India’s farmers are on the cusp of an Agritech revolution: AgriStack

The world is moving backwards in its effort to fight hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Projections now suggest that by 2030, 8% of the global population — 670 million people — will be undernourished. That’s the same percentage of people as it was in 2015, when the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda was launched. To deliver on the […]

Export duty on parboiled rice extended upto March 31, 2024

Synopsis The Indian government has extended the export duty on parboiled rice until March 31 next year. This move aims to maintain sufficient local stock and control domestic prices. The restrictions apply to all varieties of non-basmati rice, which make up about 25% of the country’s total rice exports. Earlier, the government also banned the […]

GS1 India hosts a National Conference on QR Code Implementation for Agri-Input Manufacturers

GS1 India, a supply chain standards organization set up under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and affiliated to GS1 Global, hosted a National Conference on ‘QR Code Implementation on Agri-Input’ last week in New Delhi. During the inaugural session, Mr. S. Swaminathan, CEO of GS1 India, highlighted the crucial role of QR code […]

Need to re-evaluate pearl millet cultivation in India amid climate change: Study

Synopsis Amid shifting weather patterns and evolving agricultural priorities, the study urges a timely revision of the classification criteria governing pearl millet cultivation zones, established in 1979. Currently, India’s zones are based on rainfall and soil type — A1 for arid regions in Rajasthan, A for semi-arid regions in North and Central India, and B […]

World Food Day 2021: India Ranks 101st on the Global Hunger Index Rankings

According to the Global Hunger Index released by the Food and Agriculture Organization across the world, India ranked 101st among 116 countries worldwide. Ironically the report was published on October 16th which is also observed globally as World Food Day. A day that marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. It is also a day that is aimed at […]

PM Modi lauds Sukhet Model to check pollution in Madhubani villages

The PM said the model had a four-fold benefit like pollution-free environment in villages, disposal of waste in villages, monetary assistance to villagers for gas cylinders, and availability of organic fertilizers to farmers. An initiative called ‘Sukhet Model” adopted by Dr Rajendra Prasad Agriculture University, Madhubani and local agricultural research centres to check pollution in […]

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 […]