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  • Onion prices likely to remain at higher trajectory this festive season: Crisil Sep 09, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Onion prices likely to remain at higher trajectory this festive season: Crisil

    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.

  • Centre discusses with stakeholders abnormal rise in edible oil prices, asks for steps to soften rates May 24, 2021 10:45 PM IST

    Centre discusses with stakeholders abnormal rise in edible oil prices, asks for steps to soften rates

    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.

  • Govt procures paddy worth Rs 92,121 crore so far at MSP; purchase in volume terms up 25% Jan 01, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Govt procures paddy worth Rs 92,121 crore so far at MSP; purchase in volume terms up 25%

    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.

  • Govt procures paddy worth Rs 84,928 crore this kharif season so far Dec 26, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    Govt procures paddy worth Rs 84,928 crore this kharif season so far

    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.

  • Govt buys 368.7 lakh ton kharif paddy so far at MSP for Rs 69,612 crore Dec 11, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Govt buys 368.7 lakh ton kharif paddy so far at MSP for Rs 69,612 crore

    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.

  • Govt procures 330 lakh tonnes kharif paddy so far at MSP for Rs 62,278 crore Dec 04, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Govt procures 330 lakh tonnes kharif paddy so far at MSP for Rs 62,278 crore

    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.

  • Govt buys 62.42 lakh tonne kharif paddy at MSP in last 19 days Oct 15, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Govt buys 62.42 lakh tonne kharif paddy at MSP in last 19 days

    The government through the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies undertakes procurement of paddy at MSP.

  • Government buys 55.61 lakh tonnes kharif paddy at MSP in last 18 days Oct 14, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    Government buys 55.61 lakh tonnes kharif paddy at MSP in last 18 days

    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.

  • Kharif sowing touches new record at 1,095.38 lakh hectare: Government Sep 04, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    Kharif sowing touches new record at 1,095.38 lakh hectare: Government

    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.

  • Kharif sowing rises 9% to 1,062.93 lakh hectares: Agriculture Ministry Aug 21, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    Kharif sowing rises 9% to 1,062.93 lakh hectares: Agriculture Ministry

    The sowing area under pulses went up by 7 percent to 132.56 lakh hectare, against 124.15 lakh hectare area.

  • Rice sowing not progressed much after April 10: Agriculture Ministry data May 29, 2020 08:58 PM IST

    Rice sowing not progressed much after April 10: Agriculture Ministry data

    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.

  • Agri Min expresses concern over delay in sowing of kharif crops Jul 08, 2019 06:00 PM IST

    Agri Min expresses concern over delay in sowing of kharif crops

    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.

  • Watch | Why is monsoon so important for India’s economy? Apr 16, 2018 03:20 PM IST

    Watch | Why is monsoon so important for India’s economy?

    The monsoon is critical to replenish 81 reservoirs necessary for power generation, irrigation and drinking

  • Onion price up at Rs 50-60/kg; govt says will cool down soon Jan 11, 2018 02:12 PM IST

    Onion price up at Rs 50-60/kg; govt says will cool down soon

    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.

  • Unseasonal rain caused crop loss in 3.84 lakh hectares in Odisha Nov 28, 2017 08:20 AM IST

    Unseasonal rain caused crop loss in 3.84 lakh hectares in Odisha

    Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said his office compiled the information provided by the collectors of all the 30 districts.

  • Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt Sep 25, 2017 06:44 PM IST

    Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt

    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.

  • Karnataka govt may get drought relief of less than Rs 2,000 cr Jan 02, 2017 02:46 PM IST

    Karnataka govt may get drought relief of less than Rs 2,000 cr

    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.

  • Kharif sowing picks up; area under paddy up 6%, pulses 26% Jul 08, 2016 06:22 PM IST

    Kharif sowing picks up; area under paddy up 6%, pulses 26%

    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

  • Maha Govt nod for Rs 402 cr relief for kharif crop damage Jul 10, 2015 10:01 AM IST

    Maha Govt nod for Rs 402 cr relief for kharif crop damage

    "Some of the affected farmers could not get the financial relief due to technical reasons, including non-availability of bank accounts," an official said.

  • Support price of paddy hiked by Rs 60 to Rs 1,310/quintal Jun 27, 2013 07:50 PM IST

    Support price of paddy hiked by Rs 60 to Rs 1,310/quintal

    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.

  • Decline in kharif output likely to be 20%: Experts Jul 18, 2012 01:13 PM IST

    Decline in kharif output likely to be 20%: Experts

    With average rainfall shortage at 23%, worries are that this could tip the balance in an already precarious economic environment in the country.

  • Weak monsoon may hit kharif sowing: Montek Jul 10, 2012 07:05 PM IST

    Weak monsoon may hit kharif sowing: Montek

    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.

  • EGoM scheduled to meet tomorrow to review onion export ban Sep 19, 2011 07:00 PM IST

    EGoM scheduled to meet tomorrow to review onion export ban

    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.

  • Govt gives Rs 24000cr to FCI so far in FY12 to clear dues Aug 16, 2011 04:37 PM IST

    Govt gives Rs 24000cr to FCI so far in FY12 to clear dues

    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.

  • Area under Paddy up slightly; pulses, oilseeds, cotton drop Jul 15, 2011 07:28 PM IST

    Area under Paddy up slightly; pulses, oilseeds, cotton drop

    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.

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