From ‘per acre’ to ‘per drop’

The CACP report has recommended metering of electricity and water used in irrigation alongside fixing of quantitative ceilings on a per-hectare basis.

Water biggest challenge for Indian agriculture: Farming pricing body chief

Ashok Gulati,the chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP),said the paucity of water for irrigation is emerging as the “biggest challenge” for the Indian agriculture sector.


As food subsidy bill weighs heavy,paddy MSP hike may be marginal

This works out to be about 5 per cent hike in the paddy MSP.

CACP favours MSP hike for rabi pulses,oilseeds but not wheat

Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices has recommended hike in minimum support price for winter-sown pulses and oilseeds by up to Rs 500 a quintal.

Punjab: 15 lakh tonne wheat may rot in rain

Over 15 lakh tonnes of wheat that has been procured in the current season and stored in open,in Punjab faces the risk of getting damaged due to rains,sources said.