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Total production of kharif foodgrains during 2017-18 is estimated at 134.67 million tonnes

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.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses inaugurates Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centenary Krishi Unnati Mela in Mathura

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the various development and welfare schemes launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in the last three years helped farmers reap a record production of food grains during 2016-17.

Hon’ble Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister ShriRadha Mohan Singh addressed representatives at e-NAM review meeting at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Significant progress has been made by most of the states with regards to implementation of e-NAM. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh deserve appreciation for their work in this regard. Chhattisgarh and Telangana are already making headway.

National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign – 2017-18

The National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign – 2017-18 is being organized on 19th – 20th September, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Conference was inaugurated by Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh in the presence of Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri G.S. Shekhawat and Ms. Krishna Raj.

Curtain raiser on Shri Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdarji

Shri Lakshman Rao Inamdar, popularly known as “Vakil Saheb” was born in Khatav, a village 130 kms south of Pune on 21st September 1917 in a large joint family having seven brothers (he was third among them) and two sisters.

Government has accorded top priority to the agriculture sector and Finance Ministry has announced Rs. 62,376 crore fund allocation for the sector in 2017-18: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that considering its importance, the Government has accorded top priority to the agriculture sector and Finance Ministry announced Rs.62,376 crore fund allocation for the sector in 2017-18. The government’s aim is to increase the productivity and ensure farmers can get the remunerative price of their produce.

Media Reports regarding drought in 225 districts in 17 States, factually incorrect: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Recently, some news reports have been published regarding drought warning for 225 districts in 17 States, are factually incorrect.

Counselling date extends upto 18th September, 2017 for 15% seats on All India Quota in recognized Veterinary Colleges during 2017-18

The Veterinary Council of India through its Public Notice dated 11.09.2017 published schedule for counselling for allocation of seats to the recognized Veterinary Colleges for admission to B.V.Sc & A.H. course under 15% All India Quota during 2017-18.

Building a new India: Pledge to Double Farmers Income by 2022

In order to improve the economic condition of the farmers, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has set up an ambitious target in front of the nation. The goal is to double the income of the farmers by 2022.

The Fourth Estimates reveals record production of food grain, paddy, wheat, pulses and coarse cereal: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the fourth Estimates has revealed record food grain production at 275.68 million tonnes comprising of 110.15 mn tonnes paddy, 98.38 mn tonnes wheat, 22.95 mn tonnes pulses and 44.19 mn tonnes coarse cereal

Cabinet approves implementation of the scheme “Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund”

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund” (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore during the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29.

Counseling for 15% seats on All India Quota in recognized Veterinary Colleges during 2017-18

The Veterinary Council of India through its Public Notice dated 20.02.2017 pertaining to use the merit list of NEET for allocation of seats to the recognized Veterinary Colleges for admission to B.V.Sc & A.H. course under 15% All India Quota during 2017-18. Accordingly, it has been decided to use the Merit list of NEET (UG) 2017

Agriculture Ministry is working sincerely and honestly to fulfil our Prime Minister’s dream to Double Farmers Income by 2022: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

To improve the economic condition of the farmers, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has set a target. The goal is to double the income of farmers by 2022. For the first time, a Prime Minister has put such a target in front of the nation for the welfare of farmers. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1041 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 8th September 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 1041.17 lakh hectare as compared to 1049.87 lakh hectare at this time last year.

Discussions on the subjects of Crops, Seeds, Horticulture, Plan Protection, Integrated Nutrient Management etc. were organized so that the obstacles coming in the way of agricultural production can be removed.

Extension Division of Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHD&F) have been organizing two pre seasonal interfaces every year, one each for Kharif & Rabi season, to work out joint strategy and technical coordination for research and development in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

Smt. Krishna Raj holds review meeting with Officials of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries

Smt. Krishna Raj, after assuming the charge of the Office of Minister of State, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare reviewed the Schemes being implemented by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Smt. Krishna Raj takes charges as the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and met with Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Smt. Krishna Raj today met with Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh and

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1028 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 1st September 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 1028.14 lakh hectare as compared to 1034.28 lakh hectare at this time last year.

Record production of horticulture crops in the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be around 300 million tones

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17

Agriculture Ministry is trying to ensure women participation in the mainstream agriculture: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that through its mandate, goals and objectives, the Ministry is trying to ensure that women become part of the mainstream agriculture, reap the benefit of every penny spent on agriculture and contribute to agricultural productivity and production and in doubling the income of their families.


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