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India's sugar production till mid-Jan down by 6 per cent: ISMA

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:28:41 GMT

(image) Sugar mills typically operate between November and April, but this year mills have stopped crushing due to lower cane supplies.

Government warns sugar industry against fluctuating prices

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:58:50 GMT

(image) Following the concerns shown by the government, industry body ISMA has cautioned its members to not get caught with the speculation in the market and be 'patient and reasonable'.

Maharashtra’s sugar output drops as mills close early

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:58 GMT

(image) A drop in production could lift local prices and prompt the world's second-biggest consumer to allow duty-free imports of the sweetener

India's 2017 grape exports to Europe and China set to increase by 15% to 20%

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:03:22 GMT

(image) The number of grape orchards registered under Grapenet has more than doubled to 19,801 2016-17 from 18,327 in 2015-16.

Buyer seller meet generates spice order worth Rs 10 crore

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:14:05 GMT

(image) According to a statement the buyer-seller meet, ‘Eastern Emporia – from the farmlands of North East’, facilitated trial orders which may turn into a potential spice trade worth Rs. 10 crore in the next one year.

India imports 2.7 million tonnes wheat so far this fiscal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:20:09 GMT

(image) Last month, the government had brought down wheat import duty to zero from 10 per cent to boost domestic availability and check price rise.

Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 39,565 crore from Centre to tackle drought

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:15:25 GMT

(image) In his letter, copy of which was released here, Panneerselvam said TN experienced a 62 per cent deficient northeast monsoon, following the 20 per cent deficiency in southwest monsoon.

Will provide additional irrigation facility for 13 lakh hectare land in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:03:50 GMT

(image) "A subsidy of Rs 26,000 on five horse power pumps is being provided to farmers and additional irrigation facility will be provided on 13 lakh hectare area in the state."

Tamil Nadu dry spell: Crop losses push farmers to the brink of despair

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:25:37 GMT

(image) The National Human Rights Commission issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government, based on news reports, that 106 farmers have died or committed suicide in the state due to crop failure.

Wheat sowing climbs 7 per cent, pulse acreage grows 11 per cent

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:19:22 GMT

(image) Pulse acreage has grown to 155.35 lakh hectares, from 139.93 lakh hectares. Oilseed sowing area has risen to 81.47 lakh hectares, from 75.06 lakh hectares.

Import of vegetable oils during December 2016 is down by 15%

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:38:35 GMT

(image) During Nov-Dec 2016, import of refined oil (RBD Palmolein) has marginally increased to 486,502 tons from 463,482 tons in the same period of last year.

Niti Aayog turns a deaf ear to RSS arm, bats for GM crop

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:23:45 GMT

(image) Arguing that the key to green revolution was high-yielding crops, the government's think tank said, "It is time for us to return to allow massive research into improving seed varieties including genetically modified one."

No effect of note ban on rabi sowing, prices of crops: Niti Aayog

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:59:21 GMT

(image) It further said that normally rabi sowing is completed on 88 per cent area by December 30 but this year it has been completed on more than 91 per cent area.

IRGA calls for implementation of parliamentary committee report on rubber

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:18:02 GMT

(image) In a representation to parliamentary standing committee, it said that the import of NR should be suspended during the peak season of August to March.

Groundnut yield jumps 30% on use of digital farming practices

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:44:36 GMT

(image) The pilot was initiated by the state government and jointly executed by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Microsoft