IARI trying higher yield in short-duration rice varieties to stop stubble burning in Punjab

Synopsis Stubble burning by farmers in Punjab and other parts significantly contributes to air pollution in north India during winters. To prevent stubble burning in Punjab, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) on Monday said it is trying in the breeding programme to get higher yield in the short-duration rice varieties to help farmers can easily […]

TransUnion CIBIL and SatSure Launch CIBIL Credit and Farm Report (CCFR) to Expand Farmers’ Access to Credit

TransUnion CIBIL, in collaboration with geo-spatial data analytics provider SatSure, has launched the CIBIL Credit and Farm Report (CCFR). This powerful solution will support lenders in improving the flow of credit to the agricultural sector using data oriented and digital credit assessment capabilities. The CCFR will lead to quicker and more astute decisions on agricultural […]

IIL Foundation organises seminar on management of black thrips in Chilli Crop for input dealers and farmers

 Looking to the importance to the management of black thrips in Chilli crop, Insecticides (India) Ltd. (IIL)’s CSR wing IIL Foundation organised an educational seminar on “Management of Black Thrips in Chilli Crop” for the farmers and input dealers of Guntur region. About 200 Input dealers and farmers attended the same and took the benefit of […]

Team of scientists from ICAR completes genome sequencing for pomegranate

Synopsis The team involved in this landmark research comprised Dr. N.V. Singh, Dr. P. Roopa Sowjanya, Dr. Shilpa Parashuram, Dr. P.G. Patil and Dr. R.A. Marathe, all at ICAR-NRCP, Solapur. It has taken the team six years in accomplishing full genomic sequencing of this Indian pomegranate. A team of scientists from the Indian Council of […]

Increasing rural electrification and positive farm sentiment to boost demand for agricultural pumps: CRISIL

Synopsis Higher volume-driven growth and stabilising input prices will lead to operating margins rising up to 100 basis points to 11-12% this fiscal, and improve cash accruals. That, along with steady working capital levels and moderate capex spending needs will ensure debt remains at levels similar to last fiscal, supporting stable credit profiles. Increasing rural […]

India’s cotton production to increase by 15% in 2022-23

Synopsis Government agency Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which carries out cotton procurement operations when prices fall below the minimum support price (MSP), has pegged India’s 2022-23 cotton production higher by 15% to 360 lakh bales of 170 kilograms each. At a time when the central government is worried about the closure of the 50% […]

India has enough wheat stock; Govt to take action against hoarders if needed, says Food Secy Sudhanshu Pandey

Synopsis According to news agency PTI, Pandey said the government’s wheat production forecast is around 105 million tonne in rabi season of 2021-22 crop year (July-June) while the trade estimates are 95-98 million tonne. Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey on Monday claimed that India has sufficient wheat stock and that it will take action against hoarders […]

Maharashtra to Produce Record Sugar Levels in New Season

Higher production will weigh on local prices and may prompt New Delhi to allow sugar exports in the 2022/23 marketing year starting from Oct. 1. Indian exports could weigh on global sugar prices. India’s top sugar-producing state of Maharashtra is set to churn out record levels for the second year in a row as farmers […]

Agriculture Minister reviews progress on database for identification of eligible farmers for PM-KISAN, other schemes

Synopsis ​​​Narendra Singh Tomar, in a virtual meeting with state agriculture ministers, asked states to complete the work of data verification and update at the earliest so that no eligible farmer is deprived of the benefits of the schemes. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per […]