Centre directs sugar traders to disclose stocks to check hoarding

Centre directed sugar retailers, wholesalers, processors to disclose their stocks on a weekly basis on a government portal as a proactive measure to combat hoarding and speculation. The Centre on Thursday directed sugar traders, retailers, wholesalers, big chain retailers and processors to disclose their stocks on a weekly basis on a government portal as a […]

Chilli prices set to rise again on festive demand and scanty rainfall, despite improved sowing

Traders have not been selling the chilli stock at lower rates and are hoping that domestic demand will shore up the prices a little and that exports to China will improve this year. Red chilli prices, which have dropped from the peak levels in last March, could see another spike on higher festival season demand […]

Govt launches unified portal for agri-statistics to provide credible data on agri sector

Synopsis The Indian government has launched the Unified Portal for Agri-Statistics (UPAg), a digital platform that aims to provide stakeholders with credible and standardized data for informed decision-making in the agriculture sector. The portal, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, will address challenges related to data governance and offer features such as data standardization, analysis, […]

The best foods to strengthen your immune system

Your diet has a big impact on how strong your immune system is. Your body’s health and strength are maintained by a robust immune system. And certainly, regular exercise does help you avoid disease and infections. But, when it comes to good nutrition, people often forget to include nutrient-rich foods in their daily meals. You […]

GS1 India hosts a National Conference on QR Code Implementation for Agri-Input Manufacturers

GS1 India, a supply chain standards organization set up under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and affiliated to GS1 Global, hosted a National Conference on ‘QR Code Implementation on Agri-Input’ last week in New Delhi. During the inaugural session, Mr. S. Swaminathan, CEO of GS1 India, highlighted the crucial role of QR code […]

India losing market share for basmati rice

Synopsis India’s global market share in basmati rice is declining due to the government’s decision to set a minimum export price of $1,200 per tonne. At a recent food fair in Turkey, no Indian companies received orders for the new basmati crop because of the high price. Global buyers are also delaying payments for orders […]

Crop Types – India’s Rabi and Kharif Crop Seasons

India has agricultural crops that vary with the seasons and require specific climatic conditions and an appropriate atmosphere to grow. The weather makes a significant difference between Rabi and Kharif crops. Kharif and Rabi are two crops grown primarily in Asian countries during the monsoon season. While the cropping season for Kharif crops begins when […]

Indian agro-chemical industry can grow over 9 per cent notwithstanding Chinese competition: Niti Aayog

Synopsis Chand also observed that many Western countries are shifting from agrochemicals to biopesticides and the Indian industry needs to pay attention to this aspect. He urged the Agro Chem Federation of India (ACFI) to come out with a document on ease of doing business in agrochemicals. The Niti Aayog member was addressing a panel […]

India hopes September rains to clear the cloud over food supplies and likely rein in price spikes

Synopsis India’s food ministry has said that the forecast for rain in the country this month should limit damage to crops, ensuring sufficient supplies. Rising food prices have been a major concern for the government, leading to restrictions on rice exports and the sale of state reserves. Wheat supplies are also sufficient, and the government […]

The Most Important Information About Organic Farming

Organic farming is a farming system that focuses on creating a healthy and sustainable production system by combining traditions, innovation, and science to protect the soil, environment, ecosystems, and people. In other words, it views high biodiversity standards in conjunction with thoughtful environmental practises in order to conserve naturally available resources, promote resource cycling, improve […]