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  • PM Modi launches 35 crop varieties with special traits to address climate change, malnutrition Sep 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    PM Modi launches 35 crop varieties with special traits to address climate change, malnutrition

    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.

  • Monsoons – At least something was good in 2020 Oct 14, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Monsoons – At least something was good in 2020

    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

  • Locust outbreak amid coronavirus pandemic 'badly timed': Government official May 27, 2020 09:30 AM IST

    Locust outbreak amid coronavirus pandemic 'badly timed': Government official

    Locust is a large, mainly tropical grasshopper, with strong powers of flight and it migrates in vast swarms which cause extensive damage to vegetation.

  • Maharashtra govt to discuss crop loan waiver with allies: Ajit Pawar Dec 19, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Maharashtra govt to discuss crop loan waiver with allies: Ajit Pawar

    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.

  • 2,241 acres of poppy plants worth Rs 157cr destroyed in Manipur in 2018-19 crop year: Official Dec 19, 2019 11:10 AM IST

    2,241 acres of poppy plants worth Rs 157cr destroyed in Manipur in 2018-19 crop year: Official

    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.

  • Central team to assess crop damage in Maharashtra: Amit Shah Nov 01, 2019 08:52 AM IST

    Central team to assess crop damage in Maharashtra: Amit Shah

    Shah has conveyed this to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, according to an official statement issued by the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday evening.

  • Govt approves plan to stop farmers burning crop residues Mar 08, 2018 07:55 AM IST

    Govt approves plan to stop farmers burning crop residues

    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.

  • Vasundhara Raje govt extends crop-loan waiver benefits to all farmers as state budget is passed Mar 07, 2018 08:50 AM IST

    Vasundhara Raje govt extends crop-loan waiver benefits to all farmers as state budget is passed

    The budget was passed after Chief Minister Raje gave her reply to the debate on appropriation bill while making several announcements.

  • ICE cotton rises on Indian crop concerns Dec 07, 2017 07:56 AM IST

    ICE cotton rises on Indian crop concerns

    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.

  • Uttar Pradesh raises 2017/18 cane price by 3.3% Oct 27, 2017 09:48 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh raises 2017/18 cane price by 3.3%

    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.

  • Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage Sep 08, 2017 09:47 AM IST

    Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

    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.

  • Maharashtra loan waiver: Disbursal of amount to start from October 1 Aug 23, 2017 08:50 AM IST

    Maharashtra loan waiver: Disbursal of amount to start from October 1

    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.

  • NABARD sanctions Rs 1,350-cr loan to Rajasthan govt Aug 21, 2017 08:13 AM IST

    NABARD sanctions Rs 1,350-cr loan to Rajasthan govt

    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.

  • Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells Supreme Court Jul 31, 2017 12:43 PM IST

    Will take policy decision on GM mustard crop, Centre tells Supreme Court

    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.

  • Uttar Pradesh links 42% farmers' Aadhaar numbers with loan waiver scheme Jul 31, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh links 42% farmers' Aadhaar numbers with loan waiver scheme

    "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.

  • Dry spell threatens Indian summer crops, could raise farmers woes Jul 11, 2017 12:21 PM IST

    Dry spell threatens Indian summer crops, could raise farmers woes

    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.

  • India extends crop fumigation exemption until end-December Jun 30, 2017 04:21 PM IST

    India extends crop fumigation exemption until end-December

    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 prices soar to 60-70 per kg, govt keeping a tab Jun 28, 2017 02:40 PM IST

    Tomato prices soar to 60-70 per kg, govt keeping a tab

    Tomato is available at Rs 50 a kg in Kolkata, Rs 40-45 in Chennai and Rs 35-40 in Mumbai, trade data showed.

  • Govt extends interest subsidy on short-term crop loans Jun 14, 2017 01:25 PM IST

    Govt extends interest subsidy on short-term crop loans

    The Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 has been approved in the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today.

  • Wheat production likely to touch record 98 MT this crop year Apr 25, 2017 01:49 PM IST

    Wheat production likely to touch record 98 MT this crop year

    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 extends crop fumigation exemption until end-June: Government sources Mar 30, 2017 09:52 PM IST

    India extends crop fumigation exemption until end-June: Government sources

    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.

  • Sugarcane MSP at Rs 320 in Haryana: Minister Mar 09, 2017 08:36 AM IST

    Sugarcane MSP at Rs 320 in Haryana: Minister

    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 seen importing 2-3mn tonnes of wheat in 2017/18:Chaturvedi Mar 06, 2017 02:28 PM IST

    India seen importing 2-3mn tonnes of wheat in 2017/18:Chaturvedi

    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.

  • Govt may consider imposing import duty on wheat: Paswan Feb 22, 2017 08:58 AM IST

    Govt may consider imposing import duty on wheat: Paswan

    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.

  • Wheat acreage up 7.87%; rains boosting crop prospects Jan 27, 2017 07:16 PM IST

    Wheat acreage up 7.87%; rains boosting crop prospects

    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.

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