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 […]

World Coconut Day Celebration at Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

World Coconut Day was observed by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on 2 September to commemorate the founding day of the International Coconut Community (ICC), an intergovernmental organization of coconut producing countries under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP).  The function’s chief guest, Union Minister […]

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 […]

Top 5 Combine Harvesters in India – Details Inside

India is the world’s largest agricultural country providing employment to more than half of the population. Farming also plays a vital role in the country’s economy, accounting for around 17% of overall GDP and employing more than 60% of the people. The majority of farming was done by hand or by human labor in the […]

Telangana govt launches ‘Saagu-Baagu’ to promote innovation in agriculture, horticulture

Taking one more step towards the launch of ‘Saagu-Baagu’ project that would revolutionise agriculture in Telangana, the State government has released an Expression of Interest (EoI) for selection of Project Implementation Partners (PIPs) which will build consortia and deploy a bouquet of solutions from several startups and tech-focused organisations, to establish proof of value and […]

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 […]

Kharif sowing lag drops below 5% as monsoon recovers

Three-week break hits acreage under oilseeds, pulses, and millets With the monsoon picking up pace again and covering the whole country, kharif crop sowing is also showing signs of recovery. The lag in sown crop area is now less than 5% in comparison to last year, an improvement from almost 12% two weeks ago. The […]