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  • PI Industries: Strong Q2 performance, bright outlook Oct 30, 2020 11:47 AM IST

    PI Industries: Strong Q2 performance, bright outlook

    PI Industries' domestic business has seen strong demand from increasing crop acreage and a timely and well-distributed monsoon

  • Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not Oct 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

    Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success

  • Cabinet hikes ethanol prices; Sugarcane farmers to benefit Oct 29, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    Cabinet hikes ethanol prices; Sugarcane farmers to benefit

    The price of sugar juice-based ethanol was being increased by Rs 3.25 per litre to Rs 62.65 per litre, that of ethanol ‘B Heavy’ was being raised to Rs 57.61 per litre, and ‘C Heavy’ ethanol will fetch Rs 45.69 per litre.

  • Six states accounting for 32.7 percent of GVA poised for higher rural spend in FY21: Report Oct 29, 2020 03:51 PM IST

    Six states accounting for 32.7 percent of GVA poised for higher rural spend in FY21: Report

    The ratings agency said that the contribution of agriculture to GVA growth ranged between 4.8 percent to 11.2 percent during FY13-FY20 and is expected to increase to only 14.4 percent in FY21 (FY20 8.6 percent), despite the COVID--19 induced contraction in the industrial and services sectors

  • Economy getting back on track faster than expected, says PM Modi Oct 29, 2020 02:46 PM IST

    Economy getting back on track faster than expected, says PM Modi

    In an interview with the Economic Times, the Prime Minister also said that with regards to further stimulus measures, the government will ensure that all required measures needed to continue stimulating the economy are undertaken in a timely manner while ensuring overall macro-economic stability.

  • Govt releasing one lakh tonne of onion buffer stock: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Oct 29, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Govt releasing one lakh tonne of onion buffer stock: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    "The government has already taken cognisance of the issue of rising prices of onions and its one lakh tonnes of buffer stock is being released through NAFED,” Narendra Singh Tomar said.

  • Explained | What Kerala’s move to fix floor price for vegetables means for consumers and farmers Oct 28, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    Explained | What Kerala’s move to fix floor price for vegetables means for consumers and farmers

    What impact will the action have on consumers, what does it mean for a state that is dependent on outside produce, how will the scheme be implemented, and other key questions answered

  • Govt procures 151.17 lakh tonne paddy at MSP for Rs 28,543 crore so far this season Oct 26, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Govt procures 151.17 lakh tonne paddy at MSP for Rs 28,543 crore so far this season

    Paddy procurement for kharif 2020-21 is progressing smoothly in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala with purchase of over 151.17 lakh tonne up to October 25 against 125.05 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of last year.

  • Govt imposes stock limit on onion traders to check prices Oct 23, 2020 06:03 PM IST

    Govt imposes stock limit on onion traders to check prices

    Retailers can stock onion only up to 2 tonne, whereas wholesale traders are allowed to keep up to 25 tonne, Consumer Affairs Secretary Leena Nandan said in a press conference.

  • Onions at Rs 100/kg in Mumbai, Pune as wholesale prices soar: Report Oct 22, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Onions at Rs 100/kg in Mumbai, Pune as wholesale prices soar: Report

    Heavy rainfall has affected onion supply, said Lasalgaon APMC chairperson Suvarna Jagtap

  • COVID-19 makes money more scarce for MP's small farmers Oct 21, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    COVID-19 makes money more scarce for MP's small farmers

    On September 19, the traders of the APMC had announced a five-day bandh to protest against the inaction of the government regarding the rising cases of coronavirus. As farmers are unable to sell their produce owing to indefinite strike, most of them are forced to sell their yield for lower prices.

  • Kharif foodgrains production likely to be record 144.52 MT in 2020-21: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Oct 16, 2020 01:03 PM IST

    Kharif foodgrains production likely to be record 144.52 MT in 2020-21: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a record increase in area sown to kharif crops by 4.51 percent to 1,121.75 lakh hectares this year, Narendra Singh Tomar added.

  • Rajasthan govt extends interest waiver scheme for agriculture traders till December 31 Oct 12, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Rajasthan govt extends interest waiver scheme for agriculture traders till December 31

    According to the proposal, till September 30, a total amount of Rs 68 crore were outstanding dues, including mandi and allocation fees and other arears from the various agricultural committees of the state.

  • Govt ensured higher crop procurement during COVID-19 pandemic: Jitendra Singh Oct 07, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    Govt ensured higher crop procurement during COVID-19 pandemic: Jitendra Singh

    Interacting with farmers, panchayat representatives and local activists of peripheral areas of Basohli and Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir, he cited figures to state that despite COVID-19, the procurement of wheat was 15 percent higher than the last year and about 390 lakh tonnes of wheat was procured throughout the country.

  • Farmer protests: Government bets on 'big guns' as it starts nationwide outreach initiative Oct 07, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Farmer protests: Government bets on 'big guns' as it starts nationwide outreach initiative

    The government is rolling out the ‘big guns’ including Defence Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s farmer face Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur,

  • Farm bills can fetch higher prices than MSP, says Ashok Dalwai Oct 06, 2020 12:09 PM IST

    Farm bills can fetch higher prices than MSP, says Ashok Dalwai

    Time has come to explore India as one single market, says chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income.

  • Sustained COVID-19 spread poses risks to growth: Finance Ministry Oct 04, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Sustained COVID-19 spread poses risks to growth: Finance Ministry

    India seems to have crossed the peak in COVID-19 cases, as per available data, the Finance Ministry's Monthly Economic Report for September said.

  • The farm reforms are an attempt to integrate agriculture with Indian capitalism Oct 01, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    The farm reforms are an attempt to integrate agriculture with Indian capitalism

    In the context of farm reforms, we could learn from the Chinese experience, where contract farming has flourished

  • Farmers across India up in arms against farm bills, tractor set afire at India Gate Sep 28, 2020 07:11 PM IST

    Farmers across India up in arms against farm bills, tractor set afire at India Gate

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has defended the legislation - recently approved by India's parliament - as reform measures that will help rid India's vast agriculture sector of antiquated laws.

  • Farm bill protest | Tractor set on fire at India Gate as stir intensifies Sep 28, 2020 02:24 PM IST

    Farm bill protest | Tractor set on fire at India Gate as stir intensifies

    A group of people has set a tractor on fire at Delhi’s India Gate on September 28. Farmers and opposition parties, including Congress, are staging protests across the country over the new farm legislations.

  • Farmer protests to intensify, guarantee needed that produce will be bought at price above MSP, says leader Sep 28, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    Farmer protests to intensify, guarantee needed that produce will be bought at price above MSP, says leader

    VM  Singh, convenor of the All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee, the country’s largest pan-India umbrella organisation comprising 250 farmer federations, which is at the forefront of the stir, says

  • Home Minister Amit Shah hails ‘landmark’ farm bills, terms opposition’s conduct ‘dark blot on Indian democracy’ Sep 24, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah hails ‘landmark’ farm bills, terms opposition’s conduct ‘dark blot on Indian democracy’

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that allegations of the farm bills being against farmers are “baseless”.

  • Govt sets foodgrain output target at record 301 million tonnes for 2020-21 Sep 21, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Govt sets foodgrain output target at record 301 million tonnes for 2020-21

    The target for the 2020-21 crop year (July-June) was set at the National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020, which was held on Monday to review the progress of the kharif (summer-sown) season and plan for the rabi crops.

  • Can augmenting rural sector revive the economy? Sep 21, 2020 01:11 PM IST

    Can augmenting rural sector revive the economy?

    The three farm Bills and the stimulus packages targeting the agriculture sector are expected to address the supply-side challenges and keep food inflation in control

  • MSP hike for wheat, other Rabi crops likely at Cabinet meeting today Sep 21, 2020 01:02 PM IST

    MSP hike for wheat, other Rabi crops likely at Cabinet meeting today

    The government could increase wheat MSP by Rs 85 a quintal, at the cabinet meeting scheduled later today, reports suggest

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