IMD would also start providing weather forecast at 6,000 block levels, expanding from 660 districts as of now, to make forecast more accurate, the minister said.
Paswan said Brazil’s President Michel Temer will also be visiting India and a MoU will be signed on cooperation in growing pulses in the South American nation.
According to data released by the agriculture ministry on Friday, from the beginning of the kharif season in June till September 16, crop planting has covered 1,059.48 lakh hectares.
The weather office expects rainfall to cover parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Maharashtra till September 18, followed by rain in the northeast, Konkan region and Goa.
Bayer’s Indian operations already include a crop science segment, which is involved in crop protection, seeds and what it calls “digital farming.”
Retail prices are high, Consumer Affairs Secretary Hem Pande said, while asking retailers to ensure parity between wholesale and retail prices.
By now, monsoon should have retreated from most parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and some parts of Gujarat.
Bhasin, who is also the president of India Olive Association, said firms will pass on the reduction in prices to consumers by end of September or beginning October.
While India recently allowed 100% FDI in retail of food products manufactured within the country, Badal said most foreign retailers would prefer a local partner.
The missing non-food does cause a little problem in terms of creating the right model and also competing with the domestic retailers because it doesn’t provide a level plane.
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