India starts exporting GI-certified Jalgaon banana to Dubai

In a major boost to India’s exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified agricultural produce, a consignment of fibre and mineral rich ‘Jalgaon Banana’ has been shipped to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. About 22 tonne of the GI certified banana was sourced from farmers of Tandalwadi village in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, a cluster identified under the […]

Medicinal Plants You Must Have at Home

Indian land is blessed with many kinds of plants and their species. As per our culture and year-old Ayurveda, some plants gave great medicinal significance. And even today, people prefer homemade recipes of Ayurveda to treat any common ailment, before taking allopathy or any western treatment.  Best medicinal plants for home Here is the list of top five medicinal plants you must have […]

Punjab Agricultural University launches a new variety of Basmati Rice

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, has grown a new variety of basmati, ‘Punjab Basmati 7′, for commercial cultivation in the coming season in the state, with the aim of diversification and preservation of the state’s depleting underground water table. This variant was created by crossing the standard basmati variety, ‘Basmati 386,’ with the most common […]

Virtual Classroom & Agri- Diksha Web Education Channel Inaugurated by Narendra Tomar

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, virtually inaugurated the “Virtual Classroom” & “Agri-Diksha Web Education Channel”. The Union Minister also launched the “Exploration Centre & Drone Remote Sensing Laboratory” and “Manual on Drone Remote Sensing” during the occasion. Tomar praised the hard work of all the scientists of the Council. The Union Minister […]

Indigo Rose, the First Antioxidant-Rich Purple Tomato, Gets Its Hybrid

Ten years ago, Jim Myers, a prominent vegetable breeder, and professor at the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences developed Indigo Rose, which is the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato. Now, Oregon State University (OSU) has developed Midnight Roma, a cross between Oregon Star and Indigo Rose.   Oregon Star is a huge fleshy tomato excellent for paste or slicing. It features […]

Coromandel Launches New Fertiliser Brand ‘GROSHAKTI’

Coromandel International Ltd has been serving the farming community by providing best quality and new technology fertilizers to farmers of India since 1961. Coromandel especially has a strong bonding with farmers of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana with best market share having its two-mega plants at Vizag and Kakinada. As a part of enhancing productivity of […]

Why is Organic Cotton Trendier These Days?

Organic cotton means natural cotton without using any synthetic agricultural chemical such as fertilizers or pesticides or transgenic technology. Difference between Organic Cotton and Regular Cotton Organic Cotton is made from natural seeds, and there is no use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Bugs are controlled with insecticides that kill pests. Regular Cotton is grown […]

Women’s Day 2021: This Female Farmer from Tamil Nadu Will Shock You!

“I don’t know anything about agriculture. I have never had formal education but I have still come so ahead in life. Seeing my work and dedication, they have given this award.” This is Pappammal Rangammal speaking to the media on the occasion of being awarded the Pama Shri Award on the 72nd Republic Day of India.   She is a proud woman farmer who hails […]

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 […]

Three Agri products from Varanasi listed to get GI tag soon

Three produces from Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh, are likely to get a Geographical indication (GI) tag soon. Geographical indication is basically a symbol used on products that have a selected geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are thanks to that origin.  Ramnagar brinjal, Adamchini rice and Banarasi Langda mango, all from Varanasi, will get Geographical Indication tag which will assist in […]