India replaces Insecticides Act, 1968 with Pesticides Management Bill (PMB), 2020

India’s Union Cabinet approved “Pesticides Management Bill (PMB)” which will replace Insecticides Act 1968. The PMB is likely to be introduced in the present session of Parliament for its approval.  Mr. Pradip Dave, President of Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)  said, “About PMB, there are lot of concerns and confusions prevailing in Pesticide Industry […]

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Soil Health Card can increase farm income up to Rs 30,000 per acre: NPC Study

A latest government study has revealed that the use of soil health card has helped growers reduce substantially the cost of production & achieve higher production, thus boosting farm income up to Rs 30,000 / acre, depending on the crop.   The study that was conducted by the National Productivity Council (NPC) in 76 districts […]

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East West Seeds brings innovative technologies for producing vegetable seeds

East-West Seed group (EWS), a Dutch-owned tropical vegetable seed company, is expanding its business in the Indian market by introducing innovative technologies for high-yielding vegetable seed varieties and aims to become one of the top five vegetable seed companies by 2021. The privately-owned company produces and markets a wide portfolio of hybrid and open-pollinated seeds […]

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CPAI seminar suggests measures to boost commodity markets for achieving $5 trillion economy goal

Commodity Participants Association of India (CPAI) organised a seminar on “Commodity Markets – on the Cusp of Growth” to discuss urgent measures for rejuvenating India’s Commodity Markets for achieving the $5trillion size for the economy by 2024-25. According to Shri. Narinder Wadhwa , National President, CPAI: “India’s Commodity Markets have the potential to become the biggest contributor in making […]

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India to harvest record wheat production of 106.21 million tonnes in 2019-20: Ministry of agriculture

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India is set to harvest a record wheat production of 106.21 million tonne in the 2019-20 crop year on the back of good rains, according to latest government data. Wheat production has been rising year-on-year and the previous record of 103.60 million tonne was achieved during the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the main rabi (winter) crop, harvesting […]

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