ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੀ ਸਿਹਤ ਸੇਵਾ ਸਕੀਮ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਲਿਆ

March 02 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 2 ਮਾਰਚ 2017

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਿਹਤ ਬੀਮੇ ਅਤੇ ਮੁਫ਼ਤ ਇਲਾਜ ਲਈ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੀ ਭਾਈ ਘਨੱਈਆ ਸਿ

ਰੰਧਾਵਾ ਭਰਾਵਾਂ ਨੇ ਜਗਾਈ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਉਮੀਦ ਦੀ ਕਿਰਨ

March 01 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 1 ਮਾਰਚ 2017

ਖੇਤੀ ਸਕੰਟ ਦੇ ਦੌਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਾਨਾਂਵਾਲਾ ਕਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਹੋਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਉਮੀਦ ਦੀ ਕਿਰਨ ਵਿ

ਨਹਿਰ ਟੁੱਟਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਪੱਕਣ 'ਤੇ ਆਈ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਫਸਲ ਨੂੰ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ

March 01 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 1 ਮਾਰਚ 2017

ਮਾਨਸਾ ਨੇੜੇ ਰਜਵਾਹੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਾੜ ਪੈ ਜਾਣ ਨਾਲ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਪੱਕਣ ‘ਤੇ ਆਈ 70 ਏਕੜ ਕਣਕ ਦਾ ਨੁਕਸ

ਹੁਣ ਪਿਆਜ਼ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਰੁਆਇਆ

March 01 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 1 ਮਾਰਚ 2017

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ: ਏਸ਼ੀਆ 'ਚ ਪਿਆਜ਼ ਦੇ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਡੇ ਬਜ਼ਾਰ ਲਾਸਲ ਪਿੰਡ ਮੰਡੀ 'ਚ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਭਾਅ 450 ਰੁਪਏ ਪ੍ਰ

ਕਰਮਵੀਰ ਦਾ ਸਵਾ 9 ਕਰੋੜੀ ਝੋਟਾ, ਸਾਲ 'ਚ ਕਮਾਉਂਦਾ 50 ਲੱਖ ਰੁਪਏ

March 01 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 1 ਮਾਰਚ 2017

ਇਲਾਹਾਬਾਦ: ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਦੇ ਕੁਰੂਕਸ਼ੇਤਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਇੱਕ ਝੋਟੇ ਦੀ ਕੀਮਤ ਸਵਾ ਨੌਂ ਕਰੋੜ ਰੁਪਏ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਝੋ

ਪੰਜ ਲੱਖ ਦੀ ਲਕਸ਼ਮੀ, ਹਰ ਘੰਟੇ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਢਾਈ ਲੀਟਰ ਦੁੱਧ

February 27 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 27 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਕਰਨਾਲ: ਭਾਰਤ ਦੁੱਧ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੰਸਾਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਦੂਜੇ ਨੰਬਰ ਉੱਤੇ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਸੰਭਵ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ ਡੇ

ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਜਾਣਦੇ ਹੋ ਕਟਹਲ ਖਾਣ ਦੇ ਫਾਇਦਿਆਂ ਬਾਰੇ?

February 27 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 27 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਕਟਹਲ ਦੀ ਸਬਜੀ ਤਾਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਖਾਧੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ ਪਰ ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਜਾਣਦੇ ਹੋ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਸ

ਕਣਕ ਤੇ ਗੰਨੇ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪੀਏਯੂ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸਲਾਹ

February 24 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 24 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ: ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਿਛਲੇ 4-5 ਦਿਨਾਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਤਾਪਮਾਨ ਸਾਧਾਰਨ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਵਧ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਆਉਂ

ਬੂਟੇ ਲਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਮਜ਼ਦੂਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਕਰੇਗਾ ਸਸਤਾ ਯੰਤਰ...

