Wheat sowing up 25 pc so far this rabi season at 255.76 lakh hectares; oilseeds acreage up 9 pc

Synopsis Higher area has been reported from Uttar Pradesh (20.09 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (13.48 lakh hectares), Rajasthan (5.32 lakh hectares), Gujarat (2.61 lakh hectares), Maharashtra (2.43 lakh hectares), Bihar (2.24 lakh hectares), Punjab (1.32 lakh hectares) and Haryana (1.28 lakh hectares). Wheat acreage has increased by 25 per cent so far in the ongoing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]