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kharif season News

Meanwhile, a positive low: Area under water-guzzling paddy goes down by 9.3%

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked the state planning board to come up with a model to encourage farmers to shift from traditional wheat and paddy to less water consuming crops.

High rates for spring maize prompts Punjab farmers to consider crop for kharif season too

Kharif season is considered the main season in Punjab for sowing maize. Last year, 1.08 lakh hectares area was under maize and this year, till July 8, the area touched 1.25 lakh hectares (a surplus of 17,000 hectares or 41,990 acres).


To begin with 15 districts in next kharif season: Pilot scheme for rice fortification on cards

Fortification is a complementary strategy to fight malnutrition under which key vitamins and minerals are added to staple foods. The rice crop will be fortified with iron, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin B-12 in rice mills before packaging for distribution.

For 4th year in row, cotton crop area still below 4 lakh hectares in Punjab

Cotton is sown during Kharif season when water guzzling paddy crop is also grown in state. The cotton crop is also considered the best alternative to paddy, which is sown in nearly 25 to 30 lakh hectares out. Due to such huge area under paddy, 109 agricultural blocks out of the total 138, have already been declared over-exploited.

Emergency crisis in Gujarat: With rainfall deficit, Kharif sowing falls

Only three-quarters of land sown as compared to last year; officials blame uneven distribution of rainfall.

Maharashtra: MSP hike fails to excite nerve centre of pulses

Pulses, especially tur, has been in news over the last year or so due to the sharp price hike, both wholesale and retail.


State to achieve 10% growth in agricultural sector: Chavan

The state had last year seen its agricultural growth dip by 1.4 per cent.

Onion prices will come down in 15-20 days: Govt

'Onion price normally goes up during the July-October lean period'

Maharashtra lifts ban on Mahyco’s Bt cotton seeds

The Maharashtra government has lifted the ban on sale of Bt Cotton seeds supplied by Mahyco Seeds for the coming Kharif season “in public interest”.

Foodgrains output likely to drop by 10%

Country's foodgrains production is projected to decline by 10% this year at 117.18 mn tonnes.