न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य की व्यवस्था लागू करने को कमेटी बनाने के एलान से किसानों को दिखी उम्मीद की किरण

November 22 2021

किसानों के हितों की रक्षा करने के लिए देश में न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य (एमएसपी) की व्यवस

ਇੰਨੋਵੇਟਿਵ ਫਾਰਮਰਜ਼ ਐਸੋਸੀਏਸ਼ਨ ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ (ਰਜਿ.) ਦਾ 7ਵਾਂ ਸਲਾਨਾ ਸਮਾਗਮ

November 19 2021

ਇੰਨੋਵੇਟਿਵ ਫਾਰਮਰਜ਼ ਐਸੋਸੀਏਸ਼ਨ ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ (ਰਜਿ.) ਦਾ 7ਵਾਂ ਸਲਾਨਾ ਸਮਾਗਮ ਕਹੋਲ ਡੇਅਰੀ ਫਾਰਮ, ਊ

When To Harvest Spinach for Maximum Yield

November 18 2021

Loaded with nutrients and low-calorie, the leafy veggie Spinach has numerous benefits to your skin, hair and bones. Including the green leaves to your healthy diet will help reduce blood sugar, prevent from cancer and

रेडिएशन से मिलेगा फूलों को रंग, इंदिरा गांधी कृषि विश्वविद्यालय विज्ञानियों ने प्रयोग में पाई सफलता

November 18 2021

छत्तीसगढ़ में परमाणु ऊर्जा यानी विकिरण (रेडिएशन) के उपयोग से रंग-बिरंगे फूल विकसित ह

बड़ा आसान है असली और नकली फर्टिलाइजर में पहचान करना, जानें क्या है तरीका

November 18 2021

भारत में कृषि की पैदावार को बढ़ाने के लिए बड़े पैमाने पर फर्टिलाइजर का उपयोग किया ज

PAU ਦੀ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਪੀ.ਬੀ.ਡਬਲਿਊ 803 ਕਿਸਮ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਸ਼ਤ ਲਈ ਮਿਲੀ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨਗੀ

November 18 2021

ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਐਚ ਡੀ 3086 ਕਿਸਮ ਨੂੰ ਸਾਲ 2015 ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਾਸ਼ਤ ਲਈ ਜਾਰੀ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਭਰਵਾਂ

ਇੰਜਨੀਅਰ ਭਰਾਵਾਂ ਨੇ ਨੌਕਰੀ ਛੱਡ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੀ ਫੁੱਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ, ਹੁਣ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਚ ਕਮਾ ਰਹੇ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਰੁਪਏ

November 18 2021

ਮੱਧ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼ ਦੇ ਛਿੰਦਵਾੜਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਰਹਿਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਦੋ ਭਰਾਵਾਂ, ਸ਼ੁਭਮ ਤੇ ਸੌਰਭ ਰਘੂਵੰਸ਼ੀ ਨੇ ਇੰਜਨੀਅ

Meet Rs 1 Crore Bull ‘Krishna’ Whose Sperms Cost Rs 1000 per Dose

November 17 2021

A four-day agricultural fair (Krishi Mela 2021) was organized in Bangalore on November 11. The main highlight of the fair was a bull named ‘Krishna’. A huge crowd gathered to see this bull. Bull owner Boreg

बढ़ रहा जैविक खेती का दायरा, कुल कृषि क्षेत्रफल के 36 प्रतिशत में किसानों ने अपनाया यह तरीका

November 17 2021

उत्तराखंड राज्य गठन के बाद भले ही खेती किसानी का रकबा कम हुआ हो, लेकिन अब जैविक खेती

ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਰੀ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਤੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇਵੇਗੀ 100% ਤੱਕ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ, ਜਲਦੀ ਹੀ ਚੁੱਕੋ ਫਾਇਦਾ

November 17 2021

ਖੇਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਖੇਤੀ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਵਰਤੋਂ ਕਰਨਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ, ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਨਾਲ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਅੱਧੀ ਰਾਤ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਗੋਦਾਮ ਤੇ ਛਾਪਾ, ਵੱਡੀ ਮਾਤਰਾ ਚ ਫੜੀ ਨਕਲੀ ਡੀਏਪੀ ਖਾਦ

November 17 2021

ਇੱਕ ਪਾਸੇ ਤਾਂ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ। ਇਸ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੀ ਦੂਜੇ ਪਾਸੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ

