PM pitches for need to promote start-ups to ensure innovation in agriculture sector

ew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the progress of agriculture research, extension and education in India and pitched for promoting start-ups and agri-entrepreneurs to ensure innovation and use of technology in farming and allied sectors. He underlined the need for developing forward and backward linkages to assure better returns […]

Teji Mandi: As monsoon arrives in India, agriculture sector likely to improve

Market has moved on. Who can say this is the same market that was tipped to go as low as 3,000 a couple of months back. The recovery has several threats attached to it but in today’s edition, we are just celebrating the green shoots that are appearing. Indian market is looking up and running […]

India-Israel project seeks to help farmers use water and energy more efficiently

According to experts, subsidised electricity in the agricultural sector has often led to over utilisation of groundwater as farmers avoid metering their pumps. In a bid to prevent depletion of the water table during agriculture, the governments of Israel and India, along with Pune-based BAIF Development and Research Foundation (BDRF) and other educational and research […]

RCF ensures availability of top brand fertilizers to farming community

Even in the most challenging times of COVID-19, RCF has ensured the availability of its top brand Fertilizers like ‘Ujjwala’ Urea and ‘Suphala’to the farming community for Kharif sowing season. Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF), a CPSE under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, is committed to the well being of India’s farming sector. […]

Rural economy: Capacity building should be the focus at this time of free trade, writes MCDC officials

During the initial phases of lockdown, when farmer groups from the interior of Maharashtra visited housing societies in Mumbai and Pune for the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, overwhelmed residents greeted them with smiles and a sense of relief. With the President of India promulgating ‘The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation)’ […]

Narendra Modi Speech Highlights: Farmers, Taxpayers Behind COVID Welfare Schemes’ Success, Says PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave credit to the farmers and taxpayers for enabling the Centre to provide free foodgrains during the COVID-19 phase to the poor and needy in the country. “If the government today is able to provide free grains to the poor and needy today then the credit goes to […]

PM Modi announces extension of free ration scheme for the poor till november end

Says Government is working on ‘one nation, one ration card’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. In a televised address to the nation, Modi also said the government was […]

HDFC Bank unveils ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ App for farmers in rural India

Private lender HDFC Bank Ltd. launched its ‘e-Kisaan Dhan‘ app for farmers across India in a bid to access a bouquet of agricultural and banking services on their mobile. The app acts as a repository of knowledge and information for any individual engaged in agricultural activities and assist them in meeting the needs of the […]

Tractor sales in June may see double-digit growth

MUMBAI: Domestic tractor sales will likely clock double-digit year-on-year growth in June given the strong recovery in demand following dismal performance in April because of the lockdown, said three people aware of the development. The surge in sales has been attributed to a robust rabi harvest, timely arrival of the monsoon to aid kharif sowing, […]

Amid Pandemic Scare, Monsoon Showers Bring Smile to Paddy Farmers in Bihar

After years of deficient rainfall and floods due to heavy rainfall last year, the timely monsoon rains have resulted in paddy sowing on a large scale across the state. Patna:While the fear of COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the country, Dhananjay Singh and Kameshwar Rai, both marginal farmers from Bihar, have had some relief after they completed paddy sowing by […]