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Sandip Das

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FCI rice stocks balloon on export barrier, OMSS failure

On July 1, 2017, the corporation had rice stocks in excess of 21 million tonne (MT) against the buffer stocks requirement of 13.5 MT besides around 5.4 MT of grain is yet to be received from the millers.

GST impact on food grains: It is win-win-win situation for traders, FCI and Centre

The goods and services tax (GST) has drastically reduced the tax rates on purchase of foodgrains in the country, besides correcting the wide disparities in the tax incidences among major grain-producing states.

Now, Nafed to launch e-auction platform for pulses trade

In a bid to dispose huge stocks piled since last one year, agri-cooperative Nafed, also the nodal agency for the government’s pulses procurement drive for creation of buffer stocks, would launch an e-auction platform shortl

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Monsoon bonanza: Reservoirs level more than last year, just below past 10 years’ average

The rise in water levels has allayed the concerns of water deficiency hitting Kharif crop sowing (which is now up 3% from last year), drinking water availability and hydropower.

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IMD forecast: Rain deficient regions to get heavy rainfall soon

The cumulative rainfall received so far across the country has been at par with the benchmark long-period average

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Buffalo meat: Despite the fear of lynching, exports remain on track in April to June period

Following the crackdown against illegal abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP came to power, and the increased attacks on those transporting even buffaloes by self-styled gau rakshaks, and the central government coming out

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India asks European Union to allow duty free exports of all basmati rice varieties

In a move that is expected to give boost to rice exports, India has approached the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) for allowing duty-free exports of all the 29 varieties of basmati rice notified by the agricul

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Monsoon at normal level but parts of Uttar Pradesh, Marathwada in deficient zones

Two months after the south-west monsoon season (June-September) hit the Kerala coast, the overall rains so far, with the exception of pockets in southern India, western Uttar Pradesh and Marathawada, have been well distribute

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Monsoon in India: 2 months into season, rainfall at normal level

Two months into the progress of south-west monsoon season (June-September), the rains so far with the exception of few pockets of southern India have been well distributed and as per the earlier forecast of the India Meteorol

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Foodgrain output in India may hit record, all set to keep inflation low

India’s foodgrain production in the current kharif season might equal if not surpass last year’s record output of 138 million tonnes (mt), a prospect that will give a strong support to the economic growth in the current f

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Monsoon in India: Rains boost water level at reservoirs even though South stays a concern

With rainfall in excess of 22% of the benchmark long period average (LPA) in the last week (July 20-26), the average water table in these reservoirs has been more than the level a year ago as well as average of last 10 years

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Monsoon rain affects Gujarat milk procurement as Banas diary, the biggest district level institution, affected

Heavy rainfall in the Banaskantha district of northern Gujarat in the last few years has severely impacted milk procurement by District Co-operative Milk Producers Union or Banas dairy.

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Monsoon in India: Rain pain hits kharif sowing in South Karnataka

While most parts of the country have received ‘normal’ rainfall this monsoon season (June-September) so far, the region of south-interior Karnataka, consisting of districts like Tumkur, Mandya, Kolar, Chitradurga and Mysu

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Monsoon in India: Above normal rainfall boosts kharif sowing

According to IMD, the cumulative rainfall received till Tuesday across the country has been 105% of the benchmark long-period average (LPA) or at ‘above normal’ level

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As arhar prices fall sharply, traders call for easing export restrictions

Traders and processors across key arhar producing states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh said that with the kharif sowing for 2017 season already underway, the new crop is expected to arrive in the market by around

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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Haryana looks to ensure faster settlement of claims for farmers, looks to set up own insurance firm

To ensure faster settlement of claims for farmers in case of crop loss under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

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Monsoon in India: Much relief for nation, rains widespread, crop sowing satisfactory

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall received till Sunday across the country was 103% of the benchmark long period average (LPA).

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GM mustard: Economists write to PM Narendra Modi, demand release

Although GEAC has approved field trials of several GM crops, there has not been much headway because of lack of no objection certification by the states

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Monsoon in India: Rains normal, but water levels in reservoirs still low

Close to eight weeks into the southwest monsoon season, majority of the areas across the country have received 'normal' rainfall but the average water level at the country's 91 large reservoirs remained below the last year's

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To quell violent protests by farmers, Madhya Pradesh goes on onion buying spree, leaves state in tears

The government’s MSP operations in foodgrain and to a lesser extent in pulses have been at a big cost to the exchequer but rarely has it come to procure vegetables from farmers in a big way.

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Crop insurance: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana subsidy good for private insurers, but a drag on Centre

Thanks to generous government subsidy of up to 8% of the sum assured, private general insurance companies have participated in the revamped crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), with as much or even

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Karnataka, first state to start major agri reforms, snubs eNAM participation

Karnataka, the first state to initiate major reforms in agricultural marketing through creation of a Special Purpose Vehicle has declined to join the agriculture ministry-promoted national electronic platform

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Monsoon in India: 6 weeks into rainy season, water level at 91 large reservoirs below 10-year average

Six weeks into south-west monsoon season, average water level at country’s 91 large reservoirs remained below what it was a year ago and the average of last ten years, reflecting uneven distribution of rains.

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With GST relief, pvt purchases and processing could revive in Punjab

Punjab has been the largest contributor to the central grain pool of rice and wheat for years, but purchase by the private firms has been minimal due to assorted taxes.

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Bumper production makes maize prices crash under MSP in Punjab

The mandi maize prices are presently ruling around `1,000 to `1,100 per quintal depending on the moisture content in the state while the Centre has declared MSP of `1,365 per quintal for the current crop year.

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GST impact on rice: Facing 5 pct tax impost, branded suppliers protest zero rate for India Gate

The fact that the country’s largest selling rice brand, India Gate, is exempt from the 5% goods and services tax (GST) since the popular brand is not registered under the Trade Marks Act 1999 has driven a wedge between KRBL

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eNAM remains nonstarter as just 4 pct of wholesale trade in farm commodities shifts to it; Haryana tops in sales

Since the electronic national agriculture market (eNAM) project was launched in April last year, hardly 4% of the wholesale trade in farm commodities has shifted to it; as far as inter-mandi/inter-state eNAM trade is concerne

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