Rabi expansion boosts hopes of bumper crop, but warm winter a concern

According to the latest data from the agriculture ministry, wheat has been sown in around 25.57 million hectares, compared with 20.39 million hectares in the same period last year. NEW DELHI : The total area under wheat cultivation jumped 25% as on 10 November, compared to the same period last year, according to fresh data, raising […]

India’s cotton exports stall as farmers delay sales hoping for higher prices

Synopsis “Harvesting of the new crop started last month, but many farmers are not willing to sell. They are holding crop hoping prices would rise like the last season,” said Atul Ganatra, president of the Cotton Association of India (CAI). Indian traders are struggling to export cotton despite higher production as farmers are delaying sale […]

Agriculture Machine to Machine (M2M) Market Extensive Growth Opportunities to Be Witnessed by 2019-2025

Global “Agriculture Machine to Machine (M2M) market”- Report defines the vital growth factors, opportunities and market segment of top players during the forecast period from 2019 to 2025. The report Agriculture Machine to Machine (M2M) offers a complete market outlook and development rate during the past, present, and the forecast period, with concise study, Agriculture […]

CSIR’s Kisan Sabha App to connect farmers to supply chain

India’s ongoing lockdown has threatened the agriculture sector as it overlaps with the time of harvest. In the present situation of COVID-19, farmers are looking for help in taking their produce to the market, as also in procuring seeds, fertilizer, etc. from the market. A robust supply chain management is urgently required to facilitate the […]

Uttar Pradesh govt aims to support 75 MW farmland solar plants in 2019-20

Under KUSUM scheme, the state government will help farmers in setting up an aggregate 75 MW capacity of grid-connected solar plants—in capacities of up to 2 MW—on their barren or cultivable land. The state of Uttar Pradesh has so far distributed 25,511 solar pumps for irrigation. Under  Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) rural solar […]