Seedless Watermelon Varieties Developed By Kerala Agri University Becoming Popular

The seedless watermelon varieties developed by Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is so good that it will compel you to start watermelon farming. These varieties are slowly becoming popular amongst farmers.  These hybrid cultivars, dubbed Shonima and Swarna, were cultivated in a freshly constructed polyhouse (10 cents) in Vellanikkara in Thrissur, using mulching, drip irrigation, and sowing seeds in raised beds covered […]

Agriculture is the backbone of economy: VP Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that agriculture was the “backbone of our economy” and called for unshackling the potential of rural economy to ensure income security for farmers. “Agriculture is the basic culture of India. Half of the country today depends on agriculture. Our villages not only produce foodgrains but they also inculcate values and […]

Red Okra Variety Grown by Madhya Pradesh Farmer Is More Nutritious Than The Green One

A farmer in Madhya Pradesh is growing red okra (ladyfinger) in his garden. Middle-aged Misrilal Rajput hails from Bhopal district’s Khajuri Kalan area. He sowed the seeds in July and in just 40 days, the crop started growing and now his garden is filled with red pods. “It is more beneficial and nutritious than green […]

Telangana Urges Centre to Relax PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme Norms

Telangana government has asked the Centre to relax the existing rules for implementing PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme in the state, allowing even small and marginal farmers to participate in it.  S Niranjan Reddy, the Minister of Agriculture, has urged the Union government to promote the cultivation of oilseeds and pulses, as well as consider providing financial […]

Must find ways, means to boost farm productivity and Agri exports: Piyush Goyal

Union food & public distribution minister Piyush Goyal on Monday stressed the need for finding ways and means to augment farm productivity and agriculture exports to boost farm incomes in the country. He also said that the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will soon submit a comprehensive modern crop […]

Agriculture minister Tomar launches national food and nutrition campaign

Narendra Singh Tomar said ICAR has been working successfully on which crops should be cultivated and which seeds should be invented for rainfed and other areas Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday launched a national food and nutrition campaign for farmers. “Efforts are also being made to make agriculture and farmers connected with […]

India is now in the category of the world’s top agricultural exporters

Backed by the stupendous streak of reforms, India has entered the top 10 list of the countries exporting agricultural produce in the year 2019 with a sizable share in the export of rice, cotton, soya beans and meat. As per a report by World Trade Organization (WTO) on the trends in world agricultural trade in […]

Manipur’s Black Rice “Chak-Hao” Exported to Europe

On 12 August, one Metric Tonne of organic black rice Chak-Hao has been exported to Europe. Manipur Prime Minister N. Biren Singh flagged off the organic black rice consignment at an event held on 12 August at Imphal. He also flagged off vehicles carrying high-quality seeds for distribution to residents in various parts of the State affected by the destruction of poppy plantations by the government’s ‘war on drugs‘ campaign.  The CM tweeted, “The support extended by Govt. of India has enabled our farmers to export our products […]

PM Modi releases 9th installment of PM-Kisan Scheme, interacts with beneficiaries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually transferred about ₹19,500 crores to over 9.75 crore farmers on Monday, under the government’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. He also interacted with the beneficiaries of the scheme via video conferencing during the event. With the latest installment, the government has so far transferred nine installments amounting to around ₹1.57 […]