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India to produce 277.5 mt of food grains in FY18 against target of 274.5 mt

28 Feb 2018
New Delhi, India

Food grain production in India is expected to reach record 277.5 million tonnes in 2017-18, according to the second advance estimates released by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

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Walmart Foundation to invest Rs 180 cr ( USD 25 million) for farmer support

27 Sep 2018
Mumbai

Walmart Foundation will invest about Rs. 180 crore (USD 25 million) to improve farmers' livelihoods in the country over the next 5 years. It is also planning to grow its direct sourcing from farmers to 25% of produce sold in its Best Price cash and carry

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Modi apples from Italy enter India through IG International

23 Jan 2018
India

Modi apples are here! The popular apple variety from Italy has officially entered India by appointing IG International as its authorised distributor for the country.

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India's Araku coffee to debut in Paris market under exotic brand

21 Feb 2017
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India

In the picturesque and protected Araku Valley of Andhra Pradesh, a unique agri enterprise has taken shape. 150 Tribals from this region, with the backing of four business leaders, are growing top-notch quality coffee, which will make its debut overseas (A

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Indian Tractor industry may record volume growth of 10% in FY18

20 Jun 2017
Mumbai, Maharashtra

The Indian tractor industry is expected to record a volume growth of 9-10 per cent in the current financial year, mainly supported by healthy monsoon, according to rating agency ICRA

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FSSAI ISSUES NEW RULES FOR ENSURING QUALITY IMPORTS

20 Feb 2018
New Delhi, India

India’s food regulator issued new rules for importing products, seeking to address concerns over the entry of sub-standard items and simplify the process by setting shelf-life norms and relaxing labelling guidelines. No food article will be allowed unle

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India working towards doubling farmer income by 2022: PM Modi

17 Jan 2018
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India is working towards doubling farmer incomes by 2022..

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Global majors step in to boost precision farming in India

16 Aug 2018
New Delhi

- Global agritech firms increasingly looking at India specific models to spread precision or smart agriculture. - Precision farming is extensive use of technology to accurately control outcomes. - High equipment costs are a big hindrance to spread of pr

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Table Grapes bump up fruit exports by 40%

15 Feb 2017
India

Triggered by a sharp increase in production, led by table grapes, exports of fresh fruit jumped 40 per cent in the first nine months of the financial year on account of a sharp output decline in competing countries (Chile & South Africa)

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ITC Ltd. to invest in 20 state-of-the-art Integrated Manufacturing and Logistics facilities

14 Aug 2018
Kolkata

ITC is investing in 20 state-of-the-art Integrated Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Logistics facilities (ICML) across the length and breadth of the country to enable the FMCG Businesses to rapidly scale up.

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India to become largest milk producer in 2026

11 Jul 2017
India

Opportunities for Italian dairy plant and machinery and related companies as India is expected to be the world's largest milk producer by 2026. India will also account for the biggest increase in wheat production globally.

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An aerial view of India’s Food Industry in 2018

10 Aug 2018
India

A total transformation has been observed in the food industry of India. Right from the farms to the household kitchen the technology has taken over tremendously.

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Indian Food Processing Sector to attract USD 14 bn in 2-3 yrs

09 Feb 2018
New Delhi

Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said the sector would attract an investment of USD 14 billion over the next 2-3 years as committed by the domestic and foreign investors during the World Food Summit Nov '17. Government has doubled the

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Agri Buzz: The Cabinet Approves Agricultural Mechanization For In-situ Management of Crop Residue

08 Mar 2018
Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for in-situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of

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New Indian technology 'Lifelisation' to increase shelf-life of fruits and veg

08 Aug 2018
Palampur

The Indian Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT), a CSIR centre at Palampur, has introduced ‘lifelisation’, a technology that can help horticulturists of the state and change the way people eat snacks in India. If adopted the shelf lif

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Rice, Pasta, Noodles consumption up by 23% y-o-y: Euromonitor

07 Feb 2018
New Delhi, India

The packaged food market, including rice, pasta and noodles, stood at around Rs 378 billion last year, growing 23.6 per cent year on year.

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India and Italy sign a new MoU for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues

07 Dec 2017
India

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh welcomed the visiting delegates led by Shri H. E Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister for Agriculture Food and Forestry Policies , mentioning that India and Italy enjoy traditionally fri

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Kashmir Valley’s famous apple orchards are in fruit with a bumper crop

06 Oct 2018
Pulwama, Kashmir

The Horticulture Department has declared a bumper crop this season which is looking to best the previous record of 17.9 tonnes in 2017 after some high-yielding varieties were introduced. Accounting for 71% of the national apple production, the Valley is s

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Patanjali enters dairy business; eyes sales worth Rs 1,000 crores (Euro 130 million) next fiscal

03 Oct 2018
New Delhi

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved announced its foray into the dairy segment by launching milk and milk-based products, including curd and cheese, targeting sales worth Rs 1,000 crore (Euro 130 million) from the segment. Patanjali has also ventured into fr

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Ministry of Agriculture budget at Euro 7.7 billion for 2018-19

02 Feb 2018
New Delhi

The budgetary allocation increased to Rs. 58,080 crore (Euro 7.7 billion) for 2018-19 - Micro irrigation fund: Rs. 5,000 cr (Euro 660 million) - Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF): Rs. 10,800 cr.(Euro 1.4 billion) - Agri Market

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