Purabi Dairy to release Rs 1.47 crore additional procurement price to dairy farmers in Assam

Synopsis Purabi Dairy, the largest dairy cooperative in Assam, has announced an additional milk procurement price of Rs 147.91 lakh for dairy farmers. The decision is expected to significantly boost the income of thousands of farmers and strengthen the rural economy. The cooperative aims to encourage farmers to adopt scientific dairying techniques and has expanded […]

Indian wheat prices at 8-month high on festival demand, tight supply

Synopsis Indian wheat prices have reached an eight-month high due to strong demand for festivals, limited supplies, and import duties making overseas buying unfeasible for domestic flour mills. The government may release more stocks and eliminate import duties to control prices. Rising wheat prices could contribute to food inflation. Indian wheat prices surged to an […]

Govt implements minimum price for raw jute following bumper production

The government on Thursday fixed the minimum price for jute following reports that farmers are facing losses due to bumper crop of the golden fibre.In a notification, the Jute Commissioner said the minimum price has been fixed at Rs 5,050 per quintal at the farm level and Rs 5,500 per quintal for deliveries in Kolkata. […]

Changes to fix crop estimate error soon

 The government will deploy field verification and remote sensing in the agricultural system across the country to get better crop production estimates after traders spotted a 10 million-tonne hole in wheat projections. The government was criticized for its unrealistic wheat crop production estimates for the 2023-24 (October-March) crop year. While the agriculture ministry estimated wheat […]

Govt extends time period for existing stock limits of tur and urad

Despite interventions, the prices of tur have refused to come down with consumer price inflation for the kitchen staple ruling at a 6-year-high of 32 percent in August, as per the government’s consumer price index. The government has extended the time period for existing stock limits of pulses- tur and urad held by wholesalers, retailers, importers […]

Govt aims 60% of wheat area under climate resilient varieties in rabi season amid El Nino fear

Synopsis The Indian government aims to bring 60% of the total wheat area under climate-resistant varieties for the upcoming rabi sowing season, due to strong El Nino conditions. Despite the challenges of climate change, the Ministry of Agriculture has set a target of achieving a record wheat output of 114 million tonnes in the 2023-24 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]