Food Government News

Govt Ensures Sufficient Sugar Availability, Boosts Domestic Markets

The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) in India has lauded the Government’s prompt actions, leading to a substantial availability of sugar at reasonable prices across the country. While speaking to ANI, Secretary of DFPD, Sanjeev Chopra informed that as the current Sugar Season (Oct-Sep) 2022-23 approaches its end on 30 September 2023, India […]

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Food Government National News

Govt Increases Onion Buffer Stock To 5 lakh MT To Control Prices

In a remarkable decision, the Indian Government has increased the onion buffer stock to five lakh metric tonnes this year, surpassing the initial procurement goal of three lakh metric tonnes. To achieve this supplementary target, the Department of Consumer Affairs has instructed the NCCF and Nafed to acquire one lakh tonnes each, while also efficiently […]

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News States

Chilli Farmers In Punjab Get relief As Govt Fixes Price of Chilli Seed, Allows Them To Buy From Multiple Sellers

Giving support to the long standing demands of the chilli farmers in the state, the Punjab government has fixed the price of chilli seed at Rs 33,200 per kg. The government has also announced that the farmers can purchase it from multiple seed sellers of the state. According to media reports, before the introduction of […]

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Government News

India Concludes Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive To Boost Domestic Production

The ‘Mega Oil Palm Plantation Drive’, which commenced on July 25, where State governments along with oil palm processing companies participated, concluded on Saturday. The plantation drive was aimed to promote and increase oil palm cultivation. The government believes this will further assist in achieving the target of bringing an additional area of 6.5 lakh […]

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Companies News States

Godrej Agrovet To Expand Oil Palm Cultivation In Telangana

Godrej Agrovet was allotted about 47,000 acres of land in Sangareddy district in Telangana for oil palm plantation, the company said in a release on Tuesday. Allocated by Telangana’s Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (Horticulture and Sericulture), the allotted area will be utilized by the company to expand the cultivation of oil palm and set […]

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Government National News

Indian Economy Shows No Signs of Slowing Down: Finance Ministry

The Indian economy has carried the momentum from the past year into the current fiscal year and there has been no evidence by far that suggests a slowdown in the current financial year 2023-24, said the Department of Economic Affairs under Ministry of Finance in its monthly review report. According to the provisional estimates released […]

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Lab2Land, FinBox Partners To Disburse Rs 40 Mn Digital Credit To Agri Retailers

Hyderabad-based AgriTech platform Lab2Land has entered into a partnership with credit infrastructure provider FinBox to address credit crunch challenges of agri retailers. This association aims to disburse around Rs 40 million digital credit to 5000 agri retailers. “There are three main challenges when it comes to the agricultural value chain – the rising cost of […]

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Companies News

Sonalika Tractors’ Sales Up 15% In FY24 On Strong Demand From Farmers

Sonalika Tractors reported its highest-ever quarter first overall sales of 40,700 tractors in financial year 2024. According to the company, the monsoon season has rapidly expanded its pace in major parts of the country, which is a healthy sign for farming and groundwater replenishment in India. Alongside this, various government subsidies and MSP support have […]

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Food/Entertainment News

Apple Farmers Unite, Protest Against Centre’s Farming Policies

Apple farmers from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Tuesday participated in a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the central government’s horticultural policies. The farmers alleged that these policies enabled large agribusiness corporate houses to make huge profits while the growers face a decline in their income. Apple Farmers Federation […]

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Food/Entertainment News

Govt Will Buy Potatoes From Farmers If Prices Fall Below Rs 650 Per Quintal In UP: MoS Dinesh Pratap Singh

Amid a sharp decline in the price of potatoes in Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dinesh Pratap Singh on Sunday said that if the prices of potatoes fall below Rs 650 per quintal, then the government will buy the produce from farmers. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC also refuted the claims of […]

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