Government slashes Bt Cotton seed price to Rs 740 per packet
Cotton seed associations who have been asking the government to increase the seed price of the crop, say that they will not be able to sustain in the business and seed supplies might be impacted this year.
Agri boost signals green shoots of recovery
Buoyed by the pick-up in economic activity, the government has now raised the GDP growth forecast...
View: Modi's farmer-saving plan could turn out to be sheer economic and political folly
Many think this MSP move will relieve farm distress. ...
Budget steps may not lift rural consumption soon
More than a third of daily-use branded products are sold in the rural areas, home to about 800 million people, whose purchasing behaviour depends on farm output.
Climate Change to impact agricultural income by up to 25 per cent: Economic Survey
The survey said that extreme weather patterns can impact farm incomes in the range of 15 per cent to 18 per cent on average, and up to 20 to 25 per cent for unirrigated areas.
Agriculture income may fall by 25 per cent due to climate change: Economic Survey
Climate change will likely bring farm income down by a whopping 25%, which makes it imperative to replace subsidies by direct income support.
Assam starts World bank funded Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project
Sarbananda Sonowal expressed optimism that this project would be able to uplift the agricultural sector of the state and inspire the farmers to adopt latest technology to increase production.
Kharif foodgrain output to fall 2.78% from last season’s record high, show govt estimates
Output of kharif crops is expected to be 134.67 million tonnes in 2017-18, which is 2.78 per cent or 3.85 million tonnes less than last year’s 138.52 million tonnes.
India will become self sufficient in pulses, oilseeds: Radha Mohan Singh
The country imports over 5 million tonnes of pulses and about 14.5 million tonnes of vegetable oils (comprising edible and non-edible oils) every year to meet domestic demand.
Israeli company to give technical tips to Punjab farmers
The company would be providing a state digital agriculture platform with a database of all Punjab farmers, besides tracking and analysing their agriculture activities.
'Lakhpati kisans' emerging in 4 states with Tata Trusts' help
The boost in farm income has been possible with the Trusts educating and training tribal households in small groups on maximising resources for getting higher agri-output.
Green signal for farmers: Rabi crops see spike in support price
Official agencies will pay 10-16% higher rates than last year for oilseeds and pulses.
Maharashtra occupies top slot in farmer friendly policies: NITI Aayog
The Aayog's 'Agriculture Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index' was based on initiatives taken by the states in implementing farm sector reforms.
Agriculture Ministry prepares contract farming act
The agriculture ministry in consultation with states and government's think tank NITI Aayog will come out with a separate Contract Farming Act, along the lines of that in Punjab.
Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%
According to the data, rice production is estimated at an all-time high 93.88 MT in the kharif season as against 91.31 MT in the last kharif.
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