Sep 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST
The new crop varieties were dedicated to the nation through a video conference organised at all ICAR institutes, state and central agricultural universities and Krishi Vighyan Kendra.
- Oct 14, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Healthy monsoon indicates a strong harvest this kharif season. Good soil moisture and water reservoir levels indicate a strong Rabi produce. That's positive for agri focussed companies
- May 27, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Locust is a large, mainly tropical grasshopper, with strong powers of flight and it migrates in vast swarms which cause extensive damage to vegetation.
- Dec 19, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Unseasonal showers in October and November damaged crops over 93 lakh hectares, and the state needs to provide some financial assistance to farmers, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday, before the commencement of the winter session of the state legislature.
- Dec 19, 2019 11:10 AM IST
The destroyed poppy crops were worth Rs 156.87 crore in the international market, Superintendent of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), W Basu Singh said.
- Nov 01, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Shah has conveyed this to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, according to an official statement issued by the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday evening.
- Mar 08, 2018 07:55 AM IST
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.
- Mar 07, 2018 08:50 AM IST
The budget was passed after Chief Minister Raje gave her reply to the debate on appropriation bill while making several announcements.
- Dec 07, 2017 07:56 AM IST
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.
- Oct 27, 2017 09:48 AM IST
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.
- Sep 08, 2017 09:47 AM IST
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.
- Aug 23, 2017 08:50 AM IST
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.
- Aug 21, 2017 08:13 AM IST
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.
- Jul 31, 2017 12:43 PM IST
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.
- Jul 31, 2017 07:50 AM IST
"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.
- Jul 11, 2017 12:21 PM IST
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.
- Jun 30, 2017 04:21 PM IST
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.
- Jun 28, 2017 02:40 PM IST
Tomato is available at Rs 50 a kg in Kolkata, Rs 40-45 in Chennai and Rs 35-40 in Mumbai, trade data showed.
- Jun 14, 2017 01:25 PM IST
The Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 has been approved in the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today.
- Apr 25, 2017 01:49 PM IST
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.
- Mar 30, 2017 09:52 PM IST
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.
- Mar 09, 2017 08:36 AM IST
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.
- Mar 06, 2017 02:28 PM IST
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.
- Feb 22, 2017 08:58 AM IST
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.
- Jan 27, 2017 07:16 PM IST
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.