I-Day speech: PM Modi announces agri-drones for women self-help groups

Synopsis As per the plan, the recipients will also be given training to fly and repair the unmanned aerial vehicles. “We will train women in SHGs to fly drones and also repair drones. The Government of India will provide drones to thousands of Women SHGs,” the Prime Minister said. The govt is set to launch […]

Telangana Launches India’s first Agricultural Data Exchange platform

India has launched its first Agricultural Data Exchange (ADeX) and Agricultural Data Management Framework (ADMF) in collaboration with the Telangana Government, the World Economic Forum, and the Indian Institute of Science. The initiatives aim to boost the data economy specifically for the agricultural sector. Telangana Minister for IT and Industry KT Rama Rao on Friday […]

Ways to Improve Agricultural Productivity

Farm productivity is crucial for a variety of factors. By producing more food, raising productivity has an impact on income, labor migration, and market development in agriculture. Increased agricultural output improves the distribution of limited resources. Farming can be fruitful if you learn how to increase output. Farmers now have the opportunity to boost output […]

India to import tomatoes from Nepal amid surge in price, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Synopsis Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that India will be importing tomatoes from Nepal, amid a record high surge in prices in the country. During her speech in Parliament, Sitharaman informed that the first lot of imports are likely to reach in Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur cities in northern India by Friday. […]

Farming Carrots: The Ultimate Guide

Carrots are one of the most popular and versatile vegetables, loved for their sweet flavor, vibrant color, and numerous health benefits. Whether you are a seasoned farmer or a gardening enthusiast looking to try your hand at cultivating carrots, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the essential information needed to successfully grow this […]

Overall kharif paddy sowing up 3.38 per cent so far, but coverage lags in 4 states

Synopsis According to the Met Department, overall monsoon was 4 per cent higher from June 1 to August 2. In east and northeast India, there was a deficit of 24 per cent. Total area sown to paddy has increased by 3.38 per cent to 283 lakh hectares so far in the current kharif season, but […]

Robust rains accelerate rice planting in India

Synopsis Indian farmers have planted 28.3 million hectares (69.9 million acres) with summer-sown rice, according to the farm ministry’s latest data, up 3.28% from the same period last year, as robust monsoon rains encouraged the expansion of acreage. Indian farmers have planted 28.3 million hectares (69.9 million acres) with summer-sown rice, according to the farm […]

India rice stocks at three times target, easing supply concerns

Synopsis India’s rice stocks were almost three times the target size at the start of August, at 37.6 million metric tonnes. State-run warehouses were expected to hold 13.5 million metric tonnes of rice, however the total also included 24.6 million metric tonnes of rice and 13 million metric tonnes of unmilled rice. India’s rice stocks […]

Back Mangoes ₹3 lakh per kg? This Indian farmer grows world’s ‘most expensive’ mango in his orchard

A farmer in Odisha claims to have grown the world’s most expensive mangoes, the Miyazaki variety, which costs ₹2.5-3 lakh per kg in the international market. The Miyazaki breed, originally from Japan, is known for its unique taste and medicinal value. A farmer in Odisha has claimed that he has grown the world’s most expensive […]

Making Vast Profits From Aloe Vera Farming: Business Plan

Aloe Vera is a stemless plant species that is a common herbal species worldwide. For its thick, pulpy leaves that are a foot long, aloe vera is well known. The pulp, which is white or grey in appearance, found inside the plant’s green leaves is used for therapeutic purposes. Recently, Aloe Vera has gained a […]