9 Stunning Health Benefits Of Broccoli You Must Know

Plants provide sustenance and include important vitamins and minerals. Broccoli, a plant-based vegetable, is specifically regarded as a superfood because of its numerous health benefits. The scientific name for broccoli is Brassica oleracea. Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family that produces a large flowering head, stalk, and a few accompanying leaves […]

India headed for driest August in over 100 years, summer crops at risk

Synopsis India is experiencing its driest August in over 100 years due, in part, to the El Nino weather pattern, according to sources. Weather officials have warned the lack of rainfall could damage yields of summer crops such as rice and soybeans, leading to higher prices and inflation, which is already at its highest level […]

Why do you need to sell agricultural products online?

One of the oldest industries in history is agriculture. Farming is regarded as one of the world’s most difficult and demanding vocations. Not only that, but it provides a source of income for many households, and it affects almost every industry. So, if you’re seeking strategies to make money selling agricultural products online, look no […]

Farmers’ markets are going digital: how online sales are saving Indian farmers

In India, the agricultural landscape is changing rapidly. In India, the Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding, and it is having a significant impact not just in the healthcare, automotive, technology, retail, and travel industries, but also in agriculture. Despite advances in agricultural technology, the majority of Indian farmers continue to sell their crops to […]

Centre procures paddy, wheat worth over Rs 2.5 lakh crore in 2021-22 against Rs 98k crore in 2013-14

Synopsis “The central procurement of wheat and paddy has increased substantially between the 2013-14 and 2021-22 marketing seasons. The procurement has become broad-based and we are purchasing grains from more states now. MSP has increased significantly,” said Subodh Singh, additional secretary in the food ministry. Procurement of wheat and paddy in quantity and value terms […]

Climate change: Punjab’s cotton, maize yield to dip by 11-13% by 2050, says report

Synopsis The study published in the Mausam journal of the India Meteorological Department earlier this month used rainfall and temperature data collected between 1986 and 2020 to project the impact of climate change on five major crops — rice, maize, cotton, wheat, and potato — in the agrarian state. New Delhi: Climate change is predicted […]

Rajasthan govt to rent out drones to farmers to help spray fertilisers, insecticides

Synopsis Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture, Dinesh Kumar said the use of artificial intelligence and drones for agricultural work is increasing all over the world and in the state also, the government is promoting the use of technology to enable farmers increase their income and yield. Low income group farmers in Rajasthan will be provided […]

CAI lowers cotton crop estimate to 330.50 lakh bales for 2022-23 season

Synopsis Except for Gujarat, where the output is likely to remain flat, the cotton-growing states are expected to witness a decline in production, the CAI added. The total cotton supply in October-December 2022 is estimated at 116.27 lakh bales, which consists of the arrivals of 80.13 lakh bales, imports of 4.25 lakh bales and the […]

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 […]

Pre-Budget meet: Farmers’ bodies ask government to lift export ban on wheat, other agricultural items

Synopsis Imposition of higher taxes on processed foods was another suggestion made by farmers’ bodies during the virtual meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In a pre-budget consultation with the finance ministry, farmers’ organisations on Tuesday asked the government to lift ban on exports of agri items like wheat and restrict import of products that […]