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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 Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses 90th Foundation Day ceremony of Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh congratulated scientists and officials of the of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) along with farmers from across India on ICAR’s 90th Foundation day and award ceremony function in New Delhi today.

Kharif crop sowing crosses 333.76 lakh hectares

The total sown area as on 6th July, 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 333.76 lakh hectares as compared to 388.89 lakh hectares at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 67.25 lakh ha, pulses in 33.60 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 57.35 lakh ha, oil seeds in 63.59 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.44 lakh hectare and cotton in 54.60 lakh ha. The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below: Lakh hectares Crop Area sown in 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18 Rice 67.

Boost to farmers’ income

Giving a major boost for the farmers’ income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all kharif crops for 2018-19 Season.

Union Agriculture Minister chairs inter-session meeting of consultative committee on “Marine Fisheries-Mariculture in India” at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has notified the "National Policy on Marine Fisheries, 2017", which will guide the development of marine fisheries sector for the next 10 years. Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said this at the inter-session meeting of the consultative committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare on “Marine Fisheries-Mariculture in India” in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu today.

Kharif crop sowing crosses 165.21 lakh hectare area

The total sown area as on 29th June 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 165.21 lakh hectare as compared to 210.75 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 26.91 lakh ha, pulses in 10.72 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 23.89 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.01 lakh hectare and cotton in 32.20 lakh ha. The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:   Lakh hectares   Crop Area sown in 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18 Rice 26.

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh meets Deputy PM of Uzbekistan, Mr. Suhrob Kholmuradov to strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture & allied sectors

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met Mr. Suhrob Kholmuradov, Deputy Prime Minister, Uzbekistan and Chairman of the State Investment Committee in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today and sought to strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors.

Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Denmark for cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Denmark for cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Kharif crop sowing crosses 115.90 lakh hectare area

The total sown area as on 22nd June 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 115.90 lakh hectare as compared to 128.35 lakh hectare at this time last year.   It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 10.67 lakh ha, pulses in 5.91 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 16.69 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.01 lakh hectare and cotton in 20.68 lakh ha.   The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:   lakh hectare Crop Area sown in 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18 Rice 10.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh witnesses Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s interaction with farmers from Shikohpur village in Haryana

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with farmers across the country through video bridge today. Crores of farmers listened in rapt attention to the interaction which was held through KVKs in 600 districts and Common Service Centre in 2 lakh villages.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh assures India’s support to further Nepal’s agriculture sector

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met his Nepalese counterpart Mr. Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives in New Delhi today and assured him of India’s support to further Nepal’s agriculture sector.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to hold a direct dialogue with the farmers across the country and discuss various initiatives related to doubling the income of farmers by 2022 with farmers

For the first time, Prime Minister is going to have a direct dialogue with farmers across the country, in which various initiatives related to doubling the income of farmers by 2022 will also be discussed.

Nafed makes an impressive turnaround owing to Government’s strong policy and able leadership in the last 4 years

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), which procures pulses, oilseeds and onion from farmers, procured 31.91 lakh metric tonnes of pulses and oilseeds in 2017-18 thereby benefitting over 20 lakh farmers.

Cabinet approves 'Three Year Action Plan of Agricultural Education Division & ICAR Institutes

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes with an outlay of Rs.2225.

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare undertakes slew of key measures to improve the state of Agriculture in India

National Farmers Commission was constituted in February 2004. After that, the National Policy for Farmers was approved on the basis of the Commission's recommendations in the country, which aimed at improving the economic condition of agricultural sector as well as the net income of the farmers.

Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan being implemented in 25 villages in each of the 111 Aspirational Districts from 1st June to 31st July, 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture and farmers’ welfare in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has launched the Krishi kalyan Abhiyaan from 1st June, 2018 till 31st July, 2018 so as to aid, assist and advice farmers on how to improve their farming techniques and raise their incomes.

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh hails farmers efforts towards making India a global leader in Milk production

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh during World Milk Day Celebration at Pusa, New Delhi stated that it is a matter of pride that our country has been leading the world in milk production and all this is due to the hard work of our farmers.

India makes unprecedented progress in coconut cultivation from mid 2014 to 2018 & becomes the leading country in coconut production and productivity

India has made unprecedented progress in coconut cultivation from mid 2014 to 2018 and now it has become the leading country in coconut production and productivity. Productivity increased to 11516 fruits per hectare in 2017-18 as compared to 10122 in 2013-14.

Release of 2017-18 (Second Advance Estimates) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2017-18(2nd Advance Est.) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops. These Estimates are based on the information received from different States/UTs in the country.

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.

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