Of this, Rs 6,072 cr had gone to agriculture sector. Nabard had pumped Rs 7,881 crore in Madhya Pradesh state rural refinances through its various promotional initiatives during 2012-13.

Homegrown Amul brand is all set to touch the US $ 4 billion mark.

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said there is a need to have a single milk brand to improve marketing of milk and its products in the Maharashtra, on the lines of Gujarat's Amul.

He said the state lagged behind Gujarat in terms of marketing of milk. "In Gujarat, all milk cooperatives supply their product to Amul, which in turn market them very well. Whereas in Maharashtra, there is Gokul, Warna and Aarey. There is vast infrastructure but poor production," he said after inaugurating a new facility of the state-owned Mahanand dairy here.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) started this month a new three-year country programme for Pakistan under which it will provide soft loans worth $65 million for two projec

Vadodara/Anand: Amul is all set to reach Mumbaikars’ doorsteps with one of its most modern dairy plant at Virar. “This will be the first dairy plant with fully automatic traffic management system using robots for milk packing. It will be inaugurated next month,” Amul Dairy’s managing director Rahul Kumar told TOI.

It has many firsts in India including a 50,000 litres milk reception, processing, automatic online standardization and homogenization line and dedicated fermented milk products manufacturing facilities. The Virar facility will be Amul’s sixth plant in India.

Free milk project for children held up for want of funds, says KMF chief

Milk unions in the State cumulatively owe as much as Rs 117 crore to dairy farmers, Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) chairperson G Somashekhara Reddy has said. Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, Reddy said the KMF has borrowed Rs 160 crore from HDFC Bank at 12 per cent interest to pay off the dues to dairy farmers.

The Awami National Party-led provincial government has completed development projects worth Rs229 million in livestock and dairy development sector during last four and a half years in Khyber Pakht

The Punjab Government has formulated a policy to preserve, protect, strengthen and improve livestock by extending training facilities to farmers in piggery and production of improved exotic breed o

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is all set to pump in Rs 464 crore to uplift the sagging rural economy of the state.

Admitting that big-ticket investments sound good on paper but create very few jobs, Madhya Pradesh devoted the first day of its three-day investors’ meet on Sunday to micro, small and medium indust