Mustard, maize and moong cultivation must be promoted to boost farmers’ income

The cultivation of maize, mustard and moong should be promoted to boost farmers’ income and attain self-sufficiency in edible oils, a senior official from the union agriculture ministry said on Saturday. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Deputy Director General (Agriculture Extension) and Agriculture Commissioner, Government of India A K Singh also pitched for the […]

Centre asks states to monitor stocks of tur dal as prices rise

The central government has directed states to monitor stocks held by different stockholders, claiming that a section of the market is trying to create artificial scarcity. ET had reported on Wednesday about 15% increase in price of tur and urad in six weeks. The Department of Consumer Affairs on Friday, issued a directive to all […]

Amit Shah pitches for setting up PACS in every panchayat to boost agri-finance

Synopsis At the event, Union Minister of State for Cooperation B L Verma, Cooperation Secretary Gyanesh Kumar, NAFSCOB Chairman Konduru Ravinder Rao, NAFSCOB’s MD Bhima Subrahmanyam, NCUI President Dileep Sanghani, Kribhco Chairman Chandra Pal Singh Yadav and NAFED Chairman Bijender Singh were present. As per an official statement, the short-term cooperative credit structure in India […]

Earlier Wheat Planting will Boost Yields in Eastern India

Adjusting the sowing dates for wheat in eastern India will increase untapped potential production by 69%, new research shows, helping to ensure food security and farm profitability as the planet warms. “For several years, we’ve been building dense data sets with colleagues from the Indian Agricultural Research Council, which have allowed us to unravel complex […]