Jaipur District in Rajasthan has a total population of 38,87,900. Women constitute 43.9% of agricultural labourers. Though agriculture is main occupation for majority of the people in the district, because of rainfed farming and limited irrigation facilities, agriculture alone could not meet their requirements, which forced them to go in for a subsidiary occupation like milk production. With milk chilling and storage facility available all over the district, dairy is proving as a profitable enterprise in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Technology, Implementation and Support
Initially two mandals i.e. Sandersar & Ginoi were identified for the implementation of scientific dairy farming. Total number of villages covered in these two mandals were 120. In these villages, group discussions were held to acquaint the livestock farmers with the details of the plan of programme implementation. The survey carried out in the villages indicated dairy to be a...
For the first time, Indian Council of Agricultural Research will be participating in the Republic Day parade, showcasing integrated farming system. ‘Mishrit kheti, Khushiyon ki kheti’, the integrated farming system for doubling farm income, is the theme of the official tableau of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26.
The tableau of ICAR at the Republic Day-2018 parade will exhibit integrated farming system which is a judicious mix of two or more agri-enterprise system for minimum resource competition and maximum complementary so as to support eco-friendly production, enhance employment, income and enrich family nutrition.
The crop and livestock (cow, buffalo, goat, sheep, poultry, pig, etc.) based farming system is popular in our country as it is being practiced by 86 percent of farmers. Integrated farming system model comprises cropping systems, orchards, dairy, poultry, piggery, and aquaculture, which...
Nutritious diet is vital for proper growth and development in
humans. It helps preventing diseases, besides maintaining the
body metabolism for physical- and mental- well being. Food
provides energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, antioxidants
and minerals to meet our daily metabolic requirement. Most
of them cannot be synthesized in human body, therefore are
to be supplemented through diet. Further, anti-nutritional
factors present in edible parts of the food exert adverse affects
on human health. Consumption of unbalanced foods affects
billions of people worldwide, and leads to poor health and
socio-economic conditions. So far, the focus has been on the
development of high yielding varieties primarily to feed the
ever increasing populations. Indian Council of Agricultural
Research (ICAR) has improved the nutritional quality in high
yielding varieties of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables and
fruits. Till now more than 5600 varieties of different crops have...
12th January 2018, New Delhi, India.
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
We, the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, held our Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) on 12 January 2018 in New Delhi, India. The Meeting was Co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Grisada Boonrach, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand and H. E. Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India.
We were satisfied with the progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN – India Plan of Action (POA) 2011-2015 to implement the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity. We task our senior officials for the full implementation of the POA, which would help further deepen and enhance the ASEAN-India cooperation in food, agriculture including animal husbandry and fisheries, and forestry as well as contribute towards the...
11th January 2018, New Delhi
The 4th ASEAN-INDIA Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry commenced today at NASC Complex, New Delhi. The meeting aims to facilitate promotion of joint research for development of technologies for increasing production and productivity of crops, livestock andfisheries, and natural resources management, among others, in the region as well as in development of joint ventures, exchange of technologies, expertise and material.
The meeting would enhance cooperation on exchange of expertise to promote resilience in food security to address the price volatility of food supplies in the region.