India to promote biofortified varieties of millet to address malnutrition: Agri minister Tomar; 2023 to be the Year of Millets

India is becoming the destination country for healthy food items like millets and the government is promoting biofortified varieties to address malnutrition, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said as he participated in the G-20 Agriculture Ministers meeting virtually. Tomar said the United Nations (UN) has accepted India’s proposal and declared 2023 as international […]

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India’s agri exports jump by 22% to reach $ 7.9 billion during April-August 2021

Exports of 37 agriculture and processed products, promoted by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), jumped by 22% to touch $ 7.9 billion during first five months of the current fiscal. The export market saw a healthy demand for rice and other cereals as well as meat, dairy and poultry products. Exports […]

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India issues fresh quality specifications for rice, paddy procurement

The government has issued new quality specifications for rice and paddy procurement for the coming season, reports Financial Express. According to a statement, the government has established uniform criteria for fortified rice kernels (FRK) for grade A and common rice in case of purchase of fortified rice stocks, where 1% FRK shall be blended with […]

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Manipur’s Tamenglong Oranges and Hathei Chilli get GI Tag

India’s northeastern state Manipur’s Tamenglong orange, a species of the mandarin family, and Hathei, a chilli variation, have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) status by the government. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said in a tweet, “I’m happy to share that two (two) Manipur products, Hathei Chilly and Tamenglong Orange, have been given the GI […]

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Wholesale edible oil prices showing a declining trend: India’s consumer affairs ministry

The Centre on Friday said prices of eight types of edible oils in the wholesale markets across the country are showing a declining trend over the last week after it took several measures to boost domestic supply and curb hoarding. The wholesale prices of groundnut, mustard oil, vanaspati, sunflower oil, palm oil, coconut oil and […]

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