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19 June 2014
View news from India Indian Ministry Announces Plan to Develop Food Map
INDIA - The country will be developing food map across the country, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries said a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event recently, writes Jagdish Kumar....
View news from India FAO India Head Calls on Agriculture Minister, Discusses Farming, Animal Health Issues
INDIA - Peter Kenmore, FAO Representative in India has notified the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today (19 June) of the work done by FAO globally, and in India towards ensuring food security and price stability in the context of challenges...
17 June 2014
View news from India Indian Dairy Firms Team Visits Australia
INDIA - A delegation of Indian dairy companies is on a five-day long visit to Australia to promote trade and investment opportunities between the two countries....
16 June 2014
View news from India India's National Bank Reduces Rates by 20 Basis Points
INDIA - Mumbai-based National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has reduced rate of interest by 20 basis points (bps) on their long-term refinance facility to banks with an objective to promote investments in agriculture, writes Jagdish...
13 June 2014
View news from India Government Will Increase Investment in the Agri Sector, says Indian President
INDIA - Agriculture is the source of livelihood for the majority of our people, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said at the first session of both houses of parliament after the general elections to the 16th Lok Sabha....
12 June 2014
View news from India Maharashtra Records Agri Growth
INDIA - The Economic Survey of Maharashtra for 2013-14, which was tabled in the legislature recently, said that the state recorded four per cent growth in its agriculture sector....
10 June 2014
View news from India NDRI to Host 2015 Agricultural Science Congress in Karnal
INDIA - National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) will be hosting 12th Agricultural Science Congress at its campus from February 3 to 6, 2015 in Karnal, Haryana state....
09 June 2014
View news from India Amul to set up dairy plant in Varanasi
INDIA - Amul brand name of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation subsidiary, Palanpur-based Banas Dairy (Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited) will be setting up dairy plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state....
View news from India Kwality Dairy Profit up 37 Per Cent
INDIA - New Delhi based dairy food company, Kwality Dairy (India) Limited has recorded a 37.23 per cent increase in net profit at $25 million during 2013-14 financial year (April 2013-March 2014)....
30 May 2014
View news from India R Mohan Singh appointed India’s Agri Minister
INDIA - After the success in general elections, Narendra Modi took charge as the 15th prime minister of India on May 26, 2014, along with 45 cabinet and minister of states....
23 May 2014
View news from India Amul to Invest $769 million in Next Two Years
INDIA - Amul brand name of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) will be investing $700 million to $769 million for processing higher quantity of milk in the next two years....
20 May 2014
View news from India Amul to Set up Dairy Plant in Varanasi
INDIA - Amul brand name of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation subsidiary, Palanpur-based Banas Dairy (Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited) will be setting up dairy plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state, writes Jagdish...
View news from India Haryana Clears New Agri Policy
INDIA - Haryana state has passed a new agriculture policy to generate four per cent growth in the farming sector, writes Jagdish Kumar....
12 May 2014
View news from India Illegal Delhi Dairies Implicated With Cattle Abuse
INDIA – Dairy cattle in Delhi’s illegal dairies are being subjected to an array of welfare infringements, local authorities have reported....
09 May 2014
View news from India Gujarat Ranks No 1 in Total Dairy Output Across India
INDIA - With an annual dairy output worth over $2.07 billion, Gujarat has been ranked number one state with about 21 per cent share in terms of total dairy output worth over $10 billion across top 20 states in India, writes Jagdish Kumar....
02 May 2014
View news from India India Pegs $9.20 billion Investment on Agri-Infra Schemes
INDIA - In order to develop agriculture infrastructure in the country, India has set aside $9.20 billion that will be spent on developing integrated scheme for agricultural marketing in the 12th plan period (2012-2017), writes Jagdish Kumar....
30 April 2014
View news from India Kwality Dairy Plans $50 million Investment on Dairy Expansion
INDIA - New Delhi based dairy product producer, Kwality Dairy is planning to invest $50 million during the current fiscal year....
View news from India Cadbury India Renamed Mondelez India Foods Limited
INDIA - Cadbury India Limited, a subsidiary of Mondelez International Inc. has been renamed as Mondelez India Foods Limited....
29 April 2014
View news from India Gujarat Milk Federation Output Up 32 Per Cent During Last Year
INDIA - India’s largest milk cooperative society, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), popularly known as Amul brand has recorded a 32 per cent increase in sales turnover at $3.04 billion during 2013-14 fiscal year....
View news from India India's Milk Production To Hit 177 MT By 2019-20
INDIA - With the increasing income levels of average Indians, milk production in India will touch 177 million tonnes by 2019-20, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), an apex industry body’s Economic Research Bureau (AERB)...
21 April 2014
View news from India Cattle Feed Quality Woefully Deficient, Says Former Dairy Chairperson
INDIA - No less than 70 per cent of the cost of milk production in India goes towards fodder, and yet, cattle feed remains woefully deficient in quality, thereby affecting yield, the former chairperson of the National Dairy Development Board Amrita Patel...
08 April 2014
View news from India Rapid Growth in Meat, Dairy Output in Gujarat
GUJARAT, INDIA - Meat production has doubled in the state of Gujarat over the last 10 years and the output of dairy products is almost four times higher. India exported seven per cent more poultry meat last year....
18 March 2014
View news from India Freak Hail Kills 500 Cattle
INDIA – Extreme unseasonal hail storms have claimed the lives of over 500 cattle in a town to the north east of Mumbai....
11 February 2014
View news from India Indian Agricultural Food Exports Rise Sharply
ANALYSIS - Indian agricultural food products have seen a dramatic rise in exports over the last two years – rising by 55 per cent two years ago and 13 per cent last year, writes Chris Harris....
09 January 2014
View news from India Foot and Mouth Could Cripple Kerala Cattle Industry
INDIA – Kerala's foot and mouth outbreak has led to state milk production plummeting 40 per cent and could now threaten animal health at a local zoo, a farming minister has revealed....
31 December 2013
View news from India Report Warns of Growing Feed Shortage in India
INDIA - The country's livestock population is forecast to reach 312 million by 2015, leading to likely shortage of feed and fodder....
06 December 2013
View news from India Kerala Government Ban Cattle and Meat Imports
INDIA – Cattle and meat imports into the state of Kerala have been outlawed as part of efforts to reduce Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) spread....
05 December 2013
View news from India Study Aims for New Solution for Bovine Tuberculosis
INDIA - Scientists in the UK and India have acquired a grant to develop a cheaper and more accurate diagnostic test and accompanying vaccine for bovine tuberculosis....
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