Good News for Farmers: NABARD to Provide Loan in Agri Sector

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Bihar has recently announced that it has prepared a Potential Linked Plan (PLP) for 2021-22 to facilitate credit flow to the agriculture sector in all 38 districts of the state. Moreover, the chief general manager (CGM) Sunil Kumar on Wednesday said that the potential for credit […]

Why is Maize an Amazing Agri-product?

Maize, also known as corn, is an agricultural product that is loved by almost all human beings all over the world. Maize was first cultivated in Central America and Mexico.  It is found not only in yellow but also in orange, red, blue, white, black, and purple colors. Popularity and demand for maize Maize by-products are […]

You can become rich by cultivating Saffron

There are many different types of spices. They are all relatively expensive. But the spice of saffron is incomparably more expensive than most of these. A kilogram of high-quality saffron costs $ 10,000. That is above Rs 7 lakh.  Saffron has been a popular spice for thousands of years and has been used as a spice, medicine and for color. One […]

What is ‘Rythu Bandhu’ Scheme and Who will get benefit from it?

K Chandrashekhar Rao Telangana’s Chief Minister announced that under the ‘Rythu Bandhu’ system, all farmers in the state would receive financial assistance from December 28. A day after the Pragathi Bhavan review conference, Rao said that more than Rs 7,500 crore will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of around 6.14 million farmers.  According to the chief minister’s office (CMO), the amount will be […]

Arunachal Pradesh Launches Millet Cultivation Project in Siang district

In partnership with the Siang district agriculture department, the College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF), Pasighat, has launched a ‘Millet Cultivation Scheme’ in the remote village of Riga in the Siang district. Millets are generally grown at an altitude of 2,100 m in both tropical and sub-tropical areas. It is a heat-loving plant and the […]

Bihar Beej Anudan Yojana-Buy quality seeds

Good quality seed is important for good crop yield. Some farmers afford to buy good quality seeds but there are many others who cannot buy it due to financial issues. Hence, to help these farmers, the Bihar government has launched a special scheme known as Bihar Beej Anudan yojana.  It is important to mention that Bihar Beej Anudan Yojana is being […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Policymakers still talk of ‘food security’, it’s time to plan for ‘nutritional self-reliance’

Farmers will need to be supported in perpetuity; they can never become atmanirbhar. The question is how best to support farmers such that India may become nutrition self-reliant Imagine, while constructing a multi-storey building the contractors discover the building foundation has begun to sink. It is scary, but wait. Now, imagine that even though the […]

The good news With India headed for a bumper kharif harvest, agriculture continues to hold out hope amid crisis

Farmers have completed sowing of kharif crops in nearly 55 per cent of the season’s normal area by the first week of July. Last year at this time, they had achieved hardly 38 per cent coverage, while undertaking the bulk of plantings after mid-July and all through August. The primary reason has been the southwest […]