ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਦਿੱਲੀ ’ਚ ਇੱਕ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਲਈ ਧਰਨੇ ਦੀ ਤਿਆਰੀ ਖਿੱਚੀ

November 25 2020

ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ 26 ਅਤੇ 27 ਨਵੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਘਿਰਾਓ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਪ੍

ਯੂਰੀਆ ਖਾਦ ਆਉਣ ’ਤੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਤੇ ਪੱਲੇਦਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲੀ ਰਾਹਤ

November 25 2020

ਕਣਕ ਲਈ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਦੀ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੋਈ ਘਾਟ ਅੱਜ ਉਸ ਵੇਲੇ ਪੂਰੀ ਹੋਣ ਦੇ ਆਸਾਰ ਬਣ ਗਏ ਜਦ ਵੱਡੀ ਪੱਧਰ ’ਤੇ ਖਾਦ ਮਾਨਸਾ ਪੁੱਜ

3 ਦਸੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ ਹੱਲ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ ਕਿਸਾਨੀ ਮਸਲਾ

November 25 2020

ਦੇਸ਼ ਚ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਹੱਲ ਨਾ ਨਿਕਲਦਾ ਦੇਖ ਹੁਣ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਫਿਰ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦੂ

कृषि विवि ने तैयार किया पौष्टिक आटा, जानिए क्या है खूबी

November 24 2020

पौष्टिक आटा खाने के शौकीन लोगों को अब बाजार से मिलावटी या गेहूं की अधिक मात्रा वाला आटा खरीदने

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਤੇ ਛੋਟੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਥਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਝੰਡੇ

November 24 2020

ਲਗਭਗ ਦੋ ਮਹੀਨਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਚਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦਾ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ ਇਸ ਸਮੇਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਕੂਚ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਪੂਰੀ ਤਰ੍

‘ਦਿੱਲੀ ਕੂਚ’ ਲਈ ਲਾਮ ਲਸ਼ਕਰ ਨਾਲ ਤਿਆਰ ਨੇ ਖੇਤਾਂ ਦੇ ਰਾਜੇ

November 24 2020

ਪਿੰਡ-ਪਿੰਡ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਮੋਰਚੇ ਦੀ ਚਰਚਾ ਜ਼ੋਰਾਂ ’ਤੇ ਹੈ। ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਮੋਰਚੇ ਲਈ ਤਿਆਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਅੰਤਿਮ ਰੂਪ ਦੇਣ &rsquo

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਣ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਯਾਤਰੀ ਟਰੇਨ, ਅੱਧ ਵਿਚਾਲੇ ਉੱਤਰੀਆਂ ਸਵਾਰੀਆਂ

November 24 2020

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮਜਦੂਰ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੱਜ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਕੋਲ ਜੰਡਿਆਲਾ ਗੁਰੂ ਰੇਲਵੇ ਸਟੇਸ਼ਨ ਤੇ ਫਿਰ ਤੋਂ ਟ੍ਰੈਕ ਤੇ

ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਣਾਏਗੀ ਕਰੋੜਪਤੀ, ਇੱਕ ਹੀ ਸੀਜ਼ਨ ਚ ਬੰਪਰ ਮੁਨਾਫ਼ਾ

November 24 2020

ਅੱਜ ਅਸੀਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਅਜਿਹੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਬਾਰੇ ਦੱਸਣ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ, ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕਰੋੜਪਤੀ ਬਣ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ। ਮੱਧ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼

Soybean sold for Rs 7400 quintal in Muhurta deal

November 23 2020

In the post-Diwali Muhurta deal at Indore Mandi, soybean was sold at auction for Rs. 7400 per quintal. 11 sacks of farmer Mr. Dinesh Naharkheda were purchased in Muhurta. Quintal selling. It is noteworthy that after 6 days, the grain market opened

मधुमक्खी पालन परियोजना मेंं हर जिलों में किसानों की मदद करेगा कृषि विवि

November 23 2020

इंदिरा गांधी कृषि विश्वविद्यालय के कृषि वैज्ञानिक किसानों को मधुमक्खी पालन कराने के लिए मदद

कुपोषण से बचाएगा बायो फोर्टिफाइड गेहूं, अब हरियाणा में होगी खेती

November 23 2020

हरियाणा में पहली बार किसान अब बायो फोर्टिफाइड गेहूं की खेती करेंगे। इसके लिए किसानों को गेहूं

