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Government to prepare roadmap for distribution of fortified rice

“We will take suggestions and feedback from all the states and stakeholders before implementing this programme,” said Paswan.

Banks suggest easier farm loan rules to remove stress

Banks are collating these suggestions from grassroots employees, refining them and are likely to handover the suggestions to the government in the first week of September.

Heavy rains across South Bengal turns as a blessing to farmers

The officials said that till August 6, only 33.69 per cent of plantation was completed.

CACP proposes scheme for crop pricing to directly benefit farmers

The proposed scheme, similar to the one launched in Madhya Pradesh two years ago, would support farmers without distorting the market.

Higher shrimp price may boost production

The US and South East Asia, particularly China, are the major buyers of Indian seafood.

WB govt to install 180 meteorological observatories in agricultural farms

Weather system is one of the most important factors that determine the production of crops.

Government to rope in agency to evaluate farm mechanisation impact

Among the states, farm power availability in Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and western part of Rajasthan is higher than the National average of 2.02 kW/ha.

Sugarcane, cotton, apple crops hit by late rainfall pan-India

Damage yet to be assessed but economists feel rain may have positive overall impact.

Rice-wheat at new high, Food grains output falls short of target

The shortfall is majorly due to decline in the production of pulses due to prevailing drought like conditions in pulses growing regions of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka during the last Kharif season.

Punjab Agriculture Department raids vendors selling spurious pesticides, agriculture inputs

the state-wide raids have been conducted on 410 shops and subsequently 207 samples have been drawn for examination.

Higher water storage improves prospect of Kharif, Rabi crops

Higher water storage improves prospect of Kharif, Rabi crops

As per official data, water storage in 107 reservoirs across India rose to 106.6 billion cubic metres (BCM) till August 14, compared to the 10-year average of 87.5 BCM.

Chief Ministers’ Panel on Agriculture, states talk  genetically modified crops in ‘restricted spaces’

Chief Ministers’ Panel on Agriculture, states talk genetically modified crops in ‘restricted spaces’

Panel to make changes in Essential Commodities Act to remove stock limits.

Monsoon rebound prepares ground for bumper harvest

Monsoon rebound prepares ground for bumper harvest

Conditions are ripe for a good harvest of the kharif crop & higher farm incomes, which should boost demand.

Chief Ministry Panel, states talk use of GM crops in restricted spaces

Chief Ministry Panel, states talk use of GM crops in restricted spaces

While the contentious move may take time as some state governments have opposed introduction of GM crops, the Chief Minister’s Panel on Agriculture has decided to make substantial changes in the Essential Commodities Act

Direct payment system for grain farmers of Punjab, Haryana soon

Direct payment system for grain farmers of Punjab, Haryana soon

MSP for procurement won’t be routed via middlemen in these two states; agents or arthiyas likely to oppose new system.

Pulses exporters seek sops, say this will check prices

Pulses exporters seek sops, say this will check prices

The government has a stock of close to 3.5 million tonnes of pulses, including a buffer of 1.4 million tonnes, said industry executives.

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