The country's milk production has increased by 4.75% to 53.77 mn tonnes during the summer season of 2017-18 fiscal, the govt said.
The CommMin would soon float a draft agri export policy to seek stakeholders' views with an aim to boost outward shipments by identifying new markets, an official said.
Aiming to strengthen partnership in the farm sector, India and Israel said they are working on a five-year plan for cooperation in agriculture and water.
India and Israel have agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of agriculture, science and technology and security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
‘Agriculture sector is a foremost priority for the government and it wants to ensure that the gains of economic growth also reaches the farmers so as to be equitable.’
Area sown to wheat remained lower by 4.66 per cent at 295.53 lakh hectares so far in the ongoing 2017-18 rabi season, AgriMin data showed.
The Centre will finalise the draft contract farming law in the next few days after incorporating comments from the industry, a senior AgriMin official said.
The commerce ministry is working on comprehensive policy covering issues such as logistics to promote export of agri commodities like tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables.
India and ASEAN nations agreed to jointly work to mitigate the challenges of climate change, enhance livelihood opportunities through agro-forestry.
The govt is likely to increase the budget allocation for the PMFBY to Rs 13,000 cr for 2018-19 from Rs 10,701 cr for the current financial year, sources said.
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