Oilmeal exports up 1% in January

An increase in the export of soyabean meal helped India register 1 per cent growth in total oilmeal exports during January. Data compiled by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) showed that India exported 4.77 lakh tonnes (lt) of oilmeals in January 2024, against 4.72 lt in January 2023. However, overall export of oilmeals […]

Average Wholesale Prices of Guar Fall Sharply in February With a Slump in Prices in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Haryana

The wholesale mandi price of guar fell in the benchmark markets across India, due to high supply and subdued demand for the crop, according to experts. The average wholesale prices of guar plummeted month-on-month to Rs 2,536.17 per quintal in February from Rs 5,074.64 in January, according to the Agmarknet portal, run by the Union Ministry of […]

What the Punjab farmer wants is not what the Punjab farmer needs

Farmers are headed to Delhi again after a gap of two years with the demand for a guaranteed and higher minimum support price (MSP), in addition to other demands such as loan waivers, Rs 10,000 monthly pension for all farmers above 60 years, and India’s exit from WTO and free-trade agreements. MSP has become the […]

Organic Fertilisers in Agriculture- Importance and Its Type

This blog will discuss organic fertilisers used in organic farming. But first, let’s define fertilisers in general. The increasing awareness about the negative impacts of chemical fertilizers on human health and the environment has led to a shift towards organic farming practices. One essential aspect of organic agriculture is the use of organic fertilizers, which […]

Centre released Rs 15,948 crore to sugar mills in last 5 years

The centre has released about Rs 15,948 crore under different schemes in the last five years till January 31 to various sugar mills to improve their liquidity for clearing cane price dues of farmers, Parliament was informed on Friday. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel said the central government, with a view […]

Elements that impact agricultural yields

A thorough grasp of the dynamics involved in food production is essential for improving food security. Research has proven that increasing food yields dramatically reduces poverty. Several factors influence yield, which is the amount of harvested crop product in a given area. A variety of factors impact agricultural output quality and quantity, and if not […]

Minister S.S. Sivasankar Emphasizes Value Addition as Key to Boosting Farmers’ Income

Transport Minister S.S. Sivasankar underscored the significance of value addition in agricultural products to uplift the income of farmers and allied agricultural workers. Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day National Food Processors’ Expo-cum-Roundtable organized by the Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College, Minister Sivasankar lamented the disparity between […]

Jeera, Sugar Prices Plummet Sharply on a Month-On-Month Basis in February; Increased Year-On-Year

The mandi prices of the aromatic kitchen ingredient jeera (cumin) saw a sharp month-on-month drop in wholesale prices by an average of Rs 1,091.5 per quintal across the key markets of India, according to the Agmarknet portal by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Monday (February 5). Similarly, wholesale sugar prices also declined by […]

How to Avoid Fertiliser Burn In the Summer?

It’s crucial for your company to keep beautiful, lush lawns, especially in the warm summer months when everyone wants to relax on their lawns. Regrettably, the summer heat can also stress turf and raise the risk of fertilizer-related lawn damage. Knowing the differences between nitrogen sources before selecting a fertiliser for summer lawn will help […]

Agriculture Ministry gets budget allocation of ₹ 1.27 lakh crore for FY2024–25

The government has allocated ₹ 1.27 lakh crore to the Ministry of Agriculture for 2024–25, slightly higher than the current fiscal. According to the budget, the agriculture ministry has been allocated ₹ 1,27,469.88 crore for the fiscal year 2024–25, of which the Department of Agriculture will receive ₹ 1,17,528.79 crore and the Department of Agricultural Research […]