Agri Innovation

Delhi to get first Kisan Mandi within next few months

Our bureau Alipur, North Delhi, Oct 6: The national capital will have the country’s first “kisan madi” – fruits and vegetables market outside the purview of the APMC markets marred by trade restrictions– on a 1.6-acre land at Alipur in the northern tip bordering Haryana six months from now. The[…]

India launches toll free number for perishable good transportation

  Our bureau New Delhi,Sept 18: In order to curb losses of perishable food items like fruits, vegetables, fish and meat during their transportation, the Indian government recently launched a toll free helpline number (toll no: 18002676223), to provide assistance to refrigerated carriers or reefers stuck on their way to the[…]

Kisan Mandi (farmers’ market) to break monopoly of Azadpur, Asia’s biggest fruits and vegetables market

Our bureau New Delhi, July 8: In a bid to break the monopoly of Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Azadpur over the distribution of fruits and vegetables in Delhi, agriculture ministry promoted farmers consortium would be shortly setting up a ‘Kisan mandi’ which would directly supply to consumers without going[…]

Introduction of a new variety by IARI turns an Uttar Pradesh hamlet into a ‘carrot village’

Introduction of a new variety by IARI turns an Uttar Pradesh hamlet into a ‘carrot village’ Our bureau New Delhi, May 27: Soodna village on the outskirts of Hapur district of western Uttar Pradesh is gradually being known as a ‘carrot village’ mainly attributed to cultivation of Pusa Rudhira, an[…]

Heat-resistant mustard debuts in southern India, to push production

Heat-resistant mustard debuts in southern India Our bureau New Delhi, Jan 6: Traditionally grown in Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, the heat and drought-tolerant mustard varieties developed by public sector institutions in the last few years have made a debut in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in[…]

India’s nano or chota tractors help thousands of farmers in mechanisation

Our Bureau From  groundnuts farming in the rainfed region of Rajkot, Gujarat, to owning  an  unit which manufactures India’s  Nano or chota tractor, two brothers – Maganbhai and Gandubhai Patel in their 60s, have helped thousands of country’s small farmers in adopting mechanization of pre and post harvest processes. They[…]

An engineer quits MNC job to launch a start-up which creates ETP platform for farmers

Our Bureau From being selected for the General Electronic (GE)’s global leadership programme (only few gets chance to attend it), to setting up a technology platform for helping Karnataka farmers, Krishna Kumar, an engineer by profession has come a long way. Krishna Kumar, CEO Bangalore based Cropin Technology Solutions (CTS),[…]