Names of some of the Plant Quarantine Stations changed

Names of some of the Plant Quarantine Stations have been changed vide Gazette notification no. S.O. 2286(E) dated 4th June, 2018 National Plant Quarantine Station, New Delhi is renamed as Regional Plant Quarantine Station, New Delhi.   Plant Quarantine Station, Bengaluru is renamed as Regional Plant Quarantine Station, Bengaluru for import of seeds, consumption and […]

Urad, moong imports put in restricted category

The government on Monday put imports of urad and moong dal under the restricted category and fixed a cap for its in-bound shipments up to three lakh tonnes. The move will help in stabilising domestic prices that have fallen below the minimum support level and are hurting farmers. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), […]

Canada opens doors to Indian banana, mango, pomegranate

Bengaluru, August 22:   Canada has opened its markets to Indian fruits and vegetables such as banana, mango, pomegranate, custard apple and okra (bhendi). The Agricultural & Processed Foods Exports Development Authority (APEDA), in an advisory to exporters here, conveyed Canada’s decision on opening its doors to Indian vegetables and fruits, asking them to tap the […]

India became the third-largest importer of Vietnamese pepper

Kochi, August 22:   India became the third-largest importer of Vietnamese pepper in the January-July period, overtaking the UAE. Much of the Vietnamese export of 3,113 tonnes of pepper to Sri Lanka might have also found its way into the country, Kishor Shamji, a veteran pepper exporter told BusinessLine. In addition, 2,500 tonnes of Sri Lankan […]

Revision in National Standards relating to Fumigation and FHAT

Revision in National Standards relating to Fumigation and FHAT Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare have revised the National Standards mainly related to Renewal of Accreditation and fees structure. The revised Standards are as follows:- NSPM 12- Guidelines for Assessment, Audit and Accreditation of Fumigation Agencies for Undertaking Methyl Bromide […]

India, Vietnam call truce in trade spat; Delhi pledges pest-free goods New Delhi, March 28:

India, Vietnam call truce in trade spat; Delhi pledges pest-free goods New Delhi, March 28: India has decided to extend the hand of reconciliation to Vietnam to avoid a repetition of a recent spat which both countries banning each other’s farm products, including coffee beans and peanuts. Agriculture Ministry officials have assured their Vietnamese counterparts […]