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Overall fish production in the country increases from 0.75 million tonne in 1950-51 to 11.41 million tonne in 2016-17: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that India is second largest fish producer in the world. Overall fish production has increased from 0.75 million tonne of 1950-51 to 11.41

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 442 Lakh Hectare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 8th December, 2017 stands at 442.29 lakh hectares as compared to 448.48 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

Shri Singh addresses farmers at Kisan Goshthi Sah Prakshetra Bhraman in Patna

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the Agriculture Ministry is constantly working towards increasing farmers’ income, creating employment opportunities in the agrarian sector and ensuring farmers earn maximum profit. Shri Singh said “Kisan Goshthi Sah Prakshetra Bhraman” is also being organized for the welfare of farmers. The Agriculture was speaking at the “Kisan Goshthi Sah Prakshetra Bhraman” organized at ICAR in Patna today.

India is in a far better situation today than it was a few years ago: Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurated three-days EIMA AGRIMACH INDIA 2017 in New Delhi, today.

Indian and Italy sign a new MoU for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh welcomed the visiting delegates led by Shri H.E Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister for Agriculture Food and Forestry Policies

100 million Soil Health Card distributed to farmers in the first phase (2015-2017): Agriculture Minister

On the occasion of World Soil Day, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the objective of SHC is to provide information about the Soil Health to 120 million farm holdings in the country. The Agriculture Minister stated it while addressing farmers on the occasion of World Soil Day in Jhajjar, Haryana today. It is worth mentioning that

India has one of the strongest national agricultural research systems in the world: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh expressed happiness about his participation in 5th Regional Coordination meeting of ICARDA’s South Asia & China Regional Program on “Strategic Partnership towards enhancing Food and Nutritional Security in South Asia & China”.

Centre increases the agricultural education budget this year by 47.4 percent as compared to the financial year 2013-14: Agriculture Minister

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that it is our main objective to attract youth including school children towards agricultural education. Shri Singh mentioned that Government of India has started celebrating many National and International Days related to agriculture for its integrated and rapid development.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues. It replaces the earlier MoU signed in January, 2008 which is going to expire in January, 2018.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh chairs the 22nd meeting of Board of Mangement (BOM) of Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC)

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today chaired the 22nd meeting of Board of Mangement (BOM) of Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) in, New Delhi, today. Shri Singh was briefed about the activities under SFAC, an exclusive society that focuses on increasing incomes of small and marginal farmers through aggregation and development of agribusiness.

Indian agriculture has made rapid growth in food, fruits, vegetables, dairy and fishery production: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said Indian agriculture has made rapid growth in food, fruits, vegetables, dairy and fishery production. The Minister was speaking at the inauguration of two-day national level workshop on Peri-Urban Agriculture, organized by Haryana Agriculture Department.

India’s dairy sector offers numerous possibilities for entrepreneurs globally: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today on the occasion of National Milk Day said that India is the ‘Oyster' of the global dairy industry with opportunities galore for the entrepreneurs globally.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh sends a proposal to United Nations for declaring the year 2018 as International Year of Millets

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring the year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’. The proposal, if agreed, will raise awareness about millets among consumers, policy makers, industry and R&D sector.

During the current financial year 2017-18 NCDC registers a record by surpassing its annual target in first 6 months: Shri Radha Mohan Singh |

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that during the current financial year 2017-18 NCDC not only continued its excellent performance, but also registered a record by surpassing its annual target in first 6 months.

India becomes second largest fish producing country in the world: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that the previously implemented "Letter of Permit" or "L.O.P." system in the E.E.E. has been stopped since January, 2017.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh to inaugurate World Fisheries Day Celebrations 2017

On 21st November 1997, the working fishermen and women representing World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers from 18 countries met at New Delhi and established the World Fisheries Forum (WFF) advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies.

Cabinet approvesMoU between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines in the field of agriculture and related fields.

Crop Residue Management

Burning of crop residue in the states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan also contributes in increasing environmental pollution levels

India is one of the oldest organic agricultural nations of the world: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said India is one of the oldest organic agricultural nations of the world and a large part of the country still practices traditional organic farming.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh to inaugurate the three-day Organic World Congress – 2017 in Greater Noida

Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh will inaugurate the three-day Organic World Congress – 2017 being organized at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida.


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