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 […]

Why did Crude Edible Oil prices jump by 8% in a fortnight?

The prices have gone up by Rs 10-15 per Kg in the last fortnight. And there is no respite for the Indian consumers from cooking oil price inflation. The situation is likely to remain the same for at least a month. This is despite 10% export tax reduction by Indonesia and 5% duty reduction by India.  There is an increased […]

Tripura Encouraging Farmers for Commercial Cultivation of Agar

After Assam, now the Tripura government is also encouraging farmers for commercial cultivation of agar, which is used in world-class perfumeries and other sectors, authorities said on Saturday. Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of Tripura, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to seek his help in facilitating the export of agar oil and chips […]

Top Varieties of Soybean in Madhya Pradesh

Soybean, one of the most cultivated crops in India contributes significantly to the Indian economy being a part of the Indian edible oil pool. Soybean is one of those crops that is an oilseed crop, a legume crop, and is also used to prepare flour. India ranks fourth in respect to the production of soybean […]

Rains halted, sowing of almost all major Kharif crops takes a big hit

As the monsoon gets delayed over most parts of India after a timely start, the sowing of major Kharif crops has seen a dip. Irrespective of when the rains arrive now, the sowing window for crops like moong, urad, and, to an extent, cotton might be too short for farmers to commence operations. The All India Crop […]

Indian Army Purchases Jharkhand Farmer’s Bumper Watermelon Harvest

Due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, a 25-year-old Jharkhand farmer was unable to sell his bumper watermelon harvest of 5 tonnes hence he offered the whole of his produce to soldiers of the Sikh Regimental Centre (SRC) at Ramgarh.  SRC officials, including commandant Brigadier M Sri Kumar, were moved by the gesture of Ranjan Kumar Mahto, a Ranchi […]

UK Set to Receive Its First Consignment of Jackfruit from Tripura

Tripura successfully exported the first consignment of jackfruit to the United Kingdom, said officials from the state’s horticulture department. Previously the state has been successfully exporting pineapples and lemons to Middle Eastern countries. Dr Phani Bhusan Jamatia, Horticulture Director, said that the consignment was sent to Guwahati on Thursday by train next to be transported to the United Kingdom via Delhi.  “The Agriculture and Processed […]

Cotton consumption to drop by 8 percent due to current Covid-19 wave

Cotton consumption is expected to drop by a little more than 8% as a result of the current Covid-19 wave and subsequent lockdowns in several states, according to India’s top cotton crop assessment agency. Cotton consumption for season 2020-21 (October to September) has been reduced by the Union Ministry of Textiles’ Committee on Cotton Production […]

Good News! Punjab Government agrees to implement Direct Bank Transfer for Farmers.

Punjab farmers should expect direct online MSP payments starting with the forthcoming procurement season, after the Centre dismissed the state’s request for yet another DBT exemption on Thursday. After a nearly two-hour meeting with Food Minister Piyush Goyal, who categorically assured the state that the Centre will allow procurements and repay relevant costs only if […]

Meet Telangana Farmer Who Grows 110 Varieties of Rice, Creates Wonders With Organic Farming

A farmer, who resides in Chinthalur village of Telangana’s Nizamabad district, has done a very progressive task by developing as many as 110 varieties of rice, which was not possible even for scientists. By adopting a noted method of organic farming, he is doing wonders in the field of cultivation. The farmer, identified as Nagula […]