Sep 09, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Onions prices are likely to remain at a higher trajectory during October-November following delay in crop arrivals due to rainfall deficit as August, the key month for transplantation, did not see any recovery in monsoon.
- May 24, 2021 10:45 PM IST
As per the government data, the retail prices of edible oils have risen over 62 percent in over a year and is adding woes to consumers already reeling under the economic distress induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Jan 01, 2021 08:56 PM IST
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies have purchased 487.92 lakh tonnes of paddy till December 31 as against 390.56 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year.
- Dec 26, 2020 09:06 PM IST
Food Corporation of India (FCI) and other state agencies have procured 449.83 lakh tonnes of paddy till December 25 as against 360.09 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year.
- Dec 11, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The Food Corporation of India and state agencies have purchased 368.7 lakh tonnes of paddy up to December 10 as against purchase of 300.97 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period last year.
- Dec 04, 2020 08:40 PM IST
In the ongoing kharif marketing season (KMS) 2020-21, the government continues to procure kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP (minimum support price) from farmers, an official statement said on Friday.
- Oct 15, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The government through the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies undertakes procurement of paddy at MSP.
- Oct 14, 2020 08:35 PM IST
More than 80 percent of the country's paddy crop is grown in the kharif season. The government through Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies undertakes procurement of paddy at MSP.
- Sep 04, 2020 05:10 PM IST
According to the ministry's data, kharif crops have been sown in a record area of 1,095.38 lakh hectare so far this season, as against 1,030.32 lakh hectare in the year-ago.
- Aug 21, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The sowing area under pulses went up by 7 percent to 132.56 lakh hectare, against 124.15 lakh hectare area.
- May 29, 2020 08:58 PM IST
It may be noted that sowing of rice and other kharif crops is being undertaken amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Although farm activities are exempted from lockdown rules, the reasons are not known yet for slow area coverage under rice.
- Jul 08, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Area under Kharif crops has declined by 27 per cent at 234.33 lakh hectare till last week of the ongoing Kharif season of 2019-20 crop year (July-June), as against last 319.68 lakh hectares in the same period last year.
- Apr 16, 2018 03:20 PM IST
The monsoon is critical to replenish 81 reservoirs necessary for power generation, irrigation and drinking
- Jan 11, 2018 02:12 PM IST
Onion is being sold at over Rs 50/kg in the national capital, Mumbai and Kolkata, respectively. In Chennai, the price is ruling at Rs 45/kg, as per the official data. A similar trend prevails in small cities as well.
- Nov 28, 2017 08:20 AM IST
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said his office compiled the information provided by the collectors of all the 30 districts.
- Sep 25, 2017 06:44 PM IST
According to the first advance estimate released today by the agriculture ministry, production of all kharif foodgrains -- rice, pulses and coarse cereals -- is projected to decline from the record 138.52 mt last kharif while the production of cotton, oil seeds and jute is estimated to fall and that of sugarcane to go up.
- Jan 02, 2017 02:46 PM IST
However, a final call on the quantum of relief amount to be released from the National Disaster Response Fund to the state would be taken during the January 4 meeting of the high-level Committee, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
- Jul 08, 2016 06:22 PM IST
Sowing of paddy, the main kharif crop, has gained momentum on account of good monsoon and total acreage under this crop has gone up by 6 percent to 81.93 lakh hectares so far this year, according to the Agriculture Ministry
- Jul 10, 2015 10:01 AM IST
"Some of the affected farmers could not get the financial relief due to technical reasons, including non-availability of bank accounts," an official said.
- Jun 27, 2013 07:50 PM IST
Amid expectations of normal rain,the government today approved a hike of Rs 60 in paddy support price (MSP) to Rs 1,310 per quintal in order to encourage farmers to grow more in the ongoing kharif season.
- Jul 18, 2012 01:13 PM IST
With average rainfall shortage at 23%, worries are that this could tip the balance in an already precarious economic environment in the country.
- Jul 10, 2012 07:05 PM IST
Montek Singh explains to CNBC-TV18 that though the monsoons have been delayed, it cannot be said that the monsoons have failed. However, a weak monsoon may hit sowing of the kharif crop.
- Sep 19, 2011 07:00 PM IST
An empowered group of ministers (eGoM) on food is scheduled to meet here tomorrow to review the ban on onions amid protests by growers in the key producing regions against the prohibition.
- Aug 16, 2011 04:37 PM IST
Food Minister K V Thomas today informed Parliament that Rs 24,000 crore has been sanctioned to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) so far in 2011-12 to clear dues with state procurement agencies.
- Jul 15, 2011 07:28 PM IST
Area under paddy cultivation has increased by nearly one per cent to 115.36 lakh hectares this year so far, but the acreage of pulses and cotton has gone down.