ਤੁਲਸੀ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਰ ਸਿਰਫ ਤਿੰਨ ਮਹੀਨੇ ‘ਚ ਕਮਾ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ ਤਿੰਨ ਲੱਖ ਰੁਪਏ, ਜਾਣੋ ਕਿਵੇਂ

November 17 2021

ਜੇਕਰ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਵੀ ਔਸ਼ਧੀ ਪੌਦਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਕਾਸ਼ਤ ਕਰਕੇ ਘੱਟ ਪੂੰਜੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਚੰਗਾ ਪੈਸਾ ਕਮਾਉਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਹ

ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਰੀ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਤੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇਵੇਗੀ 100% ਤੱਕ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ, ਜਲਦੀ ਹੀ ਚੁਕੋ ਫਾਇਦਾ

November 16 2021

ਖੇਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਖੇਤੀ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਵਰਤੋਂ ਕਰਨਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ, ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਨਾਲ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਦੀ ਪੈ

ਮੱਛੀ ਪਾਲਣ ਅਤੇ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਪਾਲਣ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਕ੍ਰੈਡਿਟ ਕਾਰਡ ਲਈ ਚਲਾਈ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਮੁਹਿੰਮ

November 16 2021

ਸਿਰਫ਼ 20 ਮਹੀਨਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ 2.5 ਕਰੋੜ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਕ੍ਰੈਡਿਟ ਕਾਰਡ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਟੀਚਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਰਨ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ, ਹੁਣ ਸ

Mukhyamantri Solar Pump Yojana Provides Big Income Opportunities For Farmers In Hilly Areas

November 15 2021

Farmers in hilly tribal areas may look forward to a prosperous future thanks to the Mukhyamantri Solar Pump Yojana. The plan was created in response to the desperate plight of farmers in Jhiranya, Bhagwanpura, and Bhik

प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना में 55 प्रतिशत अनुदान पर ड्रिप, स्प्रिंकलर

November 15 2021

प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना अंतर्गत बालाघाट जिले में कृषकों को सिंचाई हेतु आध

देश में रबी का 178 लाख हेक्टेयर रकबा कवर

November 15 2021

देश में अब तक 178 लाख हेक्टेयर में बोनी कर ली गई है। जबकि गत वर्ष इस अवधि में 176 लाख हेक्

HJ-8 ਕਿਸਮ ਤੋਂ ਮਿਲੇਗਾ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਹੈਕਟੇਅਰ 550 ਕੁਇੰਟਲ ਤੱਕ ਹਰਾ ਚਾਰਾ, GEAC ਨੇ ਕੀਤੀ 11 ਕਪਾਹ ਹਾਈਬ੍ਰਿਡ ਦੀ ਸਿਫਾਰਸ਼

November 15 2021

ਚੌਧਰੀ ਚਰਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਐਗਰੀਕਲਚਰਲ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਦੇ ਵਿਗਿਆਨੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਹਿਸਾਰ ਦੇ ਪਿੰਡ ਚਿਰੋੜ ਵਿ

ਭਾਰਤ ਦੇ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਦਮਦਾਰ ਟਰੈਕਟਰ, ਫੀਚਰ ਜਾਣ ਹੋ ਜਾਓਗੇ ਹੈਰਾਨ

November 15 2021

ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾਤਰ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਛੋਟੇ ਤੇ ਦਰਮਿਆਨੇ ਪਾਵਰ ਵਾਲੇ ਟਰੈਕਟਰ ਖਰੀਦਦੇ ਹਨ, ਪਰ ਬਦਲਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ

ਖੇਤੀ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਰੀ ਤੇ 40 ਤੋਂ 50 ਫੀਸਦੀ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ, ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੋਈ ਆਨਲਾਈਨ ਅਪਲਾਈ ਪ੍ਰਕਿਰਿਆ

November 13 2021

ਜੇਕਰ ਅੰਨਦਾਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਖੇਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਸਹੂਲਤਾਂ ਮਿਲਣ ਲੱਗ ਜਾਣ ਤਾਂ ਉਹ ਆਸਾਨੀ ਨਾਲ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਦਾ ਝਾੜ ਅਤੇ ਮੁ

ਪੰਜ ਦਿਨਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੇ ਕਈ ਹਿੱਸਿਆਂ ਚ ਭਾਰੀ ਬਾਰਿਸ਼ ਦਾ ਅਲਰਟ, ਜਾਣੋ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਖੇਤਰ ਚ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਦਾ ਰਹੇਗਾ ਮੌਸਮ

