Milk output up 4.75 pc in summer season of FY18: Govt

Jan 16 2018

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.

Commerce Min to seek views on draft agri export policy

Jan 16 2018

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.

India, Israel working on 5-yr co-op plan for agri, water

Jan 15 2018

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, Israel to enhance agriculture, S&T, security cooperation

Jan 15 2018

India and Israel have agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of agriculture, science and technology and security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Agriculture top priority, GDP gains must reach farmers: Jaitley

Jan 14 2018

‘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.’

Wheat acreage down by 4.66 percent so far: Agri Min

Jan 12 2018

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.

Centre to finalise model contract farming law soon

Jan 12 2018

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.

Comprehensive policy to promote agriculture exports on anvil

Jan 12 2018

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.

ASEAN-India vow to tackle climate change & price volatility

Jan 12 2018

India and ASEAN nations agreed to jointly work to mitigate the challenges of climate change, enhance livelihood opportunities through agro-forestry.

Crop insurance scheme likely to get Rs 13,000cr in FY19 budget

Jan 10 2018

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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