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kharif crops


Dry July, excess rain in August-end spell trouble for kharif crops

September 10, 2020 10:03 am

Ground reports from Madhya Pradesh (MP), India’s largest soyabean and urad (black gram) producer, suggest significant damage to the crop -- first from an extended dry spell in July and then too much rain towards the last week of August.

Recovery in global food prices after slump during lockdowns may help farmers ahead of bumper kharif harvest

September 05, 2020 7:18 am

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index (FPI) averaged 96.1 points in August, rising for the third successive month, from 91 in May, 93.1 in June and 94.3 in July.

Maharashtra: After years of drought, some in Jalna lose kharif crop to flood just days after sowing

June 21, 2020 2:06 am

Farm bunds and small water retention structures collapsed in heavy rainfall on June 18, bringing mud and silt to farmland in the trough between Kajla and Ghotan villages, located 15 to 20 km from Jalna city.

Gujarat: Kharif sowing begins early, on four times the area usually cultivated

June 12, 2020 5:13 am

Compared to a normal rainfall of 17 mm, Gujarat has received 258 mm of rains in month of June so far, most of which were in Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions of the state, according to figures from the Indian Meteorological Department

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

June 30, 2019 4:06 am

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

June 07, 2019 9:45 pm

"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

October 15, 2018 3:28 am

“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

September 14, 2018 7:22 am

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

July 15, 2018 12:05 pm

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

July 06, 2018 9:44 am

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”.