कीट से बचने के कृषि विज्ञानियों ने बताए उपाए

September 30 2020

जिले में बारिश के बाद तेज धूप वाले मौसम में कम अवधि में पोंचा दाना व बदरंग बालियों की समस्या अन

ਪੀ.ਏ.ਯੂ. ਵਿੱਚ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਰੋਬਾਰੀ ਉਦਮੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਦੋ ਮਹੀਨਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਆਨਲਾਈਨ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਆਰੰਭ ਹੋਈ

September 30 2020

ਪੀ.ਏ.ਯੂ. ਦੇ ਸਕਿੱਲ ਡਿਵੈਲਪਮੈਂਟ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਐਗਰੀ ਬਿਜ਼ਨਸ ਇੰਨਕੂਬੇਟਰ (ਪਾਬੀ) ਅਧੀਨ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਰੋਬਾਰੀ ਉ

ਮਾਲਵੇ ਵਿਚ ਐਮਐਸਪੀ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਕਿਤੇ ਘੱਟ ਮਿਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਨਰਮੇ ਦਾ ਭਾਅ

September 30 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਮਾਲਵਾ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿਚ ਕਪਾਹ ਨੂੰ ਘੱਟੋ ਘੱਟ ਸਮਰਥਨ ਮੁੱਲ ਤੋਂ ਘੱਟ ਭਾਅ ਤੇ ਵੇਚਿਆ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਦਾ ਕਾਰਨ

ਦੂਜੇ ਦਿਨ ਹੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਝੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਤੋਂ ਹੱਥ ਖੜ੍ਹੇ ਕੀਤੇ

September 30 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਹੁਕਮਾ ਮੁਤਾਬਕ ਮਾਰਕੀਟ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਲਾਲੜੂ ਅਧੀਨ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਦਾਣਾ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ’ਚ ਭਾਂ

ਬਾਹਰੀ ਰਾਜਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਚ ਝੋਨਾ ਵੇਚਣ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਚੌਟਾਲਾ ਨੇ ਸਥਿਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਸਾਫ਼

September 30 2020

ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਦੇ ਉਪ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਦੁਸ਼ਯੰਤ ਚੌਟਾਲਾ ਨੇ ਝੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਫਸਲ ਲਈ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਣ ਵਾਲੀ MSP ਦੀ ਸਥਿਤੀ ਸਾਫ਼ ਕ

ਖੇਤੀ ਕਨੂੰਨ ਨੂੰ ਲਾਗੂ ਹੋਣ ਤੋਂ ਰੋਕਣ ਲਈ ਹੁਣ ਕੈਪਟਨ ਅਮਰਿੰਦਰ ਕੱਢਣਗੇ ਹੱਲ

September 30 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਕੈਪਟਨ ਅਮਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਅੱਜ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਸਭਾ ਦਾ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਸੱਦਣ ਤੋਂ

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਕਲਾਕਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਅਵਾਜ਼ ਬੁਲੰਦ, ਜੰਗੀ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੇ ਹੋ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਤਿਆਰੀਆਂ

September 29 2020

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਰੋਸ ਵੱਧਦਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ। ਅਜਿਹੇ ਚ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਕਲਾਕਾਰ ਵੀ ਲਗਾਤਾ

ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲ ਤੁਰੰਤ ਵਾਪਸ ਲਵੇ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ: ਰੰਧਾਵਾ

September 29 2020

ਆਮ ਆਦਮੀ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਦੇ ਆਗੂ ਕਲਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਰੰਧਾਵਾ ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਹੇਠ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤੇ ਕਿਸ

ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ: ਕਾਂਗਰਸੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਟਰੈਕਟਰ ਰੈਲੀ ਕੱਢੀ

September 29 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੁਧਾਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਨਾਂ ’ਤੇ ਲਿਆਂਦੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਵਿੱਚ ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ ਕਾਂਗਰ

ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਸੁਪਰੀਮ ਕੋਰਟ ਜਾਵਾਂਗੇ

September 29 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਕੈਪਟਨ ਅਮਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਊਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨਵੇਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਖਿਲਾਫ

ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ ਦਰਮਿਆਨ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਜਾਰੀ ਕੀਤੇ ਝੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਦੇ ਅੰਕੜੇ

September 29 2020

ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਸੋਮਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਝੋਨੇ

नए किसान कानूनों पर विरोध के बीच आज धरने पर बैठेंगे पंजाब के CM कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह

September 28 2020

पंजाब के मुख्यमंत्री कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह (Capt. Amarinder Singh) तीन नए किसान कानूनों (Farm Laws) के विरोध में सोमव

