अब कृषि विभाग ऑनलाइन आवेदन करने पर ही देगा खाद एवं बीज विक्रेता को लाइसेंस

September 18 2020

कृषि और किसान कल्याण विभाग (Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department) ने फसलों में होने वाले रोग से सम्बंधित कीटनाशक दव

हरियाणा और पंजाब के किसानों को रियायती मूल्य पर मिलेंगे प्रदूषण नियंत्रण के लिए कृषि यंत्र

September 18 2020

हरियाणा और पंजाब में फसल अवशेषों को जलाने के कारण होने वाला वायु प्रदूषण इस साल कम होने की उम्म

संपादकीय: बरगलाने वाली सियासत

September 18 2020

दुष्प्रचार और संकीर्ण स्वार्थों की राजनीति कैसे-कैसे गुल खिलाती है, इसका ताजा उदाहरण है कृषि

कारनामा: छह किसानों को बेच दिया छह ट्रक यूरिया, जांच में खुली पोल

September 18 2020

10 दिनों में 3200 मीट्रिक टन यूरिया की बिक्री करने के मामले में गठित जांच टीम की रिपोर्ट ने अफसरों

ਦਿਲਜੀਤ ਦੋਸਾਂਝ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ਚ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਹਾਅ ਦਾ ਨਾਅਰਾ

September 18 2020

ਦੇਸ਼ ਭਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਦਾ ਮੁੱਦਾ ਕਾਫ਼ੀ ਗਰਮਾਇਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਹੁਣ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ਵਿਚ ਕਈ ਪਾਲੀਵੁੱਡ ਸ

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ: ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ੀ ਮੁਹਾਣ ਹੁਣ ਰੇਲ ਮਾਰਗਾਂ ਵੱਲ

September 18 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ’ਚ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ’ਚ ਉੱਤਰੀਆਂ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਧਿਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਆਪਸੀ ਸੁਰ ਮਿਲਣ ਲੱਗੇ ਹਨ ਜਿਨ

ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਬਿੱਲ ਲੋਕ ਸਭਾ ਚ ਪਾਸ

September 18 2020

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਜ਼ੋਰਦਾਰ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ ਲੋਕ ਸਭਾ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਵਪਾਰ ਅਤੇ ਵਣਜ (ਤਰੱਕੀ ਅਤੇ ਸਹੂਲਤ)

ਗੰਨੇ ਦੀ ਫ਼ਸਲ ’ਤੇ ਭੇਤ-ਭਰੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ ਦਾ ਹਮਲਾ

September 17 2020

ਨੇੜਲੇ ਪਿੰਡ ਨਿਹੋਲਕਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਇੱਕ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦੀ ਗੰਨੇ ਦੀ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਭੇਤਭਰੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ ਕਾਰਨ ਸੁੱਕ ਕੇ ਖ਼ਰਾਬ ਹੋ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ। ਗੰ

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਵੱਖ-ਵੱਖ ਥਾਈਂ ਮੁਜ਼ਾਹਰੇ

September 17 2020

ਅੱਜ ਅਨਾਜ ਮੰਡੀ ਖਰੜ ਵਿਚ ਕਾਂਗਰਸ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਹਲਕਾ ਖਰੜ ਤੋਂ ਕਾਂਗਰਸੀ ਆਗੂ ਜਗਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਕੰਗ ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਹੇਠ

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ: ਕੇਂਦਰ ਨਾਲ ਟਕਰਾਅ ਦੇ ਰੌਂਅ ’ਚ ਹਨ ਕਿਸਾਨ

September 17 2020

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਪੰਜਾਬ ’ਚ ਬਣਿਆ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ੀ ਰੋਹ ਹੁਣ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਸਿੱਧੀ ਲੜਾਈ ਵੱਲ ਮੋੜਾ ਖਾਣ ਲ

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮੋਰਚਾ: ਇੱਕੋ ਤੇਰਾ ਲੱਖ ਵਰਗਾ

September 17 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀ ਧਰਤੀ ’ਤੇ ਵਰ੍ਹਿਆਂ ਮਗਰੋਂ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਦਾ ਤੇਜ਼ ਤਪਸ਼ ਵਾਲਾ ਸੂਰਜ ਚੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਹੈ। ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਨੇ ਜਾ

मजदूर – किसान विरोधी नीतियों के खिलाफ प्रदर्शन

September 16 2020

खेती किसानी को कार्पोरेट जगत को लूटने की छूट देने वाले तीनों अध्यादेशों को रद्द किए जाने एवं अ

