Govt Directs Agencies to Purchase Onion from Farmers Due to Fall in Prices

Following reports of falling prices in the mandis, the government has directed its procurement agencies to immediately intervene in the market for the purchase of Kharif red onion and for simultaneous dispatch & sale to consumption centres. It directed that onions be procured from farmers by the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited[Read More]

Yogi Govt to Provide Financial Help to Start Millet Outlets

Such mobile stores and outlets will be selling all kinds of coarse grains including barley, millet, and other crops. Announcing the financial assistance for opening the millet stores and outlets in Uttar Pradesh by Yogi Government, the state government has proffered subsidies to run these mobile outlets and open millet stores in cities. Yogi Government[Read More]

Maharashtra Govt to Send Rs 12,000 per Farmer per Year!

The Maharashtra government will be doubling the honorarium for farmers to Rs 12,000 per year. Finance Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday allocated roughly Rs 30,000 crore for sustainable farming and farmer prosperity schemes, including the Namo Shetkari Mahasamman Nidhi to double the honorarium for farmers to Rs 12,000 per year. This is likely the largest[Read More]

NCCF makes buffer stock of onion, with attention to the interests of both farmers and consumers

The Central Government is preparing a buffer stock keeping in view the interests of the consumers and farmers in the country. Buffer stock is being created in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. The National Consumer Cooperative Federation of India (NCCF), under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, is creating the buffer stock. NCCF will prepare buffer[Read More]

“Black Sea Grain Export Agreement Should Be Extended,” say Ukraine & UN

Ukraine’s president and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the extension of a deal with Moscow that allowed Kyiv to export grain through Black Sea ports during Russia’s invasion. After talks with Guterres in Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the Black Sea Grain Initiative was “critically necessary” for the world, and the UN chief emphasized[Read More]

“Stubble Burning Incidents Reduced By 48% in Haryana,” says Agriculture Minister

Haryana had made significant progress on the issue of stubble burning, which is a major contributor to air pollution in the national capital region (NCR) each year. Stubble burning in Haryana decreased by 48% between October last year and January 2023, compared to the same period in 2021-2022, according to state agriculture and farmers’ welfare[Read More]

Sesame seeds export to EU allowed with conditions: DGFT

The government has put certain conditions such as taking an export certificate for outbound shipments of sesame seeds to the European Union countries. Notifying the conditions, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), under the Commerce Ministry, said Indian Oilseeds & Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC) is designated as competent authority to issue export certification.[Read More]

Coronavirus outbreak to hit India’s cumin, sesame, groundnut oil exports

Chinese markets typically remain closed in January for Chinese New Year. This year, however, markets are yet to reopen amid precautionary measures in in view of the outbreak of coronavirus from WuhanWith Chinese markets remaining closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, commodity exports from Gujarat, especially those of cumin, sesame seeds and groundnut oil, could take a 10-15 per cent[Read More]

In coming season, India may enjoy monopoly in global cumin market

Local exporters are already getting orders at $2,000-2,500 per ton from Gulf countries, said Nayak, adding, “Over the past 2-3 years, cumin production is decreasing in Syria and Turkey. Political instability in those countries also hampered their exports. Despite projected bumper crop of cumin, farmers are set to get encouraging prices for their yield as[Read More]

Cumin seed and its health benefits

Commonly known as zeera used as a spice in different cuisines across the globe. There are several studies that indicate it fights various diseases along with boasting one’s immune system Black Cumin also: Also stimulates the body’s energy and increases metabolism which further helps in weight loss It helps in improving blood sugar level and[Read More]