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    Boosting agri ties: India, Russia sign MoU for commercialisation of biocapsule

  • Date : 07 July, 2022

     The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) under the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lysterra LLC, a Russia-based company for commercialisation of biocapsule, an encapsulation technology for bio-fertilisation.

    Microbial encapsulation technology, a major invention patented by the IISR, is used to encapsulate all agriculturally important microorganisms for smart delivery of beneficial micro-organisms as bio-fertilisers to crops. Four Indian firms have already secured non-exclusive licences from the IISR for commercial production of biocapsules using this unique technology. 
    T. Mohapatra, Director General, ICAR, presided over the virtual meet that witnessed the inking of the international MoU. Lysterra LLC, which is known for the production of crop protection products, was represented by its president Vladimir Zarev, general director Liudmila Alginina, and head of marketing and eAnastasia Romanovskaya.
    Dr. Mohapatra said new technology generation efforts and commercialisation attempts should go hand-in-hand for the overall development of the agriculture sector. The demand for new technology among foreign entities was indicative of its effectiveness, he observed. 
    Source: The Economics Times.


Policies are responsible for poverty of farmers, India: Anil Ghanwat

27 Aug 2020

Mr Anil Ghanwat
President, Shetkari Sanghatana

Name : Mr Anil Ghanwat

Designation : President, Shetkari Sanghatana

Name : Dr Bindu R. Pillai

Designation : Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

Name : Dr O.P. Yadav

Designation : Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

Name : Ravishankar C.N.

Designation : Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT)

Name : Shubh Swain

Designation : Asst Director, Tata Cornell Institute, TARINA



19 Dec 2021

One Size Fits All Will Not Work, Indian Agriculture Needs Decentralised Farm Reforms

There is consensus that Indian agriculture is in desperate need of reforms. These reforms are necessary for farm incomes to rise. If farmers in Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) or Doaba (Punjab) region have a speci