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 […]

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 […]

Chilli prices set to rise again on festive demand and scanty rainfall, despite improved sowing

Traders have not been selling the chilli stock at lower rates and are hoping that domestic demand will shore up the prices a little and that exports to China will improve this year. Red chilli prices, which have dropped from the peak levels in last March, could see another spike on higher festival season demand […]

Govt launches unified portal for agri-statistics to provide credible data on agri sector

Synopsis The Indian government has launched the Unified Portal for Agri-Statistics (UPAg), a digital platform that aims to provide stakeholders with credible and standardized data for informed decision-making in the agriculture sector. The portal, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, will address challenges related to data governance and offer features such as data standardization, analysis, […]

US welcomes India’s move of reducing tariffs on agricultural products

Synopsis These cuts in tariffs are expected boost the economic opportunities for the US agricultural producers in the key market and also help bring additional products from the US to the Indian customers. The United States has welcomed the recent Indian move to reduce tariffs on several American agricultural products. Last week, India agreed to […]

Types of Urban Agriculture in India

Types of Urban Agriculture in India Urban agriculture reconnects with agribusiness, offers fresh food, and integrates into the ecological system and urban economy. Additionally, it aids a community by enhancing its ability to withstand climate change and creating green space. Urban agriculture encompasses a broad range of activities, from raising fish and poultry to growing […]

Rajasthan govt to boost organic farming, provide subsidies to farmers

The state government will also set up an organic products mart in Jaipur and Jodhpur at a cost of around Rs 100 crore One look at a farm and you know whether it’s organic or conventional. Biological pest control, mixed cropping and the fostering of insect predators are encouraged in an organic farm To boost […]