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  • Essar Shipping vessels engaged in exporting rice to Bangladesh Jul 20, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Essar Shipping vessels engaged in exporting rice to Bangladesh

    As per the recent trade agreement signed between the two neighbouring countries, Bangladesh is set to buy 150,000 tonne of rice from India. It is the first such bilateral deal in the last three years.

  • Free goodies for the well-off in southern states amid calls for universal PDS Jun 03, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Free goodies for the well-off in southern states amid calls for universal PDS

    Economists say that welfare schemes, particularly in the time of the pandemic, should be expanded so that needy people can get the benefit even if they are unable to access the central schemes

  • Explained | How important is monsoon for India's agriculture sector? Jun 01, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Explained | How important is monsoon for India's agriculture sector?

    In a positive sign for the farming community, June to September rainfall over the monsoon core zone, which includes the rainfed agriculture regions in the country, are most likely to get above the normal rate of rain at around 106 percent of Long-Period-Average

  • Indian farmers expect to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year May 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Indian farmers expect to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year

    Rice output in the world’s biggest exporter and the second largest producer is estimated at a record 121.46 million tonnes compared to a forecast of 120.32 million tonnes in February.

  • Exclusive | Commodity exports stopped India's trade from falling further in FY21 May 21, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Exclusive | Commodity exports stopped India's trade from falling further in FY21

    Latest data from the Commerce department for FY21 shows that relatively low value commodities, including both unprocessed raw materials and processed bulk goods, managed to hold their own throughout the pandemic-ridden year. A rise in global commodity prices and unused capacity due to drop in local manufacturing meant many commodity exports even managed to grow in 2020-21.

  • Maharashtra govt to provide 3 kg wheat, 2 kg rice to poor for free for next one month Apr 13, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt to provide 3 kg wheat, 2 kg rice to poor for free for next one month

    In his address Uddhav Thackeray announced that the government will provide free ration to the poor while the COVID-triggered restrictions are in place, news agency ANI reported.

  • Indian rice export rates ease as supply picks up Feb 25, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Indian rice export rates ease as supply picks up

    The country's rice output is expected to increase to 120.32 million tonnes in the crop year to June 2021.

  • India's foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to record 303.34 million tonnes: Govt Feb 24, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    India's foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to record 303.34 million tonnes: Govt

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attributed the rise in production to efforts of the farmers and scientists as well initiatives of the central government.

  • India rice exports pick up as additional port opened Feb 19, 2021 08:53 AM IST

    India rice exports pick up as additional port opened

    Waiting periods at the Kakinada Anchorage Port had reached up to four weeks, compared with about a week normally, because of congestion at the port.

  • India rice rates anchored near 3-year peak on strong export demand Feb 11, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    India rice rates anchored near 3-year peak on strong export demand

    India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh will use a deepwater port to export rice for the first time in decades amid a global shortage of the grain, according to a government order seen by Reuters, which could raise shipments this year by a fifth.

  • Indian rice rates scale 3-year peak; Vietnam hit by container shortage Feb 04, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    Indian rice rates scale 3-year peak; Vietnam hit by container shortage

    Top exporter India's 5 percent broken parboiled variety were quoted at $402-$408 per tonne, its highest since May 2018.

  • India lines up deepwater port for rice, exports to surge amid global shortage Feb 04, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    India lines up deepwater port for rice, exports to surge amid global shortage

    India's rice exports this year could rise to a record 16 million to 17 million tonnes from last year's 14.2 million, B.V. Krishna Rao, president of the Rice Exporters Association of India said.

  • Kharif Marketing Season: Govt procures paddy worth Rs 1.08 lakh crore Jan 21, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Kharif Marketing Season: Govt procures paddy worth Rs 1.08 lakh crore

    Food Corporation of India and other state agencies have procured 575.36 lakh tonne till January 20, an increase of 23.41 percent from 466.22 lakh tonne in the corresponding period of the previous marketing year.

  • Vietnam buys Indian rice for first time in decades: Industry officials Jan 04, 2021 05:06 PM IST

    Vietnam buys Indian rice for first time in decades: Industry officials

    The purchases underscore tightening supplies in Asia, which could lift rice prices in 2021 and even force traditional buyers of rice from Thailand and Vietnam to switch to India - the world's biggest exporter of the grain.

  • 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.

  • Paddy procurement up 21% at 375.72 lakh tonnes so far; valued at nearly Rs 71,000 crore Dec 14, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    Paddy procurement up 21% at 375.72 lakh tonnes so far; valued at nearly Rs 71,000 crore

    The Food Corporation of India and state agencies have purchased 375.72 lakh tonnes of paddy till December 13 as against 310.71 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period.

  • 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.

  • Indian rice rates extend gains to over 2-month high on fresh orders Dec 10, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Indian rice rates extend gains to over 2-month high on fresh orders

    The appreciating rupee reduces traders' margin from overseas sales and higher freight charges have been forcing exporters to hike prices, said an exporter based at Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Forecasts of heavy rains raise fear for summer crops in India Sep 15, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    Forecasts of heavy rains raise fear for summer crops in India

    Spurred by monsoon rains, which deliver about 70 percent of India's annual rainfall, farmers have planted a record acreage with summer crops such as rice, corn, cotton, soybeans and sugarcane.

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