November 13 2021

ਮੌਸਮ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਮੁਤਾਬਕ ਅਗਲੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਦਿਨਾਂ ਤੱਕ ਕੇਰਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਈ ਥਾਵਾਂ ਤੇ ਹਲਕੀ ਤੋਂ ਦਰਮਿਆਨੀ ਬਾਰਿਸ਼ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਵੱਖ

ਖੁਸ਼ਖਬਰੀ! ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਕੇ ਤਹਿਤ ਟਰੈਕਟਰ ਖਰੀਦਣ ਤੇ ਮਿਲੇਗੀ 50% ਸਬਸਿਡੀ

November 13 2021

ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਨੂੰ ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਮੁੱਖ ਕਿੱਤਾ ਮੰਨਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜਿੱਥੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਸਾਰੀ ਫਸਲਾਂ ਦੀ ਬਿਜਾਈ ਕ

अश्वगंधा लगाने के लिए किसानों को किया जा रहा प्रेरित

November 12 2021

अश्वगंधा की फसल के नवाचार के लिए खरगोन जिले में आत्मा परियोजना द्वारा किसानों को प

मध्‍य प्रदेश में खाद और कीटनाशक का छिड़काव करने के लिए किराए पर मिलेंगे ड्रोन

November 12 2021

कृषि में आधुनिक तकनीक के उपयोग को बढ़ावा देने के लिए शिवराज सरकार एक और बड़ा कदम उठाने

ਕੱਦੂ ਜਾਤੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਬਜ਼ੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਅਗੇਤੀ ਕਾਸ਼ਤ: ਵਧੇਰੇ ਮੁਨਾਫ਼ਾ

November 12 2021

ਕੱਦੂ ਜਾਤੀ ਗਰੁੱਪ ਏ ਵਿੱਚ ਖਰਬੂਜਾ, ਤਰਬੂਜ, ਤੋਰੀ, ਚੱਪਣ ਕੱਦੂ, ਘੀਆ ਕੱਦੂ, ਕਰੇਲਾ, ਖੀਰਾ, ਵੰਗਾਂ, ਤਰ,

From the RSS:

  • Tocklai Tea Research Institute launches world’s first R&D-led sustainability code

    Keeping in view the needs of research support and continuous innovations to bring about transformational change in the Indian tea industry, TRA is integrating it’s Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices in the form of TRA-TOCKLAI GAP-GMP Standard, aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Wheat prices rise up to 3% on festive demand

    Slow increase in wheat prices is also expected to increase pressure on stockists to liquidate some of their stocks.
  • Crops' share in agriculture drops to 55.5%, shows data

    The gross value output (GVO) of cereals, at ₹336,400 crore, was highest among all the crop-groups in 2011-12. However, in 2019-20, GVO of 'fruits and vegetables' was ₹383,300 crore, about ₹6,000 crore higher than that of cereals, according to the report.
  • Crop share in India’s agri fell in FY20 from FY12: Govt

    The gross value output (GVO) of cereals, at Rs 336.4 thousand crore, was highest among all the crop-groups in 2011-12. However, in 2019-20, GVO of ‘fruits and vegetables’ was Rs 383.3 thousand crore, about Rs 6,000 crore higher than that of cereals, according to the report.
  • Govt asks customs to allow export of rice consignments with limited quantity of broken rice

    In a trade notice on Wednesday, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that representations have been received from trade and industry seeking attention towards the problems being faced by exporters in clearing the consignments of other categories of rice due to presence of certain content of broken rice in the said consignments.
  • Monsoon 2022: Strong finish but crucial regional deficits

    "The acreage of kharif crops is unlikely to meet last year’s level. The erratic rainfall will have an impact on the final yield and harvest. The heavy rains we are seeing in some states are also not good for harvest. Overall, we could expect a slower fall in food inflation, " said Aditi Nayar, chief economist, ICRA.
  • Team of scientists from ICAR completes genome sequencing for pomegranate

    The team involved in this landmark research comprised Dr. N.V. Singh, Dr. P. Roopa Sowjanya, Dr. Shilpa Parashuram, Dr. P.G. Patil and Dr. R.A. Marathe, all at ICAR-NRCP, Solapur. It has taken the team six years in accomplishing full genomic sequencing of this Indian pomegranate.
  • Oz delegation to focus on agri, critical minerals, infra

