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  • Punjab sticks to paddy amid depleting groundwater Jan 28, 2023 11:01 PM IST

    Punjab sticks to paddy amid depleting groundwater

    Over 35 years ago, in 1986, a government report on crop diversification, led by economist S.S. Johl, recommended at least 20% area under paddy and wheat, the dominant crops in Punjab, should be shifted to other crops for ecological sustainability, primarily prevention of groundwater depletion. The predicted impact of a large paddy area on groundwater has come true – currently 80% of the state is in the red zone due to the overexploitation of groundwater.

  • Govt's paddy procurement rises 10% to 541.90 lakh tonne so far Jan 04, 2023 03:13 PM IST

    Govt's paddy procurement rises 10% to 541.90 lakh tonne so far

    The government aims to procure 775.72 lakh tonne of paddy in the 2022-23 kharif marketing season (October-September).

  • India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary Sep 21, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary

    India’s wheat and paddy crops have been affected this year due to heat waves and deficient monsoon showers in some parts of the subcontinent

  • India's kharif rice production may fall by 10 to 12 million tonnes: Food Secretary Sep 09, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    India's kharif rice production may fall by 10 to 12 million tonnes: Food Secretary

    On Thursday, the government imposed ban on exports of broken rice and also slapped an export duty of 20 per cent on non-basmati rice, except for parboiled rice, as its seeks to boost domestic supply and curb rising prices that have gone up by 8 per cent in wholesale market and 6 per cent in retail.

  • How are some states rain-deficient despite a normal monsoon in India so far? Aug 27, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    How are some states rain-deficient despite a normal monsoon in India so far?

    The wide disparity in rainfall, with cycles of deluge and drought, has impacted the paddy crop due to late sowing.

  • Paddy sowing down by 5.99% so far; major lag in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh Aug 26, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    Paddy sowing down by 5.99% so far; major lag in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh

    Paddy was sown in 390.99 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, the data showed.

  • Paddy sowing continues to lag, acreage down by 8.25% till August 18 Aug 21, 2022 09:08 PM IST

    Paddy sowing continues to lag, acreage down by 8.25% till August 18

    In case of pulses, total sown area was down by 7.08 lakh hectare at 125.57 lakh hectare till August 18 of this kharif season from the year-ago period.

  • Kharif paddy sowing down 12.39% so far: Govt data Aug 12, 2022 09:42 PM IST

    Kharif paddy sowing down 12.39% so far: Govt data

    Paddy is the main kharif crop, sowing of which begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June. About 80 per cent of the country's total production comes from this season.

  • Paddy acreage down 13% so far this kharif season; oilseeds, coarse cereals area up Aug 08, 2022 04:59 PM IST

    Paddy acreage down 13% so far this kharif season; oilseeds, coarse cereals area up

    The area covered under paddy stood at 274.30 lakh hectare (LH) as on August 5, as against 314.14 LH in the year-ago period.

  • Paddy sowing down by 24%, oilseeds 20% due to less rains in some parts: Govt data Jul 08, 2022 10:04 PM IST

    Paddy sowing down by 24%, oilseeds 20% due to less rains in some parts: Govt data

    Paddy was sown in 95 lakh hectares and oilseeds in 97.56 lakh hectares in the same period of the 2021-22 crop year (July-June).

  • Govt buys 291 lakh tonnes of paddy for Rs 57,032 crore so far in 2021-22 kharif marketing year Dec 03, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Govt buys 291 lakh tonnes of paddy for Rs 57,032 crore so far in 2021-22 kharif marketing year

    A quantity of 290.98 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in KMS 2021-22 till November 30. "Till now about 18.17 lakh farmers have been benefitted with MSP value of Rs 57,032.03 crore," the statement said.

  • Govt buys over 209 lakh ton paddy so far this Kharif marketing season for Rs 41,066 crore Nov 09, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Govt buys over 209 lakh ton paddy so far this Kharif marketing season for Rs 41,066 crore

    The Kharif marketing season (KMS) 2021-22 runs from October to September.Food Corporation of India (FCI) is the government’s nodal agency for the procurement and distribution of foodgrains.

