July 06, 2020 9:27 am
On the agri-imports front, the biggest item is edible oils — worth about $10 billion (more than 15 mt). This is where there is a need to create “aatma nirbharta”, not by levying high import duties, but by creating a competitive advantage through augmenting productivity and increasing the recovery ratio of oil from oilseeds.
May 04, 2020 2:54 pm
The Indian Express had previously reported how Punjab and Haryana are facing the prospect of a shortage of up to 1 million labourers from Bihar and UP, who undertake the bulk of paddy transplanting operations in the two granary states.
August 01, 2019 5:22 am
In June, domestic and imported re-gasified liquefied natural gas (R-LNG) was being delivered to urea-making units at an average uniform “pooled” price of Rs 813.76 or $ 11.72 per mmBtu (million metric British thermal units) on a gross calorific value (GCV) basis.
July 18, 2019 5:30 am
A 2 per cent TDS on cash withdrawals beyond Rs 1 crore may hit the farm trade hard.
December 14, 2015 12:02 am
Supply-side issues from El Nino could see agriculture stand out amid the carnage in commodities.
November 05, 2015 1:11 am
The impression of Indian farm scientists not doing enough for legumes is misconceived.
May 28, 2015 3:10 am
One area that has seen some reform, though, relates to minimum support prices (MSP) payable on official paddy and wheat purchases.
May 28, 2015 3:20 am
Dealing with the farm distress, while simultaneously creating enough non-farm job opportunities, is going to be a tough task.
September 11, 2013 5:41 pm
GDP growth for FY14 will come at a decadal low of 4.8 per cent: Crisil
August 08, 2009 3:42 pm
PM Manmohan Singh said that the Centre has adequate foodgrains and would not hesitate to take strong measures and intervene in the market if the need arose.