Govt procures 25,000 tonnes of kharif onion so far for buffer stock

The Centre has so far procured 25,000 tonnes of onion grown in the 2023 kharif season for maintaining a buffer stock, Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said on Monday.The government is procuring onion to maintain a buffer stock and use it for market intervention to boost domestic availability and keep prices in check . […]

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 […]

India enters into deal for export of 3.5 MT sugar so far in 2022-23: ISMA

 India has entered into a contract for export of about 35 lakh tonnes of sugar so far in the ongoing 2022-23 season, out of which 2,00,000 tonnes have been shipped last month, industry body ISMA said on Thursday. The 2022-23 sugar export policy announced on November 5 allowed exports of 60 lakh tonnes of the […]

Govt says number of beneficiaries under PM-KISAN has crossed 10 crore

Synopsis The definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children. The state government or the UT administration concerned identifies the farmer families which are eligible for support as per the scheme guidelines. Certain categories of higher economic status are excluded from the scheme. The ministry described the ambitious scheme as one […]

India’s changing agricultural landscape and its way to inclusive growth

Synopsis When measured in total value of agricultural production, India is ranked fourth largest in the world. Although we are the second largest food producer in terms of calorie content, only behind China. India being predominantly an agrarian economy, agriculture sector contributes a big chunk of the share to gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. […]

58.59 lakh metric tonne paddy procured: Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala

Synopsis The deputy chief minister — who also holds the charge of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department — said although the target given by the Centre was 57 lakh metric tonnes of paddy procurement for the current season, the state government procured 58.59 lakh metric tonnes till November 14, a day before […]

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates 5,000 metric tonne capacity cold storage facility at Chaygaon

Synopsis Sarma appealed to the youths of the state to focus on processing and packaging of agriculture produces and items. Stating that the State’s produces such as ginger, pepper, lemon, joha rice had had great demands in the national and international market, the Chief Minister said the farmers of these items shall be able to […]

Online agricultural marketplaces provide a gateway for farmers into the tech industry.

More opportunities to employ technology for the benefit of farmers are emerging as internet connections reach further into rural regions and smart gadgets penetrate the world’s main agricultural markets. According to a report, the worldwide digital agricultural market will be worth $10.2 billion by 2025. Farmers may optimize their everyday operations, increase yields more or […]

2 Glorious Years Of Revolutionizing Agritech

Modern agritech companies are using technology to optimize the supply chain, especially the inbound supply chain, and remove many inefficiencies. By connecting them to online marketplaces, the producers were able to use their products to the fullest extent possible, enhance the reach of their agricultural products, and increase sales by exposing them to a big […]

India’s wheat planting gathers momentum, acreage up nearly 10%

Synopsis The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare will keep updating the provisional crop sowing figures as it gathers more information from state governments. Indian farmers have planted wheat on 4.5 million hectares since Oct. 1, when the current sowing season began, up 9.7% from a year ago, the latest data from the farm ministry […]