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.
As many as 225 districts in the country — mostly in central and southern India — were officially at the first level of drought trigger by August end, threatening to dent the prospect of a robust kharif output, but rainfal
The distress in rural India on account of a glut-induced crash in prices of farm commodities will likely alleviate soon as prices tend to look up, but statistical factors will keep farm-sector growth subdued in the short-term
India’s agricultural and processed food products exports in the first four months of current fiscal rose by more than 6% to Rs 37,013 crore in comparison to a year ago period, indicating a possible revival in scenario.
Indian farmers and traders enjoying premium in the world basmati rice markets due to the geographical indication (GI) status of the aromatic, long-grained cereal have come up against Madhya Pradesh’s “unjustified bid” t
Despite the remarkable success of the PAHAL scheme for delivery of LPG subsidy to beneficiary bank accounts — over Rs 50,000 crore transferred and close to Rs 29,500 crore saved by the Centre till FY17 — the direct benefi
According to data released on Thursday by the Central Water Commission, the average water table in these reservoirs has been less than last year's level as well as the average of last 10 years during this time of the year
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought the Centre’s support in settling the Rs 31,000-crore debt due to the foodgrain procurement by the state government during the previous Shiromani Akali Dal regime.
More than ‘normal' rainfall in the last three weeks in 11 districts of south-interior Karnataka, which received scanty rains in the first two months of monsoon season (June-July), has helped revive kharif sowing activities
In a bid to curb pilferage of food grains and rising food subsidy budget, all the 36 states and Union Territories (UTs) should move to direct benefit transfer (DBT) in the public distribution system (PDS) by 2022.
The monsoon rains this year continues to be unevenly distributed, resulting in floods in many parts of Gujarat, Bihar, Bengal, Assam, and parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh while a portion of southern India, mainly Karnataka, Ker
Monsoon rains continue to be unevenly distributed so far this year, resulting in floods in many parts of Gujarat, Bihar, Bengal, Assam and eastern Uttar Pradesh, while a portion of southern India – mainly Karnataka, Kerala
The agriculture ministry on Wednesday revised its earlier foodgrain output estimated by more than two million tonne to a record of 275.68 MT for the 2016-17 crop year which is 9% more than the output of the previous year.
More than a year after the rollout of the NDA government’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the response has been mixed. Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh spoke to Sandip Das on implementation a
The rainfall during second half of the monsoon season (June-September) is likely to be in the ‘normal’ range, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. If the prediction comes true, kharif crops will get a bo
With the water level receding in most parts of north Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, which experienced heavy rains in the past few weeks, milk procurement by the country’s biggest district-level dairy, Banas Dairy, is gr