ਬਾਰ ਐਸੋਸੀਏਸ਼ਨ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ’ਚ ਧਰਨਾ

September 28 2020

ਬਾਰ ਐਸੋਸੀਏਸ਼ਨ ਅਮਲੋਹ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਜਤਿੰਦਰ ਕਰਕਰਾ ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ਵਿਚ ਰੋਸ ਧਰਨਾ ਦ

ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਸਟੂਡੈਂਟਸ ਆਰਗੇਨਾਈਜੇਸ਼ਨ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪੈਦਲ ਰੋਸ ਮਾਰਚ

September 28 2020

ਸਟੂਡੈਂਟਸ ਆਰਗੇਨਾਈਜੇਸ਼ਨ (ਸਾਥ) ਵੱਲੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਦੇ ਤੇ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਰੋਸ ਮਾਰਚ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ,

ਕਿਸਾਨੀ ਹਿਤਾਂ ਲਈ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ ਸੋਧਾਂਗੇ: ਕੈਪਟਨ

September 28 2020

ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਕੈਪਟਨ ਅਮਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਹਿਮਤੀ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਨੂੰ ਮੰਦਭ

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਨਜ਼ੂਰੀ, ਸੁਖਬੀਰ ਬਾਦਲ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਮੰਦਭਾਗਾ

September 28 2020

ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਸੁਖਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਾਦਲ ਨੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਤਿੰਨੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਜੰਮੂ ਕਸ਼ਮ

ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਤੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਦੀ ਮੋਹਰ ਨੂੰ ਕੈਪਟਨ ਅਮਰਿੰਦਰ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਮੰਦਭਾਗਾ

September 28 2020

ਭਾਰੀ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਦੇ ਵਿਚਕਾਰ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਨੇ ਤਿੰਨੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਤੇ ਮੋਹਰ ਲਾ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹੈ। ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਰ

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਨੇ ਲਾਈ ਤਿੰਨੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਤੇ ਮੋਹਰ

September 28 2020

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਥ ਕੋਵਿੰਦ ਨੇ ਐਤਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਤਿੰਨੋਂ ਵਿਵਾਦਪੂਰਨ ਫਾਰਮ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੀ ਸਹਿਮਤੀ ਦੇ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲ ਰਹੀ ਹਰ ਵਰਗ ਦੀ ਪੂਰਨ ਹਮਾਇਤ - ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੈਡੀਕਲ ਸਟੋਰ ਬੰਦ

September 26 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੁਧਾਰ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਰੋਸ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ਸ਼ੀਲ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਰਤ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਧਿਰਾਂ: ਮੋਦੀ

September 26 2020

ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਮੋਦੀ ਨੇ ਅੱਜ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਦੇ ’ਤੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਧਿਰਾਂ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਿਆ

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਬੰਦ ਨੂੰ ਭਰਵਾਂ ਹੁੰਗਾਰਾ

September 26 2020

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਬੰਦ ਦੇ ਸੱਦੇ ਨੂੰ ਮੁਹਾਲੀ ਵਿਚ ਭਰਵਾਂ ਹੁੰਗਾਰਾ ਮਿਲਿਆ। ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਦੀਆਂ ਜ਼

ਸਾਰੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸਾਨੀ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਦੀ ਗੂੰਜ

September 26 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਮੁੱਚੀਆਂ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਸੱਦੇ ’ਤੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿਲਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਦਿੱਤੇ ‘ਪੰਜਾਬ ਬੰਦ’ ਦੇ

ਸਿੰਗਰ ਸਿੱਧੂ ਮੁੱਸੇ ਵਾਲਾ ਨੇ ਸਾਧਿਆ ਮੋਦੀ ‘ਤੇ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨਾ

September 26 2020

ਅੱਜ ਸੂਬੇ ਭਰ ‘ਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਵਲੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਿੱਲਾਂ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ। ਜਿਸ ‘ਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਕ

ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ ਦੇ ਐਕਸ਼ਨ ਤੋਂ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਔਖੇ, ਰਾਜੇਵਾਲ ਨੇ ਕੀਤੀ ਅਪੀਲ

September 26 2020

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੱਜ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਬੰਦ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੀ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ ਵੀ ਆਪਣੇ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੇ

गर्मी खत्म कर सकती है बासमती की खुशबू, कम हो सकता है फसल का उत्पादन

September 25 2020

सूरज की तपिश और उमस इस साल बासमती की खुशबू को बिगाड़ सकती है। बारिश न होने से तापमान बढ़ा हुआ है

From the RSS:

  • UP brings policy to set up 2000 new 'Farmer Producer Organisations'

    The UP government said the policy will also help deliver schemes of the central and state government and impart the latest farming techniques in a better way to farmers who are part of the FPOs.
  • India’s cotton exports gains momentum; prices likely to go up

