The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the plan on Wednesday which aims to stop farmers from burning the crop residues ahead of winter planting.
The budget was passed after Chief Minister Raje gave her reply to the debate on appropriation bill while making several announcements.
Cotton contracts for March settled up 0.21 cent, or 0.29 percent, at 72.72 cents per lb., and traded in a range of 72.44 and 73.27 cents a lb.
The state raised the cane price to 315 rupees ($4.85) per 100 kg for the crop year that began this month, up from 305 rupees in the previous year, the state official, who declined to be named because he isn't authorised to speak with media, told Reuters by telephone.
A state task force recommended last month that Arkansas bar sprayings after April 15, 2018, to protect plants vulnerable to the chemical, after farmers complained that soybeans and other crops were damaged when the weed killer drifted away from where it was sprayed this summer.
As on, total 22,40,943 farmers have enrolled for the loan waiver scheme, of which 18,85,457 have actually applied for it, state co-operation minister Subhash Deshmukh said.
The sanction includes assistance for construction of two rural drinking water supply projects, strengthening/ rehabilitation of 1,614 rural roads and modernisation of three major irrigation projects, a NABARD spokesperson said.
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud told Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha that if the government takes a decision in favour of GM mustard crop, then the court would like to hear the petition challenging the commercial release.
"In order to zero in on the deserving and genuine beneficiaries for the Fasal Rin Mochan Yojana (Crop Loan Redemption Scheme), the UP government is linking the Aadhaar number of the farmers with the scheme. So far, 42 per cent of the beneficiary farmers having an Aadhaar number have been linked with the scheme," UP Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi told PTI.
Lower yields or crop failure will increase discontent among farmers that has triggered protests in the big agrarian states in recent months and forced the state governments to waive billions of dollars of farm loans.
The country's plant quarantine authority had earlier said that after June 30 India would only accept cargoes fumigated with methyl bromide at the country of origin, threatening to disrupt supplies of pulses from Canada and wheat from Europe and the Black Sea region.
Tomato is available at Rs 50 a kg in Kolkata, Rs 40-45 in Chennai and Rs 35-40 in Mumbai, trade data showed.
The Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 has been approved in the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today.
In its second estimate, the agriculture ministry had pegged a record wheat output of 96.64 MT for the current crop year (July-June) as against the actual output of 92.29 MT last year.
India has extended an exemption for crop cargoes to be fumigated with methyl bromide, the gas once used as a pesticide but now banned in most parts of the world, at the country of export, government sources said on Thursday.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister O P Dhankar was replying to the Calling Attention Notice of INLD MLA Parminder Singh Dhull and three other MLAs during the ongoing budget session of the Assembly here.
India is expected to produce about 95 million tonnes of wheat from the upcoming harvest, Adani Agribusiness chief Atul Chaturvedi told Reuters in an interview, up from last year's 85 million tonnes estimated by traders.
Paswan said there would be a bumper wheat production this year and the government has set a procurement target at 33 million tonnes for the 2017-18 marketing year, starting April.
Barring rice and coarse cereals, other crops were covered in wider area in the ongoing rabi season of 2016-17 crop year (July-June). Sowing of rabi (winter) crops begins from October and harvesting from April.
On the eve of New Year, all eyes in the country will be glued to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's televised address to the nation at 7.30 pm.
Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said it is unprecedented that the ruling side is not allowing Parliament to function.
A Navaneethakrishnan (AIADMK) raised the issue during Zero Hour, saying the farmers are facing problems in paying interest on their crop insurance loans due to paucity of cash.
Private traders have exported 1.65 lakh tonne wheat in the first five months of the current financial year, government today said.
"The productivity of various crops and legumes in the country is less as compared to that of some countries in Europe, the US and China," Singh said during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.
The research also confirms that Indus populations were the earliest people to use complex multi-cropping strategies across both seasons, growing foods during summer (rice, millets and beans) and winter (wheat, barley and pulses), which required different watering regimes.