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    44% rain deficit in March-April: Agriculture Ministry

  • Date : 10 April, 2021

    To date, crops have been sown on 67.87 lakh hectares against 58.26 lakh hectares during the corresponding period of last year, an increase by 9.61 lakh hectares, the Agriculture Ministry said.

    This despite the country registering a rainfall deficit of 44 per cent. The country received actual rainfall of 22.1 mm against the normal of 39.5 mm, a deficiency of 44 per cent from March 1 and April 8, according to the government data.

    There is also no impact of Covid on the progress of area coverage under summer crops in the country. Meanwhile, the live water storage in 130 reservoirs in the country is 83 per cent. So far, pulses have been sown on 8.68 lakh hectares against last year’s 5.72 lakh hectares, registering an increase of 2.96 lakh hectares. Area under coarse cereals is 10.86 lakh hectares against last year’s 8.54 lakh hectares.

    Source: The Tribune



Policies are responsible for poverty of farmers, India: Anil Ghanwat

27 Aug 2020

Mr Anil Ghanwat
President, Shetkari Sanghatana

Name : Mr Anil Ghanwat

Designation : President, Shetkari Sanghatana

Name : Dr Bindu R. Pillai

Designation : Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

Name : Dr O.P. Yadav

Designation : Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

Name : Ravishankar C.N.

Designation : Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT)

Name : Shubh Swain

Designation : Asst Director, Tata Cornell Institute, TARINA



13 Jul 2020

Uniting India's farmers: FPOs will strengthen the rural economy

The proposed creation of ten thousand new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs) until 2023-24 by the government is a big step in the right direction. The empowerment of farmers in a country where 86 perce