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Agri Infra Fund Applications Crossed 8000 Cr Mark

New Delhi: Agriculture Infrastructure Fund receives applications worth more than Rs 8000 crores. The largest share of the pie is contributed by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58%), agri-entrepreneurs (24%) and individual farmers (13%). These investments are for a wide...

Punjab Agricultural University comes up with vegetables of high nutritional value

• Developed two carotene rich cherry tomato varieties called Punjab Sona and Punjab Kesar and two anthocyanin rich brinjal varieties called Punjab Raunak and Punjab Bharpoor with antioxidant properties • High grain protein, high zinc, low phytates (chemical group that...

This Bihar farmer grows a veggie that costs Rs 1 lakh a kg

• The Hop-Shoots is sold for 1,000 pounds a kg even 6 years ago in overseas market • It helps create antibodies to fight against diseases like tuberculosis • Its acids are known to help kill cancer cells and block leukaemia...

#AtmaNirbhar Farmers: PM Modi Launches Rs 1 Lakh Cr Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

New Delhi: In line with the vision of doubling farmers’ income, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a new Central Sector Scheme of financing facility under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore. The scheme will support...

Are you an Agritech Startup? Don’t Miss The Latest Update!

New Delhi: The Government of India accords very high priority to the agriculture sector. In order to contribute directly and indirectly to enhancing the income of farmers by providing opportunites to them and to provide employment to youth, start-ups...

Good News for Mizoram! State’s First Mega Food Park Inaugurated Virtually

New Delhi: The Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday inaugurated Zoram Mega Food Park located in Mizoram. Speaking at the virtual inauguration ceremony, she said that the Park will leverage an additional investment of about...

Agriculture Min Urges Farmers to Adopt Best Practices for Crop Production

New Delhi: Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has appealed to farmers to grow different varieties of crops keeping in view the type of farmland in order to make farming a gainful activity. In a letter...
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India records 4.12 lakh Covid cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi: Coronavirus cases are continuing to rise and in the last 24 hours India recorded a new high...
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IIM Calcutta virtually inducts new batch of Executive MBA Students

Kolkata: Keeping in tune with the times, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has welcomed the 15th batch of executive MBA students in...

India gets 54 tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain

India on Wednesday received 54 tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain as part of Operation Samudra Setu-II launched by Indian Navy to transport oxygen and...

Sikkim logs 221 new COVID-19 cases

Gangtok: Sikkim reported 221 new COVID-19cases in the last 24 hours pushing the tally to 8,919, a health department bulletin said on Wednesday. The COVID-19...

DRDO COVID hospital opens in Lucknow

Lucknow: The Atal Bihari Vajpayee COVID Hospital, set up by Defence Research and Development Organisation here, has been made functional, an official statement said...