February 24 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 24 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਬੂਟੇ ਲਾਉਣਾ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਮਹਿੰਗਾ ਤੇ ਕਾਫੀ ਮਿਹਨਤੀ ਕੰਮ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਮਜ਼ਦੂਰਾਂ

ਆਲੂਆਂ ਦੀ ਬੰਪਰ ਪੈਦਾਵਾਰ 'ਤੇ ਵੀ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਚਿਹਰੇ ਮੁਰਝਾਏ, ਝੱਲਣਾ ਪੈ ਰਿਹੈ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ

February 23 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 23 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ : ਇਸ ਸਾਲ ਆਲੂਆਂ ਦੀ ਬੰਪਰ ਪੈਦਾਵਾਰ ਹੋਣ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ ਵੀ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਚਿਹਰੇ ਮੁਰਝ

'ਚਿੱਟਾ ਸੋਨਾ' ਉਗਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਚਿਹਰੇ ਇਸ ਸਾਲ ਖਿੜਣ ਦੀ ਆਸ

February 23 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 23 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਬਠਿੰਡਾ — ਪਿੱਛਲੇ ਸਾਲ ਦੇ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਕਪਾਹ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੱਚਮੁੱਚ ਦੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਲਈ ਚਿੱਟਾ ਸੋਨਾ

ਬਦਲੇ ਮੌਸਮ ਕਾਰਨ ਆਮ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਠੰਢ ਤੋਂ ਰਾਹਤ, ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੁਸ਼ਕਲਾਂ ਵਧੀਆਂ

February 23 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 23 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ : ਠੰਢ 'ਚ ਸੁੰਘੜ ਰਹੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਅਚਾਨਕ ਵਧੇ ਹੋਏ ਤਾਪਮਾਨ ਕਾਰਨ ਰਾਹਤ ਮਿਲ

ਭਾਰਤ ਦੇ ਕਿੰਨੂ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਬਾਜ਼ਾਰ ਦਾ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਾ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ

February 23 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 23 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਫਾਜ਼ਿਲਕਾ — ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਕਿੰਨੂ ਨੂੰ ਦਰਾਮਦ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਕਿੰਨੂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਿਸਮਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਮੁਕਾਬਲ

ਅਮਰੀਕੀ ਕੰਪਨੀ ਦੀ ਨੌਕਰੀ ਛੱਡ ਕੀਤੀ ਖੇਤੀ, ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਬਣਿਆ ਮਿਸਾਲ

February 23 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 23 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਏ.ਸੀ. ਲੱਗੇ ਕਮਰੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੈਠ ਕੇ ਸੱਤ ਸਾਲ ਨੌਕਰੀ ਕਰਨ ਮਗਰੋਂ ਕਰੜੀ ਧੁੱਪ ਹੇਠ ਖੇਤਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਾ

ਦੇਸੀ ਹਲਦੀਰਾਮ ਨੇ ਡੌਮੀਨੋਜ਼ ਤੇ ਮੈਕਡੋਨਲਡ ਨੂੰ ਪਿਛਾੜਿਆ

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ: ਸਨੈਕਸ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਕੰਪਨੀ ਹਲਦੀਰਾਮ ਦੀ ਕਮਾਈ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਵਰ੍ਹੇ 2016 ‘ਚ 13 ਫ਼ੀਸਦੀ

ਰੇਲਵੇ ਮਹਿਕਮੇ ਨੇ ਫੜੀ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਬਾਂਹ

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ: ਨਾਸਿਕ ‘ਚ ਇਸ ਵਾਰ ਲਾਲ ਪਿਆਜ਼ ਦੀ ਬੰਪਰ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਨੂੰ ਦੇਖਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਰੇਲਵੇ ਮਹਿਕਮਾ ਕ

ਸ਼ਹਿਦ-ਘਿਉ ਵਰਤ ਕੇ ਗਾਜਰ ਦਾ ਰਿਕਾਰਡ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਕਰਦਾ ਇਹ ਕਿਸਾਨ

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਝੀਗਰ ਬੜੀ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਨੇ ਨਵੀਂ ਖੋਜ ਕਰਕੇ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਹੈਰਾਨੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਾ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੈ। ਉਸ ਨੇ ਕਾਲੀ ਤ

ਹੁਣ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਦੇ ਲੋਕ ਸ਼ਹਿਰਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਖਰੀਦ ਰਹੇ ਨੇ ਛੋਲੀਏ...

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਕਣਕ-ਝੋਨੇ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਪਹਿਲ ਦੇਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਹੁਣ ਛੋਲੀਏ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਸਰ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਜਿਸਦੀ ਵਜ੍ਹ

ਪਸ਼ੂਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿੰਨੀ ਸਕੱਤਰੇਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਛੱਡਣਗੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਫਰੀਦਕੋਟ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਵਾਰਾ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲ਼ਈ ਵੱਡੀ ਸਮੱਸਿਆ ਬਣੇ ਹੋਏ ਹਨ। ਹਾਲਤ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਪਸ਼ੂਆਂ

ਕਬਾੜ ਤੋਂ ਬਣਾ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਗਾਜਰ ਧੋਣ ਦੀ ਮਸ਼ੀਨ

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਮੁੰਬਈ: ਮਹਾਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਦੇ ਇੰਦੋਲੀ (ਕਾਮਾਂ) ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਕਿਸ਼ਨ ਸੈਣੀ ਨੇ ਕਬਾੜ ਤੋਂ ਗਾਜਰ ਧੋਣ ਵਾਲੀ

ਕਦੇ 75 ਰੁਪਏ ਮਹੀਨੇ 'ਚ ਜਗਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਰਲਿਆ ਪਾਲੀ, ਅੱਜ 100 ਏਕੜ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਸੰਗਰੂਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੀ ਸੁਨਾਮ ਤਹਿਸੀਲ ਦੇ ਰੂਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਸ਼ੇਰੋਂ ਨੇ ਇਹ ਵੀ ਸਿੱਧ ਕਰ ਦਿ

ਸੂਰਜਮੁਖੀ ਦੇ ਬੀਜ ਨੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਾਈ ਭਾਜੜ, 1500 ਦੀ ਥੈਲੀ 2500 'ਚ ਕਿਉਂ ਮਿਲ ਰਹੀ?

February 22 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 22 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੂਰਜਮੁਖੀ ਬੀਜ ਦਾ ਕੀਮਤ ਨਾਲੋਂ ਕਿਤੇ ਵੱਧ ਮੁੱਲ ਉੱਤੇ ਮਿਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਹ

ਕਿਸੇ ਵੇਲੇ ਪੈਰਾਂ 'ਚ ਪਾਉਣ ਨੂੰ ਚੱਪਲ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ ਅੱਜ ਬਣ ਗਿਆ ਕਰੋੜਪਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ

February 20 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 20 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਗੁਨਾ: ਕੱਲ੍ਹ ਤੱਕ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਰੱਤੀ ਰਾਮ ਕੋਲ ਚੱਲਣ ਲਈ ਨਾ ਤਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਗੱਡੀ ਸੀ ਅਤੇ ਇੱਥੋਂ ਤੱਕ ਕੇ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਿਆ 26 ਕਰੋੜ ਦਾ ਕਰਜ਼ਾ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਲੱਗਾ?

February 20 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 20 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਬੀਤੇ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਸਾਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਫਸਲਾਂ ਲ਼ਈ ਲੋੜੀਂਦਾ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਤ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦਾ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਦਾ ਵਿਆਜ਼ ਮੁਆਫ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਪੈਸੇ ਜਾਰੀ

February 20 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 20 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਫੈਸਲੇ ਛੋਟੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ 50 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਕਾਰੀ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਮੁ

From the RSS:

  • First meeting of committee on Minimum Support Price to be held on August 22

    SKM, which necessitated setting up of this committee after leading farmers' protest against three farm laws and forcing the government to repeal them, has already rejected this committee and decided not to nominate its representatives.
  • Around the bowl in 75 years: Time for a different approach to food production

    ICAR has promoted a model of agrotech change led by hybrid seeds and intense cultivation of just a few crops, but there may be greater value in India’s holistic systems.
  • Mustard, maize and moong cultivation must be promoted to boost farmers' income

    India imports around 60 per cent of its domestic edible requirements. Pulses too are imported, although in a small quantity.
  • Centre asks states to monitor stocks of tur dal as prices rise

    ​The Department of Consumer Affairs on Friday, issued a directive to all the states to enforce stock disclosure by stockholders of tur under provisions of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and also to monitor and verify the stocks.
  • Amit Shah pitches for setting up PACS in every panchayat to boost agri-finance

    At the event, Union Minister of State for Cooperation B L Verma, Cooperation Secretary Gyanesh Kumar, NAFSCOB Chairman Konduru Ravinder Rao, NAFSCOB's MD Bhima Subrahmanyam, NCUI President Dileep Sanghani, Kribhco Chairman Chandra Pal Singh Yadav and NAFED Chairman Bijender Singh were present. As per an official statement, the short-term cooperative credit structure in India comprises 34 SCBs, 351 DCCBs and 96,575 PACS.
  • Rice output may drop by about 10 million tonnes in 2022-23

    The output of wheat dropped due to an intense heat wave in March. Lower output and increased private trade also led to a 56% drop in the government’s procurement of the staple food item. This has put pressure on rice stocks as well.
  • Tomato prices surge as rains damage crop

    "Tomato supply to Azadpur mandi has dwindled as rains have damaged the crop. At the wholesale level, prices have appreciated from ₹20 per kg to ₹28 per kg. Prices will remain firm for some time now, till the new crop comes," said Ashok Kaushik, president, Tomato Traders Association, Asia's largest Mandi in Azadpur said In FY22, India had produced 20 million metric tonnes of tomato.
  • Wheat prices in India stabilised, export restrictions bore fruit

    Multiple rounds of heat waves in several wheat-growing regions in India ahead of the rabi harvest this year affected crop production. The current wheat price in India is well above the Centre's assured Minimum Support price of Rs 2,015 per 100 kg, which in itself is a rare phenomenon. As the tensions between Russia and Ukraine turned into a full-blown war, export demand for wheat got a boost, resulting in lifetime high prices of the staple foodgrain in the local mandis.
  • Wage hike of tea estate workers to increase the cost of production by Rs 16/ kg

    Wage hike of tea estate workers in West Bengal will lead to an increase in the cost of production by Rs. 16/ kg and will have a substantial adverse impact on the margins of tea estates in West Bengal.
  • Rice acreage down 13% till Aug 5 due to rain shortfall

    The area covered under paddy stood at 274.30 lakh hectare as on August 5, against 314.14 lakh hectare in the corresponding period last year, according to data released by the agriculture ministry on Monday.
  • Haryana cooperative body to sell 1 lakh tonne wheat in open market

    The wheat Hafed has decided to sell is from grain it procured at above minimum support price (MSP) during commercial operations in the ongoing 2022-23 rabi marketing season.
  • Urad, Tur prices soar 15% over past 6 weeks

    According to the latest sowing data released by the agriculture ministry, the area under tur was 4.6% lower compared with a year earlier, while that under urad was 2% less. Heavy rainfall in key tur growing areas and the resultant water logging have raised concerns about crop damage.
  • Wheat prices bounce back after meeting of floor mill federation with govt

    Wheat prices had fallen on Tuesday in anticipation of some price control measures from the government after its meeting with the Roller Flour Millers’ Federation of India. “The market has brushed off the message given by the central government indirectly through the RFMFI and bounced back to the previous level,” said a veteran flour miller.
  • Companies keeping close watch on global rainfall trends

    Companies, in India and abroad, are also monitoring the Indian monsoon. This year till July 29, the area covered under paddy, the primary crop during the kharif season, was 13.3% less from the year-ago period, as farmers in the major producer states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal slowed sowing due to poor rains.
  • Assam allows use of up to 5% of tea garden land for various other purposes

    In an ordinance the state government amended Assam Fixation of ceiling on Land holding Act 1956.
  • Government forms panel to look into ways to strengthen MSP system

    The committee will look into ways to strengthen the MSP system and how farmers can take benefit out of the support price mechanism, the minister noted. The government will consider the recommendations of the committee, he added. Choudhary was replying to a question from Tiruchi Siva (DMK) who wanted to know whether the government has any plans to increase the MSP to 200 per cent of the production cost of the farmers.
  • Sugarcane FRP hiked by Rs 15/quintal to Rs 305 for 2022-23 season

  • Telangana bets big on oil palm to cut $19 billion vegetable oil imports

    Telangana is targeting 2 million additional acres under oil palm cultivation in the next four years, and is going to great lengths to achieve this goal - from building large dams and irrigation canals to importing millions of germinated sprouts.
  • World's food supply faces new threat from lack of rain in India

    The threat to India’s rice production comes at a time when countries are grappling with soaring food costs and rampant inflation. Total rice planted area has declined 13% so far this season due to a lack of rainfall in some areas, including West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, which account for a quarter of India’s output.
  • Farm fires: Experts divided on cash incentive to farmers, ask why not use pusa-bio decomposer

    "Cash incentive is a temporary solution to the problem. Other methods such as using paddy straw in boilers and for manufacturing paper are cost-intensive. In-situ treatment is the only sustainable solution which will also help improve soil fertility," said Dipankar Saha, former chief of the Central Pollution Control Board's air lab.
  • Rice prices increase up to 30% due to demand from West Asia, Dhaka

    "Bangladesh has started importing rice from India which has impacted the preferred varieties of rice in Indian households like sona masoori, whose prices have gone up by 20%," BV Krishna Rao, president of the Rice Exporters Association, told ET.
  • Ministry to soon seek Cabinet nod for allowing more projects access agri fund: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Last time, the government had made changes to AIF was in July 2021. Then, the government had allowed APMCs, state agencies, federations, cooperatives of farmers and self help groups to seek funds for infrastructure development projects.
  • Shortfall in paddy sowing likely to be covered in kharif season: Narendra Singh Tomar

    As per the agriculture ministry's latest data, area sown to paddy was down by 35.46 lakh hectare at 231.59 lakh hectare till June 29 of the ongoing kharif season, when compared to 267.05 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.
  • Deficient rains threaten Kharif crop production in Uttar Pradesh

    Of the total 75 districts of the state, 67 recorded deficient rainfall while only seven recorded normal rainfall during this period. The less rainfall is reflected in the drop in Kharif cropping across the state.
  • Govt stops releasing sowing data of paddy, two other crops

    Paddy is the main kharif (summer) crop and more than 80 per cent of the country's total rice production happens during this season. Sowing of kharif crops, including paddy, begins with the onset of Southwest monsoon in June. The ministry usually releases the sowing data of all kharif crops every Friday after the commencement of sowing. The last available data from the ministry on paddy sowing is only till July 17 of this kharif season.
  • Surplus govt land identified for building wheat silos on PPP model at 33 locations in 4 states: Food Min

    The Food Ministry on Thursday said surplus government land has been identified for building wheat silos in public-private partnership mode at 33 locations in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. In the first phase, tenders were issued during April-June this year for the construction of silos of 10.12 lakh tonne capacity at 11 locations on DBFOT mode, and also for 66 locations with a capacity of 24.75 lakh tonne on DBFOO mode.
  • Govt launches 11th agricultural census 2021-22; to use smartphones, tablets for data collection

    The fieldwork of the Eleventh Agricultural Census (2021-22) will start in August 2022, the agriculture ministry said in a statement.
  • India wheat prices jump to record high, limit scope for govt-to-govt deals

    "Most of the farmers have sold their crop. Negligible supplies are coming up for sale even though demand is robust," said Gopaldas Agarwal, a trader based at Indore in central India. Local wheat prices jumped to a record 23,547 rupees per tonne on Wednesday. That was up nearly 12% from recent lows that followed the government's surprise ban on exports on May 14.
  • Zero procurement of Rabi crops in Delhi since 2016-17 by FCI at MSP: Study

    Procurement has been "abysmally low" in general and gone down to nil since 2016-17, said the study, recently released in the public domain.
  • India sees uneven distribution of rainfall, may affect foodgrain production

    While the monsoon in India is tracking at 11% above normal, the distribution is uneven across the country and could pose a threat to this year's foodgrain production and may worsen the inflation outlook, analysts said on Tuesday.
  • Farmers worry as rainfall deficit hits 49% in Jharkhand

    Jharkhand has received well-distributed rainfall over the past couple of days, which helped in bringing down the deficit by 2 per cent since July 22, but is not enough for paddy sowing, as per farmers.
  • No adverse impact of wheat export ban on farmers' income; domestic prices above MSP: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The government's third wheat estimate is slightly lower than previous year, but the minister said it is above the average annual wheat production of 103.89 million tonnes achieved during the last five years since 2016-17. In 2020-21, the country's wheat production stood at 109.59 million tonnes. According to the minister, "There is no wheat crisis in the country, as India produces wheat more than its domestic requirement."
  • Wheat stocks likely to be 80% higher than buffer requirement by April 1 next year: Govt

    "As on July 1, 2022, Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state government agencies have 285.10 lakh tonnes of wheat stock under central pool against the stocking norm of 275.80 lakh tonnes," Piyush Goyal said. In the current 2022-23 marketing year, Goyal said the procurement of wheat has been about 188 lakh tonnes.
  • ITC to spearhead MAARS super app to boost agriculture business

    ITC CMD Sanjiv Puri told a virtual news conference that the super app will empower farmers by providing them with access to modern tools, right quality of inputs at right prices, besides market and financial linkages. He said with farmers having fragmented holdings of land, the app will aggregate them, adding that presently the company has started with 200 farmers producer organisations (FPOs) involving 40,000 farmers.
  • Chhattisgarh govt to procure pulses in MSP from October to March 2023

  • Wheat prices up 14% in 6 weeks on low supply

    Small traders and farmers have sold off their wheat stocks, while multinationals and big traders are holding the stocks anticipating the prices to rise further, traders said. For the first time this year, wheat from government agency Food Corporation of India (FCI) is not available for the millers.
  • Farmers' income doubled for certain crops, shows SBI study

    The study was based on primary data of SBI's agri portfolio across states containing granular data of various crops from agri-intensive branches and analyzed the change in income of farmers over the past five years.
  • Panel set up to make MSP system more effective, transparent

    The panel will be headed by former agriculture secretary Sanjay Agarwal and has representations from Niti Aayog, agricultural economists, other farmer organisations, agricultural scientists, representatives of central and state governments, cooperatives, members of agriculture varsities, and award-winning farmers.
  • Kharif sowing of tomato, onion, potato at comfortable levels

    The total area sown with onion in five major producer states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh was at 26,840 hectares as on July 5, against 26,670 hectares in the corresponding period in 2021, data from the ministry shows.
  • Centre sets up committee to strengthen MSP system

    The government has made a provision to include three members from Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) as part of the committee but the farm organisation has so far not given any names to be part of the panel. Under the umbrella of SKM, thousands of farmers had held around one year-long agitation at Delhi borders and forced the government to withdraw the farm laws.
  • Average farm income soars 1.3-1.7 times in FY22 from FY18: SBI Research

    The income of farmers has grown in the range of 1.3-1.7 times in FY22 from the FY18 levels on average while grain exports soared to over USD 50 billion, says an SBI Research report.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar says incomes of lakhs of farmers doubled in 8 years; releases success stories of 75k farmers

    Tomar also released an e-book prepared by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), documenting the success stories of 75,000 such farmers whose incomes have doubled or more than doubled in the last eight years.
  • IPGA urges government to reinstate exemption of GST levied on pre-packed and pre-labelled agri products

    IPGA has also raised concerns about the apprehension among traders and the unfavourable impact on farmers’ and consumers interest. IPGA is of the opinion that levying GST will further increase the domestic prices of pulses.
  • Centre receives Rs 23,000 crore proposals under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

    The AIF set up in 2020 aims at providing a medium-long term debt financial facility till 2025-26 for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management infrastructure and community farming assets through interest subvention and financial support.
  • Paddy acreage down 17% so far in kharif season, says official data

    In non-food grains category, the area under coverage for oilseeds has grown 7.38 per cent to 134.04 LH from 124.83 LH. Under oilseeds, soyabean area is up 10 per cent to 99.35 LH from 90.32 LH.
  • Horticulture output may grow 2% this year

  • Tomato prices drop by 60% in a month

    According to government figures, inflation for potato and tomato rose 23.86% and 158.78%, respectively, in June. The inflation on account of tomato is likely to cool off in July due to a significant drop in prices.
  • Policy on good agriculture practice soon

    The government is working on a policy on 'Good Agriculture Practice' to benefit the Indian agriculture sector, said Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Tea production in Assam, North Bengal impacted significantly by nature's fury

    The Tea Industry in North East India comprising Assam and North Bengal produces almost 81% of country’s total production. This region has been battered by the fury of the nature including severe rainfall and floods.
  • Tea crop affected in north India due to rains: TAI

    The crop declined 11 per cent in Assam in June 2022 at 76.87 million kg from 86.37 million kg in the same month of previous year. In Barak Valley, the crop decreased to 4.26 million kg in June 2022 as against 4.26 million kg in the previous year same month of 2021 at 5.08 million kg, showing a decline of 16.14 per cent, the TAI said.