India’s national herd is composed of bovine dairy cattle (Bos taurus and Bos indicus) and domestic water
buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). FAS New Delhi (Post) in market year (MY) 2022 (January-December) forecasts
India’s national cattle herd to reach 306.7 million animals, increasing by 1.2 million head from the 2021 tally. Herd numbers are seen increasing by less than one percent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official 2021 estimate figure of 305.5 million head.

The Government of India has launched the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), which is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). NAPCC has identified the focus areas on Dryland agriculture, risk management, access to information and use of biotechnology under NMSA and are implemented in schemes of Rainfed Area Development, OnFarm Water Management, Soil Health Management and Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture: Monitoring, Modelling and Networking.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoUs with AFC India Limited and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) in August 2020.

The MoU with AFC India Ltd. has been signed for cooperation in the areas of critical technology intervention requirements for organic as well as chemical/ residue free production systems; development of Common Processing Centres; effectively supporting the entire value chain system in clusters identified under the Agriculture Export Policy (AEP); developing pre-production, production, post harvesting, primary processing, secondary processing and transportation/ distribution guidelines for all the stakeholders including farmers to meet international compliances, capacity building of various stakeholders and providing technical support to tribal farmers & groups, federations, organizations working with farmers.

कृषि सुधारों से जुड़ा एक और झूठ फैलाया जा रहा है APMC यानि हमारी मंडियों को लेकर। हमने कानून में क्या किया है? हमने कानून में किसानों को आजादी दी है, नया विकल्प दिया है। अगर देश में किसी को साबुन बेचना हो तो सरकार ये तय नहीं करती कि सिर्फ इसी दुकान पर बेच सकते हो। अगर किसी को स्कूटर बेचना हो तो सरकार ये तय नहीं करती कि सिर्फ इसी डीलर को बेच सकते हो। लेकिन पिछले 70 साल से सरकार किसान को ये जरूर बताती रही है कि आप सिर्फ इसी मंडी में अपना अनाज बेच सकते हो। मंडी के अलावा किसान चाहकर भी अपनी फसल कहीं और नहीं बेच सकता था। नए कानून में हमने सिर्फ इतना कहा है कि किसान, अगर उसको फायदा नजर आता है तो पहले की तरह जाके मंडी में बेचें और बाहर उसको फायदा होता है, तो मंडी के बाहर जाने का उसको हक मिलना चाहिए। उसकी मर्जी को, क्या लोकतंत्र मेरे किसान भाई को इतना हक नहीं हो सकता है।

Promotion and Facilitation of Trade and Commerce of Farmers’ Produce “Farmers’ produce” means- (i) foodstuffs including cereals like wheat, rice or other coarse grains, pulses, edible oilseeds, oils, vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, sugarcane and products of poultry, piggery, goatery, fishery and dairy intended for human consumption in its natural or processed form; (ii) cattle fodder including oilcakes and other concentrates; […]

Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 “Farmer” means an individual engaged in the production of farming produce by self or by hired labour or otherwise, and includes the Farmer Producer Organisation; “Sponsor” means a person who has entered into a farming agreement with the farmer to purchase a farming produce; Farming Agreement  and […]

During 2019-20, locust attack was reported in some districts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Rajasthan Government has reported that a total area of 1,79,584 hectares of 8 districts of the state was affected by locust attack during 2019-20. The State Government of Gujarat has reported that crop loss due to locust attack was observed in a total area of 19,313 hectares of 2 districts of the State during the year 2019-20.

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