    “Cotton exports have been sharply up and hence we expect prices to move upwards in the coming week. Due to excess rainfall, there is more moisture in cotton and arrival of good quality cotton has been delayed, giving support to the prices,” said Gnanasekar Thaigarajan, director, Comtrendz Research.
  • Sugar mills can submit ethanol proposals in new window till Oct 15: Government

    Under the scheme, the government has extended twice the interest subvention that comes up to Rs 4,600 crore for a loan amount of Rs 22,000 crore.
  • Paddy worth Rs 10.53 cr procured in last 48 hours; MSP buying begins in all states: Govt

    "About 5,637 tonnes of paddy at MSP of Rs 1,868 per quintal has been procured from farmers of Haryana and Punjab till September 27. The procurement of paddy for the remaining states commenced from today," the Union Agriculture Ministry said. Paddy worth Rs 10.53 crore MSP value has been procured from 390 farmers of Haryana and Punjab in the last 48 hours, it said in a statement.
  • Centre announces start of rice procurement ahead of usual start date of 1 October

    The ministry has also issued the uniform specifications of food grains for Central Pool procurement for the ensuing Kharif Marketing Seasons 2020-21.
  • View: Why do India's farmers kill themselves? Can market reforms help?

    Only about 50% or less of the household income of cultivating farmer comes from farming with the rest made up of wages, off-farm and non-farm work. Therefore, nonfarm sources of income are suggested to be crucial for small farmer families to escape poverty or earn a decent livelihood.
  • Agriculture and food processing sector to strengthen India-US ties: Arkansas governor

    Participating in the webinar 'India- Arkansas Partnership: Food Processing, Logistics and Manufacturing', Governor Hutchinson said trade opportunities in Arkansas and India, and collaboration in them would be beneficial for both economies.
  • Saffron prices down 15% on high imports, weak demand

    It is currently being quoted at Rs 130-150 a gram in the wholesale market, and is expected to drop further as the new harvest is expected in two weeks, industry executives said.
  • Maharashtra sugar factories asked to cut down output, focus on ethanol

    "Maharashtra produces 90 to 100 lakh tonnes of sugar every year. We are moving ahead to cut the production by 10 lakh tonnes every year, and take up ethanol production and provide it to petroleum companies," Maharashtra State Co-operative Sugar Factories Federation Chairman Jayprakash Dandegaonkar said.
  • Centre offers processed moong, urad to states at subsidised rate for retail sale

    "This is a new retail price intervention mechanism which has been approved by the Group of Ministers recently. Under this initiative, the central government will provide processed moong and urad to state governments either in bulk quantity or in one or half kilo pack for retail sale," Consumer Affairs Secretary Leena Nandan said.
  • View: Farm laws to bring more freedom, and better prices

    Surveys show 42% of farmers want to move out of it. Between 1970-71 and 2015-16, the number of farms more than doubled from 71 million to 145 million while the average farm size more than halved from 2.28 hectares to 1.08. The main solution lies in moving people out of agriculture into manufacturing and services. Other measures are only palliatives.
  • MSP procurement of kharif paddy begins immediately in Punjab and Haryana: Centre

    According to the ministry, state procuring agencies including Food Corporation of India (FCI) are in a state of readiness for smoothly undertaking procurement operations. The Centre has fixed MSP for 'common variety' paddy at Rs 1,868 per quintal and for 'A' grade variety at Rs 1,888 per quintal for the current year.
  • Crop planting rises 4.8% over last year

    Farmers have planted crops in a record 111.68 million hectares including 40.17 million hectares rice planting, which is 5.56% more than last year. Area under pulses has risen 4% to to 13.93 million hectares.
  • Centre rejects Bengal CM's request to route PM Kisan funds via state govt

    An official at the agriculture ministry said that the centre has categorically stated that the scheme is based on idea of direct benefit transfer to farmers’ account and “routing money through state government would be against the spirit of the scheme.”
  • Ex-mill tur dal prices touch Rs 100 per kg in Karnataka, Maharashtra

    Maharashtra-based pulsez processor Nitin Kalantry said, "Tur prices rose to Rs 90/kg during lockdown, which later corrected to Rs 82/kg. However, now they have started spiralling upward again. Pulses prices are likely to shoot up after October 5, when an uptake in demand for pulses is expected due to festival season demand."
  • CACP wants review of government procurements, Centre wants them unchanged

    It said a review of procurement practices would encourage farmers to plant other crops. “The commission also recommends that open-ended procurement policy for rice and wheat should be reviewed and farmers should be incentivised to shift to oilseeds, pulses and nutri-cereals through effective procurement policy for these crops under PM-AASHA,” it said.
  • Onion prices move north despite export ban

