September 30, 2020 10:29 pm
Even as the pandemic rages, with restrictions across districts, the state government has urged the administration to prepare a detailed plan for procurement process to be undertaken in a phased manner in smaller groups.
August 10, 2020 10:32 pm
D B Undirwade, professor of the Akola-based Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, had first reported infestation in Talera taluka of the district. The pest was reported in fields where farmers had done pre-monsoon sowing.
April 26, 2020 2:34 am
Till March 22, the CCI and MSCCF together procured cotton — CCI has procured 90 lakh quintal and MSCCF 54 lakh quintal — from 1.66 lakh farmers, data obtained from cooperative department states.
April 23, 2020 9:22 pm
While the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has signaled the restarting of Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations, ginners are reluctant to restart due to labour shortage and fear of infection.
January 29, 2020 4:45 am
At Latur’s wholesale market, which is the largest oilseed and pulses market in the country, the average traded price of soyabean corrected by over Rs 200 per quintal in the last seven days.
November 28, 2019 1:17 am
The story of agriculture in Maharashtra’s traditionally drought-prone Vidarbha region this time is simple: It has rained so much, especially from September, that the standing crop has wilted from excess water in fields.
September 05, 2019 4:00 am
Cotton growers have had it good in the last one year, but US-China trade tensions could play spoiler.
August 01, 2019 3:59 am
Farmers from Karjan, Dabhoi and Shinor talukas of Vadodara, which are part of Kanam cotton growing belt, rich in black soil most suitable for growing cotton, heavily relied on the pre-monsoon period for sowing
May 31, 2019 5:44 am
Cotton is sown during Kharif season when water guzzling paddy crop is also grown in state. The cotton crop is also considered the best alternative to paddy, which is sown in nearly 25 to 30 lakh hectares out. Due to such huge area under paddy, 109 agricultural blocks out of the total 138, have already been declared over-exploited.
November 19, 2018 7:20 am
In July and August, officials say, at least 28,000 safety kits — masks, gloves and synthetic aprons — were distributed free of cost in Yavatmal as part of this initiative.