• Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2012

    In what is likely to boost horticultural produce in Kerala, a project funded by State Horticulture Mission (SHM) and coordinated by Ernakulam District Agri-Horticulture Society will help residents of Kochi grow vegetables on their own terraces.....

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  • Posted On Thursday, June 07, 2012

    Indian fisheries output is expected to touch the 10 million tonne (MT) mark in a couple of years, revealed Agriculture and food processing industry minister Sharad Pawar. The government also announced plans to set up a National Freshwater Fish Brood Bank at the fish farm of the Department of Fisheries in Kausalyaganga, Odisha.
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  • Posted On Friday, June 01, 2012

    In a boost to the Indian food industry, the Centre has announced that it will open seven new quality control cells (QCC) as a part of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-17). The cells will help monitor the quality of food grains during the procurement, storage and distribution of food grains.....

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  • Posted On Friday, June 01, 2012

    India's leading ice cream and frozen foods major Vadilal Industries Limited reported a 23.67% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 5.80 crore for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2012 at its board meeting held recently.....

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  • Posted On Friday, June 01, 2012

    Wheat procurement in is set to reach 130 lakh tonne in the state of Punjab, according to food and civil supplies minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon. The news comes as a boost to the food security plans of the government and also sets the stage for Punjab to make a new record in terms of wheat procurement.....

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  • Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2012

    The Asian Institute of Food Safety Management (AIFSM) supported by the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) conducted a seminar on Food Safety for Food Handlers recently. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    In a welcome development for the food processing sector in India, Bangladesh based agro-processing group Programme for Rural Advancement Nationally (PRAN) has announced plans to invest around Rs 6.8 crore for the setting up of an agro-food processing unit in Tripura. The venture will be supported by the Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC).....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    The debate on whether tea or coffee should be declared as the national drink has heated up as the Assam tea industry has asserted that the demand for declaring tea as the 'national drink' is justified and the beverage cannot be compared with coffee in any way. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, May 17, 2012

    In what is likely to provide a significant boost to infrastructure development in the food processing sector, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has conducted a techno-feasibility study for establishing Strategic Distribution Centres (SDCs) at strategic locations across India. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, May 17, 2012

    In a couple of recent developments, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has urged state governments to extend necessary cooperation in order to raise the level of food processing and boost production. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Post the positive announcements for the sector in Union Budget 2012-13, the food processing industry has been on an upsurge and making announcements that augur well for its growth. In a latest development, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has announced that the Centrally sponsored scheme National Mission on Food Processing will come into effect from 2012-13.....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 11, 2012

    Boosting the Indian food and agri sector with the launch of mega food parks, the government is likely to receive further accolades in the coming days as more food parks are in the pipeline. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, May 10, 2012

    In a positive development for the Indian agri industry, which would go on to benefit farmers as well, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has stated in a recently released study that the domestic agrochemicals sector is likely to cross the Rs 25,000-crore mark by the year 2015.....

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