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

ਕੌਡੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਭਾਅ ਵਿਕ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਪਿਆਜ, ਕਿਸਾਨ ਹੋਏ ਪ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਾਨ

February 17 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 17 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਮੁੰਬਈ— ਪਿਆਜ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਡਿੱਗਦੀਆਂ ਜਾ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਮਹਾਰਾਸ਼ਟਰ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੰਡ

ਭਵਿੱਖਬਾਣੀ: ਇਸ ਵਾਰ ਅਨਾਜ ਦੇ ਲੱਗਣਗੇ ਅੰਬਾਰ

February 17 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 17 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ: ਮੌਨਸੂਨ ਦੀ ਚੰਗੀ ਬਾਰਸ਼ ਤੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੀਆਂ ਨੀਤੀਗਤ ਤਿਆਰੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਮੱਦੇਨਜ਼ਰ ਹਾੜੀ

ਵਿਕਰੀ ਨਾ ਹੋਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਖੇਤਾਂ 'ਚ ਲੱਗੇ ਆਲੂਆਂ ਦੇ ਢੇਰ

February 16 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 16 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ : ਆਲੂਆਂ ਦੀ ਵਿਕਰੀ ਨਾ ਹੋਣ ਕਾਰਨ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਖੇਤਾਂ ‘ਚ ਹੀ ਆਲੂਆਂ ਦ

ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਮਾਰਚ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਲਗਾਏ ਜਾਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮੇਲਿਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਤਰੀਕਾਂ ਜਾਰੀ

February 16 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 16 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ:  ਪੰਜਾਬ ਐਗਰੀਕਲਚਰਲ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ ਮਾਰਚ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੂਬਾ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਸੱਤ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮ

ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੰਗੂਰ ਅਤੇ ਬਿਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਨਵੀਆਂ ਕਿਸਮਾਂ ਜਾਰੀ

February 16 2017

ਮਿਤੀ- 16 ਫਰਵਰੀ 2017

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ : ਪੀਏਯੂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੰਗੂਰ ਦੀ ‘ਸੁਪੀਰੀਅਰ ਸੀਡਲੈਸ’ ਅਤੇ ਬਿਲ ਦੀ ‘ਕਾਗਜ਼ੀ’ ਨ

From the RSS:

  • India set for wheat imports after six years, to shore up reserves

    India is set to resume wheat imports after a six-year hiatus to replenish dwindling reserves and stabilize soaring prices caused by poor harvests. The government is expected to scrap the 40% import tax post-election, allowing private traders to source from top exporter Russia. This move is crucial to ensure ample wheat supply in the market and avoid further price hikes.
  • Chicken prices rise by 25% as heat wave cuts poultry production

    Chicken prices have risen by over 25% in south and east India due to intense heat waves, water scarcity, and bird mortality. Demand remains high with increased money circulation during the elections, affecting prices across regions.
  • June sugar quota higher by 8.5% y-o-y as prices stay firm amid heat waves

    The central government announced a quota of 25.5 lakh tonnes of sugar for June, higher by 8.5% over June 2023, as per the Department of Food and Public Distribution.
  • Sugar exports to depend on monsoon, cane sowing in 2024-25

    India may consider allowing sugar exports for the 2024-25 season pending final assessment of sugarcane sowing and output. The country anticipates a lower sugar production of 30 million tonnes compared to 32.8 million tonnes last year. Mills in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have come close to the end of crushing for the current season and expect to reach 31.8 million tonnes by September. The government is prioritizing stock availability for domestic consumption and ethanol production.
  • Basmati rice export prices plummet below government MEP, global buyers stay away

    Export price of basmati rice falls below government-fixed minimum export price, impacting global buyers and domestic prices. Concerns arise over MEP changes, basmati trade competitiveness, and price pressure. Monsoon and La Niña forecasts influence basmati production, while India's rainfall patterns and consumption trends play significant roles.
  • Wheat procurement crosses last year's figure, comfortable to meet demand: Food ministry

    Wheat procurement for the 2024-25 Rabi marketing season progresses smoothly, surpassing last year's total with 262.48 lakh tonnes acquired, benefiting 22.31 lakh farmers. Major states contributing include Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. Rice procurement from the previous Kharif season also proceeds well, ensuring ample stock for welfare programs. Monsoon forecasts remain pivotal for agricultural planning.
  • Govt plans big scale radiation processing of onions to prevent shortages

    Government plans to irradiate onions to create a 1,00,000-tonne buffer stock amidst a projected 16% output decline. Radiation aims to extend shelf life, curb price volatility. Fifty irradiation centers identified near consumption areas; NAFED and NCCF tasked with procurement. Controlled atmosphere storage at railway hubs considered for quicker transportation.
  • Wheat processors calls for removal of import duty to ease supply shortage

