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  • The FAI Annual Seminar 2021 started today at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. The theme of the 3-day event is ‘Challenges in Fertilizer and Agriculture’. In view of restriction in gathering due to COVID-19, the FAI Annual Seminar is in hybrid mode this year also.
    Date : 01 December, 2021
  • India has predominantly been an agricultural economy. From the golden plains of wheat in Punjab, the tea gardens of Darjeeling and the succulent paddy fields of Chhattisgarh and Coconut Plantations of Kerala, India is blessed with rich network of rivers and fertile soils.
    Date : 30 November, 2021
  • PM Kisan Update: There is good news for crores of farmers of the country. The much-awaited 10th installment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana will be released in fifteen days. This time, many beneficiaries of PM Kisan Yojana will also get Rs. 4000 instead of Rs 2000.
    Date : 29 November, 2021
  • The Farm Laws Repeal Bill has been passed on the first day of Parliament’s Winter Session. The 25-day Winter Session has begun today, and during the session 36 bills are expected to be passed. The bill to cancel the three controversial farm laws that made farmers protest for a year was passed in record time in both houses. “The government plans to get it signed by the President by tonight”, sources said.
    Date : 29 November, 2021
  • As per the ministry data, wheat has been sown in 35.8 lakh hectare in Madhya Pradesh, 34.98 lakh hectare in Uttar Pradesh, 29.45 lakh hectare in Punjab, 13.78 lakh hectare in Haryana and 13.37 lakh hectare in Rajasthan so far in the ongoing sea...
    Date : 27 November, 2021
  • Food safety regulator FSSAI has sought public comments on draft regulation on manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of any food or food ingredient derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
    Date : 26 November, 2021
  • The farmer needs many types of agricultural machinery for cultivation purposes. The tractor is considered the most important agricultural machinery, it has become the prime necessity of the farmer in modern times. The utility of tractors is increasing day by day for many agricultural tasks. Farming has become easier for the farmers with the help of this, as it saves both time & labor. 
    Date : 25 November, 2021
  • The Modi government is all set to release Rs 22,000 crore to the account of the farmers as part of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. The money to be released shortly is the 3rd installment of December to March quarter of FY22. So far, the Centre has provided a sum amounting to around Rs 1.57 lakh crore to the families of farmers under this scheme. 
    Date : 24 November, 2021
  • The Central Government has started many schemes to benefit the farmers in the country. One such scheme is PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, which is solely for the farmers. There are crores of farmers in India, who have registered themselves and are all set to receive the 10th installment of Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana.   
    Date : 19 November, 2021
  • On November 17, 2021, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced gift hampers of Rs.1088 crore for family cardholders and Lankan Tamils residing in rehabilitation camps for the upcoming Pongal festival in January 2022. These hampers will be distributed to a total of 21548060 family cardholders and Lankan Tamil households. 
    Date : 19 November, 2021
  • At lower and medium tropospheric levels, another trough extends from the cyclonic circulation associated with low pressure region over east-central Arabian Sea off Karnataka coast to the low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall on November 18, with extremely heavy precipitation in portions of South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, and south coastal Andhra Pradesh, as well as light to mod
    Date : 17 November, 2021
  • Apart from the income from the sale of beans, coffee producers now have an opportunity to earn extra money from their plants throughout the year. The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysuru has developed a technology for producing a value-added coffee leaf product that also offers various health benefits.
    Date : 17 November, 2021
  • DEHRADUN: A grass conservatory spread across 2 acres and having 90 species of grass, which the Uttarakhand forest department claims to be the first of its kind in the country, was opened in Ranikhet on Sunday for the public. The germplasm conservation centre – built by the research wing of the forest department over three years using compensatory afforestation (CAMPA) funds - displays scientific, ecological, medicinal and cultural information related to all 90 grass species.
    Date : 15 November, 2021
  • JORHAT: In a first, two ethnic tribes from the northeast bagged two national awards in agriculture sector, under the leadership of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), on Saturday. The Centre conferred the 'Plant Genome Saviour Community Award' to Dhonsuri Agril farmer cooperative society of Karbi tribe and 'Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Recognition award' to Boloram Sorongsa of Dimasa tribe for their contribution in the agricultural sector.
