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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Govt to increase sugarcane prices, says Haryana agriculture minister Dalal

Haryana Agriculture Minister J P Dalal on Monday said that the state government will increase sugarcane prices and soon a decision in favour of cane farmers will be taken.The government will increase the prices of sugarcane. A decision will be made in the coming days after the approval of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Dalal […]

Sugarcane farm payouts to top Rs 36,000 cr in 2023-24 crushing season

Payments for sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are likely to top Rs 36,000 crore as the state gears up for the 2023-24 crushing season. Although the annual sugar season (October-September) started on October 1, crushing operations are expected to gain momentum in the coming weeks, starting from Western UP and gradually covering the entire state.“Sugarcane […]