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India agriculture


Maharashtra: Standing crop on eight lakh hectares damaged due to heavy rains

July 24, 2022 3:58 pm

The loss is likely to increase as the IMD has predicted heavy rain for the next seven days in Vidarbha, Marathwada and parts of northern Maharashtra.

Aatmanirbhar in agriculture will require incentives for export of high-value agri-produce

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.

These stranded labourers want trains – to take them back to work

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.

Make versus Buy: India can both manufacture and import urea

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.

A new mandi tax

July 18, 2019 5:30 am

A 2 per cent TDS on cash withdrawals beyond Rs 1 crore may hit the farm trade hard.

How agri could soon break out of commodity downturn

December 14, 2015 12:02 am

Supply-side issues from El Nino could see agriculture stand out amid the carnage in commodities.

Agriculture research: Feeling India’s pulse the right way

November 05, 2015 1:11 am

The impression of Indian farm scientists not doing enough for legumes is misconceived.

All ears for farm reforms

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.

Narendra Modi’s Bharat challenge: Low production, dipping income

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.

Crisil slashes India GDP growth forecast to 4.8 pct,fiscal deficit at 5.2 pct

September 11, 2013 5:41 pm

GDP growth for FY14 will come at a decadal low of 4.8 per cent: Crisil