GM mustard will be ready for cultivation in three crop seasons: IARI Director

“Indian Council of Agriculture Research will test the hybrid seed” Welcoming the decision of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to provide environmental clearance for genetically-modified mustard, the Indian Agriculture Research Institute director Ashok Kumar Singh said it would lead to find a science-based solution for a major challenge, the edible oil import. Dr. Singh […]

Rice 5% expensive on fears of cyclone Sitrang hitting Bengal crop

Synopsis Although cyclone Sitrang has not made landfall in India, it has battered coastal regions of Bengal and brought heavy rainfall in Assam. The price of rice has risen by about 5% in the last five days over fears that cyclone Sitrang could damage the crop in West Bengal, the largest producer of the grain […]

Cabinet’s nod to raise MSP for rabi crops will make farm sector more ‘energetic’, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Synopsis Our farmer brothers and sisters are important partners in the development of the nation. To further empower them, the government today approved increase in MSP of all essential Rabi crops including wheat, lentils, gram and barley. This decision will make the agriculture sector more energetic, Modi wrote on Twitter. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

SOFTS-Raw sugar falls as dealers await supply news from India

Raw sugar futures on ICE fell for a second consecutive day on Tuesday as dealers were upbeat about looming supply news from India and concerned about the strong U.S. dollar =USD, while coffee and New York cocoa also slipped. SUGAR * March raw sugar SBc1 ​fell 1% to 18.59 cents per lb, as of 1156 GMT, having settled […]

Drones can boost India’s GDP by up to 1.5%, address challenges for the country’s key agriculture sector

Synopsis While emerging fourth industrial revolution technologies can play a role in addressing these challenges. WEF cited a Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) report that highlighted that digital tech-based agriculture can unlock further value of $65 billion by 2025. The gross domestic product (GDP) impact of digital agriculture will be even larger. Drones, […]

Government to bring 14 million hectare land under organic farming by 2025: BioAgri 2022 International Conference

BIPA (BioAgri Input Producers Association), a 19 years old, Hyderabad-based trade body of BioAgri Input Producers in India inaugurated its 2nd Edition of BioAgri 2022 International Conference at Hyderabad on Wednesday. Addressing the 200-plus gathering Chief Guest Dr SK Malhotra, Project Director with ICAR Directorate of Knowledge Management, Former Agricultural Commissioner, Govt of India said […]

Cranberry farmers fight climate change to protect Thanksgiving staple

American farmers growing cranberries, a quintessential component of Thanksgiving feasts, have had to adapt their traditional methods to fight the effects of climate change. The tart red berries, boiled with a heaping dose of sugar to make classic cranberry sauce, thrive only in the right environment — but climate change threatens to make conditions more […]

PM Modi releases 12th installment under PM-KISAN scheme

Synopsis The government is all set to release Rs 16,000 crore on Monday through direct benefit transfer under the 12th installment of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) plan, which is expected to benefit 10 crore farmers. The government has released Rs 16,000 crore on Monday through direct benefit transfer under the 12th installment of […]

TransUnion CIBIL and SatSure Launch CIBIL Credit and Farm Report (CCFR) to Expand Farmers’ Access to Credit

TransUnion CIBIL, in collaboration with geo-spatial data analytics provider SatSure, has launched the CIBIL Credit and Farm Report (CCFR). This powerful solution will support lenders in improving the flow of credit to the agricultural sector using data oriented and digital credit assessment capabilities. The CCFR will lead to quicker and more astute decisions on agricultural […]

IIL Foundation organises seminar on management of black thrips in Chilli Crop for input dealers and farmers

 Looking to the importance to the management of black thrips in Chilli crop, Insecticides (India) Ltd. (IIL)’s CSR wing IIL Foundation organised an educational seminar on “Management of Black Thrips in Chilli Crop” for the farmers and input dealers of Guntur region. About 200 Input dealers and farmers attended the same and took the benefit of […]