What are the Different Types of Cultivation in Agriculture?

Crop cultivation is a human endeavor that dates back thousands of years. It was only a matter of sowing seeds and seeing them sprout in the beginning. But just as humans have changed, so has agriculture. These days, agriculture uses a wide variety of growing techniques, each having pros and cons of its own. We […]

Which Key Factors Influence Plant Growth?

It is critical to understand what plants require in order to grow when planting a flower bed or a vegetable garden. There are four major factors that can influence plant growth. They are water, light, nutrients, and temperature. These four factors influence the plant’s growth hormones, causing it to grow quickly or slowly. Making changes […]

Going bananas: Prices rise to ₹30/kg from ₹18-20 in October

Hit by falling cultivation and the spread of disease in major producing areas banana prices have gone bananas. Banana inflation increased to 16.5% in November from 2.2% four months ago, according to consumer inflation data released last month. Retail prices have been hovering around ₹30 per kg now, up from₹ 18-20 in October, said traders. […]

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 […]