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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.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses a conference on Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Poultry & Fisheries - Leveraging the Diverse India Opportunity at World Food India 2017

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the unprecedented and multi-faceted development of Indian agriculture post-independence is unparalleled.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh meet the Ministers of Germany, Denmark and Serbia

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh welcomed the visiting Minister of Germany and said that India’s relations with Germany have always been warm and friendly and that it is based on common values of democracy, respect for fundamental rights, and mutual trust.

Various schemes and programs initiated by the Government to achieve the target of Doubling of Farmers’ Income: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today said that the Prime Minister has set a target before us to double the farmers’ income by 2022. The Ministry is working towards achieving the goal.

Cabinet approves ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme (State Plans) - Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approvedthe continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya KrishiVikasYojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20. The financial allocation of the scheme will be Rs. 15,722 crorewith

Shri Radha Mohan Singh administers the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge on the occasion of 142nd Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

On the occasion of 142nd Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh participated in the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas event, organized in New Delhi, today.

India emerging as a leader among milk producing nations: Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that India is emerging as a leader among the milk-producing nations and added that in 2016-17

National Seed Corporation Limited handed over a dividend of 2016-17 to the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

National Seeds Corporation Limited (NSC) has paid ever highest Dividend of Rs. 12.03 Crores to the Government of India which is 30 % of the effective Profit After Tax (PAT). During last three years Company has paid dividend of Rs. 4.12 Crores for 2013-14, Rs. 8.12 Crores for 2014-15 and Rs. 11.46 Crores for 2015-16 respectively.

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurates two days olive work shop on “Olive Research and Development in India”

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurated two days olive workshop on “Olive Research and Development in India” organized by Oilseeds Division, Department of Agriculture and Corporation & Farmers Welfare and ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture Srinagar from October 24-25, 2017, in Srinagar today.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh reviews Pioneer Project CHAMAN

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that in order to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, so as to increase farmers income, a pioneer project called CHAMAN, has been launched three years back by the Government.

Women can propel the country towards second Green Revolution and change the landscape of the development if they get opportunities and facilities: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that government is giving preference to women under various policies such

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) has been started to provide a permanent solution from drought

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said the government started PMKSY to provide a permanent solution from drought. Three ministries are implementing this scheme in mission mode and the Ministry

Embryo Transfer Technology, a promising revolution in Bovine breeding

Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle.

Meeting with stakeholders to discuss the issues related to use of antibiotics in aquaculture for achieving Rupees one lakh crore shrimp export by 2022

Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF), Shri Devendra Chaudhry hold a meeting with representatives of Coastal States, National Fisheries Development Board

A vast network of agricultural research & education thrives in the country under the leadership of ICAR- Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the first time, a national level workshop has been organized to prepare a roadmap for agricultural knowledge management on September 27-28, 2017.

Agriculture plays an important role in the lives of our people and economy of the country: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that agriculture plays an important role in the lives of our people and economy of the country where more than 50 per cent of people are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.


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