Odisha emerging as an ideal investment destination for food processing industry


With a larger objective of taking local food products with specific brands to the global market, the Odisha Government is giving a major boost to large number of micro unorganized food processing units within the state for development under the PMFME (PM Formalization for Micro Food Processing Enterprises) scheme.   Addressing a webinar titled ‘Investment Opportunities in […]

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PM Modi urges industry to invest in agriculture amid farmer protests


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the domestic industry to increase their investments in the agriculture sector and voiced confidence that recently-launched reforms would enable farmers to increase their income. “The amount of investments that should have come from the private sector in agriculture has not happened. If you look at infrastructure such as cold storage, it  has […]

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India to expedite registration of new agrochemicals to boost sector


The Indian government is looking to expedite clearances for new agrochemical molecules so that they reach farmers faster as well as enable help the crop protection industry emerge as a global hub, Ravi Prakash, plant protection adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He told a conference of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and […]

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India to introduce logistics, e-commerce national policy, says minister

India’s junior Commerce Minister Som Prakash said on Wednesday that the government will soon be introducing a national policy for logistics as well as e-commerce to boost the retail trade following the devastation suffered in the global pandemic. He told the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) annual retail event called MASSMERIZE […]

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India needs a robust policy framework in application of agrochemical spray using drones: FICCI-CropLife Paper

A FICCI-CropLife Technical Paper on ‘Drone Usage For Agrochemical Spraying’, released today highlights the application of agrochemical spraying via drones in India, the benefits and potential risk and mitigation strategy around it.  The report was released at a FICCI webinar ‘Drones Application Technology in Spraying for Crop Protection’ by Mr Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and  Ms Shomita Biswas, Joint […]

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