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Neem Coating of Urea improves Soil Health, boosts Yields and curbs Diversion

Neem Coating of Urea improves Soil Health, boosts Yields and curbs Diversion:  Study Minister of State for Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while giving a written reply to a question on benefits of Neem Coated Urea in Rajya Sabha today, said that the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare ... Read More »

Food Processing Sector

Investment in Food Processing Sector There is a scope for growth of food processing industries as the level of food processing in the country was only 6.76% in 2010-11, as per a 2014 study, commissioned by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, and undertaken by Institute of Economic Growth. Government is promoting both domestic and foreign investment in food processing ... Read More »

Cultural Day Function of Central University of Orissa

Cultural Day Function of Central University of Orissa Koraput 19th March 2017 (Prasanta K Bhuyan)–  The Central University of Orissa organised a Cultural Day programme at its Sunabeda campus today. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty  inaugurates the programme as the chief guest and Prof. Kishore Chandra Raut,  Dean-Academics delivered the welcome address on this occasion. Prof. Mohanty in   his address ... Read More »

CSD Urges Chief Secretary, Govt. of Odisha to halt expansion of Anti-FRA “Aama Jungle Yojana” in the State

CSD Urges Chief Secretary, Govt. of Odisha to halt expansion of Anti-FRA “Aama Jungle Yojana” in the State Bhubaneswar:19th March 2017 (Prasanta K Bhuyan)– The Odisha Chapter of Campaign for Survival and Dignity(CSD) that struggled for the  enactment of historic Forest Rights Act(FRA),2006 today in a letter addressing the Chief  Secretary, Govt. of Odisha has urged to halt expansion of ... Read More »

Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy: No farmer died due to agrarian problems in Odisha

Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy  : No farmer died due to agrarian problems in Odisha Bhubaneswar :19th March 2017 (Prasanta K Bhuyan)- The Agriculture minister Pradip Kumar Maharathy said, “This is unfortunate that farmers commit sucide in the state Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Saturday informed the state Assembly that no farmer had committed suicide due to crop failure or loan ... Read More »

Mechanism to procure bumper crops

Mechanism to procure bumper crops The production of a crop depends upon several factors including availability of cultivable land, vagaries of nature, temperature, weather and rainfall scenario, etc. The production and productivity of various major agricultural crops have been fluctuating in the country. However, as a result of very good rainfall during monsoon 2016 and various policy initiatives taken by ... Read More »

Estimates of Milk Production During 2013-14 TO 2015-16

Estimates of Milk Production During 2013-14 TO 2015-16 The major milk producing States in the country during the period 2013-14 to 2015-16 are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra. The detail of milk production of all States and UTs is given below. The Department is implementing the following Dairy Development Schemes in which assistance is provided ... Read More »

Implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme

Implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme Various suggestions have been received from time to time both from individuals and farmer organisations to provide insurance coverage for specific crops/specific risks for their respective areas. Taking these into account, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) was launched from Kharif 2016 to provide comprehensive insurance coverage for all food crops (cereals, millets & pulses), ... Read More »

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