India Top Sugar Producer again, also the 2nd-Largest Exporter

India was the world’s top producer of sugar during the just-ended sugar marketing year and was the second largest exporter.  Official data released by the government on Wednesday pegged In dia’s exports during 2021-22 (October-September) sugar season at 1. 1 crore tonnes, 58% higher than the previous year, helping generate forex inflows of around Rs 40,000 crore.  Du ring the year, sugarcane […]

Krishi Mela to be conducted from November 3 to 6

The theme for the fair organised by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) will be ‘agricultural start-ups’  This year’s Krishi Mela will be organised from November 3 to 6 at the Gandhi Vignana Krishi Kendra (GKVK) campus in Yelahanka. The theme of the fair organised by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) will be agricultural […]

Use of modern technology is essential in agriculture sector: Kailash Choudhary, Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture

CropLife India organized a two day National Conference on the occasion of its 42nd AGM, which witnessed the congregation of the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Four Agriculture Ministers from the key States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, senior Government officials, experts and industry leaders. The Theme of […]

Significant rise in potato production in Assam: Agriculture minister

Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said that production of potato has increased from seven Metric tonnes per hectares to 17 Metric tonnes per hectare. Bora while speaking on Potato Conclave and Business Launch Event stated state must be self-reliant in Agriculture and Veterinary sector and not dependent upon the other States of the country. The […]

Reliance Retail’s bid price for 40,000 T Haryana wheat signals shortage

Synopsis Hafed, which used to procure wheat only for Food Corporation of India at the minimum support price, had for the first time purchased the grain at market rate this year for the sole purpose of exports. It had procured 1,80,000 tonnes of wheat, paying more than the MSP for exports. Reliance Retail has won […]

Godrej Agrovet signs MoUs with Assam, Manipur and Tripura to promote oil palm cultivation

Godrej Agrovettoday announced that it has signed threeMemorandum of Understand with Assam, Manipur and Tripura state governmentsfor development and promotion of oil palm cultivation in the region under the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) scheme. In August 2021, Government of India had launched the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEOOP) […]

Wheat prices up 4%, more hikes expected on festive demand

Wheat prices have jumped 4% in the last one week and festival season demand expected to kick in from mid-September, they are expected to rise further, despite the government claiming that the country has sufficient stocks. Denying some reports claiming that India was going to import wheat, the Department of Food and Public Distribution of […]

Over 11,000 crop residue management machines go missing, vigilance probe ordered

The Punjab government on Wednesday said it has initiated a vigilance probe into a Rs 150-crore scam in the distribution of crop residue management machines among farmers during the previous dispensation led by the Congress. Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, in a statement, said during a physical verification, a total of 11,275 machines were not […]

India Adopts Smart Farming Strategy To Boost Small Farmers’ Fortunes

New Delhi:  India has embraced technology in every field of activity. It is adopting smart farming methods through technology and innovation in the agriculture sector and this may prove to be a game changer in the days to come by substantially raising farmers income. How is this method beneficial? Smart farming involves the application of sensors […]

Centre asks states to monitor stocks of tur dal as prices rise

The central government has directed states to monitor stocks held by different stockholders, claiming that a section of the market is trying to create artificial scarcity. ET had reported on Wednesday about 15% increase in price of tur and urad in six weeks. The Department of Consumer Affairs on Friday, issued a directive to all […]