Agriculture & Commodities

India sees a 23.24% increase in Agri Exports

Exports of agricultural commodities during March to June 2020 increased by 23.24% compared to the corresponding period in 2019; Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a comprehensive action plan towards the promotion of Agri trade; the twofold approach focuses on boosting Agri Export with emphasis on value addition and action plan for Import Substitution; Export Promotion Forums for specific Agri products constituted under APEDA at the behest of Ministry of Agriculture […]

Agriculture & Commodities

India ranks top in the list of Organic Farmers

India ranks first in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming; Major organic exports from India are flax seeds, sesame, soybean, tea, medicinal plants, rice and pulses; Organic e-commerce platform being strengthened for directly linking farmers with retail and bulk buyers; Organic Food for Health and Nutrition #Atma Nirbhar Krishi […]

Agriculture & Commodities

PM launches financing facility of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

PM launches financing facility of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund; Rs. 17000 Crore transferred by PM to nearly 8.5 Crore farmers under PM-KISAN through direct benefit transfer to Aadhaar linked bank accounts; Rs. 1000 Crore sanctioned to over 2280 farmer societies under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund within 30 days of receiving Cabinet approval for the Central Sector Scheme; Farmers are now ready to be entrepreneurs, in line with the vision of doubling farmers’ income […]

Agriculture & Commodities

Hunger and undernourishment may become more acute during a pandemic: VP

Vice President calls for reorienting agricultural priorities towards more nutrition-sensitive food; Expresses happiness over provision for nutritious breakfast to school children in the New Education Policy; Problem of hunger and undernourishment may become more acute with the Corona pandemic; Lauds Indian farmers for record food grain production despite challenges during the lockdown; Shri Naidu calls for blending advance scientific knowledge with traditional knowledge of indigenous communities; Says our laboratories must be firmly linked to our farms and fields; Inaugurates virtual consultation ‘Science for Resilient Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods’ being organized by the M.S Swaminathan Foundation (MSSRF); VP endorses Dr Swaminathan’s suggestion to provide land rights to the women. […]

Agriculture & Commodities

FACT produces a Record 24016 MT Fertilisers in July 2020

As per a Statement of FACT ,Company Achieved highest Monthly ‘Ammonium Sulphate’ production during July 2020 (24016 MT), surpassing previous best of 23811 MT in January 2020.

FACT has been manufacturing two fertilizer products NP 20:20:0:13 (Factamfos) and Ammonium Sulphate, mainly for the South Indian market.

Company could optimize its fertilizer production by implementing suitable adaptations in its operation schedule, raw material planning, logistics & product despatch, for safe operation during COVID times.

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Agriculture & Commodities

Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel to promote and form 10,000 FPO

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today launched the Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel, a new initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). Speaking on the occasion, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is in the forefront of operationalizing different aspects of Atma Nirbhar Bharat call given by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Cooperatives have a major role in the country in realizing the Prime Minister’s dreams. Shri Tomar also launched guidance videos produced by NCDC on ‘Formation and Registration of A Cooperative’ for eighteen different states in Hindi and regional languages.

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Agriculture & Commodities

ICAR and the KVKs should develop area-wise models of agricultural development: Tomar

A three-day zonal workshop of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh was organized from 29th – 31st July 2020. Addressing the plenary session of the workshop, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that agriculture and rural sectors have the inherent capabilities of lifting the country out of any crisis. […]

Agriculture & Commodities

Bamboo Skill Centres to exploit, brand, package and market Bamboo industry in India and abroad

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has urged the Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) to explore setting up of Vocational Training and Skill Development Centres for Bamboo sector for its full exploitation, branding, packaging and marketing in India and abroad. Chairing a review meeting of the Ministry of DoNER today, the Minister said that CBTC in coordination with National Bamboo Mission will work in this direction to boost the Bamboo economy in the North Eastern Region. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Skill Centres will propel Bamboo industry with new Start-ups and also enhance livelihood opportunities.

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Agriculture & Commodities

Now Fertilizers will be transported via Coastal Shipping

A total of 20 containers of Ammonium Sulphate will be dispatched to Haldia Port for distribution to the farmers in West Bengal.

FACT is getting active support of Cochin Port Trust in this endeavour. Fertilizers moved through costal shipping will be carried out further through Rail to reach the required destination.

Shri A K Mehera, Deputy Chairman, Cochin Port Trust,. Vipin R Menoth, Traffic Manager , Gautam Gupta, Advisor to CPT and Anil Raghavan, Chief General Manager (Marketing) of FACT were also present on this occasion.

They said shipping of fertilizers through sea route shall ease the pressure on movement of fertilizers by rail and road to a great extent, especially during the tough time of COVID- 19 pandemic. Coastal Shipping shall also help to ensure regular supplies to farmers in Coastal states.

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Agriculture & Commodities

FCI procures 389.76 LMT wheat and 504.91 LMT rice

FCI has already wound up the procurement operations for the current season and has set new records in the procurement of both wheat and rice. A total of 389.76 LMT wheat and 504.91 LMT rice have been procured in the just concluded crop season. Going by the present trend of the progress of monsoon, the coming Kharif season of 2020-21 is also expected to be a good one […]