Top 10 News Of The Week (14th August to 20th August)

Top 10 Agritech and Agriculture news from around India Top 10 Agritech and Agriculture news from around India

Do you know what’s happening in the Indian agricultural sector? Here we are with a weekly round-up of top 10 news. 

1. DMK Government Presents Tamil Nadu’s First Agriculture Budget

The DMK government has presented a budget in the Tamil Nadu Assembly exclusively for agriculture. The budget aims to increase the cultivable area in the state and achieve the production of 75 lakh metric tonnes of paddy. It has also emphasized organic farming and the need to encourage youngsters to take up agriculture. Read more here.

2. Netafim India Launches Portable Drip Kit For Farmers

Netafim India, a leading smart irrigation solution provider has unveiled a revolutionary Portable Drip Kit for farmers. This comprehensive all-in-one irrigation solution is easy to install and comes at an affordable price. The company, through this launch, aims to cover 10,000 hectares of land under irrigation and reach 25,000 farmers across India in the upcoming year. Read more here.

3. Unnati To Support Over 3,000 FPOs With Digital Solutions

Unnati proposes to support over 3,000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) this year with tech-led business solutions. This will empower about 15 lakh farmers and enhance their economic strength and market linkages. The company said that by financial year 2024, they are planning to support over 10,000 FPOs which will impact the lives of about one crore farmers. Read more here.

4. Agdhi, Agritech Start-up Awarded Biotechnology Ignition Grant

Agdhi, an Agritech start-up has been awarded the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) which is a flagship program by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). BIRAC is a not-for-profit public sector enterprise and largest early-stage biotech funding program. Agdhi has received this award for their flagship product, Seed Vision- Seed Classifier and Quality Analyser. Read more here.

5. Summer Crop Sowing Lags In India On Scanty Rains

According to the data released by the Agriculture Ministry, the area on which paddy is sown is marginally down at 349.24 lakh hectares in the Kharif season of 2021-22 crop year (July-June). Farmers had planted paddy in 351.52 lakh hectares in the same season in the previous crop year. Of all the Kharif crops, the same pattern has been noticed for coarse cereals, oilseeds, and cotton also. Read more here.

6. Tea Sales Increases By 83% Due To Festival Demand

The total sale of tea is increased to a three-week high of 18.07 lakh kg. This is the result of tea prices being dropped to an average of ₹90.36 per kg at Sale 32 of the Coonoor Tea Trade Association’s auctions. Buyers stated that festivals such as Onam, Moharrum, Varalakshmi Virutham, Avani Avittam, and Krishna Jayanthi has also contributed to this consumption. Read more here.

7. India’s First Cattle Genomic Chip Launched In Telangana

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) has developed India’s first cattle genomic chip, IndiGau to conserve the indigenous breeds of cattle like Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, and Ongole. The chip was officially inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh. This chip technology will help in the selection of high-yielding cattle. With 11,496 markers, IndiGau is the largest cattle chip in the world. Read more here.

8. CCEA Okays ₹77.45 Crore Revival Of NERAMAC

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a ₹ 77.45 crore package for the revival of the state-run North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC). The revival package will help NERAMAC implement various innovative plans like providing better farming facilities, organic seeds, fertilizers, post-harvesting facilities, etc. It will also promote northeast farmers’ products in the international market. Read more here.

9. IFFCO Join Hands With IIT-Delhi For Research On Agri-tech Projects

Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) has tied up with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi) to do joint research on agricultural technological projects, and promote precision farming. IFFCO scientists and engineers will now work with students of IIT-Delhi to address difficult agricultural and environmental issues and search out a progressive answer for them. Read more here.

10. ChargeERP Is Updated With New Features

ChargeERP, the cloud-based mandi accounting software from Bijak has recently added some new features to its website. Now, on the ‘Dashboard’ page of ChargeERP along with ‘Today’s View’ you can also check the ‘Weekly View’ of your business. Also, you can access all ‘Bills & Reports’ in Hindi language. For more information and updates, subscribe to their YouTube Channel or follow their ‘Facebook’ and ‘Blog’ page. Book a free demo by dialing +91 9311341199 or by visiting