पंजाब में यूरिया की किल्लत, हरियाणा से ले जा रहे किसान, बॉर्डर सील करने की तैयारी

November 23 2020

पंजाब में यूरिया की भारी किल्लत है। वहां के किसान अब हरियाणा से यूरिया ले जा रहे हैं। इसी को दे

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਆਗੂ ਦੀ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਪੀਲ, 26 ਨਵੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਜਾਣ ਤੋਂ ਕੀਤਾ ਮਨ੍ਹਾ

November 23 2020

ਕੁੱਲ ਹਿੰਦ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਤਾਲਮੇਲ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਕਨਵੀਨਰ ਵੀ ਐਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਫੇਸਬੂਕ ਤੇ ਲਾਇਵ ਹੋ ਕਿ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਪ

ਸੂਬੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਖਾਦ ਦੀ ਹੋ ਰਹੀ ਕਾਲਾ ਬਾਜ਼ਾਰੀ

November 23 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਬੀਤੇ ਦਿਨੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਮੰਡੀ ਤੇ ਬਿਜਲੀ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਇੰਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਖਿਲਾਫ਼ ਭੜਾਸ ਕੱਢਣ ਲਈ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਚ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਪੁੱਜਣਗੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ

November 23 2020

ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਰੋਸ ਦੇ ਚਲਦਿਆਂ 26-27 ਨਵੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਰਵਾਨਾ ਹੋਣ ਦੀ ਰਣਨੀਤੀ ਦੇ ਚਲਦਿਆਂ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾ

ਪਰਾਲੀ ਨੂੰ ਬਾਗ਼ਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਮਲਚਿੰਗ ਦੇ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਵੀ ਵਰਤਿਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੈ

November 23 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿਚ ਝੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਵਾਢੀ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਅਗਲੀ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਦੀ ਬਿਜਾਈ ਲਈ ਬਹੁਤ ਥੋੜ੍ਹਾ ਸਮਾਂ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਲਈ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾਤਰ ਕ

284 lakh metric tonnes of paddy purchased so far

November 20 2020

During the current Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, the government continued to purchase Kharif 2020-21 crops on MSP from farmers as per their existing Minimum Support Price (MSP) schemes. is. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 continues s

रबी फसल के लिए खाद-बीज की तैयारी में जुटे किसान

November 20 2020

हकाई जुताई के बाद अब किसान बीज-खाद की व्यवस्था में लगे हुए हैं। साथ ही अब उन्हें इंतजार है जीवन

धान की खरीद में भी रिकार्ड तोड़ सकता है मध्यप्रदेश

November 20 2020

गेहूं की समर्थन मूल्य पर खरीद में पंजाब को पीछे छोड़ने के बाद अब मध्य प्रदेश धान की खरीद में अपन

ਰਿਲਾਇੰਸ ਕੰਪਨੀ ਦੇ ਦਫ਼ਤਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਬਾਹਰ ਧਰਨਾ ਜਾਰੀ

November 20 2020

ਕੁੱਲ ਹਿੰਦ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਤਾਲਮੇਲ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਸੱਦੇ ’ਤੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਕੁੱਲ ਹਿੰਦ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਸਭਾ, ਜਮਹੂ

ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਡਕੌਂਦਾ ਦੀ ਮੁਹਾਲੀ ਇਕਾਈ ਦਾ ਗਠਨ

November 20 2020

ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਡਕੌਂਦਾ ਦੇ ਸੂਬਾ ਮੀਤ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਭੱਟੀਵਾਲ ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਹੇਠ ਇੱਥੋਂ ਦੇ ਗੁਰਦੁਆ

ਦਿੱਲੀ ਕੂਚ ਕਰਨ ਦੀਆਂ ਤਿਆਰੀਆਂ

November 20 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਦੀ ਮੋਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਤਿੰਨ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮਜ਼ਦੂਰ ਮਾਰੂ ਕਾਲੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਕਿਸਾਨਾ

ਪੰਜਾਬ ‘ਚ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਸੰਕਟ, ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਵੱਲ ਰੁਖ਼

November 20 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਚ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ ਕਾਰਨ ਸੂਬੇ ‘ਚ ਮਾਲ ਗੱਡੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਆਮਦ ਬੰਦ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਯੂਰੀਆ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਰਿਹਾ। ਨਤੀਜਾ

