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3rd advance estimates of #Foodgrain production for the year 2017-18.

3rd advance estimates of #Foodgrain production for the year 2017-18.

Secretary, Agriculture released reports for Site Suitability of Horticulture crops in Jhum lands of North Eastern States.

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Signing of MoU between MoA&FW and MSDE on 20th March 2018 to promote Skill Development in Agriculture.

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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare meets Ms. Carola Schouten, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of Netherlands

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh today met Ms. Carola Schouten, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi and expressed his desire to further strengthen the existing partnership between the two countries in agriculture and allied sectors.

Union Agriculture Minister releases Model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018

With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization through mitigation of market and price risks to the farmers and ensuring smooth agro raw material supply to the agro industries, Union Finance Minister in the budget for 2017-18 announced preparation of a “Model Contract Farming Act” and circulation of the same to the States for its adoption.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses National Conference of Fisheries Ministers of Coastal states

During the last decade, India has attained first position with around 14% average annual growth in the export of fish & fishery products. Fish production in India has also grown by 27% in 2014-18 as compared to 2010-14.

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare releases 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18

The 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 16th May, 2018. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources.

Cabinet approves Corpus for Micro Irrigation Fund with NABARD under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today has approved an initial Corpus of Rs.5,000 crore for setting up of a dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD under Pradhan MantriKrishiSinchayeeYojana (PMKSY).

Frozen Semen Station being set up in Maranga,Purnea under the RashtriyaGokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government

Laying the foundation stone of the frozen semen station in Maranga, Purnea Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the frozen semen station is being set up at a costof Rs 64 crore under the RashtriyaGokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government.

Cabinet approves continuation of Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’ in Agriculture Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, "Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana" in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the Central Share of Rs. 33,269.

Nafed makes impressive turn around, organizes thanks giving function to express gratitude to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Union Agriculture Minister, Central & State Governments and lender banks for their guidance & support

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) reeling under financial distress and massive debt of its lender banks till recently, has made an impressive turn around with  record profit for the financial year 2017-18.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh’s addresses the National Kharif Conference 2018 in New Delhi

The agriculture and food security of the nation will continue to be sustainable in the coming years and we will be successful in doubling farmers’ income in the stipulated time frame. This was stated by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the National Kharif Conference 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.

Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today has approvedCentrally Sponsored Scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) during remaining period of Fourteenth Finance Commission (2018-19 & 2019-20).

Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season.

Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries launches Pashu Chikitsak Mahasangh website

Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) Shri Tarun Shridhar inaugurated the website of Pashu Chikitsak Mahasangh namely www.pashuchikitsakmahasangh.in and dedicated it to Veterinarians of the country in New Delhi today.

Cabinet approves continuation, strengthening and establishment of KrishiVigyanKendras till 2019-20

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Department of Agricultural Research and Education for continuation / strengthening, upto 2019-20, of 669 KrishiVigyanKendras(KVKs) established till 31.03.

NAFED signs the debt settlement agreement with its eight lender banks

National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) signed the Debt Settlement Agreement with its eight lender banks at its Headquarter, New Delhi. The One Time Settlement with the lender banks has been made at Rs. 478 Crore with the cash payment of Rs. 220 Crore and assignment of sale rights of one of its prime properties located at Lawrence Road, New Delhi.

ICAR is giving focused attention towards development, promotion and propagation of new technologies: Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

The Minister of State for Agriculture and farmers welfare Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in a written reply to the question on development of new farm technologies in Lok Sabha stated that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has overall 102 institutions comprising of 67 Research Institutes, 6 Bureaux, 14 Directorates and 15 National Research Centres mandated for conducting research in agriculture and allied areas besides 11 Agricultural Technology Application and Research Institutes (ATARIs) and 81 AICRPs/Network Projects mandated for coordinating, refining and demonstrating Agricultural Technologies/ innovation in the country.

Dedicated research being carried out to enhance food production through National Agricultural Research System: Shri Parshottam Rupala

The Minister of State for Agriculture and farmers welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala in a written reply to a question on research in food production in Lok Sabha stated that the ICAR is well aware about the fact and dedicated research is being carried out to enhance food production through National Agricultural Research System.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh meets Mr. Bai Lamin Jobe, Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Gambia and Mr. Henry Mussa, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Malawi

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met separately with Mr. Bai Lamin Jobe, Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Gambia and Mr. Henry Mussa, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Malawi.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh delivers inaugural address at the 5th India Maize Summit 2018

Maize production in India has seen a boom in recent years which has been possible due to increase in area as well as productivity. This was stated by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the inaugural event of the 5th India Maize Summit 2018 at FICCI, New Delhi.

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses Consultative Committee of the Ministry on Millets - Coarse Cereals

The joint efforts of the Central and State Governments and the hard work of farmers will not only increase the production of millets but also help prevent illnesses caused due to the lack of nutritious elements in diet.

States asked to submit their Annual Action Plan 2018-19 to the Centre latest by April 15, 2018 to disburse funds related to central schemes on Agriculture immediately: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today addressed via video conferencing the Chief Secretaries of States and Principal Secretaries and senior officials of State Agriculture Departments in New Delhi, today.

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