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Potato growers seek tuber export to Pakistan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:54 GMT

(image) The traders in Punjab are wary of losses this season due to the higher domestic output of potato and prevailing low wholesale prices of the tuber.

Bumper crop of pulses expected, still short of demand: Government

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:40:57 GMT

(image) Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said it is known that while MSP is declared for 22 items, the government often only buys wheat and rice crop.

Rs 8,08,318 crore agriculture credit disbursed till December 2016

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:02:08 GMT

(image) Gangwar said government fixes agriculture credit disbursement targets for the banking sector every year and banks have consistently surpassed these targets.

Indian NR output to exceed the target this fiscal

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:20:08 GMT

(image) Rubber Board data showed that output for 11 months to February 2017 has already reached 622,000 tonnes. This is 17.58 % more than a year earlier when it was 529,000 tonnes.

Centre rules out farm loan waivers to states

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:25:34 GMT

(image) "This issue has cropped up in several states. The Centre has its policies for agriculture sector under which we provide interest subvention and other support," Jaitley said.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh defends milk price hike, says move to benefit farmers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:57:33 GMT

(image) Early this month, Mother Dairy and Amul had raised milk price by up to Rs 3 per litre in NCR-Delhi region and other cities, citing significant rise in procurement price.

Raindrops brought delight to tea planters in Darjeeling and Bengal foothills

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:59:00 GMT

(image) As per Indian meteorological department statistics, Sikkim and Sub Himalayan region hills has witnessed 30.6 mm rainfall during 1st to 15th March, 20% higher than usual for this period.

De-growth in sugar consumption may not affect prices: Report

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:12:54 GMT

(image) Domestic sugar consumption for SY2017 is likely to report de-growth of 3-3.5 per cent to around 24 million MT as compared to last year.

West Bengal government prepared to meet all industry requirements: Abdur Rezzak Mollah

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:00 GMT

About 95% of the people engaged in agriculture are marginal farmers, and that explains why the State Government aims to transform farming into a vocation that is both economically viable and globally competitive, Mr Mazumdar said.

PMKSY assets to be managed by water user bodies: Agriculure Secretary

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:22:48 GMT

(image) In dryland areas, he said, the government is emphasising on watershed approach and promote climate-smart agriculture by growing crops like millets and pulses.

Food Corporation of India chooses mjunction to auction foodgrains for two years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:34:08 GMT

(image) A buyer will not have to open separate windows for each state auction and can access these auctions with a single login screen simultaneously.

ICRA projects a de-growth of 3.5 per cent in India's domestic sugar consumption in 2016-17

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:33:40 GMT

(image) This is likely Domestic sugar consumption for SY2017 is likely to report a de-growth of 3 per cent- 3.5 per centto around 24.0 million MT when compared to last year.

Edible oil imports to see decrease due to higher domestic production

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:29:23 GMT

(image) Consumption of edible oils in India is nearly 21.0 million tonnes against which the local production is hardly 6.0 to 6.5 million tonnes and we have to import.

Australian weather office predicts El Nino, IMD says can’t take models at face value

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:13:17 GMT

(image) For India, the stakes are high because the country suffered two consecutive droughts and acute rural distress before last year’s normal monsoon rain restored agricultural growth.

Average retail sugar prices up 22 per cent at Rs 42.43/kg in last one year

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:19:30 GMT

(image) Sugar production is estimated to decline to around 20 million tonnes in 2016-17 marketing year (October-September) from 25 million tonnes in the previous year.