Prices of potato touching sky and farmers pockets empty, acreage doubled in three years

November 19 2020

Inflation hit potato has spoiled the budget of the people. Potato is being sold up to Rs 45 per kg in the market. Farmers have not benefited from the inflation on potato. Potatoes purchased from farmers for Rs 10 to 18 per kg are now being sold in

आलू की गुणवत्ता में होगा सुधार, बंपर होगी पैदावार

November 19 2020

शामगढ़ गांव स्थित आलू प्रौद्योगिकी केंद्र में निर्मित एयरोपोनिक्स इकाई में आलू बीज के उत्पा

From the RSS:

  • Canada raised 65 questions against India’s farm policies in WTO in 3 years

    “In a worrying development, there has been a narrative-push by some members including Canada, the US and EU to pin the blame for the growth in global levels of trade-distorting subsidies in agriculture on large developing countries such as China, India and Indonesia,” said an official.
  • India considers changing new farm laws after mass protests

    "The government is open to look into various amendments," a government official told Reuters, ahead of a meeting between farmers and ministers scheduled for Saturday. "It is open to the idea of imposing taxes on the new wholesale markets to keep a level playing field," he said.
  • Farm reforms not done in a jiffy: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    Sitharaman said that the agriculture ministry has gone through the process of talking to stakeholders and these are the things that have been in discussions for very long time. She also said that national parties, state level parties have all mentioned it at different times that these are reforms which were long awaited.
  • Angry farmers are ‘ready to die’ in showdown with Modi

    The farmers -- mostly from Punjab, often called India’s bread-basket -- want him to repeal three laws passed in September that allow them to sell crops directly to private firms instead of licensed middlemen at state-controlled markets.
  • Rabi sowing likely to be 2 pc higher than last season: Report

    Sowing for the rabi crop season had already covered 348 lakh hectare (ha) by November 27, which is 4 per cent more than in the whole of the previous season, and 2 per cent above the average of the past five years, Crisil Ratings said in a report.
  • Potatoes bring some respite to farmers, price falls to Rs 25-26 per kg at wholesale level

    Potato prices had shot up more than 90% this year to Rs 45- 48 per kg at the retail level from Rs 24-26 per kg last year. Now prices have fallen to Rs 25-26 per kg at the wholesale level.
  • Traders allege cartelisation in the Cotton Corporation of India's bulk discount scheme

    Traders have alleged such a huge investment was possible for only a handful of the multinationals and a few Indian buyers, allegedly including two office-bearers of the Cotton Association of India (CAI). They claimed these bulk buyers formed a cartel to take advantage of the CCI's scheme.
  • View: Rolling back farm reforms would privilege a small but vociferous group over the silent majority

    Behind the protests are arthiyas, buying agents in APMC mandis, who stand to lose Rs 1500 crore a year in commissions, plus rich farmers of Punjab, who are part of the 6% of India’s farmers who benefit from the MSP regime, according to the 70th round of the NSS.
  • View: India’s angry farmers have reason to worry

    The protests may have less to do with the recent reforms, which allow farmers to enter into direct contracts with purchasers and which eliminate the monopoly government warehouses previously held on the wholesale trade, than those that may be coming. The answer isn’t for the government to reverse course — it’s to go further.
  • Sugar output jumps over two-fold at 42.9 lakh ton in October-November

    According to the data, the country's sugar production stood at 42.9 lakh tonnes during October-November period of 2020-21 marketing year as against 20.72 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period.
  • Why farmers fear recent laws enacted by the Centre will dismantle the MSP system

    Why farmers fear recent laws enacted by the Centre will dismantle the MSP system
  • Vegetable prices ease in Delhi as supplies bypass protesters

    Vegetable prices in Delhi have fallen back to normal levels after a surge caused by the blockage of highways by protesting farmers.
  • Farmers' protest: Unions reject government offer to set up committee; talks remain inconclusive

    The government has maintained that the new laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture.
  • Rs 6,314 cr transferred to cotton farmers, 5 lakh farmers benefitted after procurement: Smriti Irani

    On the recently approved Production Linked Incentives (PLI) to the textiles sector, she said this is the first financial support given by the government to an emerging industry where competitiveness and competence will be valued and awarded.
  • Tomar invites protesting farmers for talks today

    "Keeping in view the cold and Covid-19, we have invited leaders of farmer unions for discussion much before the scheduled December 3 meeting," Tomar told PTI.
  • Vegetable prices fall on good arrivals

