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May 20, 2019, 00.46 AM IST
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Kochi man grows 40 mango varieties on rooftop

The four-feet tall mango trees are planted in 200-litre scrap containers which have gravel, mud and basic fertilizers in them.

Pulses, oilseeds procurement at 50% of target with two weeks left

The procurement of winter pulses and oilseeds, which is likely to be completed by July this year, is also showing slow progress.

India ropes in global institution to curb contamination in spice shipments

Starting July, Geneva-based Standards and Trade Development Facility will train farmers on better use of agri inputs.

Shrimp production in Odisha hit by cyclone Fani

According to some estimates, the production could slump 60-70%.

War of words erupts between fisheries & animal husbandry departments over resources

The DoF has written to the DAHD that the Budget earmarking from the combined Budget of 2019-20 has been effected without consulting the DoF.

Rising cotton prices to shrink operating margins of cotton yarn spinners, says CRISIL

CRISIL thinks that lower cotton production is expected to shrink India’s cotton stock to a two-year low of 1.2 months by the end of CS 2019.

Seafood industry stress on sustainable farming as shrimp output set to fall

The seafood industry feels the need for sustainable aquaculture to counter setbacks and increase production.

India's cotton imports could surge to record high as output plunges: CAI

Higher imports by the world's biggest cotton producer could support global prices which are trading near their lowest in two months.

15th edition of Golden leaf India awards presented

Arun Kumar, convenor of the competition said Bombay Trading Corporation won five awards.

Multi-state initiative in South India to help paddy farmers

The multi-state paddy farmers association proposes to add 500 core paddy farmers and thousands of associate members.

Wheat import duty increased to 40%

Wheat import duty increased to 40%

The government plans to sell 10 million tonnes of wheat and 2 million tonnes of rice in the open market.

Govt hikes customs duty on wheat to 40%

Govt hikes customs duty on wheat to 40%

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), through a notification, has hiked the basic customs duty (BCD) on wheat to 40 per cent.

India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers

India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers

Local wheat prices have fallen over 11 percent in 2019 due to ample supply from last year's crop and forecasts of record output.

UK, India experts explore smart tech solution for Indian farmers

UK, India experts explore smart tech solution for Indian farmers

The problems in India are acute, where up to 50 per cent of food is lost post-harvest because of lack of cold chain.

PM Kisan: Centre pays around Rs 10.5 K cr towards 1st, 2nd tranche

PM Kisan: Centre pays around Rs 10.5 K cr towards 1st, 2nd tranche

Small and marginal farmers who hold cultivable land of up to 2 hectares are eligible under the scheme.

IMD working at faster pace to issue block-level weather forecast by next year

IMD working at faster pace to issue block-level weather forecast by next year

The IMD will issue alerts to 6,500 blocks across 660 districts in the country by 2020.

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