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  • Fisheries and tourism among most promising sectors to support Pacific SIDS recovery, highlights new UN report

    Bangkok :Small island developing States (SIDS) in the region must take better advantage of their vast ocean resources and blue economy to accelerate sustainable development, as significant socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are threatening to reverse years of development gains, warns a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia […]

    Cosmo Foundation Plants 5000 Saplings to Restore Green Cover

    Aurangabad:Cosmo Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Cosmo Films,in association with Green Yatra, a leading environmental NGO undertook a plantation drive in 4 villages of the Gangapur taluka ofAurangabad, Maharashtra on 24th of June 2020. Almost 5000 fruit saplings were planted in the villages of Turkabad and Gajgaon, Ambelohal and Ranjhangaon Pol on land provided by the […]

    Govt targets to provide Kisan Credit Cards to one crore 50 lakh dairy farmers

    The government has set a target to provide Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to one crore 50 lakh dairy farmers belonging to Milk Unions and Milk producing Companies under a special drive within next two months. Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said, the card will be provided from June to 31st of July. Farmers […]

    Country to receive a normal monsoon this year

    In a good news to farmers, the country will receive a normal monsoon rainfall this year. Sharing details about the Second Stage Long Range Forecast for Southwest Monsoon Season Rainfall from July to September, Secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr M Rajeevan said that conditions are becoming more favourable for a good monsoon. He […]

    Wheat procurement by govt agencies surpasses last year’s figures touching 341.56 lakh tonnes despite lockdown

    The Procurement of wheat by government agencies surpassed last year’s figures of 341.31 lakh tonnes to touch 341.56 lakh tonnes yesterday, overcoming all hindrances created due to the spread of COVID-19  and the nationwide lockdown. Wheat harvesting generally starts towards end of March and procurement commences in the first week of April every year. However, […]

    In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Amphan In West Bengal, Seeds Braces Up To Build Back Better

    by Sachin Murdeshwar New Delhi: Cyclone Amphan made landfall near Sagar Island West Bengal on 20th May, 2020 with speed touching 185 kmph, claiming lives of over 80 people in West Bengal. While thousands of affected families are suffering through the aftermath of the most intense cyclones, risk of spreading coronavirus pandemic is looming large. […]

    Govt asks states to speed up procurement of Minor Forest Produce to support Tribals in view of situation created by COVID-19

    Government has asked states to speed up procurement of Minor Forest Produce to support Tribals in the backdrop of situation created by COVID-19. Tribal Affairs Ministry has said that the States have initiated the process of procurement of Minor Forest Produce, MFP and operations have begun in ten States. Procurement of over Rs 20 crore […]

    FCI ensures uninterrupted supply of wheat, rice across country

    The Food Corporation of India, FCI is ensuring uninterrupted supply of wheat and rice throughout the country during the lockdown period. Even in this challenging operational environment, FCI is able to meet the increasing demand of food grains by gearing up the pace of supply of wheat and rice throughout the country mostly by Rail. […]

    CCSHAU Issues Harvesting Related Precautionary Guidelines

    Hisar: Keeping in mind the rise of the pandemic Covid-9 across the nation and the 21 days lockdown by the federal government certainly going to hit the interests of many sectors including agriculture but the human safety is the utmost priority which reveals and justifies the logic of this lockdown. Harvesting of Rabi crops has been […]

    Deadly Whitefly Pest to Hit Indian Oil Palm Production This Year

    Vijayawada: The Indian Oil Palm farmers are likely to be suffered by low yields this year as a result of a deadly invasive pest called Rugose Spiralling Whitefly (RSW) which is rapidly infecting the Oil Palm plantations across the major crop areas in Southern States –the region accounts for about 70% of the total production in […]