    The wheat processing industry is urging the removal of the 40% import duty on wheat to address the shortage in the local market. With government procurement falling behind targets and carry-forward stocks at a 16-year low, industry representatives argue that eliminating the duty would facilitate imports, bolster buffer stocks, and stabilize wheat prices. International wheat prices have surged by over 15% in the last 10 days, making it financially viable for some mills in South India to import wheat if the duty is lifted.
  • India poised to surpass last year's wheat procurement record

    Government agencies set to exceed last year's wheat procurement figure, with current purchases nearing 261 lakh tonnes. FCI officials confident total procurement will reach 270 lakh tonnes. Madhya Pradesh extends procurement period to May 31. Punjab and Haryana record higher purchases. Efforts to boost procurement in Uttar Pradesh as well.
  • FSSAI warns traders, food businesses against use of calcium carbide for artificial fruit ripening during mango season

    FSSAI has urged the Food Safety Departments of States and Union Territories to be vigilant and take stringent action against those violating these regulations. The authority emphasised that using calcium carbide, a hazardous chemical, poses significant health risks and contravenes the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, along with its associated rules and regulations.
  • Onion prices fall by 15% due to lack of export demand

    India lifted export ban on onions, impacting domestic and international markets. Exporters face limited demand with Indian onions more expensive than Pakistani onions due to $550 per tonne minimum export price. Overseas buyers stocked Pakistani onions, leading to a crash in prices.
  • Google Arts & Culture and India's Ministry of Agriculture launch digital exhibit on millets

    "The digital exhibition highlights the history of millets from ancient grains to modern-day superfoods, as well as their nutritional benefits, contribution to global climate resilience, and potential to address global food security challenges," a release added.
  • Potato prices likely to be on hot plate till year-end

    Trade sources from Uttar Pradesh, the largest producer of potatoes, said the government has already launched a drive to see whether the cold storage facilities in Agra, the centre of the state's potato trade, were hoarding the tuber to jack up prices. "Once the election is over, there will be state-wide monitoring of the movement of potatoes," one of them said.
  • Tea Association of India flags a strange phenomenon

    Tea Association of India (TAI) stated that the strange phenomenon of drop in crop production with no concomitant rise in prices is in stark contrast to the 2020 scenario when drop in production due to covid closure caused a sharp rise in realization of tea prices.
  • Government's stance on sugar exports amidst industry demands

    ISMA seeks sugar export despite surplus, impacting closing stock projections. Central government prioritizes ethanol over export, aiming to build reserves. Sugar prices rise despite production surprises, with 2024-25 forecast dependent on monsoon.
  • Production of tea down all over India by 13 million kg

    Tea industry in season 2024 faces challenges with production declines, weather issues, and financial stress. Darjeeling sector seeks relief package for survival amidst declining yields and prices.
  • India extends free import of yellow peas till October

    India extends duty-free yellow peas import until October 2024. In April-February FY24, the import of yellow peas was $235.92 million as against $0.14 million in FY23.
  • Centre asks states to exclude stubble burners from MSP benefits this year onwards

    Centre implements Supreme Court suggestion to exclude stubble burners from MSP. Punjab, Haryana to tighten enforcement as paddy cultivation areas rise. CoS directs 'red entry' to bar farmers from benefits, seeking exclusion from MSP operations in 2024-25.
  • Why lifting of export ban won’t help increase exports or the local prices of onions

    Five months after implementing a restriction on onion exports due to anticipated shortages in the rabi harvest, India revoked the ban on Saturday. But this decision is unlikely to significantly impact either export volumes or the reduction of domestic onion prices. Industry sources suggest that the government became aware of growing discontent among farmers, which could potentially influence voting in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra.
  • How AI and data can bring another green revolution in India

    India faces environmental challenges in agriculture, but AI offers transformative solutions. Precision farming, empowered by AI and big data, optimizes resources and boosts yields sustainably. With satellite data and predictive analytics, farmers make informed decisions. AI aids resource management and environmental conservation, but widespread adoption requires collaboration. Farmers' active engagement with data transforms them from beneficiaries to contributors, ensuring a sustainable agricultural future driven by technology.
  • India extends duty-free import of yellow peas by four months

    In early December, the central government allowed duty-free imports of yellow peas until March 2024, later to be extended till April and then June. It was part of New Delhi's intervention to cool the prices of the overall pulse basket.
  • Export ban lifted before voting in Maharashtra onion belt

    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Saturday issued a notification permitting the export of onions with the Minimum Export Price (MEP) to $550 per tonne and 40% export duty. A ban on export was hurting the onion farmers in the Western Maharashtra and Marathwada, the area known as the onion belt of the country. These two regions alone produce 40% of the overall onion production of the country.
  • Above-normal Southwest monsoon chances bring hope for India's agricultural sector: Geojit report

    Multiple meteorological organisations are predicting above-normal rainfall during this year's southwest monsoon season in the Indian subcontinent. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts the total rainfall from June to September to be 106% of the long-period average. Last year's southwest monsoon ended with a 6% deficit due to El Nino, causing variations in rainfall distribution. Some regions experienced shortages while others, like West Rajasthan and Saurashtra-Kutch, received ample rainfall. However, 7 subdivisions, including Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, experienced deficient rainfall.
  • Onion exports: India lifts ban on sending onions out of the country

    India has lifted the ban on onion exports after almost six months. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade set the Minimum Export Price at $550 per tonne. Onions have historically influenced India's political landscape during elections.
  • Bad news for chai lovers! Heat wave worries reach North Bengal as tea biz suffers

    Tea industry shortage due to heat wave: Certain districts of North Bengal are experiencing high temperatures, adversely affecting the tea crop.
  • With export of oranges squeezed, Nagpur region farmers pin their hope on pulp

    Trade tensions near Nagpur impact onion and cotton, affecting orange growers and cotton farmers in Vidarbha. Export policies and market fluctuations pose challenges, prompting farmers to seek alternative solutions like pulp factories amid the crisis.
  • Digital crop survey on cards to fine-tune farm statistics

    A mobile application of the digital crop survey and relevant web applications will be used by nodal officials of states to gather data on crop sowing. The farm ministry aims to create a robust crop survey system that uses the latest technological advancements such as visual and advanced analytics, GIS-GPS technologies and AI/ML (machine learning) to lend accuracy to the sowing estimates.
  • Govt buys 196 lakh tonne wheat so far, higher than annual demand of 186 lakh ton for welfare schemes

    Government exceeds wheat procurement target for welfare schemes, focusing on buffer stocks and open market intervention. Lower purchases in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. Food Corporation of India strives for 310-320 lakh tonne procurement to stabilize prices.
  • High temperatures help improve paddy quality

    However, the heatwave has posed challenges for the production of rice-bran oil, with manufacturers facing a shortage of labor. Rice-bran oil is extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice, known as bran, within 24 hours of paddy harvesting. The reduced acreage under rabi paddy this year, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, has not hindered the estimated production of 123.57 lakh metric tonnes of rabi rice.
  • Food prices to ease post-June as above normal monsoon predicted in India

    The Indian government anticipates a decrease in food prices following forecasts of above-normal monsoon rains by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), as stated in the finance ministry's recent monthly economic review. The report highlights expectations of increased crop production due to favorable rainfall.
  • Diversion of B Heavy Molasses will release Rs 2300 crore for the distilleries; says NFCSF

    The decision of the central government to allow use of the 7 lakh tonnes of B Heavy Molasses for ethanol production will help the sugar industry get a revenue of Rs 2300 crores, said National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF), which represents the cooperative sugar mills of the country.
  • NFCSF hails govt decision to allow use of 7 lakh tonne of excess B-heavy molasses for ethanol making

    NFCSF welcomed govt's decision to allow 7 lakh tonne of B-heavy molasses for ethanol, aiding in ethanol production and improving sugar mills' finances. This move will release around Rs 700 crore from remaining stocks, impacting selling rate and distillation projects.
  • Govt nudges 3 states to produce pulses, offers MSP with no bar

    The Indian government is collaborating with farmers in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh to sow kharif pulses like tur, urad, and moong before sowing for the season starts. The aim is to increase pulse cultivation and reduce import dependence. The government has not set a production target yet. The National Co-operative Consumers' Federation of India Ltd. (NCCF) has been appointed as the chief nodal agency for the programme.
  • Action plans for banana, mangoes exports among 20 agricultural products in works

    “We have identified 20 products. At present, India’s share is low in global exports. We are working on a detailed action for all these products,” said Rajesh Agarwal, additional secretary, department of commerce, adding that the action plan will be discussed with all the stakeholders including states for further action.
  • Agri exports fall 9 pc to $43.7 bn during Apr-Feb 2024 due to global, domestic factors

    India's agriculture exports decreased by 8.8% to USD 43.7 billion in 2023-24 due to the Red Sea crisis, Russia-Ukraine war, and domestic restrictions. Basmati rice exports saw a 22% growth.
  • Detailed action plans for 20 agri products likely in 3-4 months to boost exports

    Government plans to boost exports of 20 agri products, aiming to increase India's global share to 4-5%. Potential export markets include the US, Malaysia, and Canada. APEDA's sea route protocols help reduce logistics costs.
  • India's sugar demand surges in heat wave and election season

    Higher consumption would lift local prices and boost margins of sugar producers such as Balrampur Chini, Shree Renuka Sugars, Bajaj Hindusthan, and Dwarikesh Sugar and help them in making cane payments on time to farmers.
  • Not so sweet: Sugar prices up 4.5% in last 2 weeks

    Sugar prices rise 4.5% in 2 weeks amid soaring summer demand from ice cream and beverage companies. Government increases April sales quota to 2.5 million tonnes. Rising mercury and election campaigning fuel the surge.
  • High demand, dip in production push millet prices up 17%

    High demand, social media trends, and production decline increase millet prices. Raginflation at 16.6% in March. Jowar inflation at 10%. Millets gaining popularity in healthy snacks, sweets. Government initiatives and rising demand may affect output and prices.
  • Gujarat farmer's online donkey milk business rakes in Rs 3 lakh monthly

    Here's how Dhiren Solanki's innovative approach to selling donkey milk online for Rs 5,000 per litre has transformed his business, earning him a substantial income of Rs 3 lakh per month. Learn about the challenges he faced and the strategies he employed to establish a successful online presence in the dairy industry.
  • CNH Industrial looks to leverage India's tech skills, cost advantages for global requirements

    CNH Industrial harnesses Indian talent at the India Technology Centre for global technology development, emphasizing innovation and regional customization of products for specific needs like cotton plantations and orchards.
  • Forecast of good monsoon brightens farm prospects

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted "above-normal" monsoon rains at 106% of the long-period average in 2024, raising hopes in the farm sector after erratic weather last year clipped the summer harvest.
  • Spinning industry expects operating margins to improve by 150-200 basis points this fiscal after hitting decadal low

    CRISIL Ratings foresees improved operating margins for the cotton yarn spinning industry, driven by factors like revenue growth, stable cotton prices, and enhanced credit profiles. The industry's financial health is expected to strengthen further.
  • India's pulses import almost doubled in 2023-24, it may rise further this year

    India's reliance on pulses imports has increased, nearly doubling in the 2023-24 fiscal year to USD 3.74 billion. The surge in imports, estimated to be over 45 lakh tonnes, is aimed at meeting domestic demand and controlling prices. To address this, the government is exploring new markets like Brazil and Argentina for long-term contracts. Despite various incentives, including duty-free imports and higher MSP, domestic pulses production has declined in recent years due to factors like erratic climate conditions. This has led to concerns about inflation, with pulses inflation at 17% in March.
  • Area under kharif pulses may go up by 15% driven by higher prices

    India's pulse acreage is expected to increase in the kharif season due to record high prices and forecasted above-normal monsoon rains. Low domestic production of pulses has kept prices high in the country over the last two years, with consumers paying ₹180-200/kg of tur dal. In 2023, the acreage for pulses declined by 5.4% due to delayed and deficit rains during the crucial sowing season.
  • Sugar output remains slightly lower at 31.09 million tonnes till Apr 15 of 2023-24 season: ISMA

    India is a major sugar producing country in the world. Sugar season runs from October to September. Currently, there are curbs on sugar exports for an indefinite period. Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has revised the net sugar production estimate for 2023-24 season to 32 million tonnes.
  • No reports of impact of rains on wheat, other crops: Agriculture ministry officials

    Recent rains have not impacted wheat and other rabi crops, with harvesting progressing smoothly. The IMD predicts continued rain and hailstorms due to a fresh western disturbance. The agriculture ministry assures no damage to crops, with potential benefits for summer crops like rice. Wheat harvesting in Punjab and Haryana is underway, with productivity levels expected to result in a record wheat production for the year. Late-sown wheat crop is also expected to be ready for harvest soon.
  • India won't be feeding sugar to the world this season

    Sugar export: The government has rejected sugar export possibility for the current season despite industry demand. Indian Sugar Mills Association seeks to export 10 lakh tonnes, citing healthy closing stock. Sugar production exceeded 30 million tonnes and ISMA has revised estimate to 32 million tonnes. Government may allow use of excess B-heavy molasses for ethanol production.
  • Potato costlier by 10% as output falls

    The all-India retail price for potato was Rs 26 per kg on Saturday, up 10.18% month-on-month and 32% year-on-year, showed data from the Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Indian coffee growers cheer as robusta production drops globally, prices hit record high

    India's robusta coffee prices skyrocket to Rs 10,080 per 50 kg, a historic high. Growers face challenges, but the surge brings relief. Supply-demand dynamics and shifts in production contribute to this windfall, offering hope for the industry.