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03 July 2014
View news from India Retail Chain Allowed to Source Produces from Farmers Directly
INDIA - The research-based policy advocacy industry body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has asked the Uttarakhand state government to allow retails chain to procure agri produce directly from farmers, writes Jagdish Kumar....
20 June 2014
View news from India Government Calls for Stop on Antibiotics in Indian Animal Feed
INDIA - The federal government has directed all state governments to stop antibiotics for animal feed fearing spread of antibiotic resistance through the food chain, writes Jagdish Kumar....
View news from India Indian State Hikes Agri Budget
INDIA - In a view to boost the agriculture sector, Odisha state will be increasing agricultural spend to $335 million during the 2014-15 budget year....
19 June 2014
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...
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....
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....
20 May 2014
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....
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....
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....
16 October 2013
View news from India How India Looks on the Beef Export Front
INDIA – Established beef traders are to meet 'stiff competition' for market shares in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia, from cheaper and socially preferred alternatives....
30 September 2013
View news from India Opposition Calls For Foot and Mouth Disease Assistance
INDIA – The opposition has said that farmers struggling against foot and mouth disease should receive more support in the form of compensation and healthcare....
02 September 2013
View news from India Buffalo Meat Challenges Rice in Export Markets
ANALYSIS - India has become the world’s leading exporter of buffalo meat, taking more than half of the global market, writes Chris Harris. ...
06 August 2013
View news from India Aid Needed After 18,000 Cattle Die in Storm
INDIA – Emergency fodder is being airdropped in the Uttarakhand division of northern India where torrential rain has killed over 18,000 cattle....
31 July 2013
View news from India Vet Recruitment Plans to Address Under-staffing
INDIA – The Assam Public Service Commission has launched a recruitment drive after chronic under-staffing of veterinary doctors has caused a drop in cattle health in the region....
18 July 2013
View news from India Indian Buffalo Meat Exports to Expand
INDIA - As a result of sustained increases in the production of buffalo meat, export capacity growth and competitive export prices, India is on track to become the world’s largest bovine meat exporter in 2013-14 (Business Monitor International, utilising...
21 June 2013
View news from India DVM Joséphine Verhaeghe Guest Speaker at the Gujarat Livestock and Dairy Development Conference in India
INDIA - DVM Joséphine Verhaeghe was a guest speaker at the Gujarat Livestock and Dairy Development Conference in India, 11/06/2013....
30 May 2013
View news from India Cattle Rescued From 'Cruel' Conditions
INDIA – Two lorry loads of cattle travelling from Vellore to abattoirs in Kerala were rescued on Monday due to welfare concerns....
17 May 2013
View news from India Anantapur Fodder Crisis Means Slaughter of Pregnant Cows
INDIA – Government fodder schemes to help sustain starving cattle during the summer heat have not materialised resulting in pregnant cattle being sent for slaughter in Karnataka....
07 May 2013
View news from India Mizoram State Invests in Agriculture and Fisheries
INDIA - The annual plan for the year 2013-14 for the state of Mizoram has been finalised with attention given to the agriculture and fisheries sectors....
02 May 2013
View news from India Indian Beef Exports Revised Lower
INDIA - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Indian beef (including buffalo) export forecasts for 2013 have been revised significantly lower from the October 2012 estimate, to 1.7 million tonnes cwt. ...
05 March 2013
View news from India Training Equips Rural Women with Agricultural, Business Skills
INDIA - A training programme to enhance the entrepreneurial and agriculture technology skills of a network of rural women called ‘Info Ladies’ was held last week from 26 – 28 February....
22 January 2013
View news from India Mandatory GM Labeling on Packaged Food
INDIA - On 1 January, 2013, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, formally implemented a rule which stipulates that every package containing food derived from products of biotechnology shall bear at the top of its principal display...
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