  • Agriculture experts suggest cultivation of paddy in 60-65 lakh acres per year in Telangana May 16, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Agriculture experts suggest cultivation of paddy in 60-65 lakh acres per year in Telangana

    The experts, who attended a meeting with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, made it clear that cultivation of maize in the rainy season is not at all profitable.

  • Chhattisgarh govt to launch new Rs 2500 per quintal scheme for paddy Nov 27, 2019 08:32 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh govt to launch new Rs 2500 per quintal scheme for paddy

    After discussion, the budget provisions worth over Rs 4546 crore for the second supplementary budget 2019-20 were passed with a voice vote.

  • Govt should not penalise farmers for paddy stubble burning: AAP Oct 08, 2017 05:57 PM IST

    Govt should not penalise farmers for paddy stubble burning: AAP

    "The government should not harass the farmers until the state government makes alternative arrangements for the consumption of paddy straw into the soil as per the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT)," Khaira said in a statement here.

  • After touching a record $4.88 billion or Rs 29,299 crores Feb 16, 2017 02:00 AM IST

    After touching a record $4.88 billion or Rs 29,299 crores

    After touching a record $4.88 billion or Rs 29,299 crores in 2013-14, India‘s basmati export earnings were on a declining trend over the past three years ...

  • Wheat, pulses register record sowing this Rabi season: Govt Feb 03, 2017 10:20 PM IST

    Wheat, pulses register record sowing this Rabi season: Govt

    Sowing area under wheat and pulses have touched record 317.81 lakh hectares and 159.72 lakh hectares, respectively, so far in the ongoing rabi (winter- sown) season on good monsoon and higher support price.

  • Wheat acreage up 7%, pulses area rises 10% Dec 23, 2016 07:48 PM IST

    Wheat acreage up 7%, pulses area rises 10%

    "As per preliminary reports received from the states, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 23 rd December, 2016 stands at 554.91 lakh hectares as compared to 523.40 lakh hectare this time in 2015," an official statement said.

  • Rabi sowing: Wheat, pulses acreage up despite notes ban Dec 02, 2016 07:24 PM IST

    Rabi sowing: Wheat, pulses acreage up despite notes ban

    Cash crunch due to demonetisation of high value notes notwithstanding, sowing area under wheat has risen 14 per cent to 174 lakh hectares while that of pulses is up 13 per cent to 113 lakh hectares so far in the current Rabi (winter-sown) season, propped by good monsoon and higher support price.

  • Demonetisation will hit paddy procurement: WB food minister Nov 29, 2016 09:26 PM IST

    Demonetisation will hit paddy procurement: WB food minister

    West Bengal food minister Jyotipriyo Mullick today said the demonetisation was taking a heavy toll on paddy procurement in the state and would cause a severe food crisis in days to come.

  • Odisha aims at record paddy procurement to widen rural economy Nov 09, 2016 07:28 AM IST

    Odisha aims at record paddy procurement to widen rural economy

    Reviewing the arrangements of the procurement in all the 10 districts of Cuttack, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhunj, Bhadrak, Khurda, Puri and Nayagarh, the State food and civil supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma said the state government has decided to procure paddy worth Rs 7,500 crore from farmers this year.

  • Penalty imposed in 1,406 cases of stubble burning in Haryana Nov 05, 2016 02:34 PM IST

    Penalty imposed in 1,406 cases of stubble burning in Haryana

    Cracking the whip on farmers who continue to defy orders on burning paddy stubble, authorities in Haryana have initiated action against 1406 violators, and recovered a fine of Rs 13.75 lakh so far, a senior official said today.

  • As per reports, Rice exports from India Oct 27, 2016 05:00 AM IST

    As per reports, Rice exports from India

    As per reports, Rice exports from India in the second week of October (9-16) was 105924.31 tons out of which basmati rice contribute 58.27% (61725.9 tons) and ...

  • Punjab, HR paddy growers say 'not getting full MSP' Oct 12, 2016 04:46 PM IST

    Punjab, HR paddy growers say 'not getting full MSP'

    With paddy arrivals picking up in Punjab and Haryana, farmers in both agrarian states have claimed they are not getting full MSP for their crop, and blamed the nexus between rice shellers, officials of procurement agencies and others for the "scam".

  • 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