MSP can only guarantee stable price not best rate, says Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand

Synopsis Speaking on the demand of farmer groups to make MSP a legal right, Chand noted that cultivators want it to get the best price for their produce and also to protect themselves from price fluctuations. The minimum support price (MSP) of crops can guarantee stable prices but not always the best rates, which can […]

Govt sees bright prospect of wheat crop; current temperature conducive for higher yields

Synopsis Like last year, there have been no reports of extreme temperatures from wheat-growing states so far. This augurs well for the crop prospects, he added. Farmers have brought more area under the wheat crop this year in anticipation of getting higher than the minimum support price (MSP) amid export demand, another ministry official shared. […]

Centre has planned to increase millet production: Minister

The minister said that for increasing the production of Nutri-Cereals under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) programme, the NFSM-Nutri Cereals is being implemented in 212 districts of 14 states NEW DELHI : Centre has planned to increase millets production and has fixed annual target for the millet production, said Union Minister of state for Consumer Affairs, […]

PMFBY number one crop insurance scheme globally in terms of farmers enrollment: Tomar

Synopsis Launched in 2016, the PMFBY provides for comprehensive risk insurance against crop damage due to non-preventable natural risks from pre-sowing to post-harvest for the crops/areas notified by the concerned state government. “The scheme has already become the number one crop insurance scheme in the world in terms of farmer applications enrolled. In terms of […]

India set to offer wheat to flour millers, biscuit makers to tame prices: Sources

Synopsis Wheat prices have surged in India this year after a sudden rise in temperatures hit crop yields and output. India is set to offer 2 to 3 million tonnes of wheat to bulk consumers such as flour millers and biscuit makers as part of efforts to cool record high prices, two government sources said, […]

Commerce ministry may engage with Niti Aayog to rework draft bills on tea, coffee, 3 others

Synopsis Niti Aayog has given its views on the drafts of Spices (Promotion and Development) Bill, 2022; Rubber (Promotion and Development) Bill, 2022; Coffee (Promotion and Development) Bill, 2022; Tea (Promotion and Development) Bill, 2022 and Tobacco Board (Amendment) Bill, 2022. The ministry had earlier also conducted stakeholder consultations on these drafts to address their […]

Wheat Stockpiles Above Buffer Stock Norm as of Oct, says Piyush Goyal

It dips to the lowest on April 1 as accumulated stocks get released for beneficiaries of government schemes ahead of the new crop coming in. India’s stockpile of wheat was above the buffer stock norm at the last scheduled count on October 1 and the next such quarterly review which takes into account the seasonal […]

Two committees set up to reduce delay in crop loss, damage estimation: Jitendra Singh

The committees will have representation from Maharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan government along with the experts from different departments and agencies of the central government. New Delhi: Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) has set up two committees to reduce the delay in crop […]

MoU signed between space and agriculture departments to develop Krishi Decision Support System

The agriculture ministry is developing Krishi-DSS, a decision support system, on the lines of Gati Shakti, using RISAT-1A and VEDAS of Department of Space NEW DELHI : The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Department of Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the Krishi-Decision Support System (Krishi-DSS) using geospatial technologies and related […]

Space satellites herald agritech revolution, will mark next breakthrough for Indian agri sector: Jitendra Singh

Singh said some of the unique operational applications which RISAT-1A offer include revolutionary radar images which is high-end, strategic technology mainly used for defence Space satellites herald AgriTech revolution and AgriTech startups which will mark the next major breakthrough for India’s Agriculture sector after the green revolution of yesteryears, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.  Addressing […]