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11 lakh metric tonne urea needed for Kharif crops in Gujarat, says Union minister

Till June 24, 2019, farmers in the state had sowed just 18 per cent of the average 84.76 lakh hectares that is usually covered by Kharif crops in Gujarat.

Monsoon delayed, don't hurry with kharif sowing — Maharashtra CM tells farmers

"Seventy lakh farmers are getting updates and guidance through SMSs. We have already issued advisories about delayed sowing and the entire state machinery is ready for the season," Maharashtra CM said.


Dry spell may bring down kharif production by 20% in Maharashtra

“Preliminary reports show the kharif production will drop by 20 per cent. The dry spell has also put a question mark on rabi production,” said a senior official in the agriculture department.

Gujarat: Monsoon deficient, but 44 per cent kharif crop sown is water-intensive paddy and cotton

Dr K P Patel, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University said that with both the crops — cotton and paddy — being financially rewarding, the farmers opted for the two crops despite the advisory against it.

PM Modi to address rally in Midnapore town on Monday

Modi's rally at Midnapore comes just about a fortnight after BJP national president Amit Shah's June-29 public meeting in Purulia district.

How the 1.5-times formula works out MSP

The Budget for 2018-19 announced that MSPs would henceforth be fixed at 1½ times of the production costs for crops as a “pre-determined principle”.


A political price

The hike in MSPs and the formula behind it is unsustainable, can lead to cropping distortions

Against the grain: Throwing caution to the winds

In its last year, the Modi government has abandoned its previous conservative policy on MSP hike

Less than 15% kharif sowing recorded so far in Maharashtra

Taking into account the climate change, the Maharashtra government has put in place a long term action plan to make farmers adapt to the growing challenges ahead.

Maharashtra: In farm loan waiver season, crop credit down to 54% of target

SLBC convenor says loan waiver announcement reason for low offtake; Congress targets govt