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West Bengal: Paddy procurement scheme witness 8 time increase

The primary reason for this response is the MSP set by the government, which is Rs 300 more per quintal compared to the open market.

Cold storage of potatoes to maintain retail price stability: Experts

The state government has already issued a notification in this regard, stating that potatoes can be kept in the cold storages till December 15 without paying any additional rent.

Inventory pile-up sends potato crashing to Rs 2 a kg

According to traders, potatoes were stocked at a cost of Rs 8-12/kg around the time and was sold in retail at Rs 18-20/kg.

In MP & Chhattisgarh, paddy purchase gets a poll boost

The government procurement of paddy was affected by populist announcements in the poll-bound states but the arrival smoothened after the votes were cast.

Farm fresh ideas likely to dominate interim Budget

The losses sustained by BJP in crucial Hindi heartland states, are expected to cast a shadow on the budget.

ITC along with James Hutton Institute to introduce new Potato varieties in India

These varieties will grow through a process of R&D and evaluation to identify varieties suitable for growing in India in different states, said a company statement.

Modi seen forgiving farm loans as he seeks to win back rural voters

The plan could see as much as $56.5 billion in loans written off, sources and analysts said.

Oilseeds, pulses procurement progressing at a snail’s pace

According to government officials, Nafed and FCI have started procurement only in a few selected districts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Central govt teams in 6 states assessing drought situation: Agri Min

Central government teams have been deputed to assess the drought situation in six states - Andhra Pradesh, Maharasthra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Odisha.

View: Onion price slump sharpens Narendra Modi's election stakes

Usually govts squirm when price is too high for consumers; this time around the problem is the opposite.

Why onion prices are bringing tears to farmers' eyes

Why onion prices are bringing tears to farmers' eyes

The constant fall in prices and subsequent lower remuneration in the past few weeks has led to outbursts and protests where farmers have thrown tonnes of onions on roads.

Agri universities and research institutes are cultivating farm startups

Agri universities and research institutes are cultivating farm startups

Agriculture universities and research institutes are stepping up to fill the gaps in funding.

Multi-species aquaculture complex in Kochi to open on Saturday

Multi-species aquaculture complex in Kochi to open on Saturday

Spread over 9 acres, the Rs 7.26-crore project is expected to cater to the demand from the aquaculture farmers in Kerala as well as the adjoining states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

India loses some soyabean export contracts due to appreciation of rupee

India loses some soyabean export contracts due to appreciation of rupee

However, with Iran emerging as an unexpected buyer of Indian soyameal, the industry has been able to maintain a good pace of soyameal exports in the first quarter which began in October.

Cotton Association of India cuts 2018-19 production estimate by 3 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India cuts 2018-19 production estimate by 3 lakh bales

The carry-over stock at the end of the 2018-19 season is estimated by the CAI at 13.25 lakh bales.

Chinese sugar industry delegation meets NFCSF officials in New Delhi

Chinese sugar industry delegation meets NFCSF officials in New Delhi

The meeting was attended by some sugar refiners, traders and financiers from China, while the Indian side was represented with office bearers of NFCSF and Ravi Gupta of Shree Renuka Sugars.

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