What is Hydroponic Farming And what Is The Scope Of Hydroponic Farming In India

By 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on the planet, 68 percent of whom will live in cities, and we will need to increase food production by about 70 percent to meet their daily needs. Fortunately, the agricultural system we currently have can handle this significant task. If we assumed a linear increase in […]

How to improve agribusiness best practises with AI, IoT, and automation

There will be 9.7 billion people on the planet by 2050, and there will be a 70% increase in food demand. An key problem facing the food industry is how to increase production in a sustainable way to fulfil the needs of the rapidly expanding population. Using intelligent technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of […]

India’s wheat output may set new record of over 112 lakh tonnes in 2022-23: Govt officials

Synopsis According to the latest data, farmers have sown wheat in 332.16 lakh ha till January 6 of the current rabi season of the 2022-23 crop year (July-June), against 329.88 lakh ha during the same period last year. New Delhi: The country’s wheat production is likely to set a new record of more than 112 […]

CCFI seeks government’s intervention in restricting agrochemical imports; expects incorporation in Budget 2023-24

Among various issues of the Indian agrochemical industry, the Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) has raised concerns about imports of agrochemicals in India. The industry body is seeking the Central Government’s intervention for the incorporation of increased customs duty on technical and formulation imports in the Budget 2023-24. In a communication sent last week to […]

Govt sees bright prospect of wheat crop; current temperature conducive for higher yields

Synopsis Like last year, there have been no reports of extreme temperatures from wheat-growing states so far. This augurs well for the crop prospects, he added. Farmers have brought more area under the wheat crop this year in anticipation of getting higher than the minimum support price (MSP) amid export demand, another ministry official shared. […]

India set to offer wheat to flour millers, biscuit makers to tame prices: Sources

Synopsis Wheat prices have surged in India this year after a sudden rise in temperatures hit crop yields and output. India is set to offer 2 to 3 million tonnes of wheat to bulk consumers such as flour millers and biscuit makers as part of efforts to cool record high prices, two government sources said, […]

Assam allows use of up to 5% of tea garden land for various other purposes

Asam government has allowed upto five per cent of the total land of tea garden to be used for promotion of eco-friendly tea tourism, cultivation of agriculture crops besides green power and animal husbandry. In an ordinance the state government amended Assam Fixation of ceiling on Land holding Act 1956. According to the ordinance “Provided […]

Amit Shah to decide on more sugar exports Likely to clear 7-12 lakh tonnes, including raws from mills and ports

While the sugar industry expects the Centre to release an additional 7-8 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar over and above the 100 lt cap fixed from June 1, there could be bonus for millers. The Government may allocate 12 lt to which officials have agreed. A decision is likely to be taken by Home Minister […]