    The minerals, used in EVs and medical devices, are an area of key interest for India as the country has launched production-linked incentive schemes for these sectors. "Australia is excellent in exploration, extraction, production and processing of critical minerals... and India is strengthening its manufacturing capability. So, we can together improve that supply chain resilience," Eaton said.
  • Retail prices of rice to remain under control, says government

    By imposing the ban on export of broken rice, the government has "successfully ensured domestic food security, availability of domestic feed for poultry and cattle feed, while keeping a check over inflation as well as domestic price of rice", the food ministry said in the statement on Friday.
  • Rice output may fall 13 per cent to 96.7 million tonnes in kharif this year: Origo Commodities

    Earlier this week, the agriculture ministry released the first advance estimates for kharif season of 2022-23 crop year (July-June). As per the government data, rice production is likely to decline by 6 per cent to 104.99 million tonnes in the kharif season this year as against 111.76 million tonnes in kharif season of last year.
  • Kharif sowing nears to end; paddy acreage down by 5.51 pc

    Besides paddy, there is marginal lag in sowing of pulses, oilseeds and jute/mesta. Consequently, the total sown area under kharif crops declined 1.24 per cent to 1,097.57 lakh hectares so far this kharif season, as against 1,111.36 lakh hectares in the year-ago period, it said.
  • Prices of rice may continue to go up, says govt

    The ministry had earlier informed that domestic rice production is estimated to declined by 6 per cent to 104.99 million tonnes in the 2002-23 kharif season.
  • Increasing rural electrification and positive farm sentiment to boost demand for agricultural pumps: CRISIL

    Higher volume-driven growth and stabilising input prices will lead to operating margins rising up to 100 basis points to 11-12% this fiscal, and improve cash accruals. That, along with steady working capital levels and moderate capex spending needs will ensure debt remains at levels similar to last fiscal, supporting stable credit profiles.
  • Export policy for 2022-23 sugar season soon, says Food Secretary

    Announcement of the policy will help sugar mills in enter into forward export contracts. Indian Sugar Mills Association (Isma) president Aditya Jhunjhunwala said the association has urged the government to allow exports of 8 million tonnes of the sweetener in 2022-23 in view of a surplus production.
  • Agriculture, Food Processing ministries launch convergence portal for 4 major schemes

    Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries for creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. Under the scheme, there is a provision of 35 per cent grant of Eligible Project Cost for General and 50 per cent for SC/ST/Difficult Areas, subject to a maximum of Rs 5 crore to Rs 15 crore in terms of respective sub-scheme guidelines.
  • India Agriculture Ministry estimates 6% drop in kharif rice output this season

    ​There is a likely to be a six percent decline - approximately 104 million tonnes - ​in output this season in light of poor rains in key rice producing states. ​The Agriculture Ministry's first advance estimate sees kharif crop for the 2022-23 year dropping from the 111 million tonne figure from a year ago.
  • DPIIT planning multi-media campaign to promote GI products

    Work for the empanelled agency or agencies would include production of films, documentaries, sponsored AV (audio-visual) programmes, AV spots, and production of short videos. The notice said lack of promotion and publicity of Indian GI products have led to minimum awareness and interest within the young generation thus translating into very limited usage of these goods.
  • Will ensure wheat supply, rein in hoarders: Food secretary

    India has enough wheat stock to take care of its domestic needs and for the public distribution system, said Pandey, adding the country exported just 4.5 million tonnes (mt) of the grain this year. While government data suggests wheat production in the 2021-22 crop year at just under 107 mt, the trade estimates it at 95-98 mt.
  • Maharashtra to produce record sugar levels in new season

    Higher production will weigh on local prices and may prompt New Delhi to allow sugar exports in the 2022/23 marketing year starting from Oct. 1. Indian exports could weigh on global sugar prices..
  • India calls for eliminating north-south divide to reach consensus on issues grappling International Seed Treaty

    Amid lack of consensus on issues like benefit sharing of germ plasm which will provide access to better quality seeds, India on Monday urged member countries of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) to make headway eliminating the north-south divide.
  • India has enough wheat stock; Govt to take action against hoarders if needed, says Food Secy Sudhanshu Pandey

    According to news agency PTI, Pandey said the government's wheat production forecast is around 105 million tonne in rabi season of 2021-22 crop year (July-June) while the trade estimates are 95-98 million tonne.
  • India's cotton production to increase by 15% in 2022-23

