Mandi Price: Fall in Wheat Prices, Know Latest Price in India

As the new wheat crop floods the markets, prices are seeing a downturn. This contrasts starkly with the scenario just a month ago when demand outstripped supply, causing an eight-month high in prices. Some markets even saw wheat being sold at almost double the MSP. However, with increased arrivals, prices have balanced out. According to […]

Sugarcane farm payouts to top Rs 36,000 cr in 2023-24 crushing season

Payments for sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are likely to top Rs 36,000 crore as the state gears up for the 2023-24 crushing season. Although the annual sugar season (October-September) started on October 1, crushing operations are expected to gain momentum in the coming weeks, starting from Western UP and gradually covering the entire state.“Sugarcane […]

India enters into deal for export of 3.5 MT sugar so far in 2022-23: ISMA

 India has entered into a contract for export of about 35 lakh tonnes of sugar so far in the ongoing 2022-23 season, out of which 2,00,000 tonnes have been shipped last month, industry body ISMA said on Thursday. The 2022-23 sugar export policy announced on November 5 allowed exports of 60 lakh tonnes of the […]

India’s changing agricultural landscape and its way to inclusive growth

Synopsis When measured in total value of agricultural production, India is ranked fourth largest in the world. Although we are the second largest food producer in terms of calorie content, only behind China. India being predominantly an agrarian economy, agriculture sector contributes a big chunk of the share to gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. […]

Online agricultural marketplaces provide a gateway for farmers into the tech industry.

More opportunities to employ technology for the benefit of farmers are emerging as internet connections reach further into rural regions and smart gadgets penetrate the world’s main agricultural markets. According to a report, the worldwide digital agricultural market will be worth $10.2 billion by 2025. Farmers may optimize their everyday operations, increase yields more or […]

Agriculture Ministry okays setting up 100 fodder-centric FPOs in 2022-23

Synopsis The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in 2020 had proposed the establishment of fodder-centric FPOs and requested the agriculture ministry to allow such FPOs under the central scheme “Formation and Promotion of 10,000 new FPOs”. The government has finally designated National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) as the implementing agency for setting up […]

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 […]

Narendra Singh Tomar launches portal on natural farming

Synopsis The Jal Shakti Minister said his ministry has made a roadmap to promote natural farming and identified 75 Sahakar Ganga villages in the first phase by signing an MoU with Sahkar Bharti and training has been given to the farmers. The UP Agriculture Minister said that under the Namami Gange Project, the promotion of […]

Govt’s paddy procurement up 12 pc at 170.53 lakh tonnes till Oct

Synopsis Normally, paddy procurement begins immediately after the withdrawal of the Southwest monsoon from October onwards. However in southern states, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it begins from September. The government aims to procure 771.25 lakh tonnes of paddy in the 2022-23 kharif marketing season (October-September). The actual procurement stood at record 759.32 lakh […]

Wheat sown in 54,000 hectares, increase of 59% from last year: Govt data

Synopsis Wheat has been sown on 54,000 hectares so far in the current rabi (winter) season of the 2022–23 crop year, which is an increase of 59% over 34,000 hectares in the comparable period last year, government data issued on Friday revealed. Wheat has been sown on 54,000 hectares so far in the current rabi […]