Honey exports from India grew 19% year-on-year in 2018-19 to $105 million and 13% in the previous fiscal to $101 million amid increasing demand.
Damage yet to be assessed but economists feel rain may have positive overall impact.
As per official data, water storage in 107 reservoirs across India rose to 106.6 billion cubic metres (BCM) till August 14, compared to the 10-year average of 87.5 BCM.
The wholesale prices of walnuts and almonds have shot up 50% and 20% over the last year because of supply constraints from Pakistan and Afghanistan
Expressing concern over the fast depleting water table, Singh underlined the need to prioritise less water consuming crops, beginning with maize and cotton.
Despite delayed rainfall, the sown area under guar is likely to remain lower than before.
Cotton output in India has been revised to 312 lakh bales in June compared to 348 lakh bales in October 2018-19.
The ‘Meri Fasal Mera Buyora’ scheme was triggered by a recent spike in arrival of crops from other states to Haryana mandis in lure of smooth government procurement and bonus to farmers.
To supplement farm income, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) increased paddy procurement price by 13 per cent in 2018 and this year.
The kiosk comes under the state government’s ‘Digital Kisan Suvidha’ plan which aims to bring services for farmers online.
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