Scientists feel that cultivation of rice, which requires good amount of water could be shifted to eastern states having favourable conditions.
With record procurement in last season, food ministry is facing a daunting task of creating storage space ahead of rice procurement season.
Rangarajan Panel moots sugar industry decontrol; asks government to scrap regulations in local market
If the recommendations are implemented, sugar could be traded like any other commodity like wheat and rice without any government intervention.
Food and agriculture is one of US chemical company DuPont's several focus areas and enhancing global food security would mean enhancing business.
The ministry of consumer affairs, food & public distribution has shot a show-cause notice to the National Spot Exchange Ltd and is probing into alleged discrepancies in its contract positions.
The price of guar gum, grown in arid Rajasthan and used internationally to prise out natural gas from shale rock, has crashed from a peak of Rs 1,110 per kg to barely Rs 200 in the Jodhpur spot market.
The sugar industry is requesting the government to increase the import duty on raw sugar from 10% to 25% for safeguarding the domestic market from price distortion.
The rainfall surge has sown the seeds for bumper harvest of wheat, mustard & potato, potentially reviving rural demand & easing inflation.
The union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has advised state government to go for early sowing of rabi crops, especially in rainfed areas.
A group of ministers on ethanol, headed by Sharad Pawar is scheduled to meet on Monday to consider raising ethanol prices.
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