Fssai, Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their … Read more

Story of an IT Employee

entrepreneur

There is an IT Employee working as a software developer in a well known Multinational Company. When he is assigned for a project of one overseas client, he himself prepares a work breakdown structure, project plan and delivery schedule and gets an approval from his client. As the projects kicks off, he starts following the … Read more

Opensource softwares for Agriculture / Farm Management

Android App

FarmOS  farmOS is a web-based application for farm management and planning. It is built on Drupal, which makes it modular, extensible, and secure. Openlayers is used for mapping and geodata manipulation. Check the article “Installing FarmOS on Linux/Ubuntu Desktop” if you want to try the FarmOS software by your own. The source code is also … Read more

Agriwin – India’s leading manufacturer of Low Tunnel, Non-Woven Fabric

Agriwin

“Agriwin” is leading company in INDIA who promote new technology in Indian agriculture sector for use of “LOW TUNNEL” among small farmers . Our project is about the production of vegetables & reducing use of pesticides for insect control by using low tunnel farming. It’s an emerging opportunities in Indian cultivation of vegetable as well leafy … Read more

Organizations working for opensource in agriculture and allied sector

OFN

Open Food Network Founded in Australia, the Open Food Network started as a little experiment with a van, some farmers and some friends. Since then it has grown to become an open source platform collaboratively nurtured by like-minded people around the world. The Open Food Network is the flagship project of the Open Food Foundation … Read more

Agriculture in India – Statistics

analysis

As per the land use statistics 2011-12, the total geographical area of the country is 328.7 million hectares of which 159.59 million hectares is the reported net sown area. Cropped Area As per Agriculture Census 2010-11 The Gross Cropped Area (GCA) was estimated at 193.76 million hectare. The nine States, viz., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, … Read more

International & National Days related to Agriculture & Rural

Soil Day

International Day of Rural Woman – 15 October Every year 15 October is celebrated as International day of Rural Woman. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and … Read more