Bihar Announces 40% Subsidy for Dragon Fruit Cultivation

To bolster agricultural ventures and diversify crop cultivation, the Directorate of Horticulture, Department of Agriculture, Bihar, has announced a 40 percent subsidy under the National Horticulture Mission Scheme for the cultivation of dragon fruit in the state. This initiative aims to incentivize farmers and promote the growth of dragon fruit farming across the state, furthering the agricultural landscape […]

Mixed year for jute, govt provided relief for industry to bounce back

The jute sector experienced a mixed bag in 2023. There was a bumper harvest of the cash crop, but a mid-season demand slump caused concern until government intervention revived hopes. Although capacity utilisation temporarily dropped, there is optimism for the remaining jute year (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024) due to sustained orders and […]

Wheat sowing tops normal acreage for first time, gram continues to drag

Wheat sowing picked up pace during the week ended December 22, crossing the normal acreage for the first time this season, according to data shared by the agriculture ministry on Friday.The crop had been planted in around 30.86 million hectares, which was around 575,000 hectares less than the area covered during the same period last […]

Electronics technology- mechanism to boost agriculture sector: MeitY Secretary Krishnan

Kolkata: Electronics technology and AI tools can function as a facilitating mechanism to the agriculture sector in the country, from harvesting to sorting technology, and help reduce the farmer’s cost and enhance their incomes, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) S Krishnan said in “There is harvesting, post-harvesting technology and […]

Margin of cooperatives may rise to ₹10/kg to convert Bharat Atta from FCI wheat after cut in issue price

The Union government has reduced the cost of wheat supplied to cooperative agencies such as Nafed, NCCF and Kendriya Bhandar to ₹1,715/quintal from ₹2,150 by agreeing to bear a subsidy of ₹435/quintal. However, there is no order yet on whether maximum retail price (MRP) of “Bharat atta”, processed from the wheat supplied by Food Corporation […]

What is Remote Sensing?

Fundamentally, remote sensing involves inspecting terrain from a considerable distance using advanced instruments. It evaluates the physical characteristics of a plot of land, creating a picture that enables professionals to examine specific portions by estimating the radiation emitted and reflected by it. Remote sensing is the process of learning information about an object or phenomenon […]

Onion Prices Could Dip Below Rs 40/kg By January, Food Ministry Official Tells Press

 Onion prices in India may fall to less than Rs 40 per kilogram as early as January, consumer affairs secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said according to the Press Trust of India. He also said prices would not exceed Rs 60 per kg until then. Somebody said it will touch Rs 100 per kg, we said it […]

Bengal’s Malda district, known for its mangoes, grows oranges in a first

A farmer in West Bengal’s Malda district, which is known for its mangoes, has set a record this year by growing oranges.Dipak Rajbanshi has grown around 1.5 quintal of orange in his garden. He claimed that the oranges that he grew were tastier than the ones grown in Maharashtra’s Nagpur.He said these oranges are smaller […]

The best crops for small farms

You may have heard that growing a few successful crops today allows many people to support themselves. You want to join the tribe as well, but you can’t because you don’t have access to a place where you can raise food sustainably. Smaller farms can grow the most profitable crops. You may begin by doing […]

Why is Crop Protection so important?

Crop protection plays a vital role in ensuring global food security and sustaining our agricultural systems. By safeguarding crops from pests, diseases, and weeds, it helps to maximize yield, improve quality, and protect the environment. In this article, we will explore the significance of crop protection, the challenges it faces, and the various methods used […]