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Milk production, which was around 17-22 million tonnes in the 1960s, increased to 165.4 million tonnes in 2016-17. Particularly, it increased by 20.12% during the year 2016-17 in comparison to 2013-14.

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has initiated a number of schemes with the objective of doubling the dairy farmers’ income by 2022.  The government of India h

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 617 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 19th January 2018 stands at 617.79 lakh hectares as compared to 620.99 lakh hectare this time in 2017.

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh releases the coffee table book on mass embryo transfer

            Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that India has 30 crore Bovines, which is 18 percent of the Bovine population of the world. He further said that through trad

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is leading the Indian delegation to 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture, Berlin, Germany from 18th -20th January 2018

Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is leading the Indian delegation to 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture from 18-20 Januar

Total milk production increases from 51.33 Million Tonnes during 2016-17 (Summer) to 53.77 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 (Summer)

The Milk production in the country during 2016-17 has achieved a remarkable progress by showing 20.13% growth as compared to 2013-14.  Further, the production have been estimated to be increased by 6.4% in 2016-17 over 2015-16. In past the growth rate has been 6.3% in 2014-15; 6.3%

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 609 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 12th January 2018 stands at 609.51 lakh hectares as compared to 615.09 lakh hectare this time in 2017.

1.35 billion People of India are keen to welcome the ASEAN Leaders as our Chief Guests at India's 69th Republic Day Celebrations: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed at the 4th

Joint Press Statement of the4thASEAN-IndiaMinisterial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry

We, the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, held our Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) on 12 January 2018 in New

Breed registration is an important step in documenting the vast animal genetic resource and related knowledge and information: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said breed registration is an important step in documenting the vast animal genetic resource and related knowledge and information and that this process will lead to preparation of an inventory of our genetic resourc

Strategy for High Agricultural Growth Rate, 2017-18: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released the Advance Estimate (AEs) of GDP and GVA for the country’s economy for the year 2017-18.  Further GVAs for the economy’s sectors including agriculture have been increased.  The GVA of ‘Agriculture, Forestry an

Farmers can increase income by adopting technologies like crop rotation, integrated farming, organic farming, double/triple cropping system

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed a gathering at the North-East Regional Agriculture Fair 2018 organised by the ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill (NEH) Region, U

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 586 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 5th Januar

Confirmation of H5 Avian Influenza in Dasarahalli Village, Bengaluru

An outbreak of H5 Avian Influenza has been reported from Dasarahalli village, Bengaluru East Taluk, Bengaluru Urban District in Karnataka. 

The sam

Price Policy for Rabi Crops for 2017-18 Season-Fixation of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Toria for 2017-18 season to be marketed in 2018-19

In the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, dated 18th December, 2017 (PIB Press Release on 21st December 2017) for the words of para (i) “the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Toria of Fair Average Quality (FAQ)

Institutional credit to small farmers

 Government has taken several measures to increase institutional credit flow and to bring more and more farmers including small and marginal farmers within the institutional credit fold.  These measures, inter alia, include the following major steps to provid

Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has introduced a new Sub-component namely “Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing” under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries. Under this, the traditio

Investment in Agriculture Sector

Public investment in agriculture and allied sectors (at 2011-12 prices) increased from Rs.35696 crore in 2011-12 to Rs.44957 crore in 2015-16.  The details of the same from 2011-12 to 2015-16 (latest available) is given below:

Government has launched e-Pashu Haat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in) for connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous breeds. Through the portal farmers can obtain information on location of quality indigenous germplasm in the form live animal

Government takes tough stand on adulteration of milk

Shri Parshottam Rupala and Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare presided the meeting on 21.12.2017 to discuss the issue of adulteration of milk and milk products with the State Cooperative Milk Federations, National Dairy Development Board

Secretary (DADF) directs procurement of all Milk being produced by Milk farmers in flush season

Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare taken a meeting on 21st December, 2017, all the country’s major cooperatives such as Gujarat