Wage hike of tea estate workers to increase the cost of production by Rs 16/ kg

Synopsis Wage hike of tea estate workers in West Bengal will lead to an increase in the cost of production by Rs. 16/ kg and will have a substantial adverse impact on the margins of tea estates in West Bengal. The wage hike of tea estate workers in West Bengal will lead to an increase […]

Assam allows use of up to 5% of tea garden land for various other purposes

Asam government has allowed upto five per cent of the total land of tea garden to be used for promotion of eco-friendly tea tourism, cultivation of agriculture crops besides green power and animal husbandry. In an ordinance the state government amended Assam Fixation of ceiling on Land holding Act 1956. According to the ordinance “Provided […]

Government forms panel to look into ways to strengthen MSP system

Synopsis The committee will look into ways to strengthen the MSP system and how farmers can take benefit out of the support price mechanism, the minister noted. The government will consider the recommendations of the committee, he added. Choudhary was replying to a question from Tiruchi Siva (DMK) who wanted to know whether the government […]

World’s food supply faces new threat from lack of rain in India

Synopsis The threat to India’s rice production comes at a time when countries are grappling with soaring food costs and rampant inflation. Total rice planted area has declined 13% so far this season due to a lack of rainfall in some areas, including West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, which account for a quarter of India’s […]

Ministry to soon seek Cabinet nod for allowing more projects access agri fund: Narendra Singh Tomar

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said his ministry will soon seek the Cabinet nod for a proposal to allow emerging technology-based farm projects like hydroponics access the Rs 1 lakh crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund. Set up in 2020, the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) provides financing facility for setting up of post harvest infra […]