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Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 held in New Delhi

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 is being organised in New Delhi by ICAR-IARI (Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Agricultural Research Institute) from March 1 to 3. The event is being conducted at the ICAR-IARI Mela Grounds, New Delhi. Bharat Bhushan, a 42-year-old farmer from Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, has been selected for the ‘Innovative Farmer ..

‘International Conference on Banana’ held in Tamil Nadu

A four-day ‘International Conference on Banana’ was recently organised by the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), an institution under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), in association with Bioversity International, during 22-25 February, 2020. The Conference is organised at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu on the theme of ‘Innovations in sustainable production and value chain ..

Global Potato Conclave 2020 Begins at Gandhinagar

The third Global Potato Conclave commenced at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 and will conclude on Friday, 31st January 2020. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi addressed the conclave through video-conferencing on Tuesday and informed that the central government has transferred a record Rs 12,000 crore directly into the ..

First Farmer Centric Event ‘Farmers Science Congress’ inaugurated in ISC

For the first time in the 107 years of history of the Indian Science Congress (ISC), The Farmer’s Science Congress is inaugurated, underlining the significance of farmer’s revolution and their scientific validity which is a big encouragement for the farmer’s community at The University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. Farmer’s innovation on integrated agriculture and entrepreneurship ..

ICAR and NABARD signs MoU for Technologies and Innovative Farmer Models

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the National Board of Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) on Friday, 13th December 2019 at New Delhi, that will promote sustainable agriculture and climate-resilient farming system. The MoU will facilitate the research carried out with the active participation of farmers for providing ..

International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems for BIMSTEC countries

The Director-General of ICAR inaugurated the 3 day International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries in New Delhi on Wednesday, 11th December 2019. The Seminar is organized by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education under the Ministry of Agriculture and ..

Karan Vandana is a new hybrid variety of Wheat

Karan Vandana (DBW 187) is a new hybrid wheat variety which is resistant to yellow rust and white blast and can give significantly higher yield than normal varieties. It is likely to be soon launched across the country. It is rich in protein & iron, and has high heat tolerance across the country. It has ..

IISR, Kozhikode develops technology to pack microbial strains in tiny capsules

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) in Kozhikode have developed a technology to pack microbial strains beneficial to farmers in tiny capsules. It will eliminate the need for lugging around sacks of bio-fertilisers as farmers do currently. The bio-capsules made with the technology weigh just one gram. But the microbial population ..