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SMAM Scheme Reaching the Unreached

New Delhi (ABC Live): Sub-Mission of Agricultural Mechanization SMAM scheme was introduced by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare during 2014-15. In India, horticulture mechanization is almost at an infant stage and for the growth of this sector; there is immediate need for intervention. The SMAM scheme aims at ‘reaching the unreached’ by bringing to the small and marginal ... Read More »

Paris Climate Change Agreement Targets 1.5 Celsius

New Delhi (ABC Live): An historic Paris Climate Change Agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today. The Paris Climate Change Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The universal ... Read More »

Fighting Hunger Through Reduction in Food Wastage

New Delhi (ABC Live): Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) today launched a new initiative to enhance global cooperation on measuring and reducing food loss and waste for Fighting Hunger. The G20 agriculture ministers requested FAO and IFPRI to launch this ... Read More »

Agricultural Technology to Top Sustainable Development Agenda 2030

New Delhi (ABC Live): The General Assembly would underline the instrumental role of agricultural technology in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under the terms of a draft resolution approved by a recorded vote today by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), which also took action by consensus on six other texts as well as a draft decision. ... Read More »

India Pulses Target Miss by 50 Lakh Tonnes During 2015-16

New Delhi (ABC Live): India imports pulses to meet gap between domestic production and demand and India Pulses Target.  Major pulses imported by India are peas, chickpeas (gram), moong/urad, lentils, pigeon pea (tur). Pulses in India are imported by private sector and not by Government.  However, in order to meet growing demand, the Government imported 5,000 ton pigeon pea (tur), ... Read More »

India to Setup Pulses Buffer Stock

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Government has decided to set up  pulses buffer stock. Procurement of Tur and Urad for the buffer stock in the current Kharif marketing season by National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) and Food Corporation of India (FCI) at prevailing market prices is being done with assistance from ... Read More »

India Fetches FDI in Agriculture Sector in 15 Years

New Delhi (ABC Live):FDI in Agriculture Sector ,As per data on sector-wise Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows maintained by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, during April 2000 to June 2015, FDI inflows in the agriculture services has been US $ 1763.57 Million (i.e. Rs.8747.4 crore) which is higher than the FDI inflows into sectors ... Read More »

ICAR Releases 50 Improved Vegetables Varieties

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has released a total number of 50 improved/hybrid/resistant varieties of vegetables like tomato, ladies finger, french beans, chillies, brinjal, amaranthus, palak, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber etc. suitable to hilly regions. The production costs are comparatively lower and they give better returns to the farmers. The ... Read More »

Global Agricultural Censuses 2016 All to Begin in 135 Countries

New Delhi (ABC Live):A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world’s agricultural sector. To support the process, FAO has published a set of updated guidelines to assist governments in carrying out their national-level agricultural censuses, tailored to various different country ... Read More »

India Organizes World Fisheries Day

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fisheries supports livelihood of almost 1.5 million peoples in our country. India is one of the leading producers of fish in the world, occupying the second position globally in terms of production. The contribution of Indian fish to the food basket of the world has been substantial. In this context, reflecting the priorities of our government ... Read More »