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November - 2014 : Bangladesh, India and Nepal sign historic agreement in the evaluation of rice varieties

The Secretaries of Agriculture of the Governments of Bangladesh, India and Nepal signed a protocol on cooperation in the evaluation data of rice varieties released in their respective countries for release and commercialization. The agreement was made during the Regional Cooperation on Seed Issues workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal on 18 October 2014. The protocol on regional cooperation, which applies to rice varieties developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and public sector organizations in the three countries, was hailed as historically significant by the agriculture executives.    ...

Last Updated: Friday, 21st November, 2014 06:24 PM Visits 593

October - 2014 : Eighth Annual General Meeting 13th September-2014

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the National Seed Association of India (NSAI) was convened on Saturday 13 September 2014 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad. The AGM was chaired by NSAI President, Mr. M. Prabhakar Rao. A large number of NSAI members participated in the AGM. The AGM began with a warm welcome by the Executive Director, NSAI, Dr. Kalyan Goswami. He thanked Office Bearers & Governing Council for providing continued support and guidance as well as the members for their belief in NSAI and its activities. The huge turnout of the members at the AGM also reflected the interest members take in the activities...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 1st October, 2014 06:19 PM Visits 630

September‐ 2014 : The New Government – A Promise of Progress

Agriculture minister in the new government, Radha Mohan Singh, highlighted his six focus areas: 1) Expand irriga􀀠on coverage: The government will launch a Prime Minister's Gramin Sinchayi Yojana to expand irriga􀀟on coverage and reduce the dependence on monsoons. A similar pilot scheme was launched in 2003 by former NDA government but was discon􀀟nued by UPA. 2) Insure farmers' income: The government will launch an Agriculture Income Insurance Scheme to provide compensa􀀟on to farmers in case of crop damage arising out of factors like drought. The government will take the average of the last seven years of a farmer's income and...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 06:22 PM Visits 617