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Pune: Sowing picks up as rain batters state

Maharashtra’s total sowing area as of August 9 has crossed 131.06 lakh hectares, which was almost the same last year in August.

Explained: How scanty rainfall could raise food inflation

A report published by Care Ratings on 29th July states that the number of meteorological subdivisions recording “scanty or deficient” rainfall is at a five-year high, the last time this occurred being in 2014. How will this affect agriculture?


NGT asks Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh about steps to tackle crop burning this year

"The concerned states may also file their respective progress reports which may include the strategies and action plan proposed to be employed to tackle the problem in the current year," the NGT said in its order.

Budget allocation to agriculture ministry raised by 78 per cent in FY'20

To ensure minimum support price (MSP) in times of steep fall in rates, the government has proposed to increase the allocation by Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 3,000 crore for intervening in the market in such times under the Market Intervention Scheme and Price Support Scheme (MIS-PSS).

No cause of concern about monsoon; sowing to pick up: Government

Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal said the sowing of kharif (summer) crops like paddy will pick up as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) estimates good rains in the coming months.

Poultry farmers seek ‘Agriculture’ status under Income Tax Act

KPFBA has made a representation to the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on the need to incorporate poultry farming as ‘agriculture’, among other demands.


Agriculture department to farmers: Grow maize at your own risk

In an advisory uploaded on its website, the department has asked maize growers to be careful about sowing the crop, given the large-scale destruction the pest caused in the previous season.

PM Modi announces panel with CMs for deep reforms in agriculture

Barring the Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Telangana and Punjab, all other Chief Ministers, Union ministers and top bureaucrats attended Saturday’s meeting, which focused on increasing investment in the agriculture sector, boosting exports, and addressing issues of water supply and conservation.

UP holds huge potential in agriculture — it needs right leadership to forge forward-looking path

UP is truly at the crossroads: The state is uniquely poised to leverage opportunities from agriculture and build on the base laid by entrepreneurs, whether in sugar, potatoes, buffalo meat, leather or mentha oil. But, it is equally in danger of being taken back by decades, courtesy leaders with exclusivist and narrow-minded visions.

Manipur: ICAR sounds alert over invasive 'fallarmy worm' pest

“Its rapid spread is due to the female moth being a strong flier capable of flying 100 km in a night and being an exotic insect, the absence of natural enemies that could keep them under check," Indian Council of Agricultural Research stated.

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The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Haryana Govt. agrees to give reservation to Jats

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister for State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan on Sunday told the media that reservation to the Jat community would be given in the upcoming assembly session. In the wake of the escalating pro-reservation protests by the Jat community spreading across Haryana, the Home Minister on Sunday chaired a high-level emergency meeting to discuss the further course of action. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi were among those present at the meeting held at Rajanth's residence.


Farmers should use low-cost farming technology: Agriculture Minister

Ahmadabad, Jan 16 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that today's farmers cannot be self reliant only by using old farm techniques. Stating that agriculture inputs are costly, he added that it was necessary that Indian farmers should use low-cost agriculture technology to get more crop yield and increase their income.