Govt Announces Minimum Export Price for Onions to Ensure Domestic Affordability

 a bid to secure an adequate supply of onions for domestic consumers and maintain affordable prices, the Indian Government has issued a notification imposing a Minimum Export Price (MEP) of USD 800 per Metric Ton, FOB basis, on onion exports. The MEP will be effective from October 29, 2023, through December 31, 2023, and is set […]

Purabi Dairy to release Rs 1.47 crore additional procurement price to dairy farmers in Assam

Synopsis Purabi Dairy, the largest dairy cooperative in Assam, has announced an additional milk procurement price of Rs 147.91 lakh for dairy farmers. The decision is expected to significantly boost the income of thousands of farmers and strengthen the rural economy. The cooperative aims to encourage farmers to adopt scientific dairying techniques and has expanded […]

What is Hydroponic Farming And what Is The Scope Of Hydroponic Farming In India

By 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on the planet, 68 percent of whom will live in cities, and we will need to increase food production by about 70 percent to meet their daily needs. Fortunately, the agricultural system we currently have can handle this significant task. If we assumed a linear increase in […]

Farm Output Likely to Grow by More Than 3% in FY24

Farm output is expected to grow by more than 3% in FY24 despite initial concerns about the adverse impact of an erratic monsoon, NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand said, signaling the El Niño weather pattern may have had a more moderate effect than earlier anticipated. Chand, however, acknowledged that the uneven southwest monsoon would have […]

Managing Organic Soil in Farming

One of the most difficult challenges for organic farms is regulating soil fertility. To measure soil fertility, one must consider the soil’s physical condition, biological “health,” and nutrient concentration. Organic farming aims to build or at least sustain soil nutrient reserves while also maximising nutrient recycling and minimising outside inputs. Only experienced management may reconcile […]

PM-Kisan instalments may be increased by one tranche

While there has been no proposal yet on the government leveraging its savings under the PM Kisan Yojana, it does make room to increase the number of payment instalments. An increase in PM-Kisan instalments by one more tranche is likely in the offing, CNBC-TV18 reported quoting sources. However, the inclusion of landless farmers in the […]

Cash crops’ importance and varieties in India

Agriculture is one of the most important demands and fundamental activities in India. Farmers rely on agriculture for their primary source of income. Nearly 40% of farmers employ automation, a modern way of farming, to bring out cultivation, while 60% use traditional methods of farming. Farmers raise a wide range of crops for their own […]

Govt bans use of controversial pesticide monocrotophos ahead of SC hearing

Govt bans use of controversial pesticide monocrotophos ahead of SC hearing Regarding monocrotophos, activists and observers have highlighted that the recent directive provides a one-year transitional period for farmers to adopt alternatives. The order also states that the “sale, distribution or use of Monocrotophos 36 per cent SL shall be allowed only for clearance of […]

9 Stunning Health Benefits Of Broccoli You Must Know

Plants provide sustenance and include important vitamins and minerals. Broccoli, a plant-based vegetable, is specifically regarded as a superfood because of its numerous health benefits. The scientific name for broccoli is Brassica oleracea. Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family that produces a large flowering head, stalk, and a few accompanying leaves […]

Investments in Indian agri-tech startups fell 45% between FY22 and FY23: FSG Report

Investments in Indian agri-tech startups fell by 45 per cent between 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years, primarily due to a hike in global interest rates and heightened investor caution amid rising uncertainty, reveals consulting firm FSG’s new report. Investments in Indian agri-tech startups fell by 45 per cent between 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years, primarily […]