Jammu and Kashmir authorities plan revival of aromatic rice Mushk Budji, expand cultivation to 5,000 hectares

Synopsis The cultivation area of the indigenous aromatic rice variety, Mushk Budji, from Kashmir is set to expand to 5,000 hectares in the next three years. This variety of rice was on the verge of extinction due to disease susceptibility and poor yield potential. However, efforts by the agriculture department and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural […]

Leverage derivative markets to ensure MSP delivery to farmers

Leveraging derivative markets to deliver the MSP to Indian farmers is a transformative approach that can potentially mitigate the challenges associated with price volatility and income stability in the agricultural sector. The minimum support price (MSP) has long been a cornerstone of India’s agricultural policy, designed to provide price stability and income security to farmers […]

Govt implements minimum price for raw jute following bumper production

The government on Thursday fixed the minimum price for jute following reports that farmers are facing losses due to bumper crop of the golden fibre.In a notification, the Jute Commissioner said the minimum price has been fixed at Rs 5,050 per quintal at the farm level and Rs 5,500 per quintal for deliveries in Kolkata. […]

9 Stunning Health Benefits Of Broccoli You Must Know

Plants provide sustenance and include important vitamins and minerals. Broccoli, a plant-based vegetable, is specifically regarded as a superfood because of its numerous health benefits. The scientific name for broccoli is Brassica oleracea. Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family that produces a large flowering head, stalk, and a few accompanying leaves […]

Green Gold: How vegetable farming can bolster India’s economic health

Synopsis Vegetable farming in India has the potential to boost the country’s GDP and overall economic health. With shorter growth cycles, multiple harvests, and higher profit margins, vegetable farming offers advantages over traditional field crops. The rising demand for fresh and nutritious vegetables, both domestically and internationally, presents export opportunities. Vegetable farming also promotes sustainability, […]

Rice ban export is regulation rather than restriction for food security: India to WTO’s agri committee meet

Synopsis India has defended its export ban on rice, stating that it is a regulation rather than a restriction and is necessary for the food security of its 1.4 billion people. India reiterated its commitment to ensuring food security in importing countries through exemptions granted upon request. The government has allowed exports of non-basmati rice […]

Investments in Indian agri-tech startups fell 45% between FY22 and FY23: FSG Report

Investments in Indian agri-tech startups fell by 45 per cent between 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years, primarily due to a hike in global interest rates and heightened investor caution amid rising uncertainty, reveals consulting firm FSG’s new report. Investments in Indian agri-tech startups fell by 45 per cent between 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years, primarily […]

Changes to fix crop estimate error soon

 The government will deploy field verification and remote sensing in the agricultural system across the country to get better crop production estimates after traders spotted a 10 million-tonne hole in wheat projections. The government was criticized for its unrealistic wheat crop production estimates for the 2023-24 (October-March) crop year. While the agriculture ministry estimated wheat […]

Govt extends time period for existing stock limits of tur and urad

Despite interventions, the prices of tur have refused to come down with consumer price inflation for the kitchen staple ruling at a 6-year-high of 32 percent in August, as per the government’s consumer price index. The government has extended the time period for existing stock limits of pulses- tur and urad held by wholesalers, retailers, importers […]

Govt aims 60% of wheat area under climate resilient varieties in rabi season amid El Nino fear

Synopsis The Indian government aims to bring 60% of the total wheat area under climate-resistant varieties for the upcoming rabi sowing season, due to strong El Nino conditions. Despite the challenges of climate change, the Ministry of Agriculture has set a target of achieving a record wheat output of 114 million tonnes in the 2023-24 […]