15 02, 2018

State eyes record paddy yield

2018-02-16T12:15:35+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Telegraph India | February 15 2018 Jharkhand is all set to record bumper paddy production this year, giving succour to the state grappling with allegations of hunger deaths and farmer suicides. Agri scientists and agriculture department officials on Wednesday said going by crop coverage and post-harvest scenario, Jharkhand would clock anywhere between 54 and 56 [...]

15 02, 2018

Jaitley’s cost price-based MSP formula to cost Rs 115 bn for 4 crops: SBI

2018-02-16T12:13:14+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Business-standard.| February 15 2018 Amid the debate on whether procurement of grains under price deficiency scheme with the newly announced formula of 1.5 times over the A2+FL cost will balloon public expenditure, a report by State Bank of India (SBI) presents a contrarian view.The report prepared by its Chief Group Economic Advisor Soumya Kanti Ghosh shows that combined cost [...]

15 02, 2018

After pink bollworm attack, Maharashtra to promote short duration varieties of cotton

2018-02-16T12:11:57+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Financial Express | February 15 2018 The Maharashtra government has decided to promote short duration varieties of Bt cotton from the next cotton year following the severe pink bollworm attack on the crop this season. According to Maharashtra agriculture commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh, the state government has decided to stop renewal of licences for the [...]

15 02, 2018

STATE PRODUCED 62.71 LAKH TONNES OF SUGAR

2018-02-16T12:10:51+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Daily pioneer | February 15 2018 Uttar Pradesh has produced a record 62.71 lakh tonnes of sugar during the current sugarcane crushing season with a recovery of 10.35 per cent - the highest in recent years. A government spokesman said in a statement in Luknow on Wednesday that the mills also paid the highest ever amount of [...]

15 02, 2018

Agriculture income support: Telangana breaks new ground in farm subsidy

2018-02-16T12:09:49+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Indian Express | February 15 2018 Come May, every Telangana farmer would receive a subsidy of Rs 4,000 per acre from K Chandrashekhar Rao-led state government, which is expected to meet a major part of their seed, fertiliser, pesticide and field preparation expenses. The Rs 4,000-per-acre amount is to be distributed ahead of the 2018 [...]

14 02, 2018

Cotton production falls short of initial estimate

2018-02-15T12:52:09+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Tribune India | February 14 2018 Cotton production in the state is unlikely to meet the estimated figure of 12 lakh bales this year and may fall short by 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh bales due to inclement weather and low availability of canal water.Talking to The Tribune, former North India Cotton Association president Ashok [...]

14 02, 2018

STATE TO BUY 25% OF SUGAR PRODUCED BY COOPERATIVES

2018-02-15T12:49:47+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Mumbai Mirror Express |  February 14 2018 The cooperation department of the state government has moved a proposal to buy 25 per cent of the sugar produced by sugar cooperatives. The order is aimed at placating sugarcane growers in the state who are currently restless as their dues are not being paid by sugar cooperatives. [...]

14 02, 2018

Government may consider move to double wheat import duty

2018-02-15T12:48:16+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Financial Express |  February 14 2018 A panel of secretaries may soon consider a proposal to double the import duty on wheat from current 20% to rule out any possibility of cheaper import coming into the country as the harvesting of the crop has started.The secretaries of food, agriculture and commerce ministries are expected to [...]

14 02, 2018

Logistics hub to turn Assam’s Jogighopa into India’s new gateway to South-East Asia

2018-02-15T12:47:04+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Live Mint |  February 14 2018 Jogighopa, a small town in Assam, is set to become India’s gateway to South-East Asia as well as the rest of the North-East with the road ministry gearing up to develop a multimodal logistics park (MMLP) there with road, rail, waterways and air transport facilities. The development includes railway [...]

14 02, 2018

Rabi sowing: Wheat area down a bit, pulses up

2018-02-15T12:44:15+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Agri Commodities|

Financial Express|  February 14 2018 Wheat acreage has fallen by 4.3% in the ongoing rabi season, as many farmers in Madhya Pradesh shifted to chana, eyeing higher returns. Wheat acreage has fallen by 4.3% in the ongoing rabi season, as many farmers in Madhya Pradesh shifted to chana, eyeing higher returns. The government is confident [...]