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  • Gov buys nearly 43 lakh tonne kharif paddy at MSP in last 16 days Oct 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Gov buys nearly 43 lakh tonne kharif paddy at MSP in last 16 days

    For the current year, the centre has fixed MSP of paddy (common grade) at Rs 1,868 per quintal, while that of A grade variety has been fixed at Rs 1,888 per quintal.

  • Rice production estimated at record 102.36 million tonnes in 2020-21 kharif season: Government Sep 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    Rice production estimated at record 102.36 million tonnes in 2020-21 kharif season: Government

    The output of nutri/coarse cereals is estimated to decline to 32.84 MT as against 33.69 MT in the previous year.

  • No impact of COVID-19 on kharif sowing; acreage up 21.20% so far: Govt Jul 17, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    No impact of COVID-19 on kharif sowing; acreage up 21.20% so far: Govt

    Sowing of kharif crops begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June, while harvesting starts from October. Rice is the main kharif crop, besides bajra, arhar, urad, moong, groundnut and soyabean.

  • 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.

  • Another locust attack likely in a few weeks: Officials Jun 09, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    Another locust attack likely in a few weeks: Officials

    Authorities are worried that millions of locusts may enter India along with monsoon winds from the Arabian Sea to destroy kharif crops.

  • Locust attacks | Rabi crops not affected; efforts on to prevent spread before monsoon May 27, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Locust attacks | Rabi crops not affected; efforts on to prevent spread before monsoon

    Locusts belong to the family of grasshoppers and are usually harmless but certain environmental conditions like monsoon and heavy cyclones make them reproduce faster. The swarm is highly mobile and covers 50 to more than 100 km in a day.

  • Pre-monsoon sowing of kharif crops begins; paddy acreage up 27% Apr 10, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Pre-monsoon sowing of kharif crops begins; paddy acreage up 27%

    As per the latest data by the ministry, farmers have sown paddy in 32.58 lakh hectare as on Friday, up 27 percent, from 23.81 lakh hectare in the corresponding period of last year.

  • Kharif crops production likely to decline up to 53.3% due to erratic weather Jan 13, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Kharif crops production likely to decline up to 53.3% due to erratic weather

    Widespread floods were seen in 13 states between late July and early August 2019, due to incessant rains which caused significant dent on the acreage and production of several kharif crops, Sinha said.

  • Commodities@moneycontrol | Government sets a record high foodgrains output target for 2019-20 Apr 26, 2019 06:10 PM IST

    Commodities@moneycontrol | Government sets a record high foodgrains output target for 2019-20

    In this video, CNBC TV18 Commodities Editor Manish Gupta gives us a better picture about the production targets.

  • 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

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol: Roundup of key happenings in the market Sep 03, 2018 03:39 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol: Roundup of key happenings in the market

    Watch the video for a roundup of key happenings in the commodities market with a deep dive into some of the most active counters.

  • How will the hike in FRP on sugarcane impact sugar industry? Jul 24, 2018 08:16 AM IST

    How will the hike in FRP on sugarcane impact sugar industry?

    FRP and MSP: Are the two rates contradictory or do they supplement each other in guaranteeing a fair price for farmers?

  • Kharif crops in good condition; not hit by rains: Shobhana K Pattanayak Oct 23, 2017 01:08 PM IST

    Kharif crops in good condition; not hit by rains: Shobhana K Pattanayak

    The minor losses due to rains in the isolated pockets was factored in during the first projection made last month with respect to total kharif (summer) foodgrains output for the 2017-18 crop year (July-June), he said.

  • National conference on evolving rabi sowing strategy tomorrow Sep 18, 2017 02:05 PM IST

    National conference on evolving rabi sowing strategy tomorrow

    Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will inaugurate the conference at Vigyan Bhawan here. "It will take review of kharif crops and discuss with state governments on preparedness for the coming rabi season," a senior Agriculture Ministry official said.

  • Rs 1,269 crore assistance for crop damage to Maharashtra Sep 29, 2016 09:28 AM IST

    Rs 1,269 crore assistance for crop damage to Maharashtra

    This was approved at a meeting of a high-level committee meeting for central assistance headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • Kharif crop MSP applicable from this month: Centre Sep 16, 2016 08:20 PM IST

    Kharif crop MSP applicable from this month: Centre

    With some crops like pulses starting to arrive in mandis a bit early, the government today said minimum support price (MSP) of all kharif crops grown this year will be applicable from September.

  • Kharif crop in 10,000 hectares affected in 5 flood-hit states Aug 23, 2016 08:36 AM IST

    Kharif crop in 10,000 hectares affected in 5 flood-hit states

    Heavy rainfall has worsened the flood situation in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

  • Better monsoon expands pulses sowing by 33% Aug 12, 2016 07:08 PM IST

    Better monsoon expands pulses sowing by 33%

    Sowing of pulses has gone up by 33 per cent to 130.17 lakh hectares so far in the ongoing kharif season on good monsoon and increase in market price.

  • Kharif crop sowing touchs 86%-mark in Chhattisgarh Aug 10, 2016 04:58 PM IST

    Kharif crop sowing touchs 86%-mark in Chhattisgarh

    "The farmers have completed sowing of kharif crops on around 41.29 lakh hectares of land against the proposed target of 48.10 lakh hectares in the state," State Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said today.

  • Non-Bt cotton varieties sown in 15.89L hectares this season Aug 06, 2016 02:58 PM IST

    Non-Bt cotton varieties sown in 15.89L hectares this season

    Non-Bt cotton varieties have been sown in 15.89 lakh hectares (ha) area till July 28, in the current Kharif season (June-October) in the country, Parliament was informed today.

  • Kharif crops output likely to be better than last year Jul 22, 2016 05:04 PM IST

    Kharif crops output likely to be better than last year

    Till last week, total area sown to kharif crops was higher by 11.38 lakh hectares when compared to the year-ago period.

  • Cereals inflation cause of worry: India Ratings Jul 15, 2016 09:26 AM IST

    Cereals inflation cause of worry: India Ratings

    Although monsoon is likely to be above normal this year, there was some delay in monsoon showers reaching many parts of the country and that delayed the sowing of the kharif crops.

  • Monsoon deficit in June pulls down kharif sowing by 23% Jul 01, 2016 07:08 PM IST

    Monsoon deficit in June pulls down kharif sowing by 23%

    Area sown to kharif crops like pulses has plunged by 23 percent to 215.87 lakh hectare in 2016-17 season so far because of deficit rains in June

  • Govt bullish on farm sector growth on hopes of good monsoon May 31, 2016 06:12 PM IST

    Govt bullish on farm sector growth on hopes of good monsoon

    India will "definitely" see higher foodgrain output and overall growth in the agriculture sector in case the IMD prediction of a good monsoon "comes true", Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on May 31

  • MMTC contracts 6 lakh tonnes urea import for arrival next mth May 21, 2016 10:56 AM IST

    MMTC contracts 6 lakh tonnes urea import for arrival next mth

    The country imports about 80 lakh tonnes of urea annually to meet the domestic demand. Indian Potash (IPL), MMTC and STC are the three authorised trading agencies for urea imports.

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