Paddy acreage up; pulses, cotton drop

 Amid erratic monsoon rainfall, cultivation of essential crops such as pulses, oilseeds, and cotton declined, but the overall cultivated area increased due to a rise in paddy plantation. According to data from the agriculture ministry released on Friday, total kharif planting increased by 4.6% compared to last year, reaching 107.8 million hectares (mh). Paddy cultivation […]

India’s wheat output may set new record of over 112 lakh tonnes in 2022-23: Govt officials

Synopsis According to the latest data, farmers have sown wheat in 332.16 lakh ha till January 6 of the current rabi season of the 2022-23 crop year (July-June), against 329.88 lakh ha during the same period last year. New Delhi: The country’s wheat production is likely to set a new record of more than 112 […]

Centre working to develop agri sector in NE: Narendra Singh Tomar

Synopsis “Giving importance to agriculture in bringing about development and security of livelihood in the northeast, farming activities are being strengthened through agricultural education and research,” Tomar said. The minister said the Centre is working to ensure that the country’s agricultural sector remains strong to be able to meet all challenges to make sure that […]