मुख्यमंत्री श्री चौहान 16 सितम्बर को भोपाल में करेंगे अन्न उत्सव का शुभारंभ

September 16 2020

राष्ट्रीय खाद्य सुरक्षा अधिनियम के अंतर्गत 16 सितम्बर से 37 लाख नवीन हितग्राहियों को खाद्यान्न

रबी सीजन के लिये ढाई लाख मीट्रिक टन से अधिक उर्वरकों का अग्रिम भंडारण

September 16 2020

सहकारिता मंत्री डॉ. अरविंद सिंह भदौरिया ने कहा है कि रबी सीजन 2020-21 में किसानों को उर्वरकों की उप

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਰੱਦ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਇਕਜੁੱਟ

September 16 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀਆਂ 11 ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੱਜ ਤਿੰਨ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਬਿਜਲੀ ਸੋਧ ਬਿੱਲ ਦਾ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨ, ਜਾਮ ਲਗਾ ਕੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾ ਰਹੀ ਨਾਅਰੇਬਾਜ਼ੀ

September 16 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਜਾਰੀ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਵਿਰੁਧ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਗੁੱਸੇ ਦੀ

ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਭਿੱਖੀਵਿੰਡ ਚ ਧਰਨਾ, ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਮਜ਼ਦੂਰਾਂ ਦਾ ਕਰਜ਼ਾ ਮੁਆਫ਼ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ

September 16 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਦੀ ਮੋਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਹੋਰ ਮੰਗਾਂ ਦੇ ਖਿਲਾਫ਼ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਪੰਜਾਬ

ਮਾਹਿਰਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਨਰਮੇ ਦੇ ਖੇਤਾਂ ਦਾ ਨਿਰੀਖਣ

September 16 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਦੇ ਖੇਤ ਸਲਾਹਕਾਰ ਸੇਵਾ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸੰਗਰੂਰ ਦੇ ਮਾਹਿਰਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਡਾ. ਬੂਟਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਰੋਮ

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਵਿਰੁਧ ਬਰਨਾਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਫਾਜ਼ਿਲਕਾ ਚ ਰੋਸ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨ

September 16 2020

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਖਿਲਾਫ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਦਿਨੋਂ ਦਿਨ ਤੇਜ਼ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ

Vet Varsity appoints new Deans of different colleges

September 16 2020

Board of Management, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana (GADVASU) gave approval to appoint Deans of different colleges. Board of Management has approved names of Dr. Sarvpreet Singh Ghuman as Dean, College of Vete

ਕਿਸਾਨੀ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਬਿੱਲ ਲੋਕ ਸਭਾ ’ਚ ਪੇਸ਼

September 15 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਲੋਕ ਸਭਾ ’ਚ ਅੱਜ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੈਕਟਰ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕੀਤਾ। ਬਿੱਲ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਕ

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਖਿਲਾਫ਼ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ ਭਖਿਆ

September 15 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਤਿੰਨ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅੱਜ ਲੋਕ ਸਭਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕਰਨ ਨਾਲ ਹੀ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ’ਚ ਕਿ

फसलों को हुए नुकसान का पूर्व मंत्री श्रीमती चिटनिस ने किया निरीक्षण

September 15 2020

पूर्व कैबिनेट मंत्री श्रीमती अर्चना चिटनिस (दीदी) ने गत दिनों बुरहानपुर में आए आंधी-तूफान एवं

ਦੇਸ਼ ਦਾ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਹੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਾਨ, ਭਾਅ ਨਾਲ ਮਿਲਣ ਤੇ ਪੁੱਟਿਆ ਅੰਬਾਂ ਦਾ ਬਾਗ

September 15 2020

ਇਸ ਵਾਰ ਅਸਮਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਛੂਹ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਆਲੂ ਦੇ ਬੀਜਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮੁਸ਼ਕਲਾਂ ‘ਚ ਪਾ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੈ। ਹਿ

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਕਾਰਤਾ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਨੇ ਔਖੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਬਾਂਹ ਫੜੀ

September 14 2020

ਸਹਿਕਾਰਤਾ ਖੇਤਰ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਆਰਥਕ ਹਾਲਤ ਸੁਧਾਰਨ ਵਿਚ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਹੀ ਅਹਿਮ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਪਾਇਆ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਕਿਸਾਨੀ

