India Business News

  1. Use of smart machinery can check stubble burning, farm experts suggest

    New Delhi, Dec 15 : If the farmers of Punjab and Haryana were to adopt smart techniques and use appropriate machinery, say experts, they won't hog the headlines every winter for the wrong reasons -- causing smog in the national capital because of stubble-burning.
  2. Rains to boost agriculture in northern region: Bikram Singh

    Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , December 12 : Spells of rains will provide boost to agriculture in the region, said Bikram Singh, director of Indian Meterological Department (IMD) Dehradun.
  3. Punjab, Haryana procure over 250 lakh tonnes paddy

    Chandigarh, Dec 11 : With a bumper crop, Punjab and Haryana have procured over 250 lakh tonnes of paddy so far this year, officials from the Food and Supplies Department said here on Monday.
  4. Shri Singh addresses farmers at Kisan Goshthi Sah Prakshetra Bhraman in Patna

    New Delhi : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the Agriculture Ministry is constantly working towards increasing farmers' income, creating employment opportunities in the agrarian sector and ensuring farmers earn maximum profit.
  5. India has one of the strongest national agricultural research systems in the world: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

    New Delhi : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh expressed happiness about his participation in 5th Regional Coordination meeting of ICARDA's South Asia and China Regional Program on "Strategic Partnership towards enhancing Food and Nutritional Security in South Asia and China".
  6. 100 million Soil Health Card distributed to farmers in the first phase (2015-2017): Agriculture Minister

    New Delhi : On the occasion of World Soil Day, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the objective of SHC is to provide information about the Soil Health to 120 million farm holdings in the country.
  7. Punjab, Haryana procure nearly 249 lakh tonnes of paddy

    Chandigarh, Dec 2 : Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 249 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, officials from the Food and Supplies Department said here on Saturday.
  8. Manohar Parrikar launches farmer engagement app 'Jai Kisaan'

    Panaji (Goa) , November 29 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday launched the Jai Kisaan App, a farmer engagement app packed with features and functions to fulfill the needs of the farmers community in India.
  9. Manipur sericulturist creates a story of hope

    Imphal, (Manipur) , Nov 17 : Faith and hard work can move mountains, this adage holds true for Wahengbam Ibotombi Singh, an agripreneur from Manipur.
  10. A long-lasting solution to wheat's 'rusty' new problem

    Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 17 : Scientists say they're close to producing super varieties of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus which leaves behind fields of withered black stems.
  11. NTPC to issue tenders for farmers to buy farm stubble

    New Delhi , Nov. 16 : Power Minister R.K Singh today said that the state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will soon issue tenders to buy farm stubble.
  12. National Certification System for Tissue Culture Raised Plants

    New Delhi : Tissue Culture Industries, Farmers and Mission Directors of State Horticulture Mission/ Senior Officials of Horticulture Department in the State's dealing with tissue culture plants/quality planting material interacted at a Stakeholder Meet on "National Certification System for Tissue Culture Raised Plants (NCS-TCP)" to identify the way forward to realize the full potential of this certification system which in unique, dynamic and comprehensive in nature.
  13. Chhattisgarh CM announces bonus of Rs 277 Cr to tendu leaves collectors

    Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Oct 24 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday announced a bonus of Rs 277 Crore to the tendu leaves collectors.
  14. PM Modi praises IFFCO's efforts in farmers upliftment

    New Delhi , Oct.21 : The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), world's largest processed fertilizer cooperative, has been praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their efforts and initiatives to train the farming community on the right use of fertilizers, advanced techniques and cash-less transactions with the aim of doubling farmers' income by 2022.
  15. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) has been started to provide a permanent solution from drought

    New Delhi : Government is investing Rs 50,000 crore for a period of five years to develop complete irrigation supply chain, water resources, distribution network and farm-level application solutions to achieve the target of providing water for every farm.
  16. Meghalaya organises 'Vegetable and Fruit Show 2017' to promote organic farming

    Shillong (Meghalaya) , Oct 10 : The horticulture department of Meghalaya recently organised 'Vegetable and Fruit Show 2017' in Shillong, a day-long local vegetable and fruit show, under the theme 'Moving towards Organic Agriculture', to promote organic farming in the state.
  17. This gene helps hybrid breeding in wheat

    Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 12 : Attention farmers! Australian researchers have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination, but still allows cross-pollination - opening a way for breeding high-yielding hybrid wheat.
  18. Aerobic rice cultivation to save water

    Mandya (Karnataka) , Sept 27 : This kharif season, due to monsoon deficit in Karnataka, the government had recommended farmers to not go for Paddy cultivation.
  19. Total production of kharif foodgrains during 2017-18 is estimated at 134.67 million tonnes

    New Delhi, Sep 25 : The 1st Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2017-18 have been released today by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.
  20. Chhattisgarh govt announces bonus of Rs 2100 Crore for farmers

    Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Sept 22 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday announced a bonus of Rs 2100 Crore to farmers.