Companies and analysts said the acreage under cotton could surpass soyabean and pulses as prices are firm.
Deepak Pental said he has already been approached by local seed companies to get licence for the GM mustard that yields 30 per cent more than the current varieties.
He said cattle had an important role in the rural economy and the dairy sector will play a significant part in achieving PM’s goal to double farmers’ incomes.
Nearly 70 per cent of the needs of the leather industry are met from hides of carcasses of animal dying naturally. Only the rest is available from slaughter houses.
India may lose buffalo meat export market share to Brazil.
In Uttar Pradesh, where chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced that 8 MT of wheat would be purchased from farmers when he took over, procurement had reached 2.4 MT as of May 25.
Under the GST, agriculture produce from foodgrains, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, milk, spices, fish, meat, and sugarcane will attract zero duty.
I am confident that the monsoon will be normal as forecast by IMD and crop production and agriculture growth rate will be higher than last year, said Radha Mohan Singh.
To drive modernisation and technology adoption for mechanised preservation of food grain, FCI will set up rice silos.
The Agriculture Ministry’s third advance estimates of major crops pegged the production at 273.38 million tonnes, 0.51% higher than the second advance estimate.
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