Subsidy for Goat Farming in India

India is the largest producer of Goat milk in the world and is ranked second for the production of goat meat. The Indian population of goats is estimated at 135 million (13.5 Crore) which is spread across 24 breeds which are indigenous to India. This means India’s goat population accounts for 18% of the worlds … Continue reading “Subsidy for Goat Farming in India”

How to get Shettale subsidy for farm pond in 2016

Get subsidy under Shet tale Yojana for construction of farm pond in Maharashtra. Shet tale means “pond” in the marathi language. The government of Maharashtra has since the past few years been giving subsidy to poor farmers who intend to construct a farm pond on their land. The primary purpose of this scheme is to … Continue reading “How to get Shettale subsidy for farm pond in 2016”

Coffee Plantations in Kerala, India

How to Enhance their Productivity and Profitability ?                      The caffeine content in coffee makes coffee an exciting drink that energizes people having it. The production of coffee needs temperature of 230 to 280C and rainfall up to 60 to 80 inches on an average annually. The South Indian state of Kerala has a favorable … Continue reading “Coffee Plantations in Kerala, India”

Digital India Project and Agriculture

Government’s“Digital India” project launched on 1st July 2015 envisions empowering citizens with e-access to government services and livelihood related services, among others. The project has three core components, viz. digital infrastructure, digital services and digital literacy. Mobile phone is the preferred delivery medium with focus on mGovernance and mServices. The mAgriculture and mGramBazar, out of … Continue reading “Digital India Project and Agriculture”

Managing Problems of Pulse Production and Prices in India

It is a sheer but timely coincidence that India has witnessed unprecedented rise in the prices of pulses in recent months and the United Nations’ General Assembly has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. In this context, the past 65 years field experiences in India reveal year to year significant variance in the … Continue reading “Managing Problems of Pulse Production and Prices in India”

Strategy to reduce India’s Dependence on Import of Edible Oils

With 21 % of world’s area and 15% of world’s production India is the fourth largest oil seed producing country in the world, next to USA, China and Brazil. Oilseeds in India account for the second largest agricultural commodities after cereals sharing 13% of the country’s gross cropped area, nearly 5% of gross national product … Continue reading “Strategy to reduce India’s Dependence on Import of Edible Oils”

Pulses Productivity and Production in India 2015

To improve Pulse Productivity & the Grow More Pulses Campaign. Despite India being the largest producer [18.5 million tons] and processor of pulses in the world also imports around 3.5 million tons annually on an average to meet its ever increasing consumption needs of around 22.0 million tons. According to Indian Institute of Pulses Research’s … Continue reading “Pulses Productivity and Production in India 2015”