Farmers now assured of barrier-free trading and remunerative prices for agriculture produce after recent agricultural reforms – Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the Government is taking all possible measures to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce. Laying the foundation stone through video-conference of the administrative building of the Krishi Vigyan …

MoU Signed between National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources

National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) under Ministry of AYUSH and ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) under Department of Agricultural Research and Education have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 6th July, 2020. The purpose of this MoU to conserve the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Genetic Resources …

Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar says, Government is committed to doubling farmers’ incomes by the year 2022; stresses on need to liberalize agricultural markets, adopt new technology and make agriculture competitive

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the Government is committed to doubling farmers’ incomes by the year 2022 and has taken several important initiatives in this direction through various schemes and program-mes. He was speaking at the …

World Bank and Government of India sign $750 million Agreement for Emergency Response Programme for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises

The World Bank and the Government of India today signed the $750 million agreement for the MSME Emergency Response Programme to support increased flow of finance into the hands of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The World Bank’s MSME Emergency Response Programme will …

FPO

One district – One Product” approach to increase value addition, marketing and exports; FPOs will benefit small, marginal and landless farmers by giving access to technological inputs, finances, and better markets and prices for their crops

Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today said that a new dimension is going to be added to farmers’ groups with the creation of ten thousand new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs). He said that 86% farmers in the country are small and marginal farmers, who will …

Locust control operations carried out in 1,32,777 hectares area in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana by Locust Circle Offices (LCOs) till 2nd July, 2020; control operations carried out in 1,13,003 hectares area by State Governments

Locust control operations have been done in 1,32,777 hectares area in States of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana by Locust Circle Offices (LCOs) starting from 11th April, 2020 till 2nd July, 2020. In the intervening night of 2nd – 3rd July, 2020, control operations were carried …

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India takes several measures to facilitate farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic. There has been noteworthy progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops, the status of which is given as under: Sowing …