The NDA’s PDS reforms have been half-hearted measures. Mounting arrears towards food subsidy budget settlement pose a serious question mark on the Centre’s fiscal management. The new government has its task cut out to dea
The government has to take some drastic measures such as capping procurement for maintaining optimum foodgrain stocks, increasing issue price of foodgrains, rolling out DBT in cities, and curbing grain pilferage through digit
After commissioning of first mega food park at Rayagada with support from the Centre, Odisha government is planning to set up at least six more food and seafood parks for harnessing the potential of the food processing sector
More than 16 lakh of Madhya Pradesh’s 64 lakh farmers have registered themselves under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana or the price deficit finance scheme, where the state government would pay the farmers the difference betwee
In a step towards boosting exports potential of perishable agricultural commodities especially fruits and vegetables from north-eastern region (NER), a consignment of pineapple sourced from Tripura has been sent to Dubai.
With the Centre allocating more than 90% of food subsidy entitlement for the current fiscal to Food Corporation of India (FCI) well in advance, the corporation, in a break from convention, has not sought short-term loans (STL
The Centre, which has been grappling with the issue of disposing of more than 18 lakh tonne of buffer stock of pulses, has decided to sell around 7 lakh tonne of lentils below the market price to states as well as for central
Anticipating a crash in the prices of kharif pulses and oilseeds below the minimum support price (MSP) in key growing states, the agriculture ministry has directed Nafed to commence procurement under the price support scheme
Indian agriculture's reliance on monsoon rainfall has reduced considerably over the last few years thanks to the increase in area irrigated, although there are still pockets — particularly in east and central India — wher
In a first of its kind arrangement between India and Bangladesh in recent years, India would be exporting around 5 lakh tonne of parboiled rice to Bangladesh for meeting its domestic demand and creating a buffer stock.
As the southwest monsoon (June-September) “withdrew” on Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has revised the season’s rainfall estimate to “below-normal”; it had earlier projected the rains to be “n
A few states such as Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh have provided inter-trading facilities through eNAM in a limited number of mandis. According to an official statement, states like Himachal Pradesh and
Referring to adequate rainfall during last two weeks, especially in southern peninsula (47% excess rainfall this month against benchmark normal), he said the prospects of forthcoming rabi crops have ‘brightened’.
A few weeks ahead of the commencement of the harvesting of kharif crops, the Centre has asked states to ensure the use of smartphones and agri app to capture crop cutting experiments (CCEs) data on a real-time basis.