Rs 65,000-crore fertilizer subsidy for the farmers in India as part of her stimulus package to boost the economy.  Sitharaman said Rs 65,000 crore is being offered to ensure sufficient availability of fertilizers to the growers […]

SBI integrates YONO Krishi with IFFCO eBazar

With an aim to digitally empower its farmer customers and make them future-ready, country’s largest lender State Bank of India has facilitated the integration of YONO Krishi with IFFCO eBazar under its Mandi section. With this integration, SBI’s farmer customers can avail free home delivery of all farming related products in over 27000 plus Pin […]

Telangana minister launches tribal women-owned food processing unit

Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Minister for Endowment, Law, Forest and Environment, Telangana, inaugurated a tribal women-run food processing unit in Utnoor in Adilabad district on Monday (November 2,). The Komaram Bheem Peanut Chikki Industries that the minister opened is wholly owned by first-generation tribal entrepreneurs. The unit will supply to government nutrition programs and anganwadis in the tribal region. […]

Godrej Agrovet launches ‘high yielding’ oil palm saplings

Edible Oil Yielding Plant Godrej Agrovet’s Oil Palm Plantation business has launched a new superior high yielding Oil Palm sapling raised out of semi clonal seeds sourced from Malaysia. These saplings were distributed to the farmers under the Godrej Agrovet factory zone in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.  Oil Palm is the most productive edible oil yielding plant in the world and plays a vital […]

Onion and potato prices hit the roof in festive season

Despite being the Navaratra season, onion prices have gone up to Rs 70 per kg in the retail market. The price of potato is also increasing. It is being sold at Rs 50-60 per kg in retail. The supply of onions at the Azadpur wholesale market has been hit because of the rain in the […]

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: ये लोग नहीं उठा सकते हैं इस स्कीम का लाभ, जानें क्या है नियम

प्रधानमंत्री किसान सम्मान निधि (PM Kisan Samman Nidhi) योजना शुरुआत के समय से ही देश के अन्नदाताओं के बीच काफी लोकप्रिय है। इस योजना के तहत सरकार देश के किसानों को हर साल तीन बराबर किस्त में 6,000 रुपये हस्तांतरित करती है। इस योजना का लक्ष्य देश के आम किसानों की आय में वृद्धि करना […]

Cultivation of heeng begins in India, for the very first time

Heeng, or asafoetida is a key ingredient, available in every kitchen across India. It is used to add taste and fragrance in many dishes. It sometimes replaced by garlic in Indian kitchens during fast or spiritual reasons. It is known for its many medicinal properties as well — often used by naturopaths to treat kidney […]

New Bihar agriculture investment policy

Cabinet approves new Bihar agriculture investment policy Patna, Aug 25 (UNI) Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday approved the New Bihar Agriculture Investment Promotion Policy 2020 to encourage investment in the agriculture sector and also attract investment for agro-based industries in the state.An official source said here that a decision to this effect was taken in a […]