West Bengal govt to raise cultivation of maize by 33%
Maize is an important component of poultry feed and for making biofules. It is also used in food processing. It is also used to make the shell of capsules, starch and as part of the food processing industry for making sauce, gravy, pudding, pies and others. The state govt won the Krishi Karman Award this year for improvement in maize production in the country.
One third of Maharashtra’s cultivated area damaged due to unseasonal rainfall
The incessant downpour in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and parts...
West Bengal govt to start buying paddy from November 1
The rate at which payment would be made to farmers has been increased from Rs 1,750 (l...
Kharif crop production this year to be higher than last year's 141.71 mn tonnes: Parshottam Rupala
The minister said kharif crops were affected in some states because of floods but it would not have much impact on the overall production.
Plastic water bottles will stay till substitute found: Ram Vilas Paswan
Says research under way into alternatives, flags large number of possible job losses in case of ban
Poor response to MMTC tender delays maize imports
"A few big players have also applied for import of maize in large volumes," said Babu.
Toxic air in Delhi fueled by rice fields that India doesn’t need
Each year India’s rice farmers burn the stubble of the harvested paddy crop, contributing to the annual haze.
India's summer crop planting down 5.3% from last year, gap narrows
The planting of rice, a key summer crop, was at 26.5 million hectares on Friday, against 30.4 million hectares at the same time last year, the ministry said.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks crop diversification model
Expressing concern over the fast depleting water table, Singh underlined the need to prioritise less water consuming crops, beginning with maize and cotton.
Poultry industry may slash output to pare losses
In the past few months costly maize, the main ingredient of poultry feed, increased the cost of production, with the result that farm-gate prices of poultry increased around 20% year-on-year.
Farmers may plant more maize, cotton, soyabean due to export demand
Farmers have already started preparing land for their kharif crop.
Maize shortage hits poultry feed, starch industries
The feed industry has started using other raw material like wheat and rice as substitutes.
Anmol Feeds plans to set up one shrimp feed unit at Kolkata
While the unit in Kolkata will be set up at a cost of Rs 25 crore, the floating fish feed unit will require an investment of Rs 30 crore.
High demand, low stock stoke grain prices
Maize soars 25% in a month while broken rice and wheat gain 8% in past two months.
Rice production in India to shrink due to late monsoon
The world’s second-largest producer of the cereal has seen a harsh summer this year.
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