IISR develops high-yielding black pepper variety ‘Chandra’

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research (ICAR-IISR), Kozhikode, has developed a high-yielding variety of black pepper named ‘IISR Chandra’. The institute has also completed the genome sequencing of the variety. The research team behind the variety includes Shivakumar MS, B Sasikumar, KV Saji, Sheeja TE, KS Krishnamurthy, and Sivaranjani. Conventionally, new pepper varieties are created […]

UAS-Bengaluru develops low-cost, eco-friendly raw milk cooling unit

The University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru (UAS-B) has developed a low-cost, eco-friendly mini refrigerator for cooling of raw milk, which can be used by small dairy farmers to maintain the quality of milk before pouring it at the collection centres. CT Ramachandra, Prof and Head, Department of Processing and Food Engineering, UAS-B said the solid-state cooling module […]

Coop minister Amit Shah launches ‘Bharat Organics’ brand of new cooperative body NCOL

Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday launched the ‘Bharat Organics’ brand of the newly created National Cooperative Organics Ltd (NCOL) and asserted that it will emerge as the most “trusted” brand in India and abroad. Shah also launched the NCOL’s logo, website and brochure. He gave away NCOL membership certificates to five cooperative societies. Addressing […]

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 […]