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  • Rabi crops hit by unseasonal rains, lockdown: Report Jun 02, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Rabi crops hit by unseasonal rains, lockdown: Report

    The production of cereals, pulses and oilseeds is estimated to decline by 1.95 percent, 2.22 percent and 13.48 percent, respectively, in 2019-20 compared to last year, according to the report by the National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC).

  • 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.

  • Punjab to achieve 135 lakh million tonnes of wheat procurement target soon May 16, 2020 08:17 PM IST

    Punjab to achieve 135 lakh million tonnes of wheat procurement target soon

    Punjab Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Viswajeet Khanna said 122.02 lakh MT of crop has arrived in grain markets so far and of which 121.85 lakh MT has been purchased.

  • 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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Agri body urges PM to allow movement of labourers, grant moratorium on farm loans Apr 02, 2020 02:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Agri body urges PM to allow movement of labourers, grant moratorium on farm loans

    Since farming operations are labour intensive, the barricades must be removed immediately so that crops don't suffer, the letter stated

  • Watch: Big Story | What happens to rabi crops during lockdown? Mar 27, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Watch: Big Story | What happens to rabi crops during lockdown?

    In this edition of Big Story, we explain the issues being faced by the farm community and the steps government can take to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

  • 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.

  • Prudent hike in MSP to keep food price inflation contained: Report Oct 25, 2017 10:44 AM IST

    Prudent hike in MSP to keep food price inflation contained: Report

    The government yesterday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 110 to Rs 1,735 a quintal and of pulses by up to Rs 400 per quintal to encourage farmers to boost area and production of these crops.

  • Farm growth in 2016-17 to be much better than last few years Dec 29, 2016 05:02 PM IST

    Farm growth in 2016-17 to be much better than last few years

    The growth in agriculture and allied sectors will be higher during this fiscal as the country is likely to harvest bumper crop buoyed by good rains, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

  • Demonetisation: Congress to observe 'jan akrosh' day on November 28 Nov 25, 2016 09:10 AM IST

    Demonetisation: Congress to observe 'jan akrosh' day on November 28

    All party leaders from the state will participate in the campaign in the districts, MPCC spokesman Sachin Sawant told reporters here.

  • PM Modi urged to revoke restrictions on co-operative banks Nov 24, 2016 07:56 AM IST

    PM Modi urged to revoke restrictions on co-operative banks

    A copy of the letter was also sent to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and RBI Governor Urjit Patel, Mehta told reporters here.

  • Demonetisation: Long due but contingency plan would have helped, says Swamy Nov 16, 2016 09:33 PM IST

    Demonetisation: Long due but contingency plan would have helped, says Swamy

    Demonetisation is a good move but implementation has been disastrous, says Former Additional Solicitor General of India, Biswajit Bhattacharya. The rural and agriculture sector has come to a stand still due to this move.

  • Sufficient fertiliser, seeds to meet rabi demand: Government Sep 19, 2016 01:46 PM IST

    Sufficient fertiliser, seeds to meet rabi demand: Government

    Sowing of rabi crops begins from October and the harvesting from April. Wheat is the main rabi crop, while maize, millets, pulses and oilseeds are also grown.

  • Rabi crops sowing hit by both floods & drought: Agri Min Dec 03, 2015 03:31 PM IST

    Rabi crops sowing hit by both floods & drought: Agri Min

    The total area sown to wheat and other rabi crops is lagging behind at 317.96 lakh hectare till last week of the ongoing rabi season compared with 372.61 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, as per the government data.

  • Rs 20k cr worth crops lost due to Feb-Apr unseasonal rains Nov 27, 2015 10:13 AM IST

    Rs 20k cr worth crops lost due to Feb-Apr unseasonal rains

    India may have to import 10 lakh tonnes of wheat in 2015-16 as about 68.2 lakh tonnes were lost due to unseasonal rainfall, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said in its report, titled 'Lived Anomaly'. In February-April 2015, standing crops on 182.38 lakh hectares or 29.61 percent of the entire rabi sown area were affected.

  • Kharif output in 2015 may be better than last year: Ind-Ra Sep 10, 2015 07:04 PM IST

    Kharif output in 2015 may be better than last year: Ind-Ra

    As on September 4, the total area sown under kharif crops is 99.87 mhac, which is 1.93 mhac higher than last year, Ind-Ra said. But it believes that the dry spell during August and September will be a dampener for the sowing of rabi crop.

  • Nifty likely to open in green; eyes on Fed meet Mar 17, 2015 08:01 AM IST

    Nifty likely to open in green; eyes on Fed meet

    The Fed's policy committee will convene for its monthly two-day policy meeting today and a statement will be released on Wednesday night.

  • Inflation inches up, IIP slows: CRISIL Research Mar 13, 2015 12:16 PM IST

    Inflation inches up, IIP slows: CRISIL Research

    For 2015-16, CRISIL Research expects inflation to average at 5.8% supported by lower oil prices, normal monsoons, pro-active steps by the government, and better monetary and fiscal coordination. Expect RBI to reduce the repo rate by 50bps in the next fiscal and it is likely that these reductions will be frontloaded, says the report.

  • Need for farm workers may be hit due to crop damage: CACP Mar 04, 2015 05:50 PM IST

    Need for farm workers may be hit due to crop damage: CACP

    Members mentioned that crops such as wheat, potato, mustard seed, gram, mango, orange, grapes and cashew have been affected in states such Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharasthra, Gujarat, Uttarkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Govt expects bumper crop this year on good monsoon Nov 01, 2013 10:24 PM IST

    Govt expects bumper crop this year on good monsoon

    "On agriculture, we estimate this would be a very good year. The first advance estimates of Kharif foodgrains production shows that output will be 10.3 percent higher than the first advance estimates of the last year," Chidambaram told reporters here.

  • Inflation to be high; see 2.4% increase in agri prod: CMIE Jun 19, 2012 11:27 AM IST

    Inflation to be high; see 2.4% increase in agri prod: CMIE

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Mahesh Vyas, MD & CEO of CMIE said that he expects inflation to remain high. There are no reasons to believe that inflation will significantly come down as the demand is quite high and supply is quite low, explains Vyas.

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