As GST statute bill is set to face test in RS, agri commodity sector remains in dark whether the APMC/ mandi taxes, interstate taxes will be abolished.
Coarse cereals production is estimated to have declined to 37.94 million tonnes in 2015-16 from 42.86 million tonnes in the previous year.
IMD’s prediction of rains and other weather events like cyclones Phailin and Hudhud had shown increasing levels of accuracy when Ramesh’s predecessor LS Rathore was in charge.
Cultivation of pulses has expanded 41 per cent this year, which should calm soaring prices, latest official data shows.
The leadership change at the agency that oversees the Rs 2,250 crore National Dairy Plan to increase milk production in the country is happening at a crucial time.
India is the fourth-largest producer of chicken meat in the world after the US, China & Brazil, with production touching 3.5-4 million tonnes a year.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted strong rains until August 14, which could improve the water situation.
Traders and processors expect prices to fall once the crop is harvested, as the current price of Rs 3,700 a quintal is unlikely to support exports.
The area under pulses rose to 26.9% from the past week and 39.39% over the previous year in the same period to 90.17 lakh hectares till July 22.
Committee has also been asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also to establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow.
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