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Date：Jun. 30, 2021 Category：Markets
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Corporation to start a pilot pro...
Date：Feb. 17, 2021 Category：Markets
Although its contribution in the gross domestic product (GDP) has reduced to less than 20 per cent and contribution of other sectors increased at a faster rate,...
Date：Feb. 15, 2021 Category：Markets
The question of future of Indian agriculture has been around for some time now since the agrarian distress and crisis in the sector. It has become important in ...
Date：Jan. 26, 2021 Category：Markets
A group of Indian scientists have found a way to improve crops by reducing wastage of nitrogen fertilisers applied to them. They were able to identify phenotype...
Date：Jan. 8, 2021 Category：Markets
India continues to suffer the brunt of climate disasters like drought, floods, heatwaves, crop failures, landslides, tropical storms, and cyclones in 2020. It w...
Date：Nov. 26, 2020 Category：Markets
Agriculture in the five states of south India could be affected due to Cyclone Nivar that is now expected to hit the region during the late midnight hours of No...
Date：Sep. 11, 2020 Category：Markets
The scientists of Indian Council of Agriculture Research or ICAR, have found a cure for one of the most dreaded agricultural diseases. The fungal disease, calle...
Date：Sep. 3, 2020 Category：Markets
India is facing the twin challenge of water scarcity and population explosion. The ongoing water crisis has affected nearly 600 million people and is expected t...
Date：Sep. 2, 2020 Category：Markets
Agriculture was the only sector to grow for April-June 2020 among eight used to compute India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP shrank by a whopping 23.9 per...
Date：Jul. 14, 2020 Category：Markets
Civil society members, citing risks, threats and damage from 27 pesticides, came out in support of a May 14, 2020 government draft order that called for the ban...
Date：Jul. 8, 2020 Category：Markets
Swarms of locusts took Delhi and the National Capital Region by suprise on June 27, 2020, the first time since the locust plague of 1926-31, according to some e...
Date：May. 22, 2020 Category：Markets
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare in a draft May 14, 2020 notification proposed to ban monocrotophos, methomyl and carbofuran, three Class...
Date：May. 12, 2020 Category：Markets
The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) recommended that use of antibiotics streptomycin and tet...
Date：May. 5, 2020 Category：Markets
The extension of the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), though necessary, will lead to a further suspension of work and no ...
Date：Apr. 1, 2020 Category：Markets
The Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on March 23 and will be discussed when ...
Date：Mar. 23, 2020 Category：Markets
Maharashtra consumed the most chemical pesticides in India in the past five years at 61,138 tonnes, followed by Uttar Pradesh (UP) at 52,747 tonnes and Punjab a...
Date：Mar. 12, 2020 Category：Markets
Food production traceability has emerged as an important link in global food trade and in making agriculture more environment-friendly, a white paper released a...
Date：Mar. 3, 2020 Category：Markets
The media has consistently reported on cancer deaths in the Malwa region of Punjab. While a definite scientific finding on the same is awaited, there have been ...
Date：Feb. 19, 2020 Category：Markets
Insect attacks are becoming stronger with rising temperatures and plants are not able to cope with the double whammy from pests and rising heat. These are the f...
Date：Feb. 18, 2020 Category：Regulations
Pesticides are regulated in India through the Insecticides Act, 1968 and Insecticides Rules, 1971. The experience in administering this Act over the last five d...