Space satellites herald agritech revolution, will mark next breakthrough for Indian agri sector: Jitendra Singh

Singh said some of the unique operational applications which RISAT-1A offer include revolutionary radar images which is high-end, strategic technology mainly used for defence Space satellites herald AgriTech revolution and AgriTech startups which will mark the next major breakthrough for India’s Agriculture sector after the green revolution of yesteryears, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.  Addressing […]

More than 22 crore soil health cards distributed to farmers: Tomar

the government was developing infrastructure under the Soil Health Management scheme. The scheme has a provision to set up different types of soil testing laboratories NEW DELHI: More than 22 crore Soil Health Cards have been distributed to farmers across the country in two phases, said Union minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh […]

Rabi expansion boosts hopes of bumper crop, but warm winter a concern

According to the latest data from the agriculture ministry, wheat has been sown in around 25.57 million hectares, compared with 20.39 million hectares in the same period last year. NEW DELHI : The total area under wheat cultivation jumped 25% as on 10 November, compared to the same period last year, according to fresh data, raising […]

Agriculture sector remains resilient; Rabi sowing got off to a strong start: RBI

Synopsis India’s total kharif crop production is estimated to moderate to 149.92 metric million tonnes (MMT) from 156.04 MMT in the previous kharif crop year, as per the first advance estimate. On the supply side, Das said, “The agricultural sector remains resilient. Rabi sowing got off to a strong start. The area sown so far […]

India will steer celebration of International Millet Year 2023, says Prime Minister Modi

Synopsis The Prime Minister’s message was conveyed at the opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets (IYM) – 2023 organised by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy, according to an official statement. India will steer the celebration of International Millet Year 2023 and organise campaigns to promote the […]

Natural farming to be included in agricultural curriculum, says minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Synopsis The union minister informed that 100 per cent natural farming is being done in Dang district of Gujarat. In Himachal too, farmers are fast moving in this direction. Madhya Pradesh has planned it in 5,000 villages. New Delhi: The government will include natural farming in the curriculum of agri education, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra […]

India eyes bumper wheat harvest in 2023 as record prices lead to more sowing

Synopsis India, also the world’s second-biggest consumer of wheat, banned exports of the staple after a sharp, sudden rise in temperatures clipped output even as exports picked up to meet the global shortfall triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. India grows only one wheat crop in a year, with planting in October and November, and […]

Agriculture ministry funded 66 startups to promote millet consumption: Tomar

NEW DELHI : In order to provide support to startup entrepreneurs for recipes and value-added products to promote millet consumption under the International Year of Millet (IYOM) 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture funded 66 startups with more than Rs. 6.25 crores, said Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday.  Addressing the […]