    Government agency Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which carries out cotton procurement operations when prices fall below the minimum support price (MSP), has pegged India's 2022-23 cotton production higher by 15% to 360 lakh bales of 170 kilograms each.
  • On the cards: Sops for natural farming

    Incentives being considered include monetary support to buy good quality seeds and natural manure for farming as also marketing support for produce. A final call on the incentives will be taken soon, said a senior government official. The govt is readying to launch a national mission on natural farming, which will lay out a road map for adoption of sustainable and cost-effective natural farming techniques, said the official.
  • 5 states ready to procure chana at discount from Centre for their welfare schemes

    The measure is a part of the market intervention scheme to prevent farmers from resorting to the distress sales of chana. It will also help in improving market sentiment and rationalising the price of the pulses and adding required protein to the beneficiaries of the welfare schemes, he added.
  • MSP Committee to hold 2nd meeting on Sep 27 in Hyderabad

    ​​​​​ In the first meeting held on August 22 in the national capital, the committee -- headed by former Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal -- had formed three internal sub-groups to deliberate on the mandated topics. The panel has 26 members including the chairman, while three membership slots are kept aside for representatives of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). But the SKM has rejected the committee and decided to stay away from the meeting.
  • Rice prices likely to remain elevated owing to fall in Kharif output

    Recently, the retail inflation surged to 7 per cent due to increased food prices, including that of cereals. The increase has led to retail inflation reversing a three-month declining trend in August.
  • Lower Kharif sowing calls for deft management of foodgrain stock, prices: FinMin Report

    There was a huge lag in paddy sowing in the states of Jharkhand (9.80 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (6.32 lakh ha), West Bengal (4.45 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (3.91 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (2.61 lakh ha), and Bihar (2.18 lakh ha) so far this kharif season. Paddy is the main kharif crop and its sowing begins with the onset of the southwest monsoon from June and harvesting from October onwards.
  • Deficit in paddy sowing narrows to 4.52 pc; Jharkhand worst hit

    The deficit in paddy sowing has reduced to 4.52 per cent at 399.03 lakh hectares so far in the ongoing kharif season on revival of rains in some states, but it is badly affected in Jharkhand, according to agriculture ministry data released on Friday.
  • Milk producer companies' milk procurement to jump 3-fold to Rs 18,000 cr in value terms in 5 years

    The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Chairman Meenesh Shah said the milk producer companies procured milk worth Rs 5,575 crore last fiscal year and the same is set to triple and reach over Rs 18,000 crore in the next five years.
  • India’s food production industry worth over $400 billion, but food processing significantly low-BCG FICCI Report

    The total agriculture and food related exports from India were valued at nearly $50 billion in FY22. Some of the key challenges contributing to this trend include low-cost competitiveness, product quality concerns, limited brand strength in overseas markets, lack of infrastructure for processing, storage and logistics, as well as limited compliance to sustainability and ethical requirements.
  • Govt reducing compliances in food processing sector: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel

    Addressing the '14th FIcci Foodworld India - The Global Convention for Food Business and Industry', Patel highlighted the need to enhance the marketing and branding of Indian food processing sector and products.
  • Total wage rate for tea estate workers in Assam to increase by 9%

    The wage hike, as per ICRA estimates, would lead to an increase in the cost of production by Rs. 14per kg for bulk tea producers based out of Assam, which contributes 60% and 50% of the North India and all India production respectively.
  • Cattle feed prices soar due to GST on pulses by-products

    During the milling of pulses, a wide range of by-products such as chilka, khanda, and churi are obtained. These by-products, after varying degrees of processing, are used as cattle feed by dairy industry for better palatability and higher nutritive value.
  • Excess output hits onion garlic farmers

    Onion prices are usually higher in the rainy season in the absence of fresh harvest anywhere in the country. However, currently, the prices of average quality old onion are in the range of Rs 9-13/kg in the largest producer, Maharashtra. Farmers from MP, the largest garlic growing state, are struggling to recover the cost of production, forcing the state government to constitute teams for exploring markets in other states.
  • Nitin Gadkari advices farmers to form their own companies for marketing

    ​​The government can step in where they can not solve a problem, the Union minister said. He was speaking at an outreach program organised by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, a government body, in association with his Agrovision Foundation.
  • Kharif rice output may fall by 6-7 MT

    India's rice production could fall by 6-7 million tonnes during the Kharif season this year due to a fall in paddy sowing area, the government said on Friday, but asserted that it would still have surplus output.
  • After non-basmati, ban on broken rice exports

