Rs 13.8 crore crop loans to be waived: Puducherry CM; Assembly adjourns sine die

Synopsis As part of the initiatives to mitigate the woes of farmers, the government has decided to write off the loans due from ryots to banks amounting to Rs 13.8 crore. A sum of Rs 30 crore had been earmarked to rehabilitate the sick cooperative societies and undertakings in the Union Territory. Puducherry Chief Minister […]

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 […]

Paddy sowing down by 5.99 pc so far; major lag in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chattisgarh

Area sown to paddy declined by 5.99 per cent to 367.55 lakh hectare so far in the ongoing kharif season as a shortfall in rains has led to less coverage in some states, according to the agriculture ministry data released on Friday. Paddy was sown in 390.99 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, the data […]

Significant rise in potato production in Assam: Agriculture minister

Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora said that production of potato has increased from seven Metric tonnes per hectares to 17 Metric tonnes per hectare. Bora while speaking on Potato Conclave and Business Launch Event stated state must be self-reliant in Agriculture and Veterinary sector and not dependent upon the other States of the country. The […]

Reliance Retail’s bid price for 40,000 T Haryana wheat signals shortage

Synopsis Hafed, which used to procure wheat only for Food Corporation of India at the minimum support price, had for the first time purchased the grain at market rate this year for the sole purpose of exports. It had procured 1,80,000 tonnes of wheat, paying more than the MSP for exports. Reliance Retail has won […]

Godrej Agrovet signs MoUs with Assam, Manipur and Tripura to promote oil palm cultivation

Godrej Agrovettoday announced that it has signed threeMemorandum of Understand with Assam, Manipur and Tripura state governmentsfor development and promotion of oil palm cultivation in the region under the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) scheme. In August 2021, Government of India had launched the National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm (NMEOOP) […]

Trading associations seek ban on turmeric futures

Marathwada Vidarbha Turmeric Trade Association has written a letter to the Union minister of state for finance Pankaj Choudhary, demanding a ban on trading in turmeric futures market on the NCDEX and BSE. The association alleged that some traders and corporates are making a profit. The prices are being decided according to the convenience in the […]

Wheat prices up 4%, more hikes expected on festive demand

Wheat prices have jumped 4% in the last one week and festival season demand expected to kick in from mid-September, they are expected to rise further, despite the government claiming that the country has sufficient stocks. Denying some reports claiming that India was going to import wheat, the Department of Food and Public Distribution of […]

Over 11,000 crop residue management machines go missing, vigilance probe ordered

The Punjab government on Wednesday said it has initiated a vigilance probe into a Rs 150-crore scam in the distribution of crop residue management machines among farmers during the previous dispensation led by the Congress. Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, in a statement, said during a physical verification, a total of 11,275 machines were not […]

Vast stretch of land identified in North East and West Bengal for rubber cultivation

Central Government felt the need to increase natural rubber production in the country by expanding rubber cultivation to non-traditional areas, including North East and traditional regions, said Dr Sawar Dhanania, Chairman, Rubber Board. The board has identified a vast stretch of land in North East and West Bengal for rubber cultivation. “As per prevailing trends, […]