Farming Carrots: The Ultimate Guide

Carrots are one of the most popular and versatile vegetables, loved for their sweet flavor, vibrant color, and numerous health benefits. Whether you are a seasoned farmer or a gardening enthusiast looking to try your hand at cultivating carrots, this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the essential information needed to successfully grow this […]

Overall kharif paddy sowing up 3.38 per cent so far, but coverage lags in 4 states

Synopsis According to the Met Department, overall monsoon was 4 per cent higher from June 1 to August 2. In east and northeast India, there was a deficit of 24 per cent. Total area sown to paddy has increased by 3.38 per cent to 283 lakh hectares so far in the current kharif season, but […]

Almonds: Sustainability, Farming, and Health

Since they have been consumed and raised for so long, almonds have come to represent many different historical cultures. Almonds were traditionally given as wedding gifts in ancient Rome as a fertility symbol. The almond tree is used as a metaphor for the eye of God as well as other things like cleanliness in the […]

India’s sugar output drops 5.4% y/y as mills close early

Synopsis The government allowed mills to export only 6.1 million tonnes of sugar in the 2022/23 season, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration was expected to allow a second tranche of shipments. India’s absence from the market could lift global sugar prices , which were trading near their highest level in more than a decade, […]

Tips for Increasing Your Tomato Harvest When Growing Tomatoes

If you are familiar with the control factors from the start, tomato gardening may be quite profitable. The key to growing ripe, juicy, red tomatoes is to get the plants off to a good start and address any issues early on. Keep in mind that one of the most popular crops that are susceptible to […]

Punjab FM presents Rs 1.96 lakh crore budget for 2023-24; agriculture, education health key focus areas

Synopsis Punjab Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema presented a Rs 1.96 lakh crore budget for 2023-24 on Friday. The budget has a focus on agriculture, education, and health segments, with total budget size increased by 26% to Rs 1,96,462 crore. The budget is the first full budget of the AAP government. After coming to power […]

Small farmers must get irrigation, fertilisers, secure market at lower cost to transform food systems: R K Singh

Synopsis Speaking at a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 here, Singh said India is helping farmers reduce their carbon footprint with solar water pumps and green ammonia. He said India is providing millions of solar water pumps to farmers, and will soon produce enough green ammonia to stop imports of […]

CAI lowers cotton crop estimate to 330.50 lakh bales for 2022-23 season

Synopsis Except for Gujarat, where the output is likely to remain flat, the cotton-growing states are expected to witness a decline in production, the CAI added. The total cotton supply in October-December 2022 is estimated at 116.27 lakh bales, which consists of the arrivals of 80.13 lakh bales, imports of 4.25 lakh bales and the […]

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 […]

Govt’s paddy procurement rises 10 pc to 541.90 lakh tonne so far

Synopsis The actual procurement stood at record 759.32 lakh tonne in the previous kharif marketing season. According to official data, the total paddy purchase increased to 541.90 lakh tonne till January 3 of the 2022-23 kharif marketing season from 494.50 lakh tonne in the year-ago period. The government’s paddy procurement for the central pool rose […]