10 Twitter Handles to Get All The Updates on Agriculture in India

The history of agriculture in India dates back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Archaeologists have proved that the people grew rice, cotton and used various ploughing techniques. Today, 50% of the workforce is employed in farming and the country ranks 2nd in farm outputs. 


Government decisions and non-government activities also play a big role in this success. If you wish to keep yourself updated on the new schemes, policies, and activities carried across the country, here are 10 Twitter handles to follow. 


1. Agriculture India 

This is the official Twitter handle for the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The apex body is responsible for the formulation and administration of rules and regulations related to agriculture in India. 

Why follow? 

The three broad areas the Dept focuses on are agriculture, food processing, and co-operating. On Twitter, they share new government policies, success stories, and other timely updates. Follow them here. 


2. Indian Council of Agriculture Research 

The ICAR is an autonomous body responsible for agricultural education and research in India. Reporting directly to the Ministry of Agriculture, the ICAR is also eligible to provide accreditation to other colleges and universities. 

Why follow? 

On their official Twitter handle there are timely updates regarding new courses, innovations, research discoveries, upcoming events, and more. Follow them here. 


3. Food Processing Ministry

This wing of the government formulates and implements policies and plans for the food processing industries all over the nation. It aims to create employment in rural areas and enables farmers to reap profits from surplus produce. 

Why follow? 

On their official Twitter account, you can find timely updates on any new initiatives, existing policies, or upcoming activities. Follow them here. 


4. National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India

Headed by a group of farmers, this cooperative was set up to promote agricultural produce to benefit the farmers. On their official Twitter page, you can find timely updates about marketing, trading, and other activities related to selling farm produce. 

Why follow? 

There are announcements about new schemes, and the page also shares success stories of various farmers.  Follow them here.  


5. Press Information Bureau (PIB) 

The PIB is a nodal agency of the Government of India (GOI) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Its primary duty is to disseminate information to print, web, and electronic media on government policies, initiatives, and achievements. 

Why follow? 

On Twitter, the official agency shares timely updates regarding agricultural development schemes, upcoming technology, new crop varieties, entrepreneurship opportunities, the latest finance schemes and more. This also includes any changes, revisions, COVID-19 guidelines related to the agri-sector in India. Follow them here. 


6. Narendra Singh Tomar (Minister of Agri) 

An Indian politician holding the position of Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. 

Why follow? 

As a government official, on his Twitter page, he will address matters concerning agriculture technology, resource management, and more. You can also find updates on the current activities of the Ministry as well as his personal opinions on the same. Follow him here.


7. Agriculture Insider India

Is a media page that shares research, reports and opinions on everything agriculture-related in India. Apart from the timely updates on happenings around the country, you can read in-depth articles written by experts in the field. Follow them here. 


8. Krishi Jagran 

An online magazine that focuses only on agricultural activities happening in rural India. The organisation shares stories about ground-level activities taken up by farmers, success stories, human interest, job vacancies, and more. Follow them here. 


9. Agriculture Times 

This is another news organisation focused on sharing updates related to the Agri sector. Apart from focussing on India, the organisation also looks into other countries and shares insightful reports. They also share invites and host webinars with experts across the world. Follow them here.  


10. Agriculture and Food News 

Known as IndiaAgroNet, this is a comprehensive website to check for updates on agriculture-related jobs, news and technology. They also share interviews with experts, host online webinars and more. Follow them here. 


Roshini Muthukumar

Roshini Muthukumar, a native of Chennai, started her career as a content writer but made a switch to journalism to pursue her passion. She has experience writing about human interest stories, innovative technology, entrepreneurs, research blogs, and more. Previously, Roshini has done internships with The Hindu, Metroplus and worked as a correspondent with The Better India.