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The NIF has facilitated the mass propagation, using tissue culture technique, of 4 Anthurium varieties developed by an innovator from Kerala. About Anthurium Anthurium is a flowering plant noted for its ornamental value. They are mostly grown indoors. They are ..

All India Agri Transport Call Centre Numbers launched

On April 15, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare launched All India Agri Transport Call Centre facility. The facility will avail inter-state movement of perishables. Highlights The Transport Call Centre will help in coordination between states. The traders, ..


Initiatives to prevent disruption of farming activity during lockdown

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has launched several initiatives to promote farming during lock down. Highlights The Ministry had allowed imports of more than 1.25 lakh metric tonnes of chemicals used in farming. The Agricultural and Processed Food ..


Banana Exports hit due to Corona Virus

The major banana growing regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were severely hit. This was mainly because the importing countries have gone for lockdown, especially Iran. Highlights The price of a tonne of banana that used to be between Rs ..


World Bank and GoI sign Agreement on Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture

On March 11, 2020, the World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh. Highlights The loan is to ..


J&K Agricultural Sector

The government of Jammu and Kashmir recently adopted a 9 pronged strategy to double the farmers’ income by 2022. The 9 Pronged Strategy The 9 components of the newly adopted strategy are: Crop diversification and introduction of hybrid seeds Expansion ..