    Date : 14 November, 2021
  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on Thursday said that the country's honey output will climb to 1.25 lakh metric tonnes in 2020-21, up from 76,150 metric tonnes in 2013-14, due to the combined efforts of beekeepers and the government.
    Date : 12 November, 2021
  • As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, to commemorate the 75th year of Independence of India a program on “Nutrition Smart Village” will be initiated to strengthen the Poshan Abhiyan. This new initiative aims to reach out to 75 villages across India through the network of All India Coordinated Research Project on Women in Agriculture (AICRP-WIA) which is in operation at 13 centers in 12 States of India besides the coordinating institute located at Bhubaneswar said Union Agriculture Minister Narendr
    Date : 11 November, 2021
  • On November 10 and 11, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted unusually heavy rain in various regions of Tamil Nadu and neighboring Andhra Pradesh. Due to the depression building over the Bay of Bengal, the downpour is predicted to inundate highways and may trigger riverine flooding, according to the warning. 
    Date : 10 November, 2021
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    Date : 08 November, 2021
  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today accused the earlier governments of deliberately discouraging Start-Ups in Jammu & Kashmir, including in the Kashmir valley, so that the youth could remain perpetually dependent on salaried government jobs and continue hanging around the political masters of the day.
    Date : 07 November, 2021
  • LONDON: India is among 27 countries to sign up to a sustainable agriculture action agenda at the conclusion of the first week of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, laying out new commitments to make farming more sustainable and less polluting.  The ‘Sustainable Agriculture Policy Action Agenda for the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and Global Action Agenda for Innovation in Agriculture' was among the highlight action pledges to be clinched by the participating countries at the 26th Con
    Date : 07 November, 2021
  • Niti Aayog's report titled "Mission on Shifting Cultivation: Towards a transformational approach" suggests that shifting cultivation land should be recognised as "agriculture land" where a farmer practices agroforestry for the production of food alone rather than treat the land as forestland. The recommendations, when fully implemented and taken to their logical conclusion, will lead to a transformation in agricultural development in tribal areas of the country and more so in the Himalayan regio
    Date : 07 November, 2021
  • The vice-president said that the credit for introducing scientific approaches in the field of agriculture goes to Indians. Naidu said that every farmer should set aside a portion of their lands for environ-friendly plantation and water conservation.
    Date : 01 November, 2021
  • The Agriculture Business Management (ABM) programme has customised the course curriculum for Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU’s) to bring it in sync with the fast-evolving global scenarios and practices required for a meaningful and practical agricultural output. 
    Date : 08 November, 2021
  • Krishi Jagran on 29th October 2021, launched a new website tractornews.in and hosted a Webinar on Farm Mechanization. The main purpose of this platform is to provide the farmers a digital window with detailed information and news on Agriculture Machinery/Equipment of various brands across the country.
    Date : 30 October, 2021
  • India has a significant development in the sale of Organic products in India and we are also the second-largest exporter of organic products in Asia after China. The major Indian organic products in demand are oilseeds, sugarcane, cereals & millets, cotton, pulses, medicinal plants, tea, fruits, spices.
    Date : 29 October, 2021
  • Paddy is harvested by October 25 in the region of Punjab, due to the swift onset of Rabi cropping season and the need to clear the fields to start sowing wheat (another Cash crop of India). The Paddy harvest of farmers in Punjab is ruined due to an unexpected downpour.
    Date : 27 October, 2021
  • On 12 August, one Metric Tonne of organic black rice Chak-Hao has been exported to Europe. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh flagged off the organic black rice consignment at an event held on 12 August at Imphal.
    Date : 17 August, 2021
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EDITOR'S NOTE

13 Jul 2020

Uniting India's farmers: FPOs will strengthen the rural economy

The proposed creation of ten thousand new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs) until 2023-24 by the government is a big step in the right direction. The empowerment of farmers in a country where 86 perce