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HAFED buys 1.67 lakh tonne mustard at MSP

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:08:16 GMT

(image) The chairman, HAFED, Harvinder Kalyan, said that procurement of mustard seed at MSP of Rs 3,700 per quintal, was currently underway at 13 purchase centres in nine districts.

Farmers compensated for low yield: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:23:41 GMT

(image) The chief minister said that it was for the first time that the farmers were also getting compensation for low yield.

El Niño fears recede, unlikely to impact monsoon showers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:22:05 GMT

(image) Some forecasting models indicate that El Niño will not develop at all while others say it will be weak.

OP Dhankar, Haryana agriculture minister exhorts farmers to earn one-lakh per acre

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:20 GMT

(image) The minister said that the farming community needs to adopt direct marketing of their products to increase their income.

Government's model law to bring farmers closer to buyers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:37:06 GMT

(image) If all the states adopt the Model Act, it will eventually lead the country towards a unified agricultural market with one trader licence and allow private players to set up wholesale markets by breaking the monopoly of traditional `mandis'.

Maharashtra government to take action against traders selling imported tur at procurement centres

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:17:35 GMT

(image) Of the 11 lakh quintal tur procured in the country, Maharash tra has procured 4 lakh quintal, which is the high est in India.

Farm output growth expected to remain stable at 4 per cent in FY18

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:41:52 GMT

(image) The June-September monsoon rainfall this year is expected to be 96 per cent of the longterm average, with a 5 per cent error margin, the IMD said.

Government will use satellite images if big quantities of tur sold at Nafed centres: Devendra Fadanvis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:46:06 GMT

(image) The government will take criminal action against traders who sold imported tur at government procurement centres.

India expects farm output growth to remain stable at 4% in 2017-18 crop year

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:59:41 GMT

(image) “The agriculture growth rate of 4%, which we are expecting for 2016-17, will be maintained this year too,” India’s secretary for the farm ministry, Shobhana Pattanayak, said.

Wheat production likely to touch record 98 MT this crop year

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:26:37 GMT

(image) In its second estimate, the agriculture ministry had pegged a record wheat output of 96.64 MT for the current crop year (July-June) as against the actual output of 92.29 MT last year.

Pakistan beating India hard in the mango trade game: Centre for Environment and Agriculture

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:17:59 GMT

(image) Although new destinations like Australia, Korea and New Zealand are coming up for export, India is still way behind Pakistan in the number game.

Government aims to end APMC monopoly with new model agri-market law

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:24:11 GMT

(image) It would be a major agri-reform, if at least 15 BJP-ruled states adopt the new model law -- Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitating) Act (APLM), 2017, as it provides wider options for farmers to sell produce and get better prices.

Indian natural rubber output rises 23% in 2016-17, exceeds target

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:37:55 GMT

(image) The better performance has been attributed to higher prices in both the international and domestic markets in the second half of the year.

Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:42:25 GMT

(image) Swaminathan said new technologies were coming, which could be used to achieve the objective of food security but noted that this required concrete political intervention.

Government aims 40 per cent sown area under insurance cover in 2017-18

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:11:56 GMT

(image) Banks will be told to ensure compulsory coverage of all eligible loanees and electronic transmission of premium on time, the official added.