    Concerned about high food inflation, especially high prices of pulses, onions and edible oils, India had changed import policies to improve domestic availability with imported commodities. Damages caused to the vegetable crops due to excess rainfall had caused prices to spike.
  • Punjab farmers sold more paddy at higher MSP than last year: Javadekar on opposition to new farm laws

    Posting on his Twitter handle, Javadekar, the Minister of Environment as well as Information and Broadcasting, said, "Do not misunderstand the agricultural law. Punjab farmers sold more paddy at higher MSP in the market this year compared to last year. MSP is alive and market is also alive and government procurement is also happening."
  • Edible oil industry demands restoration of the import duty on palm oil by March to prevent slide in mustard prices

    Edible oil prices have been rising since May despite the pandemic-led demand destruction due to global factors and shortage of domestic mustard crop. India reduced the import duty on crude palm oil with effect from November 27 following an increase in oil prices by nearly 50% in the past six months.
  • View: Modi govt needs to clearly spell out the intent behind the new farm laws

    Economic history, market competition and Food and Agriculture Organisation indicators are the basis for new farm laws.
  • MP: Farmers dump guavas in garbage vehicle as prices crash

    The wholesale prices of this vitamin C-rich fruit at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Fruit and Vegetable Market in Indore currently ranges between Rs 4 and Rs 10 per kilo, sources in the market said on Sunday.
  • New farm laws will boost nutraceutical sector: Industry executives

    India has a mere 2-3% share of the $400 billion global markets compared to China’s 14% because of a lack of standard guidelines and protocols, they said, even as it is endowed with resources such as marigold, turmeric, ginger, chillies and paprika, from which medicines are made.
  • Protesting farmers haven't 'properly understood' new farm laws, says NITI Aayog Member

    On September 27, President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the three farm bills -- The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020.
  • Govt's ethanol push prompts sugar mills to raise production

    "The mills this year have decided to produce certain quantity of ethanol to be sold in the domestic market. It means that there will not be any glut of sugar in the market. There will be limited surplus stock of it this year," Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said.
  • Centre ready to discuss all issues with farmers: Tomar

    After braving water cannons and clashing with security personnel, thousands of farmers started entering the national capital on Friday as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march against the Centre's new farm laws.
  • APMC act should be fully utilised to bring maximum benefit to the rice producers: Joint Secretary, ministry of agriculture

    The e-conference focused on enhancing the productivity of quality rice and paddy Seed with adaptation of integrated farm practices, high quality inputs, farm credit.
  • Rabi sowing satisfactory so far during COVID-19, acreage up 4 pc: Govt

    The area sown to wheat, the main winter crop, has increased marginally to 151.58 lakh hectare till November 27 of the rabi season in 2020-21 crop year (July-June), as against 150.49 lakh hectare a year ago.
  • Govt's paddy buying rises 18.8 per cent so far, highest bought from Punjab

    The Centre has given nod for procurement of 45.24 lakh tonne of kharif pulses and oilseeds this year under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) to 10 states as well as 1.23 tonne of Copra in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  • Agriculture ministry unveils Nafed's honey FPOs programme for 5 states

    Under the programme, Nafed will help in setting up FPOs for beekeepers in five states -- West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
  • MPEDA knocks state govts for reforms in marine fishing act to boost shrimp exports to US

    In India, law and order and fishing regulations are state subjects and are governed by respective local governments. The ban is only on sea shrimps (catch shrimps) as they are presumed to be caught by vessels without using turtle excluder devices (TED). There is no issue with farmed shrimps exports.
  • Cotton arrival hits decade-high of 3,10,000 bales after domestic prices jump 25 percent

    Total cotton arrivals in the market till November 21 amounted to seven million bales, one million bales more than in the year-ago period, according to the Cotton Association of India.
  • Chicken and egg sales likely to reach the pre-Covid levels by March

    “Chicken sales and production are back to about 75%, eggs to 80% and by March we will reach the pre-Covid level,” said BS Yadav, MD, Godrej Agrovet, an animal feed company whose poultry arm, Godrej Tyson Foods, sells fresh and frozen chicken.
  • Food park inaugurated in Punjab to benefit 25000 farmers and create 5000 jobs

    Food Processing minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated a mega food park (MFP) at Phagwara in Kapurthala district of Punjab that will benefit 25,000 farmers and create 5,000 jobs.
  • Potatoes could get costlier in Kolkata — price may hit nearly Rs 50/kg in retail markets

