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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.

Paramparagat Krishi Vikash Yojana to promote organic farming: Radha Mohan Singh

Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers in Agriculture is a cause for concern and has drawn the attention of the government because of its implications on environment, socio-economic and production fronts.

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship sign MoU on skill development training programmes at Krishi Vigyan Kendras

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today signed an MoU to conduct skill development training programmes for agriculture and allied sector, on a regular basis, at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs).

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses the Valedictory function of KrishiUnnatiMela 2018

The developments in the field of agriculture and the efforts for the betterment of farmers made under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi are bearing fruits. The efforts of the last 3 years have brought about a qualitative change in the life of farmers.

Important information on agricultural research is the main attraction of Krishi Unnati Mela 2018: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

India is moving towards Digital and Mobile revolution and even far-flung villages have access to mobile phones. We have been seamlessly linking Information Technology with agriculture and in order to establish direct connect between the government and farmers, mobile and internet plays a key role.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Iran for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors

          The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval fora the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Iran for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses Curtain Raiser Press Conference for Krishi Unnati Mela being organized from 16th to 18th March, 2018

           (Curtain Raiser)            The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh today addressed a Curtain Raiser Press Conference for the upcoming Krishi Unnati Mela 2018.

Budget 2018 lays special emphasis on animal husbandry: Union Agriculture Minister

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that for the last 20 years India has been the largest producer of milk in the world. Shri Singh lauded the role of National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) like research centres for catering to the technical and human resource requirements of the dairy sector. UnionAgriculture Minister said this at the 16thconvocation ceremony of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal (Haryana) today.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh releases Education Portal – ICAR at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh released the Education portal of ICAR at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi, today.

Government’s policy initiatives in last three years have led to record food grain production this year: Union Agriculture Minister

Government’s policy initiatives in the last three years have led to record foodgrain production this year. This was stated by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh while addressing Vice Chancellors of State Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Institutes in NASC Complex, New Delhi.

Cabinet approves promotion of agricultural mechanisation for in-situ management of crop residue in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for in-situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi.

Use of NEET (UG 2018) qualified merit list for filling up of 15% seats on All India basis for admissions to B.V.Sc & A.H degree Course in recognized Veterinary Colleges during 2017-18

The Veterinary Council of India through its Public Notice dated 23.02.2018 has informed that the Merit list of NEET (UG) 2018 will be used for allocation of seats under 15% All India quota for allocation of seats to the recognized Veterinary Colleges for admission to B.V.Sc & A.H. course during 2018-19.