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  • Explained | How important is monsoon for India's agriculture sector? Jun 01, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Explained | How important is monsoon for India's agriculture sector?

    In a positive sign for the farming community, June to September rainfall over the monsoon core zone, which includes the rainfed agriculture regions in the country, are most likely to get above the normal rate of rain at around 106 percent of Long-Period-Average

  • 2.21 lakh hectare of crops damaged in Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee Jun 01, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    2.21 lakh hectare of crops damaged in Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

    The chief minister said that the state has opened around 1200 relief camps in which 2 lakh odd people have taken shelter following the cyclone which made landfall in neighbouring Odisha on May 26.

  • West Bengal govt to use ISRO's remote-sensing tech to assess crop damage Jun 26, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    West Bengal govt to use ISRO's remote-sensing tech to assess crop damage

    "This will help us in fast verification of the damage and, in turn, ensure timely submission of data to Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited," state Agricultural Minister Ashis Banerjee told PTI.

  • Big Story | 13% more kharif crops sown this year amid COVID-19 disruption Jun 15, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Big Story | 13% more kharif crops sown this year amid COVID-19 disruption

    Does this mean the agriculture sector has escaped the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak so far? Monycontrol’s Sakshi Batra explains.

  • Here's why locusts are being sighted in urban areas May 27, 2020 03:07 PM IST

    Here's why locusts are being sighted in urban areas

    Several locust waves are expected from now until early July due to spring breeding in southern Iran and southwest Pakistan.

  • Soil health card boosts farm income up to Rs 30,000/acre depending on crops: Study Feb 17, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Soil health card boosts farm income up to Rs 30,000/acre depending on crops: Study

    The study, conducted by the National Productivity Council (NPC) in 76 districts of 19 states - covering 170 soil testing labs and 1,700 farmers, has been released on the completion of five year of the government scheme.

  • Grim Diwali for farmers as post monsoon showers damage crops Oct 28, 2019 01:45 PM IST

    Grim Diwali for farmers as post monsoon showers damage crops

    While the district, located in the perennially parched Marathwada region, got deficient downpour during this year's rainy season, it received excess post monsoon showers in the last one week, a government official said.

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the market Nov 29, 2018 06:04 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the market

    Here's a roundup of key updates in commodities market

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol: Roundup of key happenings in the market Oct 22, 2018 06:58 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol: Roundup of key happenings in the market

    Here's a roundup of the key happenings in the commodities market, with a deep dive into some of the most active counters

  • India set to raise support prices for winter crops amid farmer anger Oct 03, 2018 01:40 PM IST

    India set to raise support prices for winter crops amid farmer anger

    The government announces minimum support prices (MSPs) for most crops yearly to set a benchmark, although state agencies usually buy limited quantities of staples such as rice and wheat at those prices due to a lack of storage and funds. Market prices for many crops typically run well below MSPs.

  • India's cotton plantings to fall as pest dents farmers' income Mar 20, 2018 03:22 PM IST

    India's cotton plantings to fall as pest dents farmers' income

    The reduction in planting area could cut into export supply from India and further bolster global cotton prices, which earlier this month hit their highest since June 2014.

  • Growth in food grain production likely to be lower this year: Nomura Sep 12, 2017 12:17 PM IST

    Growth in food grain production likely to be lower this year: Nomura

    According to the Japanese financial services major, the land area sown has fallen across all other crops: rice, pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds and jute. "Overall, with less than three weeks left in the monsoon season (June-September), the current crop sowing progress suggests growth in food grain production will be much lower this year," Nomura said.

  • India's wheat imports slow as traders grapple with unsold stocks May 17, 2017 11:42 AM IST

    India's wheat imports slow as traders grapple with unsold stocks

    Wheat inventories at ports have climbed to a record high of about 1.8 million tonnes, mainly cargoes shipped from Australia and the Black Sea region, trade and industry sources said.

  • Here is a round up on commodity market Feb 27, 2017 01:33 PM IST

    Here is a round up on commodity market

    Watch Manisha Gupta of CNBC-TV18 speaking about the current price trends in spices and crops and also focuses on weather updates.

  • Farmers can insure rabi crops till January 10 Dec 30, 2016 04:02 PM IST

    Farmers can insure rabi crops till January 10

    The deadline to take insurance policy for both loanee and non-loanee farmers from banks for rabi crops under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) expires tomorrow.

  • Sugar mills buy cane worth Rs 429 crore in current season Dec 10, 2016 03:08 PM IST

    Sugar mills buy cane worth Rs 429 crore in current season

    Sugar mills in the district have purchased cane crops worth Rs 429.46 crore and released Rs 186.23 crore to the farmers during the current season, a top official said.

  • 'Kharif crop in over 35 lakh hectare hit due to rain failure' Nov 25, 2016 06:00 PM IST

    'Kharif crop in over 35 lakh hectare hit due to rain failure'

    Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said the crops included food grains, which was raised in about 51.43 lakh hectares. Of this crops in 27.08 lakh hectares had been affected due to shortfall of rains.

  • India needs to treble egg output: Government Oct 14, 2016 02:54 PM IST

    India needs to treble egg output: Government

    Addressing on the occasion of World Egg Day, Singh said the government is promoting poultry activities under various schemes and giving financial assistance to families below poverty line (BPL).

  • Monsoon likely to end late, benefit farmers Jun 25, 2016 01:17 PM IST

    Monsoon likely to end late, benefit farmers

    Monsoon rains are the lifeblood of India's agriculture-dependent economy and a week's delay in their onset this year has caused the planting of summer-sown crops such as cotton, rice, soybean and sugar cane to drop by nearly 24 percent.

  • Icrisat inks pact with T-Hub for agricultural sector Jun 01, 2016 07:50 AM IST

    Icrisat inks pact with T-Hub for agricultural sector

    The statement issued by The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) said the pact includes setting up of an incubation hub for agriculture.

  • If god wishes, there will be rain: Venkaiah Naidu on drought Apr 07, 2016 01:18 PM IST

    If god wishes, there will be rain: Venkaiah Naidu on drought

    "Is drought in our hands? It will rain when god wishes. If it rains it is good, otherwise we will do what we have to. The state recommends compensation and we release funds, it is a continuous process," said Naidu.

  • Farmers demand compensation for crop loss Mar 11, 2016 07:36 AM IST

    Farmers demand compensation for crop loss

    Farmers here staged a protest in collectorate area and demanded compensation from the state government for their crops damaged by untimely rains and hailstorms "90 to 95 percent of crops were damaged by rain and massive hailstorm on March 7.

  • Govt may provide market-linked insurance for plantation crops Mar 10, 2016 03:28 PM IST

    Govt may provide market-linked insurance for plantation crops

    The revenue insurance scheme for plantation crops, an official said, will be launched once the operational parameters are finalised by the government.

  • India's target to import GMO-free corn: Mission Impossible? Feb 16, 2016 08:59 AM IST

    India's target to import GMO-free corn: Mission Impossible?

    The Asian country of 1.2 billion people does not allow cultivation of any genetically modified food, and has rules that are supposed to ensure that imports contain no trace of GMOs.

  • Crop insurance premium discussed at meeting chaired by PM Jan 06, 2016 09:37 PM IST

    Crop insurance premium discussed at meeting chaired by PM

    The ministry, in its cabinet note, has proposed an average premium of upto 2.5 percent for foodgrain and oilseeds crops and 5 percent for horticulture crops.

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