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India set for record kharif crop harvest

NEW DELHI: Foodgrain output in the ongoing 2017-18 kharif season is likely to su...
 

08 Aug 2017

NEW DELHI: Foodgrain output in the ongoing 2017-18 kharif season is likely to surpass last year's record of 138.04 million tonnes due to higher acreage and good monsoon for the second straight year, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said today.

  • The classroom and the field

    Although autarky on Indian farms is a distant dream, as the 71st year of Independence dawns, penury-ridden farmers are still committing suicide by the thousands— a consequence of decades of short-sightedness, while economists and scientists are still equating food sufficiency to farmer sustainability.The occasion merits introspection on the core issues of farmers’ distress. We must begin at the apex. The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) mandate is agriculture education, research and

    08 Aug 2017

  • Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims

    Climate change may have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades, according to new research that examines the toll rising temperatures are already taking on vulnerable societies.Illustrating the extreme sensitivity of the Indian agricultural industry to spikes in temperature, the study from the University of California, Berkeley, found an increase of just 1C on an average day during the growing season was associated with 67 more sui

    04 Aug 2017

  • Tomato prices likely to fall in next 15 days

    Tomato prices, which have skyrocketed up to Rs 100/kg, are more likely to decline over the next fortnight as supplies from southern and other growing states are expected to improve, said a senior ICAR official. Retail tomato prices have gone through the roof for more than a month now in most parts of the country and are still ruling high up to 100 per kg, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry. Tomato prices in metros were ruling at Rs 95/kg in Kolkata, Rs 92/kg in Delhi,

    03 Aug 2017

  • India’s agriculture trade policy has a pro-consumer bias: study

    India’s trade policy in agriculture has a pro-consumer bias which implicitly taxes farmers by placing export restrictions on different crops, said a joint study released by The World Bank and Delhi-based Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) on Tuesday.

    03 Aug 2017

  • Exploring agricultural drones: The future of farming is precision agriculture, mapping, and spraying

    Agricultural drone technology has been improving in the last few years, and the benefits of drones in agriculture are becoming more apparent to farmers. Drone applications in agriculture range from mapping and surveying to crop dusting and spraying.

    02 Aug 2017

  • Foodgrain output up 5-fold in 60 Years, hides farm distress

    India’s foodgrain production rose five times over six decades, according to 2016 government data, the latest available. But with the average Indian farm half as large as it used to be 50 years ago and yields among the lowest in developing economies, the agriculture sector and farmers have been driven to the brink, shows an IndiaSpend analysis. Output of foodgrains in India increased from 50.82 million tonnes in 1950-51 to 252.22 million tonnes in 2015-16, according to the Agriculture Statistics

    02 Aug 2017

  • Farm policy: Dis-ease of doing the business of agriculture.

    Amidst the predictable tidal wave of opinion pieces to mark the Narendra Modi government’s third anniversary, one little event last week squeezed its way into the inside pages of a few newspapers. This was a call for a “farm strike” in Maharashtra from June 1, entailing, among other things, cutting off vegetable and milk supplies to Mumbai and Pune. Those behind the proposed stir have demanded a comprehensive loan waiver for farmers, fixing minimum support prices for produce at 50 per cent above

    25 May 2017

  • GM crops, the answer to climate change.

    The IMD forecast of a near normal monsoon brings some cheer. However, effects of the El Nino may have an adverse effect towards the tail end of the rain-bearing season. The normal monsoon in 2016 helped India, reeling from two consecutive droughts, come back from the brink and also helped take food-grain output to a new high.

    25 May 2017

  • GST impact: Zero tax on farm produce-A big deal

    One of the most radical decisions taken at last week’s Srinagar meeting of the Union and state finance ministers to approve rates applicable to various commodities under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime was to fix these at zero per cent for most primary farm produce.

    25 May 2017

  • Haryana education, police, irrigation depts to witness maximum retirements.

    CHANDIGARH: Already struggling with shortage of staff, Haryana government's elementary education, secondary education, police and irrigation departments would be witnessing maximum number of retirements this year.

    25 May 2017

  • Irrigation stopped, farmers fear rabi paddy damage.

    JEYPORE: Resentment is brewing among farmers of Jeypore over the decision of Upper Kolab project authorities to stop irrigation to ayecut areas at a time when rabi paddy crop is in flowering stage. The Upper Kolab irrigation project authorities had released irrigation water to Borrigumma, Kundra, Jeypore and Kotpad command areas, spread over 27,000 hectares, on January 1 and it was decided to stop the supply in the third week of May.

    24 May 2017

  • Farmers’ association president chosen member of bio-products working group.

    Pavittar Pal Singh Pangli, president of the Borlaug Farmers’ Association for South Asia, Chairman of the United Farmer Empowerment Initiative and the president emeritus of Punjab Agricultural University Kisan Club, has been chosen as a member of the working group of eco-agriculture and bio-products.

    24 May 2017

  • ‘India, Africa can be key partners in agriculture’

    GANDHINAGAR: With agriculture playing a critical role in their economies, India and Africa both see a lot of scope for partnership and knowledge sharing. "This (agriculture) is an area where India and the bank can fruitfully join hands," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while formally opening the 52nd African Development Bank's (AfDB) annual event on Tuesday.

    24 May 2017

  • Centre comes out with FAQs to allay fears on GM mustard.

    New Delhi: Genetically modified (GM) mustard plants are as safe and nutritious as regular mustard, the environment ministry said, even as the country await its final word on commercial production.

    22 May 2017

  • Three years of Narendra Modi government: Agriculture is posting just 1.7 percent average growth.

    With the Narendra Modi-led government completing three years in office, it is high time to assess its performance in various sectors. We focus here on agriculture. Without robust growth of agriculture, “sabka saath, sabka vikas” will remain an empty slogan.

    22 May 2017

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06 Jan 2017


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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Jan 2016

Crop insurance scheme brings cheers

In view of the growing volatility in the agriculture sector caused by vagaries of nature as well as market fluctuations, it is heartening to see the new Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

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