The funds will be given to the start-ups selected by different knowledge partners. To promote agri firms, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said the government will fund 112 start-ups in the first phase with a sum of ₹ 11.85 crore in the current financial year. The funds will be given to the start-ups selected by different knowledge partners and agribusiness incubators in the area of agro-processing, food technology and value addition, he said. The funds will be provided under the Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship Development Programme launched under the revamped Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).“In the first phase, 112 start-ups in the area of agro processing, food technology and value addition will be funded for a sum
‘Following COVID-19 lockdown, all food groups witnessed spurt in prices compared to 2019’. Food habits during coronavirus (COVID-19) may have shifted from diverse and nutritive diets to staple foods such as wheat and rice as the prices of vegetables, pulses and eggs rose sharply after the lockdown while those of cereals remained relatively stable, according to a new study by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition in New York.How the coronavirus crisis is affecting food supplyThe study, “Pandemic Prices: COVID-19 price shocks and their implications for nutrition security in India,” authored by Payal Seth, Prabhu Pingali and Bhaskar Mittra, was launched earlier this month. It analyses prices of cereals (wheat and rice) and non-cereals (onion, tomatoes, potatoes, five pulses
Farmers generally start planting rice, corn, cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and peanuts, among other crops, from June 1, when monsoon rains typically arrive in the country Indian farmers have planted 79.9 million hectares with summer crops so far, according to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, up 18.3% from last year as robust monsoon rains spurred sowing in the world's leading producer of farm goods.Farmers generally start planting rice, corn, cotton, soybeans, sugarcane and peanuts, among other crops, from June 1, when monsoon rains typically arrive in India. Sowing usually lasts until July or early August.Monsoon rains play a crucial role in agriculture, which employs 50% of India's 1.3 billion people, as nearly half of the country's farmland lacks
Palanpur has been closely monitored and studied since the early 50s to help economists, policy makers understand the changing rural landscape of India Usman has been unemployed since March, 2020. The 28-year-old worked as a carpenter in national capital New Delhi for 10 years. That was before the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic struck — rendering him and his brother jobless, shattering their dream of starting their own business. Dejected, they returned home to Palanpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district. The brothers are not alone: More than
At least 1,345 pesticide products are registered for use in crop production in Kenya, of which 11 are classified as highly hazardous In Kenya, there are new reports highlighting concerns over harmful pesticides used in food production, and the impact this will have on people’s health. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Ibrahim Macharia to shed light on Kenya’s pesticide use and what must be done to manage it better. What types of pesticides are being used in Kenya and are there any that are
Now to put this in perspective, we need to understand that bananas are the most consumed fruit in the world. In 2017, the average per capita consumption of fruits globally was 25.57 kilograms (kg) and bananas contributed nearly 40 per cent to this.An average person in India consumes around 19 kg of banana every year. In the Philippines, it is over 21 kg. The US Food and Drug Administration says that a medium-sized banana can provide 110 calories, along with 450 milligram or 13 per cent of your daily potassium and 15 per cent of your daily Vitamin C requirements. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that in countries where bananas are grown, they provide almost 25 per cent of the daily
States have been trying to promote DSR for some time; it is gaining traction now — Since June, when kharif sowing started, 0.7 million ha has been covered in Punjab While other farmers of his village wondered how to overcome the labour shortage caused by migration of workers during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, Kewal Singh was without a worry. The 55-year-old farmer from Kothe Amberhar village of Punjab’s Ferozepur district did not need to hire labourers to sow rice. He had been doing
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