Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

kharif crop


Acreage deficit in rice points to need to monitor crop status, production, stocks — not to throw farmers or trade into a tizzy

August 24, 2022 8:13 am

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana — where rice yields average 4-4.5 tonnes per hectare —have been reporting a disease resulting in stunting of paddy. This “dwarfing” disease can potentially impact production in the most productive rice-growing belt.

Lakhs of hectares of Kharif crop fall prey to snail attack

August 23, 2022 6:33 am

The issue of snail attack, one of the rare instances in the state, was raised through a calling attention motion in the Assembly by BJP MLA Abhimanyu Pawar and few others.

Dry June hit sowing of kharif crop, late rain brings hope

July 13, 2022 4:22 am

The data shared by the Agriculture department talks of sowing done over 99.54 lakh hectares, as of July 11. On a year-on-year basis, the state has reported a 6 per cent shortfall with last year’s sowing being completed over 105.96 lakh hectares.

Deficient June rainfall deals blow to kharif sowing

June 25, 2022 12:07 am

India's highest regional rainfall deficiency of minus 31 per cent (from June 1 to June 24) is being reported from the central India region, covering Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.

With a 41% shortfall in rain, sowing of kharif crops takes a hit in Maharashtra

June 24, 2022 10:32 am

The 41.4 per cent deficient rainfall in the state during the current southwest monsoon season (till June 23) is in contrast to the 82.5 per cent surplus in Assam—where the ruling Shiv Sena’s rebel MLAs are holed up.

Maharashtra govt to increase subsidy to promote micro irrigation

November 21, 2021 7:17 pm

Conceding that micro irrigation schemes have not got the desired response, Agriculture Minister Dadasaheb Bhuse said, "The state government has taken the decision to provide financial support to farmers to make it feasible."

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi to meet Prime Minister Modi on Friday

October 01, 2021 2:57 pm

This will be Channi's first meeting with Modi after the senior Congress leader took oath as Punjab chief minister recently.

Death toll in Marathwada floods rises to 15, several hectares of kharif crop damaged

September 29, 2021 11:37 pm

Nisar Tamboli, deputy inspector general of Nanded range, said, “There is no rain but gates of some dams were opened in Nanded.

For pay-outs under PMFBY: As heavy rain threatens kharif crop, 17 districts issue mid-season adversity notification in Maharashtra

September 08, 2021 7:57 am

As of Tuesday, Maharashtra has received 947.2 mm of rain as against the 866.4 mm of normal rain it is supposed to receive by this date.

Maharashtra district collectors told to conduct panchanamas of crop loss due to rain: Ajit Pawar

September 02, 2021 10:39 pm

All guardian ministers have been told to visit their respective districts to review the situation, following heavy rain and thunder in Marathwada.