Rabi season: Govt aims 60% of wheat area under climate resilient varieties

Faced with a heatwave in 2021, the government encouraged farmers in 2022 to go for heat-tolerant wheat varieties in 47 per cent of the total wheat acreage of 30 million hectares. Ahead of rabi sowing from next month, the Centre on Tuesday said it targets to bring 60 per cent of the total wheat area […]

Maharastra farmers destroying tomato crops as prices fall from Rs 200 a month ago to just Rs 2-3 per kg

Synopsis Tomato prices in Maharashtra, India, have dropped dramatically from Rs 200 per kilogram to as low as Rs 3-5 per kilogram, causing significant losses for tomato growers. The sudden decline in prices was due to an unexpectedly high tomato yield. Many farmers are abandoning their crops or destroying their produce as they cannot recover […]

Coconut Farming in India: Types, Purposes, and Advantages

Coconut farming is a consistently successful economic venture for Indian farmers. The Asian economy depends heavily on coconut. And tropical regions are where it is typically produced. India is also the third-largest exporter of coconuts, behind the Philippines and Indonesia. In addition to being extensively used, copra and coconut oil are also used in the […]

Centre directs sugar traders to disclose stocks to check hoarding

Centre directed sugar retailers, wholesalers, processors to disclose their stocks on a weekly basis on a government portal as a proactive measure to combat hoarding and speculation. The Centre on Thursday directed sugar traders, retailers, wholesalers, big chain retailers and processors to disclose their stocks on a weekly basis on a government portal as a […]

India’s soybean harvest may dip in 2023-24 despite increased acreage: survey

A steep rainfall deficit in August may push India’s soybean yields and harvest lower than government’s expectations in marketing year 2023-24 (October-September) despite an increase in acreage, according to market participants polled by S&P Global Commodity Insights. India’s soybean crop which is the fifth largest in the world is likely to be under pressure due […]

VK Packwell: Transforming Indian Agriculture with Affordable & Innovative Irrigation Solutions

 VK Packwell, India and China’s ONLY patent-holding ISI mark water carrying flexible-foldable pipes manufacturing company, and India’s sole patent-holding ISI mark drip, sprinkler, and micro-irrigation with flexible-foldable pipe manufacturing company, is making waves in the agricultural sector. With a commitment to serving farmers, VK Packwell has already impacted the lives of more than 71,00,000 farmers […]

Odisha CM disburses Rs 900 cr for farmers under income assistance scheme

An amount of Rs 2,000 each was directly transferred to the bank accounts of 43.88 lakh small and marginal farmers and other 68,750 landless Odisha farmers. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday disbursed Rs 900 crore for the state’s 44.56 lakh farmers, under an income assistance scheme on the occasion of Nuakhai, an agrarian […]

Govt to link 28 more mandis to eNAM: Agri Secretary

Synopsis The Indian government has announced plans to integrate 28 new wholesale mandis, or market yards, with the online trading platform eNAM. This will bring the total number of integrated mandis to 1,389. The Agriculture Secretary, Manoj Ahuja, highlighted the importance of providing key information to stakeholders in order to remove information asymmetry. He also […]

Maharashtra puts curbs on sugarcane supply to other states

Synopsis Erratic rainfall has led to a drought-like situation in Maharashtra, the country’s second-largest sugar producer, and it is likely to see a big drop in sugarcane yield. Lower availability of cane leads to competition among sugar factories for the crop, resulting in mills poaching cane in each other’s jurisdiction. Farmers prefer to sell sugarcane […]

Chilli prices set to rise again on festive demand and scanty rainfall, despite improved sowing

Traders have not been selling the chilli stock at lower rates and are hoping that domestic demand will shore up the prices a little and that exports to China will improve this year. Red chilli prices, which have dropped from the peak levels in last March, could see another spike on higher festival season demand […]