The area for pulses has fallen 20 per cent to 27.51 lakh hectare.
Real estate is a big consumer of copper apart from electric vehicles.
FPOs in the past decade have helped farmers to lower cost of cultivation as well as achieve higher realization from sales through collective marketing.
We have also suggested the setting up of a dedicated NBFC for the food processing sector.
During the period, the consumer price of milk has risen by only Rs 2/litre and is likely to remain unchanged if monsoon rains pick up pace.
Farmers continue to struggle with the perennial problems of the agriculture sector.
Base metal prices in the past one year has witnessed volatility because of the US-China tariff war.
In Madhya Pradesh, rainfall has been more than 70 per cent below average this month.
The government must extend benefits of the PM Kisan scheme to landless farmers and farm workers, said Ajay Vir Jakhar, chairman of the Bharat Krishak Samaj.
In April, wholesale prices of food rose 3.4 per cent but fruits and vegetable prices were up 14 per cent.
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