‘Raise PDS Allocation Or Wheat Will Go Waste Due to Lack Of Storage Facilities’

The International Rice Research Institute recently said that the rice wasted in the Philippines ever year could feed several million people.

BHAWANIPATNA: The revamped public distribution system (PDS) has already been implemented in Kalahandi.

Growing population and rise in income level will lead to increase in demand of high-value agriculture (HVA) produce that includes fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, milk, fish and value-added food products. The annual growth rate in domestic demands for fruits
and vegetables is estimated at 3.34% and 3.03% respectively. The required growth rates to meet projected demands in the horticulture sub-sector for 2050 may be lower than the growth already achieved during 1998–99 to 2006–07.

KOLKATA, 2 MARCH: The state food department will set up rice mills on the public-private partnership (PPP) model at 158 blocks of the state.

Raja Ramanna Centre of Advanced Technology ( RRCAT) has developed electronic beams for preservation of vegetables and fruits for longer period.

To form special purpose vehicle with Fresh & Healthy Enterprises, an arm of ConCor

Ahead of enacting the ambitious National Food Security Law, the government on Thursday approved setting up of a national centre for cold chain development and allocated a one-time grant of `25 cror

Post-harvest loan to be offered at 7% for using warehouses
The finance ministry has launched a concessional loan scheme for farmers to prevent distress sale of agricultural produce.

Horticultural development had not been a priority until recent years in India. It was later in the post 1993 period that focused attention was given to horticulture development through an enhancement of plan allocation and knowledge-based technology.