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 […]

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 […]

More than 22 crore soil health cards distributed to farmers: Tomar

the government was developing infrastructure under the Soil Health Management scheme. The scheme has a provision to set up different types of soil testing laboratories NEW DELHI: More than 22 crore Soil Health Cards have been distributed to farmers across the country in two phases, said Union minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh […]

Wheat sowing up 25 pc so far this rabi season at 255.76 lakh hectares; oilseeds acreage up 9 pc

Synopsis Higher area has been reported from Uttar Pradesh (20.09 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (13.48 lakh hectares), Rajasthan (5.32 lakh hectares), Gujarat (2.61 lakh hectares), Maharashtra (2.43 lakh hectares), Bihar (2.24 lakh hectares), Punjab (1.32 lakh hectares) and Haryana (1.28 lakh hectares). Wheat acreage has increased by 25 per cent so far in the ongoing […]

India will steer celebration of International Millet Year 2023, says Prime Minister Modi

Synopsis The Prime Minister’s message was conveyed at the opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets (IYM) – 2023 organised by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy, according to an official statement. India will steer the celebration of International Millet Year 2023 and organise campaigns to promote the […]

Three ordinances and a protest: Why farmers in Haryana and Punjab are angry

These protests, preceded by sit-ins across Punjab, are expected to gather steam after September 14, when Parliament convenes for the Monsoon Session. On Thursday, farmer organisations in Haryana defied prohibitory orders imposed amid the pandemic to hold a rally at the Pipli wholesale grain market near Kurukshetra. They even blocked the Delhi-Chandigarh national highway for a couple of […]

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News covered by: Dainik Bhaskar Link: किसान सभा ऐप के जरिए किसान ट्रांसपोर्टर, खाद-बीज विक्रेता और कृषि क्षेत्र से जुड़े विशेषज्ञों से जुड़ सकते हैं। 1.कृषि विज्ञान केंद्रों के नेटवर्क से भी जोड़ा जाएगा यह नया ऐप 2.व्यवस्थित कृषि बाजार न होने से काफी फसल बर्बाद हो जाती है नई दिल्ली. लॉकडाउन के दौरान किसानों को […]

PM-Kusum Scheme on Solar Agricultural Pumps and Renewable Energy

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surakshaevam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme for sustainable development of agriculture in India. Note that PM-KUSUM is prominently led by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). This scheme provides a reliable, renewable and sustainable source of irrigation to farmers using solar agriculture pumps. The scheme has three components which include: Decentralized Grid Connected […]