Farmers using cash scheme well: Study

The study found that beneficiaries were diverse and there was no “statistical evidence” of any bias in selection of farmers on the basis of caste, community or faith. A study of the impact of PM-KISAN, the Modi government’s income transfer scheme for farmers, has found that poor cultivators don’t squander the free money they receive, […]

Farmers ditch short-duration crops for soyabean and cotton, bumper produce expected

Timely arrival of monsoon had seen farmers accelerating their sowing activities. As of July 10, India has reported 580.21 lakh hectares (lh) of sowing as against the 402.57 lh of last year. Farmers across the country have increased soyabean cultivation this kharif, with oilseeds reporting the largest year-on-year increase in the country. Oil processors and […]

With 34% rise in direct sowing of rice this year, Punjab farmers save Rs 600 cr, 30% ground water

The pandemic has pushed Punjab’s paddy producing farmers to embrace ‘Direct Seeding of Rice’ (DSR) technique like never before. While bringing record 20 per cent of the total targeted rice area (27 lakh hectares) in the state under DSR, Punjab has increased its DSR area by 34 per cent compared to the cumulative area under the technique […]

Sowing growth: Incentivising agri-reforms in the states

Incentivising states for better performance in the agriculture sector with a transparent implementation and monitoring system is important. The Fifteenth Finance Commission (FC-XV) has, in its interim report for the year 2020-21, recommended implementation of a specific set of agricultural reforms by the states for liberalising agricultural markets, provide for seamless trading and catalyse private […]

SHARE OF AGRICULTURAL FUMIGANTS MARKET SIZE RESEARCH REPORT 2020 UPDATED WITH COVID-19 ANALYSIS AND OUTLOOK TILL 2026

The latest research report on the Agricultural Fumigants market covering in-depth analysis of size, segmentation market growth, market share, competitive Landscape, Detailed List of Key Buyers and End-Users, Market Attractiveness Analysis, and Key Investment Opportunity Analysis, product launches, area marketplace expanding, and technological innovations. Leading market research company Facts & Factors (FnF) published a market […]

Aatmanirbhar in agriculture will require incentives for export of high-value agri-produce

On the agri-imports front, the biggest item is edible oils — worth about $10 billion (more than 15 mt). This is where there is a need to create “aatma nirbharta”, not by levying high import duties, but by creating a competitive advantage through augmenting productivity and increasing the recovery ratio of oil from oilseeds. With […]

At India’s groundnut-cotton bowl, little excitement over Centre’s APMC reforms

The Gujarat government amended its APMC Act of 1963 in line with the Centre’s Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Ordinance nearly a month before the latter’s promulgation on June 5.  Mombhai Japda watches labourers weighing his 50 quintals of groundnut under a giant shed at the APMC (agricultural produce market committee) yard […]

Aatmanirbhar in agriculture will require incentives for export of high-value agri-produce

On the agri-imports front, the biggest item is edible oils — worth about $10 billion (more than 15 mt). This is where there is a need to create “aatma nirbharta”, not by levying high import duties, but by creating a competitive advantage through augmenting productivity and increasing the recovery ratio of oil from oilseeds. With […]

Kharif sowing 88% higher than last year; here’s why this season is faring better than last one

Amid all the mayhem due to coronavirus pandemic, kharif crop sowing so far has beaten last year’s figures with the total acreage as of 3rd July 2020 being 88% higher than the comparable period last year. Amid all the mayhem due to coronavirus pandemic, kharif crop sowing so far has beaten last year’s figures with […]

PM pitches for need to promote start-ups to ensure innovation in agriculture sector

ew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the progress of agriculture research, extension and education in India and pitched for promoting start-ups and agri-entrepreneurs to ensure innovation and use of technology in farming and allied sectors. He underlined the need for developing forward and backward linkages to assure better returns […]