Basmati paddy prices recover on ease in US-Iran tensions
The price of basmati increased to Rs 3,229 per quintal on Friday from Rs 3,157 in the earlier week.
Haryana agencies to transport paddy to check pilferage in procurement
To check the stock availability and bogus paddy procurement, verificati...
Relief for Raipur as centre to buy more paddy
The Centre has assured the state that it would buy 24 lakh tonnes. Though a relief, it still do...
Rahul promises Rs 2 lakh loan waiver,Rs 2,500 MSP for paddy if opposition alliance voted to power
Addressing a poll meeting in Rajmahal in support of JMM candidate Ketubbudin Sheikh, Gandhi said farmers would receive a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 2,500 for every quintal of paddy, if the Cong-JMM-RJD coalition wins majority.
Record paddy procurement on cards due to higher MSP, headwinds in exports
Paddy procurement in the current kharif marketing season till Thursday was 1.4 million tonnes higher than a year ago. As much as 23.5 million tonnes of paddy have been procured in the current season in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The procurement is yet to gather pace in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh, where harvest begins after mid-November.
Chhattisgarh protests: Baghel wants Centre to buy excess paddy
Chhattisgarh government is on collision course with BJP government at the Centre over procurement of paddy after a bumper crop in the state.
Paddy stubble to drive bio fuel production in Punjab, Haryana
Farming in Punjab and Haryana produces 30 million tonnes of paddy stubble every kharif season. Most farmers burn this crop residue as there is no cheaper way of clearing the fields. But this practice, and the criticism that it is leading to health emergencies, could soon ebb as work on the planned ethanol and bio-CNG plants has picked up pace.
Chhattisgarh advises centre to set up biofuel units using paddy husk
Chhattisgarh government has offered the Centre a solution to the problem of stubble burning in fields—set up ethanol or biofuel units using paddy husk and rice straw. On its part, the Chhattisgarh govt has decided to set up at least 6 biofuel plants to produce ethanol in the state. It will be the first state in India to use rice and paddy husk to produce the biofuel.
West Bengal govt to start buying paddy from November 1
The rate at which payment would be made to farmers has been increased from Rs 1,750 (last year) to Rs 1,815 per quintal. The total amount to be bought has been fixed at 52 lakh metric tonnes. The state government has also decided to encourage the cultivation of alternative crops which require less water.
Basmati paddy price slides in India due to tepid global demand, higher output
India is the largest exporter of basmati rice and its price is a function of global trade. A decline of 10% in price was recorded in the first five months of the current financial year. During the period, the country exported 1.66 million tonnes of basmati compared with 1.85 million tonnes in the same period last year.
Punjab targets paddy procurement of 170 lakh tonnes
The Chief Minister was reviewing the arrangements for the procurement season, beginning from October 1, according to an official spokesperson.
Centre sanctions Rs 26,707 crore to Punjab for paddy procurement
Captain Amarinder Singh had been personally pursuing the issue of early release of CCL with central government to ensure timely payment to farmers against their crop.
Haryana allows purchase of bajra, paddy sans land records
The farmers have to bring their registered mobile number along with them.
Falling groundwater levels driving farmers in Punjab to move away from paddy
To produce a kilogramme of rice, 2,500-5,500 litres of water is needed, as per the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Bihar Govt: Officials accepted ‘inadequate’ securities from millers
The Bihar government had, last week, informed the SC that as per the agreement between state and rice millers, the latter were to furnish bank guarantees or pledge unencumbered immovable properties in lieu of paddy procurement.
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