    Potato price should have witnessed correction after Diwali as the crop from Punjab began hitting the market by then but this has not been the case in the eastern state so far, the traders said.
  • India net exporter of agri-machinery to some advanced countries, says EEPC India

    EEPC India chairman Mahesh Desai said India has been a consistent net exporter of agricultural machineries. ''India is a world leader in exporting solar irrigation pumps. India being largely an agrarian economy, mechanization has a significant potential," he said.
  • Punjab, Haryana protests against Centre's Farm Bills affecting business, say agri-fin cos

    Despite this issue, they are hopeful of posting better numbers in the second half of the ongoing financial year compared with the first half, when lockdown had a crippling effect on agri-credit demand.
  • Cash-starved mills begin exporting sugar

    A cooperative mill operator from Maharashtra has sent a letter to the food ministry, claiming that it had already started shipments and seeking clarifications on future policy implications.
  • NABARD promotes alternative income sources for rural population dependent on agriculture

    Nabard is aiming to develop the handloom sector, which they expect will also arrest large scale migration of small and agricultural labourers to urban areas in search of livelihood opportunities on account of unemployment.
  • Fisheries sector can attract USD 9 billion investment in 5 years: Official

    "Government is targeting investments to the tune of USD 9 billion in the fisheries sector over the next five years," Union Fisheries Secretary Rajeev Ranjan said at an e- conference of Indian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Centre targets investments worth $9 billion in fisheries sector

    It was also informed that fisheries export is expected to reach Rs 10,00,00 crore by 2024-25 from the current Rs 46,589 crore, a release issued by ICC stated.
  • Planting of winter crops exceed last year’s level by 10%

    Rainfall in north India last week has created good soil conditions for planting of wheat and mustard. The official said the acreage under pulses has risen to 8.25 million hectares from 6.45 million hectares last year.
  • 185 sugar mills, distilleries get nod for Rs 12,500 crore loans to set up ethanol units

    In the last two years, 70 ethanol projects were sanctioned loans of Rs 3,600 crore. Apart from promoting ethanol production from sugarcane, the food ministry is making efforts to manufacture ethanol using surplus rice with state-owned FCI as well as maize.
  • Rabi sowing begins; wheat planted in 97.27 lakh hectare so far: Agriculture ministry

    According to the sowing data released by the ministry, wheat has been sown in 97.27 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season of 2020-21 as against 96.77 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.
  • Govt okays subsidised loans worth Rs 3,971.31 cr for micro-irrigation projects

    The interest subvented loans are being offered under Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) created with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for implementing micro-irrigation projects.
  • India lost opportunity to export 1.7 million tonnes of sugar as buyers turned to other suppliers: Industry executives

    “We could have contracted for export of 15-17 lakh tonnes of sugar while physical dispatches could have hit 12 lakh tonnes had the policy been announced on time in September," said Praful Vithalani, president, All India Sugar Trade Association.
  • Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd ties up with the Maharashtra government to provide livestock care

    The joint initiative 'Maha Pashudhan Sanjeevani' -- to be implemented under the Mukhyamantri Pashu Swasthya Yojana -- will also ensure all veterinary services available for farmers at just a phone call and the toll-free number 1962 will be operational from January 2021, it said in a statement.
  • India to export 3.5-4 million tonnes of wheat to neighbouring countries till March if govt extends export subsidy

    The current stocks in the country with the government and the private sector are over 56 million tonnes, which the government will have to offload ahead of the arrival of the new crop in April.
  • Sugar production jumps nearly 3-folds to 14.10 lakh tn till November 15: ISMA

    Since India is going to have another surplus sugar year, the industry body said it is awaiting policy decisions from the government on exports and buffer stock creation with subsidy support.
  • Crop insurance: Agriculture ministry seeks DGCA nod for taking drone-based crop images in 100 districts

    The agriculture ministry has sought civil aviation regulator DGCA's nod for allowing shortlisted private agencies operate drones to capture images of rice fields in 100 districts to assess crop yields at gram panchayat level under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
  • Government's MSP paddy procurement rises 20.25% so far this kharif season

    Paddy procurement commenced in Punjab and Haryana from September 26 due to early arrival of the crop, while in other states from October 1.
  • Cooking oil and tea see an increase in demand during the festive season

    The demand for both the commodities also revived in hotels and restaurants, although the requirement for the catering industry continued to be low because of the restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic.