ਪੀਏਯੂ ਨੇ ਸੀ ਏ ਡੀ (ਕੈਡ) ਸਾਫਟਵੇਅਰਾਂ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਖੇਤ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਰੀ ਦੇ ਡਿਜ਼ਾਈਨ ਬਨਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਮੁਹੱਈਆ ਕੀਤੀ

July 14 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ 14 ਜੁਲਾਈ-ਪੰਜਾਬ ਐਗਰੀਕਲਚਰਲ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਦੇ ਫਾਰਮ ਮਸ਼ੀਨਰੀ ਅਤੇ ਪਾਵਰ ਇੰਜਨੀਅਰਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ

ਛੋਟੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਹਿਤਾਂ ਲਈ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਸਬਜ਼ੀਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਨਿਰਧਾਰਿਤ ਕਰੇ-ਕਾਕਾ

July 13 2017

By: Ajit Date:13 july 2017

ਪਟਿਆਲਾ, 13 ਜੁਲਾਈ - ਛੋਟੇ ਗ਼ਰੀਬ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸਮੱਸਿਆਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮੁੱਖ ਰੱਖਦਿਆਂ ਸਮਾਜ ਭ

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੈਕਟਰ ਲਈ ਨਹਿਰੀ ਪਾਣੀ ਦੀ ਕਮੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਉਣ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ: ਢਿੱਲੋਂ

July 13 2017

By: Ajit Date: 13 july 2017

ਸਾਦਿਕ, 13 ਜੁਲਾਈ -ਸਾਦਿਕ ਨੇੜਿਉਂ ਲੰਘਦੀ ਗੰਗ ਕੈਨਾਲ 'ਚੋਂ ਨਿਕਲਦੀ ਇਕੋ ਇਕ ਕਾਨਿਆਂ ਵਾਲੀ ਮਾਈਨਰ '

ਪੀ.ਏ.ਯੂ ਨੇ ਲਗਾਈ ਸੋਇਆਬੀਨ ਉਤਪਾਦਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ

July 13 2017

By: Ajit Date:13 july 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ, 13 ਜੁਲਾਈ -ਪੰਜਾਬ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਸੋਇਆਬੀਨ ਉਤਪਾਦਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੂਬਾ ਪੱਧਰੀ

ਜੀ.ਐਸ.ਟੀ. ਲੱਗਣ ਨਾਲ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ 'ਤੇ ਪਵੇਗਾ 750 ਕਰੋੜ ਦਾ ਬੋਝ -ਲੱਖੋਵਾਲ

July 13 2017

By: Ajit date:13 july 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ, 13 ਜੁਲਾਈ -ਖੇਤੀ ਸੈਕਟਰ ਨੂੰ ਜੀ. ਐਸ. ਟੀ. ਦੇ ਘੇਰੇ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਬਾਹਰ ਰੱਖਣ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ

PAU CAUTIONS FARMERS AGAINST JASSID IN COTTON

July 13 2017

LUDHIANA, JULY 13, 2017

The entomologists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have cautioned the farmers of Punjab against the incidence of jassid in cotton. Extensive surveys for whitefly and jassid are being conducted by PAU and Stat

खेती में किया बेहतर काम, तो सरकार करेगी पुरस्कृत

July 12 2017

By- Naiduniya, 12 July 2017

खेती को बढ़ावा देने के लिए सरकार यूं तो कई योजनाएं चलाती है, लेकिन इस बार किसानों क

समर्थन मूल्य पर बेची फसल, भुगतान अब तक नहीं हुआ

July 12 2017

By- Naiduniya, 12 July 2017

मध्य प्रदेश ,समर्थन मूल्य पर बेची करोड़ों रुपए की कृषि उपज का भुगतान एक माह से अधि

ईमानदारी से जमा करें टैक्स तो देश करेगा विकास : अहलुवालिया

July 12 2017

By- Naiduniya, 12 July 2017

रायपुर। हमारा देश संयुक्त परिवार वाला देश है। परिवार के विकास के लिए हर सदस्य का

ਗੰਦੇ ਪਾਣੀ ਨਾਲ ਫ਼ਸਲ ਤਿਆਰ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਰਤ ਨੇ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਇਹ ਨਵਾਂ ਰਿਕਾਰਡ

July 12 2017

By: unnat kheti date: 12 july 2017

ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਖੇਤੀ ਦੇ ਤਰੀਕੇ ਵਿਕਸਿਤ ਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਬਹੁਤ ਪੱਛੜੇ ਹੋਏ ਹਨ। ਪਰ ਕੁਝ ਕੰਮਾਂ

ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਮੱਕੀ ਦੇ ਹਾਈਬ੍ਰਿਡ ਬੀਜ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ

July 11 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ 11 ਜੁਲਾਈ - ਪੀਏਯੂ ਦੇ ਨਿਰਦੇਸ਼ਕ ਬੀਜ ਵੱਲੋਂ 10 ਜੁਲਾਈ 2017 ਨੂੰ ਮੱਕੀ ਦੇ ਹਾਈਬ੍ਰਿਡ ਬੀਜ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਇੱਕ ਦਿਨਾਂ

ਚਿਕਨ ਤੇ ਅੰਡੇ ਖਾਣ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਲਈ ਚਿਤਾਵਨੀ

July 11 2017

By: abp sanjha Date:11 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ : ਸਿਹਤ ਲਈ ਗੁਣਕਾਰੀ ਚਿਕਨ ਤੇ ਅੰਡੇ ਜ਼ਹਿਰੀਲੇ ਵੀ ਹੋ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ। ਜੀ ਹਾਂ ਲਾਅ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨ

ਬਾਸਮਤੀ ਲਾਉਣ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਇਹ ਖ਼ਬਰ ਜਰੂਰ ਪੜ੍ਹੋ

July 11 2017

By: abpsanjha Date:11 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਪੰਜਾਬ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਿਕਸਿਤ ਹੋਈ ‘ਪੂਸਾ ਬਾਸਮਤ

ਕਰਜ਼ਾ ਮੁਕਤੀ ਲਈ ਪੂਰੇ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਇੱਕਜੁੱਟ

July 11 2017

By: abpsanjha Date:11 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਕਰਜ਼ਾ ਮੁਕਤੀ ਲਈ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਿਆਪੀ ਅੰਦੋਲਣ ਤਹਿਤ ਅਣਮਿਥੇ ਧਰਨੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੋਣ ਲਈ ਪੰਜਾ

ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਹੁਣ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਕੱਢੇਗਾ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੰਕਟ 'ਚੋਂ

July 10 2017

By : abp sanjha date: 10 july 2017

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ : ਖੇਤੀ ਖੇਤਰ ਵਿਚ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਦੇ ਰਾਹ ਖੋਲ੍ਹਣ ਲਈ ਇਜ਼ਰਾਈਲ ਨਾਲ ਹੋਇਆ ਸਮਝੌਤਾ ਬੇਹੱਦ

ਸਿਰਫ ਇੱਕ ਤਸਵੀਰ ਨੇ ਸਾਹਮਣੇ ਲਿਆਂਦੀ ਅੰਨ੍ਹਦਾਤਾ ਦੀ ਹੋਣੀ ਦੀ ਤਸਵੀਰ

July 10 2017

By: abp sanjha date: 10 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਿਨਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦੀ ਹਾਲਤ ਬਾਰੇ ਇੱਕ ਫੋਟੋ ਨੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੇ ਹੋਸ਼ ਉਡਾ ਦਿੱ

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July 10 2017

By: abp sanjha Date:10 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਮੌਸਮ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਨੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਖੁਸ਼ਖਬਰੀ ਸੁਣਾਈ ਹੈ। ਮੌਸਮ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਦਾ ਕਹ

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July 08 2017

By: Abp sanjha Date: 8 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ:ਜੀਐੱਸਟੀ ਦਾ ਅਸਰ ਪੂਰੇ ਦੇਸ਼ ਭਰ ‘ਚ ਦਿਸਣਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਜੀ.ਐੱਸ.ਟੀ. ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿ

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July 08 2017

By- Abp sanjha date: 8 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ: ਸੱਤ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਦੇਸ਼ ਭਗਤ ਯਾਦਗਾਰ ਹਾਲ ਜਲੰਧਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਂਝੀ ਕਨਵੈਨਸ਼ਨ ਦ

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦਾ ਪਾਣੀ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਦੀ ਨਵੀਂ ਪਹਿਲ

July 08 2017

By: Abp sanjha Date: 08 july 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ : ਜ਼ਮੀਨ ਹੇਠਲੇ ਪਾਣੀ ਦੇ ਡਿਗਦੇ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੋਂ ਚਿੰਤਿਤ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਡਾਇਰੈਕਟੋਰੇ

PAU CAUTIONS FARMERS AGAINST BLAST AND FOOT ROT OF BASMATI

July 08 2017

Ludhiana, 8 July 2017

PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

The experts of Plant Pathology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), have cautioned the farmers of Punjab against the blast and foot rot diseases of basmati. Expressing concern

ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਬਾਸਮਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਬਲਾਸਟ ਅਤੇ ਝੰਡਾ ਰੋਗ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਮੁੱਢਲੇ ਉਪਰਾਲੇ

July 07 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ 7 ਜੁਲਾਈ  -ਬਾਸਮਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਲਾਸਟ (ਭੁਰੜ ਰੋਗ) ਅਤੇ ਝੰਡਾ ਰੋਗ (ਮੁੱਢਾਂ ਦਾ ਗਲਣਾ) ਉਲੀ ਨਾਲ ਲੱਗਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਬਹ

ਗ੍ਰੈਜੂਏਸ਼ਨ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਵਧੀਆ ਪਲੇਟਫਾਰਮ ਪੀਏਯੂ ਦਾ ਬੀ ਐਸ. ਸੀ ਸਮਾਜ ਵਿਗਿਆਨ ਕੋਰਸ

July 07 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ 7 ਜੁਲਾਈ -ਪੰਜਾਬ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਰਵ-ਉਚ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਇੱਕ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਅ

ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵਿਖੇ ਮਹੀਨਾਵਾਰ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਕਲੱਬ ਦੇ ਮੈਂਬਰਾਂ ਲਈ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਕੈਂਪ ਆਯੋਜਿਤ

July 07 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ 7  ਜੁਲਾਈ-ਅੱਜ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਪੀਏਯੂ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਕਲੱਬ ਦਾ ਮਹੀਨਾਵਾਰ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਕੈਂਪ ਆਯੋਜਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿ

ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵਿਖੇ ਸਲਾਨਾ ਐਨ ਐਸ ਓ ਕੋਚਿੰਗ ਕੈਂਪ ਸਮਾਪਤ

July 07 2017

ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ 7 ਜੁਲਾਈ - ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵਿਖੇ ਇਸ ਦੇ ਕਾਲਜਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਖੇਡ ਸੰਸਥਾ ਐਨ ਐਸ ਓ ਦੀ ਸਰਪ੍ਰਸਤੀ ਹ

From the RSS:

  • Farmers to get Rs 17,500/hectare for switching from paddy to other crops: Punjab Minister

    Punjab's Gurmeet Singh Khudian announced a Rs 17,500 per hectare incentive to shift from paddy. Covering up to five hectares, funded 60:40 by Centre and Punjab with Rs 289.87 crore for 2024-25. Payments post-verification and harvest via digital survey, Krishi Mapper app. KAP Sinha highlighted Kharif 2024 measures. Green revolution, groundwater depletion, critical blocks, online applications noted.
  • Tomato prices soar to Rs 100 per kg in Delhi markets as rains hit supplies

    On July 20, tomato prices surged to Rs 100 per kg at retail outlets in Delhi, including Mother Dairy's Safal stores, due to adverse weather conditions disrupting supply. The Department of Consumer Affairs reports retail tomato prices in Delhi at Rs 93 per kg, while the all-India average is Rs 73.76 per kg. High prices are also noted for onions and potatoes, with onions at Rs 50 per kg and potatoes at Rs 40 per kg in the capital. Prices for other vegetables, such as sponge gourd and green capsicum, are also elevated.
  • Kharif crop sown area soars to over 704 lakh hectares, pulses area increases, cotton declines

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare reported a rise in total sown area to 704 lakh hectares this kharif season, with paddy leading at 166.06 lakh hectares. Pulses, particularly arhar, show notable expansion to meet domestic demand. Oilseeds also see growth, while cotton cultivation decreases. These trends reflect changing farmer preferences and market conditions, suggesting a positive outlook for key crops. (50 words)
  • Citing 'friendly ties', Malaysia urges India to relax curbs on food supplies

    Malaysian Minister for Plantation and Commodities, Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, emphasized the negative effects of India’s export restrictions on rice, sugar, and onions for Malaysia. Highlighting the “friendly ties” between the countries, Ghani, currently visiting India, expressed hope for an arrangement to secure Malaysia's supply of these essential commodities.
  • Heatwave effect: Potato prices likely to remain hot despite monsoon progress

    Potato and vegetable prices remain high due to heatwave damage, causing a supply-demand mismatch despite monsoon progress. Vegetable inflation hit 29.3% in June 2024. West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh faced key production issues. Farmers are hoarding stocks, anticipating further price hikes. Aditi Nayar of ICRA and Crisil's Dipti Deshpande cite weather and last year's base as inflation drivers. Tomatoes, onions, and potatoes (TOP) prices are affected, with tomato prices down from last year's peaks but still contributing to 9.4% food inflation. Potato output is estimated at 58.99 million tonnes, decreasing from 60.14 million tonnes.
  • Malaysia to increase cooperation in palm oil and other sectors

    India and Malaysia plan to enhance cooperation in oil palm and agriculture sectors. Discussions include the National Mission on Edible Oil, market access issues, institutionalization of agriculture cooperation, and digital technology in plantations.
  • Poultry industry demands maize imports at zero duty under OGL

    India's poultry industry faces challenges with record-high maize prices due to ethanol production. Industry seeks zero duty imports and concessional rice supply. Import through state agencies delays and costly. Maize shortage impacting market. Poultry companies experiencing difficulty meeting demand.
  • How Indian workers get trapped in modern slavery on Italian farms

    A recent incident in Italy brought attention to the issue of modern slavery involving Indian agricultural workers, with reports of exploitation, illegal immigration, and inhumane working conditions. The situation highlights the challenges faced by migrant workers in the country, sparking calls for action to address the systemic problem.
  • West Bengal: Cold storage body offers potatoes at Rs 26 per kg to government to stem prices

    The West Bengal Cold Storage Association proposes supplying potatoes to the state government at Rs 26 per kg, significantly lower than current retail prices of Rs 37-40 per kg. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes action to address the high vegetable prices, directing officials to monitor markets for hoarding. Despite efforts, prices remain elevated due to low production and poor quality, leading to concerns among consumers about the affordability of essential food items.
  • Government asks retailers to pass on lower wholesale rates of pulses to consumers

    According to the department, prices of chana, tur and urad in major mandis had declined by up to 4% in the past one month, but retail prices have not seen a similar decline.
  • Indian farmers rush to plant summer crops as monsoon revives

    Indian farmers have ramped up the planting of summer-sown crops like paddy, soybean, cotton, and corn due to above-average monsoon rainfall in July. After a deficit in June, the improved weather conditions have allowed for planting on 57.5 million hectares by July 12, a tenth higher than last year. This boost in planting is crucial for India's economy, heavily reliant on the monsoon for agricultural productivity.
  • Indian farmers have a chance to make Rs 35,000 per hectare if they shift to...

    ICRIER economists and Ashok Gulati recommend Rs 35,000/ha to farmers shifting from paddy to pulses, oilseeds, aiming to prevent desertification in Punjab-Haryana. The funding is evenly split between state and Centre. Haryana offers Rs 17,500/ha; central ministers promise a five-year package. Proposals include Rs 30,000-40,000 incentives for 12-14 lakh hectares and addressing groundwater depletion during kharif season.
  • No hike in MSP causing problems for sugar industry: Federation official

    The sugar industry in the country is experiencing difficulties due to the Centre not increasing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the past five years, according to a representative from a sugar units federation on Tuesday.
  • As tomato prices soar over Rs 80/kg, ICAR's hybrids offer hope for market stability

    IIHR's Arka Rakshak and Arka Abedh hybrid tomatoes, with a three-week shelf life, could stabilize prices at Rs 80/kg despite heavy rainfall disruptions. Developed in 2012, Arka Rakshak and Arka Abedh serve distant markets. Cultivated in 7,000 hectares and licensed to 11 companies, these hybrids address supply chain issues, per ICAR Director General Pathak on Technology Day.
  • Govt aims to cover 25pc of kharif paddy area with climate-resilient seeds

    The government aims to bring 25% of the kharif paddy area under climate-resilient seeds to combat climate change's impact. Currently, paddy is cultivated on over 410 lakh hectares. ICAR Director General Himanshu Pathak noted that while 75% of wheat uses resilient seeds, only 16% of paddy does. The goal is to increase this to 25% this season to protect rice production from erratic rainfall and climate change.
  • Tomato prices may ease in coming weeks on supplies from Andhra, Karnataka

    Retail tomato prices in Delhi, which surged to Rs 75 per kg, are expected to decrease in the coming weeks as supply improves from southern states. A government official attributed the price rise to recent supply disruptions caused by extreme weather conditions. Prices for potatoes and onions are also anticipated to stabilize soon.
  • Budget needs to think about farmers to help India get to developed economy goal

    Budget Expectations for agriculture: The share of agriculture in India's economy has declined to less than 15%, yet it remains crucial due to rural dependence and food security. Budget measures aim to improve productivity through fertilizer subsidy allocation, crop diversification, expedited crop loss claims, fair prices for farmers, boosting pulse production, R&D, labor challenges, and focusing on low-yield Eastern states.
  • NABARD set to introduce Rs 750 crore agri fund for startups, rural enterprises

    The fund is being launched by NABVENTURES, a subsidiary of NABARD with an initial corpus of Rs750 crore with Rs 250 crore each from NABARD and the Ministry of Agriculture, and Rs 250 crore from other institutions. This initiative aims to promote investment in innovative, technology-driven, high-risk, and high-impact activities in agriculture and allied areas.
  • To ease shortage of pulses, government exempts stock limit on kabuli chana

    This move is expected to help importers bring in more Kabuli chana into India ahead of the festival season. Pulses, including kabuli chana, are widely used in snack making and consumed as a source of proteins.
  • Assam based tea planters get into value chain of tea business

    Rujani Tea, the online brand of Aideobarie Tea Estate in Jorhat, is making waves in the tea industry with new CTC variants and a focus on sustainability. The company, founded in 1897, has expanded globally to Australia, Sweden, the USA, and more. Director Raj Barooah highlights the challenges faced by the tea industry but emphasizes the company's innovative approach. Assam and West Bengal are experiencing a decline in tea production due to weather conditions, raising concerns for the future of the industry.
  • Will resume agitation on pending demands of legal guarantee to MSP, farm loan waiver: SKM

    The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which led the 2020-21 farmers' protest, made the announcement a day after its general body met. "The general body has decided to resume the agitation demanding implementation of the agreement, dated December 9, 2021, that the Union government has with the SKM, signed by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Government of India, and other key demands affecting the livelihood of farmers," the SKM said.
  • Budget 2024: Banks seek hike in interest subvention on farm loans

    Banks are urging the government to increase the interest subvention on short-term agriculture loans from the current 1.5% to 2%. This move is aimed at helping banks absorb higher costs of funds and boost credit flow to the agriculture sector in the short term. Discussions on this matter took place recently with senior finance ministry officials.
  • India to sell wheat from state stocks to flour millers, biscuit makers

    India plans to sell wheat from state reserves to bulk consumers like flour millers and biscuit makers to control local prices by boosting supplies. The government has allowed the Food Corporation of India to offer wheat at a lower price, aiming to attract private players and potentially import wheat after a six-year gap.
  • Jute manufacturers' margins to shrink amid wage hikes and weak export demand

    Jute manufacturers in India are expected to see operating margins shrink 50 basis points this fiscal due to wage hikes and subdued demand in export markets. This marks the second consecutive year of decline in profitability. However, their credit profiles will remain stable due to strong procurement by government agencies, healthy balance sheets, and negligible capital expenditure debt.
  • Budget 2024: Agriculture players want Sitharaman to focus on climate-smart options & solar-based irrigation

    The agriculture sector is urging the upcoming budget to prioritize climate-smart agriculture, including innovations like solar-powered irrigation and rainwater harvesting. It seeks expanded storage capacities and improved transportation networks to reduce wastage and boost farmers' incomes. Increased investment in rural infrastructure, collaboration between the government and private sector, and emphasis on sustainability and urban farming are also highlighted.
  • As state polls loom, Centre buys Maharashtra onions at 74% higher price

    The government in Maharashtra is procuring onions at a significantly higher price than last year in preparation for the upcoming assembly polls. With plans to spend ₹1,500 crore on onion purchases this fiscal year, efforts are being made to stabilize prices and maintain buffer stocks.
  • Farm Factor: What stakeholders are expecting from Budget 2024

    Budget: Among other things, the agri industry wants better seeds for crops like cotton and oilseeds whose production is not increasing, and technological support to deal with climate change.
  • Paddy sowing up 19 pc so far, arhar & urad acreage rises sharply

    In the 2024-25 kharif season, paddy increased by 19.35% to 59.99 lakh hectare. Pulses rose to 36.81 lakh hectare, notably arhar. Maize reached 41.09 lakh hectare, oilseeds 80.31 lakh hectare. Sugarcane and cotton increased; jute-mesta decreased. Coarse cereals, Shree Anna reduced. Harvesting begins in September. Early monsoon onset in June, IMD forecasts above-normal June-September rainfall.
  • High prices of vegetables causing pain to consumers

    Kolkata markets are experiencing high retail prices for vegetables, eggs, and poultry meat, causing suffering for the common man. Tomato prices have risen by nearly 150 per cent to Rs 80-100 per kg, while Brinjal is selling for Rs 110-140 per kg. Other vegetables, such as bitter gourd, green chilli, and bottle gourd, have also increased by an average of 50%. Egg and poultry meat prices have risen by 20-30 per cent in local markets.
  • India's tea prices soar as extreme weather slashes output

    India's tea prices are on the rise due to extreme weather events affecting production. Heatwaves and floods have led to a significant drop in output, supporting the struggling industry. Production in key regions like Assam has been severely impacted, with prices surging nearly 20%. Export demand remains strong despite the challenges.
  • Costlier tomato a spot of bother for Das & Co once again, retails up to Rs 100/kg

    Tomato prices in India have surged by over 70%, reaching Rs 59.87 per kg as of July 7, compared to Rs 35 a month ago. The heatwave conditions in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala have impacted the supply and production of tomatoes. Heavy downpours in Himachal Pradesh have damaged the road network, reducing supplies to main consumption centres.
  • Onion supply comfortable in domestic market, retail prices stabilising: Govt

    Onion availability is stable with improved tomato and potato crops. Onion rabi production of 191 lakh tonnes meets needs. Kharif target area is 3.61 lakh hectares, led by Karnataka. Prices stabilize with low storage loss and increased releases. Potato supply is sufficient. Tomato harvesting starts soon, confirmed by District Horticultural officials.
  • India's May tea output falls 30%, lowest level in over a decade

    India's tea production fell 30% in May to 90.92 million kg, its lowest level in over a decade, largely due to heat and insufficient rainfall, with Assam's output falling 26%.
  • Tomato prices in India skyrocket on tight supply

    Tomato prices have surged to Rs 80 per kg in retail markets due to damaged road networks in Himachal Pradesh from heavy rains, reducing supplies to main consumption areas. The average retail price reached Rs 55 per kg on July 3, up from Rs 35 a month ago. The India Meteorological Department predicts more rain in tomato-growing regions, potentially causing further price hikes.
  • FCI wheat procurement hits 26.6 mn tn, surpassing last year's purchase

    The government's robust procurement efforts, exceeding targets in wheat and paddy, have significantly bolstered food security. FCI's strong storage infrastructure ensures the maintenance of adequate food supplies, benefitting millions of farmers across the country.
  • Excess rainfall, untimely sowing likely to hit some kharif crops

    "This year, La Nina will develop in July. It is expected in a La Nina year to get more rainfall in the second half of the monsoon season," said M Rajeevan, former secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences. "The rainfall in the month of September is good during La Nina and it usually gets extended for a few weeks in October."
  • As FCI buffer swells, exporters demand lifting of curbs on rice

    The retail and wholesale inflation in rice has been in double digits since last year. India, the largest exporter of rice, banned export of broken rice in August 2022 to ensure adequate local supplies. This was followed by a ban on export of non-basmati white rice in July 2023, imposition of a 20% export duty on parboiled rice in August 2023 and restrictions on basmati rice by imposing a minimum export price.
  • 80% of marginal farmers in India affected by adverse climatic events: Report

    According to the report, nearly 43 per cent of the surveyed farmers lost at least half of their standing crops. Rice, vegetables, and pulses were particularly affected by uneven rainfall. In the northern states, paddy fields often remain submerged for more than a week, destroying newly planted seedlings.
  • Bayer partners with Solynta to revolutionise potato farming in India and Kenya

    Bayer and Solynta have agreed to collaborate on distributing true potato seeds in Indian and Kenyan markets, marking Bayer's entry into the global potato market. This partnership aims to provide smallholder farmers with high-quality starting material, enabling them to grow disease-resistant potato varieties from true seeds, ultimately improving food security in these regions.
  • Vegetables to stay dearer till new crop arrives

    The price of coriander leaves has doubled in June over May at Rs 400 per kg. Potatoes, a common vegetable in Indian households, have become costlier by 15% over last month despite good production, as the common man is forced to consume more of the tuber because prices of other vegetables have gone up even further.
  • Govt imposes stockholding limit on wheat to check hoarding

    Food secretary Sanjeev Chopra hinted at the possibility of removing import duty on wheat, saying the government is open to all options to keep prices under control. Wheat prices in retail markets are ruling 6% higher than the comparable period of previous year, despite the government's claim of a bumper crop. "I want to dispel the shortage of wheat in the country," Chopra said, adding that the stock limit has been imposed to reduce hoarding.
  • Unsustainable fishing practices endangering Hilsa population in Ganga estuary

    Juvenile hilsa weighing 50-200 g is causing damage to the hilsa ecosystem in the Ganga estuary. Trawlers are bringing in mainly small hilsa, impacting the population. Fishermen face challenges during ban periods, leading to unsustainable practices.
  • After Telangana's Rs 31,000 cr farm loan waiver, Punjab farmers reiterate similar demand

    The Telangana government has announced a farm loan waiver of up to Rs 2 lakh, benefiting nearly 40 lakh farmers at a cost of around Rs 31,000 crore. Punjab farmers have welcomed this decision and renewed their call for a similar waiver from the central government, arguing that the current cash benefit under PM Kisan is insufficient.
  • Centre imposes stockholding limit on wheat to check hoarding, ensure price stability

    India has capped wheat stock limits for retailers and processors and may reduce or eliminate import taxes to stabilize prices, said Food Secretary Sanjeev Chopra. This move aims to curb inflation and manage supply, as the government explores various measures to ensure wheat price stability in the market.
  • Climate-proofing India's daily bread: The race for resilient wheat

    Satveer Singh's family relies on a sack of wheat flour to stave off hunger. They barely manage, aided by government rations, despite irregular supply. Extreme weather has slashed India's wheat production, forcing the government to cut rations and halt exports. Efforts are underway to develop climate-resilient wheat varieties, crucial for food security.
  • Stop Nafed's onion procurement till irregularities are investigated, demand farmers

    Onion growers are demanding the suspension of Nafed's onion procurement operations due to reported irregularities found by a Nafed team during surprise visits to procurement centers. This demand could hinder the government's goal of creating a strategic onion buffer. The central government aims to procure 5 lakh tonnes of onions for the Price Stabilisation Fund but faces challenges as market prices are higher than the government's offer prices. Allegations of irregularities include buying onions from traders instead of farmers and presenting them as purchases made for Nafed.
  • Govt buys 71,000 tonnes of onion for buffer stock; expects retail prices to ease with normal monsoon

    The Indian government has procured nearly 71,000 tonnes of onion this year for buffer stock, out of a total target of 5 lakh tonnes for price stabilisation. The all-India average onion retail price is Rs 38.67 per kg, while the modal price is Rs 40 per kg. The government is on course to achieve targeted procurement of 5 lakh tonnes for price stabilisation. The procurement price is dynamic and linked to prevailing market prices.
  • Centre committed to procure pulses at MSP to boost production, cut imports: Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    The Centre commits to procuring tur, urad, and masur at Minimum Support Prices (MSP) to boost domestic production and reduce imports. Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan highlights the launch of the e-Samridhi portal through cooperatives NAFED and NCCF for farmer registration.
  • India imposes stock limits on tur, chana to cool prices

    India has imposed stock limits on pigeon peas (tur) and chickpeas (chana) in efforts to stabilize prices and prevent hoarding amidst elevated food costs caused by reduced supplies from factors like drought and heat waves. The limits apply to traders, businesses, and retailers, with specific caps such as 200 metric tons for wholesalers and five metric tons for retailers. Millers are restricted to either the last three months of production or 25% of annual capacity.
  • Agri Minister asks states to encourage farmers to register on e-Samridhi portal to avail procurement benefits

    Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, emphasized the government's commitment to procure major pulses like tur, urad, and masur at Minimum Support Prices (MSP). He urged state governments to promote farmer registration on the e-Samridhi portal for assured procurement. The portal, launched through NAFED, facilitates registration for farmers to avail MSP benefits.