Daily Onion Price Index – December 7, 2019

Onion prices continued to rise in many cities across the country, though the maximum recorded by government agencies on Saturday remained unchanged at Rs 165 a kilo. In Wayanad and Thiruvanthapuram, onion prices climbed Rs 5-10 a kilo from the Friday’s level. Onions continued to be most affordable in Jhansi, but prices of the bulb […]

World Soil Day 2019: Current Theme, History and Key Facts

World Soil Day 2019: Current Theme, History and Key Facts World Soil Day World Soil Day also highlight the growing problem due to population expansion. Therefore, it is necessary to take a step to reduce the erosion of soil, to maintain fertility so that food safety can be ensured.  Soil is made up of minerals, […]

Returning funds treachery of Maharashtra: Sena on Ananthkumar Hegde’s claims

Amid the flutter caused by BJP leader Pankaja Munde after she removed her party’s name from her Twitter bio, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Monday said she was not leaving the party. “The BJP leaders are in touch with Pankaja Munde. She is introspecting after her defeat but it does not mean she is […]

Odisha Minister calls farmers to know procurement of paddy

Telephone numbers of farmers from Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Malkangiri districts were selected in a random manner. BHUBANESWAR: Minister for Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Ranendra Pratap Swain on Saturday called farmers of several western Odisha districts over telephone to enquire about paddy purchased from them at mandis and whether payment was made to […]

Farmers taste success with vanilla beans

Vanilla farming seems to have brought a flavour of success to a handful of farmers in Kerala at a time when prices of other plantation crops are moving southward. Because of lower production, prices of dry vanilla beans is hovering between ₹22,000 and ₹30,000 a kg, depending on quality. “It cannot be said that prices are declining, […]

Exclusive: Why Millions of Farmers Won’t Receive at Least One Instalment of PM Kisan

Bureaucratic inefficiencies, delays at the state level and a slow pace of implementation is robbing millions of farmers of money the government promised they would get. This is the second article in a two-part series on PM Kisan. Read the first part here. New Delhi: Only 4.12 crore farmer families in the country are eligible to receive […]

India to produce record cotton crop for 2019-20, predicts USDA

Cites good monsoon coupled with higher MSP making fibre crop preferred over others India is set to retain its numero uno position in cotton cultivation globally. The latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate for the marketing year 2019-20 has projected India’s cotton crop at 305 lakh US bales (each of 217.7 kg), which works out […]

This Startup’s Device Runs Water Pumps & Saves Farmer Lives For Just Rs 400!

The ‘Smart Fault Preventer and Irrigation Controller’ lets farmers irrigate their farms automatically, handles high voltage power and also manages electricity fluctuations – all in one go! “Throughout my life, I have seen how lack of rainfall, crop failure, loans and debt trap have a negative impact on the lives of farmers,” says 24-year-old innovator […]

Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan plan till November 30

Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing annually Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers. NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday extended Aadhaar seeding date till November 30 to avail Rs 6,000 benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme to help farmers buy farm inputs ahead of rabi sowing season. The […]

Low registration of farmers worry for Odisha government

Secretaries of PACS asked to bring all farmers, who have taken loans for paddy crops, into the registration fold BHUBANESWAR: With only four days left for closure of online registration for sale of surplus paddy to Government agencies under price support system, only 3.16 lakh farmers are reported to have enrolled for 2019-20 kharif marketing season. […]