Orange cultivation in Rajasthan

Orange cultivation in Rajasthan

Orange is one of the most grown fruits after banana and apple. Brazil leads the production of oranges with 24% share of the world,  followed by US and India. In India, the important commercial orange variety are mandarin (40%), sweet orange (23%) and acid lime (23%). Oranges are mostly grown in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh. Uses of Oranges: This fruit is rich Continue Reading

Rajasthan Government to develop Pearl Farming in State

Rajasthan Government is exploring ways to develop pearl farming in the state.  The government has made all preparations for the pilot project which will be launched in Jaipur and the agriculture department has decided to send a team of officials to Odisha for a week-long training programme on pearl farming for the purpose.   What is Pearl ? A pearl is a hard object produced by mollusks(a type of sea-animal Continue Reading

Rajasthan Agriculture: New Development & Initiatives

Considered a dry desert state, Rajasthan is actually, a leading producer of oilseeds and food grain. It is the largest producer of moth beans and third largest producer of pulses and wheat. Additionally, Rajasthan is the second largest producer of milk in the country. Rajasthan Government aims to double farmers’ income by 2022 and has taken various initiatives to transform the state’s agricultural landscape of state by increasing efficiency, reducing costs Continue Reading

Gram: Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet 2016

‘GRAM’ is an international event which is being organized from 9 to 11 November at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC) at Sitapura in the Pink City. It is jointly organized by the Government of Rajasthan and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Israel is the partner country for the event. Objectives of GRAM: Farmer Empowerment Showcase Agri-Innovations Marketing Tie-Ups Joint Ventures Technology Transfers International Investments Business Continue Reading

Dragon Fruit farming in Rajasthan

Rajasthan State government is trying to integrate traditional agriculture with allied forms of farming. Fruit cultivation is a major focus area and the government aims to double area under fruit cultivation in the next five years. Working on the line, researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Agriculture (CoEA) in Jaipur hope to start transfer of dragon fruit saplings by this fiscal-end to farmers. Dragon fruit or Pitaya is native Continue Reading