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  • Centre orders early procurement of paddy in Punjab & Haryana at MSP

    Centre has ordered early procurement of paddy in Punjab and Haryana at minimum support price (MSP). The move is aimed at facilitating farmers to sell their produce at MSP expeditiously. Harvests of paddy have begun arriving at mandis in Punjab and Haryana, prompting the government to start the procurement process through the Food Corporation of […]

    M3M Foundation embarks on environmental initiative to plant 1 million trees in 3 years

    Odisha: M3M Foundation has embarked on a unique environmental initiative to plant one million trees across India in the next three years. Named as ‘VrishkArpan’, the initiative will be conducted in collaboration with the forest departments of various state government and non-governmental organizations. Until now, 15,617 trees have been planted at Bemta village that falls under […]

    Today is World Coconut Day

    Today is World Coconut Day. The main objective of celebrating this day is to create awareness across the globe about the importance of the coconut and its benefits. The day is especially marked in countries under Asian and Pacific regions by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) as they house most of the world’s […]

    PM Modi lauds farmer’s contribution during covid-19 pandemic

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the role of farmers in the trying times of Corona pandemic. He said sowing of kharif crops has increased by 7 percent compared to last year in the country. He said the sowing of paddy has increased by approximately 10 percent while the sowing of pulses have gone up by […]

    GSI testing regional landslide early warning models

    Geological Survey of India (GSI) is currently testing Regional Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) in the Darjeeling district, West Bengal and in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu. This system will be tested in both these locations for a few monsoon years for validation before making it operational. This information has recently been posted by Shri […]

    Sowing area coverage under Kharif crops increases by more than 8.5 per cent this year

    Total sowing area coverage under kharif crops in the country has registered an increase of more than 8.5 per cent this year compared to the corresponding period of the last year. Kharif crops have been sown in nearly 1 thousand 63 lakh hectare area of the country till now.  Cultivation of one of the staple […]

    Delhi to memorialise past disasters, prepare for future ones

    New Delhi: In wake of a series of tremors across the country, and Delhi NCR in particular, the role of citizens in being aware and prepared for disasters has emerged as a critical point in local conversations. The Delhi region faces earthquake risk from local fault-lines, as well as the nearby Himalayan seismic region.  As the […]

    ITC celebrates the spirit of Freedom with #KhwahishonkiAzadi video by saluting Indian Farmers

    Aspirations bring change. Aspirations drive growth. Aspirations build a Nation. Multi-business conglomerate ITC believes that the path-breaking agri reforms will help fulfil the aspirations of millions farmers in making our nation a truly ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. ITC, with a strong footprint in the agri- sector, has released a small video ‘Khwahishon Ki Azadi’ that captures the […]

    Govt sanctions 1.22 crore Kisan Credit Cards with credit limit of over Rs. one lakh crore as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

    Government today said that one crore 22 lakh Kisan Credit Cards have been sanctioned with credit limit of over one lakh crore rupees.  In an effort to buffer the agricultural sector from the shock of COVID-19, Finance Ministry said, a special saturation drive is underway to provide concessional credit to farmers through Kisan Credit Card. […]

    India ranks first in the number of organic farmers

    The growth story of organic farming is unfolding with increasing demand not only in India but also globally. India ranks first in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming. Sikkim became the first state in the world to become fully organic and other states including Tripura and Uttarakhand have […]