Onion prices are on the rise despite several measures taken by the central government to boost supply.
The global arabica futures prices fell to a 13-year low and robusta futures to a nine-year low during May this year.
Excess tea in the market ensured that prices did not go up despite the drop in output from the organised tea sector in August.
The finance ministry had recently asked agriculture ministry to immediately release unpaid instalments by September 30.
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
Instructions have been given to the defaulter sugar mills to ensure payments of entire cane dues without any delay, strict action has been warned against the negligent mills.
Tea Board will discuss the proposal in its board meeting on September 24 and proposal is likely to be implemented by next year onwards.
As per Haryana’s policy for 2018, by the end of September millers had to return entire 67% of the custom milled rice (CMR) from the paddy procured.
The minister said kharif crops were affected in some states because of floods but it would not have much impact on the overall production.
Despite excessive rains and floods damaging crops in some parts of the country, the government is expecting a bumper output of food grains this Kharif in the first advance estimate to be released soon.
Farmer field schools would be organised around the model farms with the objectives to demonstrate the results of good practices and technologies among farmers.
The Pesticide Management Bill that will replace the Insecticides Act, 1968 seeks to regulate the pesticide sector by fixing prices and setting up of a regulatory authority.
The natural rubber production in the country in July was 60,000 tonnes , up by 14,000 tonnes from the same last year
Alpen Capital, a Delhi based consultant company is assisting to Sahyadri to get this proposal implemented.
Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan has written to PM Modi seeking his approval for this proposal, which has been lying before the Cabinet for some time.
Government looks at measures to boost consumption demand in rural India.
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