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 […]

Celebrated “Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas” on 15 Oct

Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas celebrated to acknowledge the contribution of women farmers in various aspects of agriculture. It was decided in 2016 that 15 Oct will be celebrated as “Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas” by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas was organized through video conferencing […]

Three ordinances and a protest: Why farmers in Haryana and Punjab are angry

These protests, preceded by sit-ins across Punjab, are expected to gather steam after September 14, when Parliament convenes for the Monsoon Session. On Thursday, farmer organisations in Haryana defied prohibitory orders imposed amid the pandemic to hold a rally at the Pipli wholesale grain market near Kurukshetra. They even blocked the Delhi-Chandigarh national highway for a couple of […]

Agriculture Set To Cushion Impact Of Covid-19 On Economy In 2020-21: Government

Impact of COVID-19: Farming activities were exempted from the nationwide lockdown to facilitate uninterrupted harvesting of rabi crops and sowing of kharif crops. The Indian economy has taken a huge hit from the coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns. The International Monetary Fund expects the global output to contract by 4.9 per cent in 2020 and […]

Rope in private players for boosting farm exports: Finance Commission panel

The Finance Commission said it will look into all the recommendations made by the panel for finalising its own report to the Central government for revenue sharing with states for the five years from FY22 to FY26 Private sector players should be roped in for anchoring specific schemes to scale up farm exports from India […]

Centre launches pilot project to reduce emissions from agriculture

The project will be implemented in Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttarakhand The Union government on July 28, 2020, launched the Green-Ag Project in Mizoram, to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices. Mizoram is one of the five states where the project will be implemented. Other states include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and […]

India can be among top-5 agri goods exporters with effective policies: Report

By shifting its focus on cultivation and effectively handholding farmers, the country can be among the top-five exporters of agro commodities, according to a report by the World Trade Centre By shifting its focus on cultivation and effectively handholding farmers, the country can be among the top-five exporters of agro commodities, according to a report […]

Share Home SECTORS Agriculture Story Kharif sowing gets leg-up from favourable rains, coverage area grows 18%

Sowing data of major kharif crops such as paddy, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds on July 24 showed that a total of 799.95 lakh hectare have been covered this year, compared to 675.07 lakh hectare in the last Kharif season Riding on favourable rainfall in the third week of July, the area of major kharif […]

Union Agriculture Minister inaugurates NDDB’s honey testing laboratory

Bhubaneswar: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, inaugurated NDDB’s hi-tech honey testing laboratory and beekeeping training programme for dairy farmers at National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Anand on 24 July 2020 in the presence of Guest of Honour Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & […]