PI Industries' domestic business has seen strong demand from increasing crop acreage and a timely and well-distributed monsoon
Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success
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.
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
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
Heavy rainfall has affected onion supply, said Lasalgaon APMC chairperson Suvarna Jagtap
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Time has come to explore India as one single market, says chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income.
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.
In the context of farm reforms, we could learn from the Chinese experience, where contract farming has flourished
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.
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.
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
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that allegations of the farm bills being against farmers are “baseless”.
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.
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
The government could increase wheat MSP by Rs 85 a quintal, at the cabinet meeting scheduled later today, reports suggest