From the RSS:

  • Farm fix: Two worrisome features of the farm bills that invite valid opposition

    Arhtiyas are also politically influential. In all probability, they call the shots in the ongoing protests. But there are two features of the bills that invite valid opposition: one, infraction of the states’ right to decide on intra-state commerce in agriculture, and two, officer-led dispute settlement outside the ambit of judicial review.
  • View: Why farmers are upset about agriculture reforms that claim to grant them more freedom

    The present law dilutes the power of the middleman. The farmer is now free to sell his produce to whoever he wants to at whatever price he negotiates. It basically removes the middleman, the adhtiya, who operate in the mandi, i.e. the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC). So the farmer has more options, and how can that be a bad thing?
  • Agriculture reforms: From free market to private investment, here's a look at key measures

    The government has undertaken landmark agricultural reforms, freeing farmers from restrictions on sale of their produce and ending the monopoly of traders.
  • Farm Bills 2020: Sowing the seeds for a thriving agricultural sector

    The agriculture sector has held up quite well in the Covid-induced GDP crash, even as the virus is spreading to smaller towns and the hinterland. Q1GDP data bears testament to this.
  • Farm bills: Can Modi government's reforms change the face of agriculture?

    Private sector participation will enable farmers to realise better prices, access cold storage facilities and, thereby, boost value realisation, enabling them to safeguard themselves from price fluctuations.
  • Bamboo industry to play crucial role in post-COVID economy: Jitendra Singh

    Describing bamboo as a silver lining in the dark clouds of the pandemic, Singh said it will help in shaping the economy of the Northeast and the entire country in post-COVID era.
  • Crop plantation increases 5.7% to 111.36 million tonnes this year

    Area under rice has risen to 40.69 million hectares from 37.87 million hectares at this time last year. Area under pulses has risen 4.74% while area under cotton is up 2%.
  • Everything you need to know about the new agriculture bills passed in Lok Sabha

    Minister of Food Processing Industries and the only SAD representative in the Modi government, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, resigned from the Union Cabinet as well, protesting against the bills, which she says will destroy the agriculture sector in Punjab.
  • Pulses, edible oil prices rise due to prolonged monsoon

    Despite demand destruction, the year-on-year increase in price is 24% for groundnut oil, 37% for mustard oil, 26% for sunflower oil, 35% for refined palm oil and 17% for refined cottonseed oil. There will not be any relief from high edible oil prices at least until mid-October.
  • Centre sets up high-level committee to prepare roadmap for regularisation of land leasing in agri sector

    The government is keen to top up the agricultural reforms rolled out as part of the Atma Nirbhar package that includes allowing farmers to sell their produce freely and de-regulating trade in cereals, edible oils, pulses, onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act.
  • Agriculture minister strongly defends the two farm sector reform Bills

    Lok Sabha passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill on Thursday night sitting over two and a half hours beyond the designated time of 7 pm to wrap up the discussion.
  • Minimum support price mechanism for farmers will continue: Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    The minister clarified that these bills would not have any impact on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism which will continue.
  • Government aims for new record output from winter-sown crops

    “This is for the first time we expect foodgrains output to cross 300 million mark. This is primarily due to good monsoon and healthy water storage in key reservoirs which will ensure uninterrupted irrigation for winter crops. We expect foodgrains production in kharif to be 149.35 million tonnes while that in Rabi to be 151.65 million tonnes,” said a senior agriculture ministry official.
  • Walmart Foundation announces two new grants to help India's smallholder farmers

    The new grants will help two NGOs -- Tanager and PRADAN -- to further scale their efforts to help farmers earn more from the improved output and fair market access, Walmart said in a statement.
  • Congress pushed for farm reforms when in power: Government official

    “Congress in its manifesto in 2019 said it will repeal the Agricultural Produce Market Committee’s Act and make the trade-in agriculture produce-including export and inter-state trade-free from restrictions,” a government official, who did not wish to be named, said.
  • Maharashtra government to write to Centre for onion export ban roll-back

    According to the statement, the CM said his government will write to the Centre seeking a roll-back of the ban which will affect a large number of onion growers in Maharashtra, a key producer of the commodity.
  • Bulk tea industry registers sharp rise in consumption, price despite COVID-19 pandemic: Report

    "As per our estimates, domestic production in CY2020 is expected to be lower by 12 per cent on a year-on-year (basis), assuming that no further material change in production takes place during...September to December," ICRA Vice-President and Sector Head (Corporate Sector Ratings) Kaushik Das said.
  • Apple prices tumble in wholesale on weak demand, high supply

