Scientists developed electrically conductive “esoil”, results in 50% faster growth

Scientists have created an electrically conductive “soil” that they claim can result in 50% faster growth of barley seedlings in 15 days. This soilless cultivation method, known as hydroponics, utilizes an electrically stimulated root system via a new cultivation substrate. “The world’s population is growing, and there is also climate change. So it’s clear that […]

Large number of farmers benefited from purchase of Shree Anna at MSP: Yogi

A large number of farmers have benefited from the purchase of Shree Anna (coarse grains) at minimum support price (MSP), Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said after reviewing the food grain procurement and distribution system in the state.”So far this year, more than Rs 646 crore has been paid by purchasing 2.92 lakh metric tonnes […]

Commercial farming technologies

Farming technological improvements have enabled farmers to produce more nutritious and abundant crops than ever before. This not only saves money on unused product, but it also helps to preserve the freshness and quality of your items. Take a look at these 11 commercial farming technologies. Agriculture Technologies of the Future Ag tech is an […]

Wheat sowing tops normal acreage for first time, gram continues to drag

Wheat sowing picked up pace during the week ended December 22, crossing the normal acreage for the first time this season, according to data shared by the agriculture ministry on Friday.The crop had been planted in around 30.86 million hectares, which was around 575,000 hectares less than the area covered during the same period last […]

Electronics technology- mechanism to boost agriculture sector: MeitY Secretary Krishnan

Kolkata: Electronics technology and AI tools can function as a facilitating mechanism to the agriculture sector in the country, from harvesting to sorting technology, and help reduce the farmer’s cost and enhance their incomes, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) S Krishnan said in “There is harvesting, post-harvesting technology and […]

Margin of cooperatives may rise to ₹10/kg to convert Bharat Atta from FCI wheat after cut in issue price

The Union government has reduced the cost of wheat supplied to cooperative agencies such as Nafed, NCCF and Kendriya Bhandar to ₹1,715/quintal from ₹2,150 by agreeing to bear a subsidy of ₹435/quintal. However, there is no order yet on whether maximum retail price (MRP) of “Bharat atta”, processed from the wheat supplied by Food Corporation […]

Spices Board warns firms running parallel cardamom auctions

The Spices Board has come out against firms or entities conducting cardamom auctions without obtaining a license, saying that it is illegal and any violation in this regard should be dealt with seriously. The Director (Marketing) of Spices Board, in a statement, said cardamom auction has been carried out through e-auction centres at Puttady in Idukki and […]

What is Remote Sensing?

Fundamentally, remote sensing involves inspecting terrain from a considerable distance using advanced instruments. It evaluates the physical characteristics of a plot of land, creating a picture that enables professionals to examine specific portions by estimating the radiation emitted and reflected by it. Remote sensing is the process of learning information about an object or phenomenon […]

Ban on sugarcane juice for ethanol: Food Ministry shifts ball to OMCs court

Amid widespread criticism over the abrupt and sudden order to stop using sugarcane juice for ethanol, the food ministry has announced that oil marketing companies would allocate the quantity of ethanol they intend to purchase from each distillery mentioning how much the biofuel is to be made from which feedstock. However, there is no mention of lifting the ban […]

Onion Prices Could Dip Below Rs 40/kg By January, Food Ministry Official Tells Press

 Onion prices in India may fall to less than Rs 40 per kilogram as early as January, consumer affairs secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said according to the Press Trust of India. He also said prices would not exceed Rs 60 per kg until then. Somebody said it will touch Rs 100 per kg, we said it […]