    Average wholesale onion prices at the benchmark Pimpalgaon market in Nashik district increased from 27/kg on September 14 to 36/kg on September 22. Prices are comparatively lower in North India, with wholesale prices ranging between 12/kg and 35/kg on Tuesday. In retail, good quality onions are selling at 40-60/kg.
  • Record rice production likely to propel kharif output to a new high

    Rice production is likely to be 102.36 million tonnes, 0.38 million tonnes more than the previous year’s estimated production and 6.7 million tonnes higher than the previous five years’ average production of 95.66 million tonnes.
  • View: Modi government is heralding the path for farmers to be atmanirbhar

    From the focus on improving the acreage under irrigation and encouraging farmers to diversify into allied activities such as dairying and beekeeping, to hikes in MSP and direct financial assistance worth thousands of crores, a series of measures have marked a fresh approach which stands out from the false, populist pronouncements made by previous governments.
  • View: The real scale of Narendra Modi's farm bet, a move that carries significant political risk

    To gauge the scale of what’s being done, picture the depth of the stasis: 119 million cultivators and 144 million farmhands — taken together, 10 times Australia’s population — yoked to a marketplace designed to be anti-competitive, and denied the lift in productivity that propelled urbanization from Japan and South Korea to Taiwan and China.
  • 31 farmer bodies in Punjab cut across party lines to call for lockdown

    A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of 31 farmer organisations held at Moga in which it was decided to make the occasion historic by not taking the support of any political party, farmer leaders said.
  • Lower MSP rise shows govt’s aim to balance farmer, consumer interests: Nomura

    In a report, it also said that MSPs are an important driver of food price inflation when there is public procurement and this, along with other factors such as negative real rural wage growth, should lower food price inflation.
  • Onions, pulses not part of controlled items’ list

    The bill, passed on Tuesday, was approved by the lower house last week and replaces an ordinance promulgated in June.
  • Hike in MSP of crops likely to raise prices of pulses, oilseeds

    The price of moong and chana whose MSP was hiked by 6.3% and 4.6%, respectively, rose slightly in major wholesale markets of Mumbai, Indore and Delhi on Tuesday, said Suresh Aggarwal, president of the All India Dal Mills Association.
  • India’s farmers give Mahindra (and maybe Modi) a sliver of hope

    India’s farm equipment sales have been improving since a barren April, when all sorts of manufacturers across the country were forced to halt production and the top carmakers didn’t report any vehicle sales.
  • Reform or no reform, the farmer is hardly the saviour India is waiting for. Aiyar explains why

    Some sections of industry have lately come to pin recovery hopes on a rural/farm revival, based mainly on factors such as rising tractor sales over the past couple of months. But agriculture is just 14% — or roughly one-seventh — of GDP and hence can't make up for the suffering of the rest of the economy. There are other reasons too.
  • Newly passed farm bills will ensure sustainable, profitable future for farming community: FAIFA

    "These visionary bills will ensure a sustainable and profitable future for the farming community," FAIFA said in a statement.
  • View: New farm bills will unshackle 43% of India’s workforce that is engaged in the sector

    Farmers will be able to enter into agreements with food processors to grow processable varieties and sell them at assured prices. Nor will they be restricted in to whom and where they sell their produce.
  • Centre hikes up rabi MSP by 6.3%, assures farmers of no dilution of minimum support prices

    The government has raised minimum support prices (MSP) of the rabi, or winter-sown, crops by up to 6.3% and announced the new rates a month before it usually does to reassure farmers that the new laws on agriculture will not dilute MSP operations.
  • New agri bills will change farmers' fortune, says Agri Minister Tomar

    The new laws for agriculture will significantly benefit farmers, and have absolutely nothing to do with the system of minimum support prices (MSP), which will continue, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
  • Why many Indian farmers and politicians oppose PM Narendra Modi's farm laws

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the longstanding rules that govern the vast agriculture sector, which contributes nearly 15% of the output of the $2.9 trillion economy and employs around half of India's 1.3 billion people.
  • Government hikes wheat MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal

    The announcement comes in the backdrop of widespread protests by Opposition parties as also by farmer groups in Punjab, Haryana and some other states after Parliament passed two key farm bills on Sunday, which the government says will give farmers' marketing freedom and better price for their produce.
  • Govt sets foodgrain output target at record 301 mn tonnes for 2020-21

    The target for the 2020-21 crop year (July-June) was set at the National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020, which was held on Monday to review the progress of the kharif (summer-sown) season and plan for the rabi crops.
  • Agriculture Minister Tomar allays farmers’ fears, assures purchases at minimum support price

    The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed on Sunday after getting the nod from the Lok Sabha earlier in the week amid protests from Opposition. The bills will replace ordinances promulgated in June.
  • Many farm leaders welcome agricultural reforms despite some resistance in Punjab and Haryana

    The bills remove restrictions on sale and transportation of farm produce and allows them to enter into contracts with large buyers at an assured price.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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 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.