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Rabi crop planting up 14 per cent in one week

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:42:49 GMT

(image) The government expects crop planting to continue, with the weather remaining favourable and support prices for various crops being attractive.



Rabi sowing: Wheat, pulses acreage up despite notes ban

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:43:58 GMT

(image) Pulses acreage has grown to 121.74 lakh hectares from 110.80 lakh hectares. Oilseeds sowing area has risen to 72.23 lakh hectares from 65.71 lakh hectares during the period under review.



Crops worth Rs 2,500 crore brought through ‘e-kharid’ in Haryana

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:05:17 GMT

(image) By the following rabi marketing season, about 54 more mandis are being targeted to be covered under the online scheme.



India seen facing tight wheat supply as Ukrainian shipments delayed

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:05 GMT

(image) India, which has been snapping up Australian and Black Sea wheat cargoes in recent weeks, was expecting the shipments from Ukraine to arrive this month, but traders now say they might reach India by January.



Farmers can now grow and harvest trees in 128 taluks of Karnataka

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:47:29 GMT

(image) A clarification to this effect from the state government has brought a big relief to farmers. They will only need transit passes if they wish to transport the timber.



Favourable demand-supply situation is prevailing in 2016: ANRPC

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:09:35 GMT

(image) The total NR production will touch 11.08 million tonnes in the year, up by 0.1 % over last year, the report said. Till November, the production increased 0.4% to 10.10 million tonnes.



Key changes to back more crops likely

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:05:32 GMT

(image) The biggest challenge in the agriculture sector is how to improve food and nutrition security in a way that caters to the changing requirements.



26.5% farmers sought coverage under PM's crop insurance scheme

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:27:02 GMT

(image) The agriculture ministry said there has been a jump of more than six times in coverage of non-loanee farmers from 14.88 lakh in kharif 2015.



CCEA fixes MSP for toria at Rs 3,560 per quintal

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:21:28 GMT

(image) The Cabinet took the decision to fix MSP for toria in 2017-18 market season on the basis of normal market price differentials.



Bengal's cash-less agrarian revolution: To pay support price for rice directly into bank a/c

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:58:24 GMT

(image) The government will collect bank account numbers and IFSC codes from farmers while purchasing rice from them across the state.



Cheque payments making farmers' lives more difficult

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:24:55 GMT

(image) Farmers are worried about the new debt they are taking with interest rates as high as 36% to make sure they are able to plant and look after the new crop after demonetisation disrupted the cash-based village economy.



Wheat output may be hit if temperature rises: ICAR

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:13:12 GMT

(image) He also said the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is hastening research on developing new wheat varieties to cope with high temperature due to climate change.



Karnataka model that may be a step forward in tackling the epidemic of crop insurance scams

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:26:04 GMT

(image) Insurance companies, faced with huge claims, discounted the payout all across and genuine farmers got much less than their due; while the politician and his cronies made huge gains.



Sowing of rabi crops rises 27% despite note ban

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:06:25 GMT

(image) Planting is expected to continue, with the weather remaining favourable and the support prices for various crops being attractive.



Demonetisation: In planting season, trust and credit in full bloom in fields

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:19:49 GMT

(image) Villagers have even managed to hire farm labour without paying any cash.