Feb 24, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attributed the rise in production to efforts of the farmers and scientists as well initiatives of the central government.
- Apr 28, 2020 03:16 PM IST
The procurement is undertaken by nodal agencies like Nafed at minimum support price (MSP). Only fair average quality commodity is purchased.
- Feb 10, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The country had produced 23.40 million tonnes of pulses during 2018-19 crop year (July-June), still short of annual domestic demand of 26-27 million tonnes. The gap is met through imports.
- Oct 23, 2019 02:55 PM IST
The CCEA has approved the MSPs of all rabi (winter-sown) crops for the 2019-20 crop year (July-June) as recommended by the government's farm price advisory body CACP, the sources added.
- Apr 17, 2019 01:45 PM IST
"Procedure for import of 2 lakh tonne pigeon peas/toor dal, 1.5 lakh tonne urad dal, 1.5 lakh tonne moong dal and 1.5 lakh tonne peas (including yellow peas, green peas, dun peas, and kaspa peas) is laid down," directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) has said in a notice.
- Apr 04, 2019 09:27 PM IST
Two straight years of drought pushed up pulse prices in 2015 and forced New Delhi to allow duty-free imports. But record imports of 6.6 million tonnes in the 2016/17 fiscal year led to a crash in local prices.
- Apr 04, 2019 08:01 AM IST
India, in 2017, implemented a number of tariffs on imported chick peas, a 30 per cent duty, and lentils in a bid to protect domestic production.
- Dec 05, 2018 09:02 AM IST
It had undertaken various interventions to boost the production of pulses and oilseeds during the last four and a half years to achieve self-sufficiency in the country, a release from the ministry said.
- Mar 12, 2018 06:08 PM IST
Cues from global markets pulled soya bean prices to a 2-week low, while there was added pressure over farmers protesting in India.
- Feb 12, 2018 02:53 PM IST
Unxpected rains also prompted Maharashtra government to announce a compensation to farmers for farmers.
- Dec 16, 2017 10:30 AM IST
Area under pulses was 138.19 lakh hectares so far in this rabi season as against 127.02 lakh hectares in the year- ago period, an official statement said.
- Nov 29, 2017 09:32 AM IST
Higher production will help the south Asian country reduce imports of pulses in the 2018/19 fiscal year starting April 1 and and could allow it to avoid buying overseas wheat for the first time in three years.
- Nov 16, 2017 03:52 PM IST
"Opening of exports of all types of pulses will help the farmers dispose of their products at remunerative prices and encourage them to expand the area of sowing," IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, who briefed the media after the Cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
- Sep 25, 2017 03:26 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.
- Sep 24, 2017 04:20 PM IST
The production of pulses and coarse cereals is estimated to have fallen, dragging the overall foodgrains output in kharif (summer-sown) season to 134.67 MT from record 138.52 MT in last kharif, as per the sources.
- Sep 15, 2017 03:50 PM IST
A total of 76 centres for procurement of moong will be opened in the state. Similarly, 28 centres for urad, 29 for peanuts and 25 for soybean will be opened, the release said. More procurement centres can be opened considering the interests of farmers and demand of people’s representatives.
- Sep 07, 2017 01:40 PM IST
The country is likely to receive 247,000 tonnes of wheat in September, the highest monthly arrival since February, according to Thomson Reuters agricultural flows data, with five vessels scheduled to arrive from Ukraine.
- Aug 17, 2017 09:06 AM IST
Record output has been achieved in rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses on the back of good rains in the said period. Foodgrain production had declined to 251.57 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year (July-June).
- Aug 09, 2017 07:50 AM IST
Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala shed light on the action plan in a reply in the Lok Sabha. The national food security mission - Pulses is being implemented in 638 districts in 29 states to make the country self sufficient in pulses production.
- Jul 31, 2017 12:03 PM IST
Opening up exports for the first time since 2006-07 will also allow the trading community and farmers to better manage abundant domestic stocks and realise better prices
- Jul 17, 2017 09:40 AM IST
The country imports over 5 million tonnes of pulses and about 14.5 million tonnes of vegetable oils (comprising edible and non-edible oils) every year to meet domestic demand.
- May 11, 2017 12:20 PM IST
It has been three years since the NDA-led government came to power. It is time to take stock. The government deserves credit for taming runaway lentil prices, but stands guilty of denying cheaper petrol and diesel to millions of consumers.
- May 07, 2017 12:25 PM IST
Ahead of summer sowing, the Agriculture Ministry has proposed further hike in the import duty of tur dal (pigeon pea) from 10 per cent to 20 per cent in a bid to curb overseas purchase, arrest steep fall in wholesale prices and keep farmers' morale high.
- Apr 24, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Paswan's comments follow a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who sought hike in customs duty on tur dal saying farmers are struggling to get even the minimum support price (MSP) because of record output.
- Mar 24, 2017 12:51 PM IST
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