    As per the notification, provisions under the Foreign Trade Policy 2025-2020 regarding the transitional arrangement shall not be applicable to this notification. The government has allowed the consignments of broken rice to be exported till September 15, in cases where loading of broken rice on the ship has commenced before the notification.
  • India's rice export curbs trap 1 mln T at ports as buyers refuse to pay duty

    India ships around two million tonnes of rice every month, with large amounts loaded from eastern ports such as Kakinada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state. In similar circumstances, New Delhi has in the past provided exemptions for contracts backed by letters of credit (LCs), or payment guarantees, issued until the day the government made a policy change, said Himanshu Agarwal, executive director at Satyam Balajee, India's biggest rice exporter.
  • India's rice production may fall by 10-12 mn tonnes during the Kharif season this year: Food Secretary

    He emphasised that the lack of rain in various states is to blame for the 38 lakh hectare decrease in paddy acreage so far this kharif season.
  • India may see up to 12 million tonnes slump in rice production, food secretary says

    There are four affected drought states which have less area of approximately 25 lakh hectares, translating into about 7-8 million tonnes of less output. Total rice sowing is down by 38.06 lakh hectares and loss of production may be about 10 million tonnes. In worst case it can be 12 million tonnes this year due to variety of factors, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said.
  • Government efforts to resolve problems in the farm sector: Tomar

    He emphasised that, according to estimates, foodgrain production increased by 5 million tonnes in the 2020–21 crop year, reaching 315.7 million tonnes in the 2021–22 crop year (July–June).
  • Govt to offload about 50,000 tonnes of onions from buffer stock

    As the shelf life of onions is less, the department has written to all states to place orders if they need onions, the sources said. The Centre is offering onions at around Rs 18 per kg.
  • PM Kisan scheme: 21 lakh farmers selected in UP found ineligible, says state Agri Min Surya Pratap Shahi

    A total of 2.85 crore farmers were selected under the Centre's Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in the state, out of which 21 lakh beneficiaries have been found ineligible, Shahi said while talking to reporters here. There are many such cases in which both husband and wife are getting the benefit of this scheme, he said, adding that recovery of the amount will be done from the ineligible farmers.
  • Paddy sowing down by 5.62pc so far this kharif season

    There was a huge lag in paddy sowing in the states of Jharkhand (9.80 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (6.32 lakh ha), West Bengal (4.45 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (3.91 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (2.61 lakh ha), and Bihar (2.18 lakh ha) so far this kharif season.
  • Indian rice rates jump on sound demand amid concern over possible export curbs

    India's 5% broken parboiled variety was quoted at $379 to $387 per tonne, their highest since June 2021, from $366-$372 last week. Prices have risen for a third straight week. Indian parboiled rice prices rose because of a tender from Bangladesh, which could be forced to make big buying this year due to crop damage, said Himanshu Agarwal, executive director at Satyam Balajee, India's biggest rice exporter.
  • Potato, tomato prices fall up to 30%

    The potato trade was holding back the crop in anticipation of better prices, but it did not happen, and traders were forced to release stocks, impacting the prices. In the case of tomato, good production this year has pushed down prices.
  • Agriculture Minister reviews progress on database for identification of eligible farmers for PM-KISAN, other schemes

    ​​​Narendra Singh Tomar, in a virtual meeting with state agriculture ministers, asked states to complete the work of data verification and update at the earliest so that no eligible farmer is deprived of the benefits of the schemes. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year is provided to eligible farmer families, payable in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000.
  • Rs 13.8 crore crop loans to be waived: Puducherry CM; Assembly adjourns sine die

    As part of the initiatives to mitigate the woes of farmers, the government has decided to write off the loans due from ryots to banks amounting to Rs 13.8 crore. A sum of Rs 30 crore had been earmarked to rehabilitate the sick cooperative societies and undertakings in the Union Territory.
  • Experts link recent drop in wheat production to climate change, urge India to take it up at COP27

    India's wheat production is projected to have declined nearly three per cent to 106.84 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year. The decline is likely to have been caused by a heatwave that resulted in shrivelled grains in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.
  • The many uses of alternative farming

    Alternate farming of the kind promoted by Vasudev can make a real difference in Goa, reducing farmer costs and getting them higher value for their produce. Or it can become a cynical shield for a process where small farmers are ultimately forced off their land - while alternative farming serves as a smokescreen, and then perhaps even as the peg on which to pin the blame, much as has happened in Sri Lanka.