India’s farmers are on the cusp of an Agritech revolution: AgriStack

The world is moving backwards in its effort to fight hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Projections now suggest that by 2030, 8% of the global population — 670 million people — will be undernourished. That’s the same percentage of people as it was in 2015, when the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda was launched. To deliver on the […]

Bad Kharif, Worse Monsoon: Inside India’s Food Security Doubts

What is needed is transparency on food and weather data, and stricter control on agri-processors and food warehouses, so that India doesn’t get trapped in a food speculation trap again.  November brings doubts about the fate of India’s food security. Compare kharif production estimates for 2023-2024 with the deficit monsoon report for kharif, and match […]

What is Hydroponic Farming And what Is The Scope Of Hydroponic Farming In India

What is Hydroponic Farming And what Is The Scope Of Hydroponic Farming In India By 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on the planet, 68 percent of whom will live in cities, and we will need to increase food production by about 70 percent to meet their daily needs. Fortunately, the agricultural system we […]

Overseas ministerial, official delegations from many countries to participate in World Food India 2023: Pashupati Paras.

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Pashupati Kumar Paras on Wednesday said that people from about 88 countries from all over the world will participate in the second edition of the global mega food event, World Food India 2023, that will be held from November 3-5.Speaking to ANI, Pashupati Paras also said that ministers from […]

Wheat sowing falls as UP sugarcane farmers yet to clear kharif crop fields

Sowing of wheat, the main winter crop in India, has dropped over the past week as compared to the same period last year due to a delay in sugarcane harvesting, and is likely to pick up pace after Diwali.According to data from the Department of Agriculture, the area planted with wheat during the week ending […]

9 Popular Rice Varieties in India

India boasts a diverse range of rice varieties, from the fragrant Basmati to the nutritious red rice, each lending its unique character to traditional and modern Indian cuisine. Rice is the staple food of India and an integral part of its culinary traditions. With a diverse range of climates and terrains, India is blessed with a […]

Farm Output Likely to Grow by More Than 3% in FY24

Farm output is expected to grow by more than 3% in FY24 despite initial concerns about the adverse impact of an erratic monsoon, NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand said, signaling the El Niño weather pattern may have had a more moderate effect than earlier anticipated. Chand, however, acknowledged that the uneven southwest monsoon would have […]

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. […]