Articles tagged under: Agriculture

Union cabinet approves revamping of PM Fasal Bima Yojana and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme

February 19, 2020
Union cabinet approves revamping of PM Fasal Bima Yojana and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved revamping of "Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)" and "Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS)" to address the existing challenges in implementation of Crop Insurance Schemes. It is proposed to modify certain parameters/provisions of ongoing schemes of PMFBY and RWBCIS as under: Allocation of business to Insurance Companies to be done for three years (Both PMFBY/RWB...Read More

APEDA opens office in Gujarat

February 15, 2020
APEDA opens office in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) which functions under Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India has opened its office in Ahmedabad. APEDA helps farmers for export of their produce. In accordance with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, (2 of 1986) the following functions have been assigned to APEDA. Development of industries relating to the...Read More

Rupani to perform bhoomi pujan for 30 lakh litre/day plant of Banas, dedicate 100 hectare campus of Agri. University

February 13, 2020
Rupani to perform bhoomi pujan for 30 lakh litre/day plant of Banas, dedicate 100 hectare campus of Agri. University

Palanpur: Chief Minister Rupani will on February 16 perform ground breaking for Banas Dairy's daily 30 lakh litre milk processing plant at Sanadar in Diyodar taluka of Banaskantha district in North Gujarat. Union Dairy minister Sanjivkumar Baliyan will also remain present in this function. The Chief Minister during his visit will dedicate a 100 hectare Krushi Mahavidyalay and hostel at Tharad set up by Dantiwada based Agriculture University at a cost of Rs. 32.5 crore. The function will ...Read More

PM Modi addresses Global Potato Conclave in Gujarat through video conferencing, urges scientists for solutions to Mal-nutrition, hunger

January 28, 2020

 Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the scientists to provide solutions to various issues in Agriculture through modern biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Block chain and Drone Technology to counter the issues like hunger, poverty and Mal-nutrition. PM Modi addressed the inaugural session of the 3rd Global Potato Conclave being held at Mahatma Mandir through Video Conferencing today. The previous two Global Potato Conferences were organized during 1999, and 20...Read More

Netherlands to participate as partner in Global Potato Conclave 2020 in Gujarat

January 27, 2020
Netherlands to participate as partner in Global Potato Conclave 2020 in Gujarat

Ahmedabad:India has full potential to become the food factory of the world like China has become the global manufacturing factory,' Agricultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Netherlands in India, Siebe Schuur today said. Talking to newsmen here Schuur, who is leading the official delegation of his country for the three day Global Potato Conclave 2020 to be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar from tomorrow, said that the key to making India a food factory for the wo...Read More

PM Modi to address the 3rd Global Potato Conclave, Gandhinagar, Gujarat tomorrow

January 27, 2020
PM Modi to address the 3rd Global Potato Conclave, Gandhinagar, Gujarat tomorrow

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall be addressing the 3rd Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat through remote video conferencing tomorrow i.e 28th of January 2020. Prime Minister is expected to take an overall view of the achievements and opportunities in the area of potato research, trade and industry, and value chain management and set a roadmap for the decade. The present conclave is the third in the series. In a gap of every ten years it is necessary to work ...Read More

Locusts have left Gujarat completely due to wind pattern: DAO

January 21, 2020
Locusts have left Gujarat completely due to wind pattern: DAO

Palanpur: The innumerous locusts that had entered at least 3 villages of Vav Taluka in Banaskantha district of Gujarat have now completely returned to Rajasthan due to wind pattern, District Agriculture Officer (DAO) P K Patel today said. He said that the locusts swarmed towards Rajasthan, in the noon yesterday from where they had made repeat entry in Gujarat 3-4 days back. 'Now they have gone out of the boundries of Gujarat. They have now entered Rajasthan and might fu...Read More

Repeat Locust attack has affected only 3 villages of North Gujarat: DAO

January 20, 2020

Palanpur: The repeat locust attack in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat has so far affected only three bordering villages in Vav taluka even as strong possibility of their returning back to neighbouring Rajasthan and further in to Pakistan is there amid extensive control measures by the state and central government teams, District Agriculture Officer (DAO) P K Patel today said. Patel said that Mavsari, Radha Nesda and Kundariya villages have been affected by recent locust attack...Read More

GAIC launches Water Soluble Fertilizers

January 09, 2020
GAIC launches Water Soluble Fertilizers

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC) launched various grades of imported water-soluble fertilizers at an event in Ahmedabad on Thursday. GAIC Chairman Shri Madhubhai Shrivastav launched the water-soluble fertilizers in the presence of GAIC Managing Director Shri KS Randhawa, senior GAIC officers Shri Abhay Jain and Smt Hetal Desai, and a large number of prominent dealers of GAIC from all across the state. Addressing the audience at the launch event, GAIC Chairman Shr...Read More

Gujarat govt announces assistance to the locust attack affected farmers of North Gujarat

January 07, 2020
Gujarat govt announces assistance to the locust attack affected farmers of North Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government today announced the monetary assistance for the farmers in the wake of recent locust attacks in North Gujarat. Agriculture Minister R C Faldu today said that during the survey to estimate the damage it has come to fore that in a total of 285 villages in 15 talukas of the two districts Banaskantha and Patan the crops, mainly of castor seed and cumin seed were damaged. Of these 280 villages were in 13 talukas of Banaskantha and remaining 5 in ...Read More

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