The scheme, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will also facilitate PACS to diversify their business and undertake multiple activities and services
In India, construction of new greenhouses is heavily subsidised. Government also provides support to farmers and horticulturists in growing safe food products.
Experts agree there are advantages in taking up greenhouse farming but also add a word of caution.
The exports stood at $15.97 billion in the ten-month period a year ago. Export of rice was the top forex earner at $7.7 billion during the period under review.
As the state celebrates its Golden Jubilee year, the government has proposed a Rs.550-lakh programme to conserve indigenous seeds varieties
Use of sustainable farming practices has rejuvenated soil fertility, increased water retention and has led to growing of healthy foods
Aquaculture is a traditional activity in Southern Asia Region, particularly the Indian subcontinent. The earliest examples of aquaculture were raising fish in homestead ponds primarily for family consumption.
Platinum Arowana, a freshwater ornamental fish, holds the record for selling at US$ 4,00,000. Yes, four lakh dollars for just one small animal!
Income support is provided in three equal instalments to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding of up to 2 hectares
Most of them claim that while the amount is less, even the number of beneficiaries is too little compared to the number of farmers in the country
Nutrients in blueberries are said to be essential to fighting not just common health issues but helping boost immunity too
The farm is today a mini agri-hub: producing flowers, rice, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables; and includes aquaculture and poultry too
Feeding ten billion people by the year 2050 will be quite a challenge against the background of certain developments where agriculture-driven growth is at risk
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar pointed out that India performed well during the severe COVID-19 pandemic
Growers say that due to rapid weather changes and the continuing cold weather and hailstorm, there is extensive damage to apple orchards
Price hike before Kharif season will add to farmers’ woes as they use DAP as a primary fertiliser during sowing of crops like paddy, cotton, groundnut, etc.
India accounts for 22% of the global milk production of 906 million tonnes and produces more than 52% of the 379 million tonnes of milk produced in Asia.
It is estimated that pests destroy up to 40 percent of global crops and cost $220 billion of losses.
Figures compiled by Tractor Junction show 55,599 units sold in May 2021 against 60,441 in May 2020, registering a drop in tractor sales by 8%
Indirect subsidy is neither in favour of farmer nor the country. This is only in favour of industry, claims farmer union leader
Farmers do not have much to cheer. Even a bumper crop does not take their income to the minimum required level. Prices below MSP is hurting them.
Asia-Pacific region is expected to see rapid growth, driven by rapidly developing economies, disposable incomes, infra development, govt initiatives
There is a mixed reaction to the PM-Kisan Scheme, but most farmer leaders believe that more need to be done for the betterment of tillers
The conference will cover industry leaders from public and private companies across the full spectrum of the food value chain
Protesting farmers at Delhi’s borders keep the kitchen fire lit with help from volunteers who deliver tonnes of grain in their tractor-trailers
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