    In the Delhi Azadpur mandi average price of apple was about Rs 40-50 a kg which has dropped by 50% in the last fortnight due to increased supplies and low demand, said Jimmy Khailani, treasurer of the Shimla Apple Merchants Association in the Azadpur mandi.
  • Indian rice exporters raise concerns after Iran starts placing orders for basmati from Pakistan

    A Crisil study has stated that Iran, which imports around 1.3 million tonne of basmati rice annually, is expected to register 20 per cent lower volume from India as payment-related issues continue from last fiscal because of US sanctions.
  • Government extends sugar export deadline by three months to help mills, farmers

    “It has been decided that those sugar mills, which have partially exported their MAEQ quota of sugar season 2019-20 till the end of this month, will be allowed to export the balance quantity of their quota till the end of this calendar year,” said a senior food ministry official.
  • All three farm sector bills brought by Modi government far-sighted, will boost agricultural production: J P Nadda

    Underlining that farmers are at the core of the government's policies, Nadda, addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, said all three farm sector bills are far-sighted and will boost agriculture production.
  • Netherlands kicks off mission to bring state-of-art agri tech to India, aims to help industry

    The innovation mission brings Dutch Climate Smart Agriculture knowledge institutions and companies virtually to India September 14-18. The mission is organized in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
  • Farmers in Punjab, Haryana to be given machines at a discount to check pollution

    The paddy harvest, which begins by the end of this month, has been a major source of pollution in northern India, which has even triggered medical emergencies.
  • Traders claim higher prices of onion could be a result of manipulation

    Retail onion prices have risen to Rs 50 per kg at some places in the country while wholesale prices have doubled in the benchmark Lasalgaon market in Maharashtra to Rs 30 per kg. Traders from northern India have already started placing import orders for onion from Afghanistan.
  • Never backed Centre's farm-related ordinances: Punjab Chief Minister

    The Union minister had said a high-powered committee on agriculture had decided on the ordinances after due consideration by all member states. The CM said at no point did Punjab endorse any such move.
  • India bans export of all varieties of onion

    “Rates have increased and there is shortage of onion in the domestic market. While this shortage is seasonal, a huge amount of exports were done in the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said an official aware of the development.
  • MSP will stay, farmers will get investment, technology: Govt on farm sector bills

    The ordinances seek to provide barrier-free trade for farmers' produce outside notified farm mandis, and empower farmers to enter into farming agreements with private players prior to the production for sale of agri-produce, according to the government.
  • Government's three farm ordinances 'death knell' for agriculture, alleges Congress

    The party asserted that it will oppose the ordinances both inside and outside Parliament and reach out to like-minded parties to put up a joint resistance on the issue.
  • Retail tomato prices surge to Rs 80-85 per kg in Delhi due to tight supply

    Mother Dairy's Safal vegetable outlets were selling tomato at Rs 78/kg, while e-tailer Grofers at Rs 74-75/kg and Big Basket at up to Rs 60 per kg on Saturday. At Azadpur mandi, Asia's largest fruits and vegetable wholesale market, tomato prices were ruling at Rs 40-60 per kg, according to trade data.
  • Crop planting rises 5.7% to a new record of 110.45 million hectares, bumper harvest likely

    Crop area is likely to increase further as rice planting is still continuing, although at a slow pace as the monsoon season is coming to an end. Sowing of pulses, coarse cereals, millets and oilseeds is almost over.
  • Nabard to disburse Rs 1.20 lakh crore crop loan this fiscal

    Under the scheme, Rs 10,000 crore has been earmarked for the current fiscal and Rs 30,000 crore each year for the next three years, Nabard said in a statement.
  • PM Modi launches Rs 20,050-crore PMMSY scheme to boost fisheries sector

    Through video conference, the Prime Minister also launched several other initiatives in the fisheries and animal husbandry sectors in Bihar, a state which is heading for the assembly polls in October-November.
  • Food ministry seeks Rs 5,600 crore to pay export subsidy dues of sugar mills

    “So far subsidy of only Rs 600 crore has been disbursed. We need Rs 5,600 crore more to clear dues. The money will help millers clear can arrears to farmers which have been mounted to around Rs 16,000 crore,” said a senior food ministry official.
  • PM Modi to launch several schemes for fisheries, animal husbandry on Thursday

    “In Bihar itself, the scheme envisages an investment of Rs1,390 crore with central share of Rs 535 crore and the additional fish production target pegged at 3 lakh tonnes. During the current financial year, the centre has sanctioned a project costing Rs 107 crore,” said a senior fisheries ministry official.
  • India's sugar exports surge 50% to a record level of 5.7 million tonne this month

    The government expects the robust performance to continue in the next season also. The highest sugar export before this was in 2007-08 when India shipped 4.9 million tonnes.
  • Agritech cos receive $532 million investment till March this year: Report

    Agritech companies have received an investment of USD 532 million till April this year for growth and tap the market that has the potential to reach USD 24 billion by 2025, according to an EY report.
  • Government to align agriculture with changing climate and rainfall patterns

    “Climate changes are happening across the globe. We need to realign our crop planning as per the changes in climate and monsoon pattern. This will increase our productivity and help select right crop to plant,” said agriculture commisioner S K Malhotra.
  • Good monsoons, record sowing key positives for agri sector: CARE Ratings

    The economy is banking on the farm sector to grow by 3.5-4% across all quarters to prop up GDP growth, the report said.
  • India’s agriculture technology can grow to $24.1 billion in 5 years: Report

    A big chunk of the gains will likely be made by companies addressing supply chain and financial services solutions, driven by the availability of affordable high-speed internet and maturing of India’s digital content ecosystem, an EY report on India’s agri-tech potential said.
  • Kharif sowing touches new record at 1,095.38 lakh hectare: Government

    Kharif sowing begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June and harvesting from October onwards. According to the ministry's data, kharif crops have been sown in a record area of 1,095.38 lakh hectare so far this season, as against 1,030.32 lakh hectare in the year-ago.
  • View: Empowering the Indian farmer

    The govt has set a target of doubling farmer income by 2024. It is taking various measures and a multi-pronged approach to support farmers — right from sowing to harvest to sales. As part of its stimulus package, the govt also announced an investment of Rs 1.5 lakh cr to build farm-gate infrastructure and support logistics needs for farmers and related communities.
  • System flush with funds, Food Corporation of India borrows at under 4.6%

    The lowest bid has come from HDFC Bank, which will provide around Rs 7,500 crore loans, followed by 4.75% from PNB, which is ready to release Rs 14,000 crore, three persons familiar with the details told TOI.
  • Will consistently export farm products without any disruption, India assures UN FAO

    Agriculture commissioner S K Malhotra assured that India had enough stocks to avoid any disruption. “We will not let any disruption happen in global supply. We are well prepared to step up farm exports as we have enough stocks,” he said during the virtual meeting of FAO’s 35th Asia-Pacific regional Conference (APRC).
  • Government to fast track integration of e-National Agriculture Market, farmer bodies

    "Integration of eNAM and Kisan Rath with FPOs and warehouses will enable farmers to sell and transport their produce anywhere in the country where they get better prices," say officials in the Ministry.
  • New e-market platform launched to bridge gap between Indian farmers and UAE food industry

    The marketplace allows the farmers to bypass intermediaries, optimising the supply chain and ensuring traceability to create value for all stakeholders, officials said.
  • Good rainfall helps farm sector post record kharif crop acreage despite Covid-19 and floods

    As on Friday, the total acreage was reported at 1,082 lakh hectares against 1,010 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year – an increase by over 7%. Sown areas of mainly paddy, oilseeds and pulses contributed to this increase.
  • View: A 'whatever-it-takes’ mindset is now needed for India's agricultural reforms

    A similar direct push — or a ‘whatever-it-takes’ mindset — is now necessary to take the latest agricultural reforms to SSPs. The days of ‘build it and they will come’, or the notorious ‘trickle-down effect’, has truly ended in a post-pandemic world.
  • Crop planting soars to a record, bumper harvest expected

    Planting in the current kharif season has surpassed the previous best of 107 million hectares achieved in 2016-17. With sowing still on, the area will further go up.
  • Excessive rains raising fears of floods and pest attack, likely to affect crop output

    The southwest monsoon has turned vigorous in August after a deficient July, raising fears of floods and triggering pest attacks on crops. Rainfall this month has been 23% above normal in the country, with many parts of central and western India, including Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, receiving much more than average rain.
  • Heavy rain, pests may slash soyabean crop by 10%-12% in MP – trade body

    "In Madhya Pradesh, the overall loss of production may be 10% to 12%. However, the weather in coming weeks will have a great bearing on final yields," said a statement from SOPA.