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RABI CROPS NEWS

UP: As Rabi harvest begins, officials told to ensure social distancing

April 06, 2020 5:57 am

Principal Secretary (Agriculture) Devesh Chaturvedi wrote to district magistrates, SSP/SPs and police commissioners across the state asking them to ensure that precautions are taken.

Rabi cereals output in 2019-20 estimated 4.5 per cent higher at 134 MT: Report

February 12, 2020 2:25 pm

In 2018-19, the total rabi cereals production stood at 128.43 million tonne, according to National Bulk Handling Corporation's (NBHC) rabi crop estimates.

Rabi sowing begins; oilseeds acreage gone up 70 per cent so far

October 26, 2018 6:36 pm

"Wheat sowing will pick up pace in the coming weeks. Right now, the planting is reported in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir," a senior agriculture ministry official said.

What new Rabi MSPs don’t factor in: Actual price hikes for diesel, other inputs

October 05, 2018 8:18 am

For the upcoming 2018-19 rabi planting season, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) in the Agriculture Ministry has computed the all-India average A2+FL production costs for six crops: wheat, barley, chana (chickpea), masur (lentil), rapeseed-mustard and safflower.

Rethink MSPs

October 05, 2018 12:07 am

Relatively moderate raises for rabi crops are a relief. Restraint must now be followed by a review of policy.

Eye on state polls, ear to protests, government hikes MSPs for rabi crops

October 04, 2018 6:11 am

The latest MSP hike takes the total increase during the current NDA government’s tenure from 2014-15 to 2018-19 to Rs 440 per quintal for wheat and Rs 425-440 per quintal for paddy.

'Prudent hike in MSP to keep food price inflation contained'

October 25, 2017 11:50 am

In percentage terms, wheat MSP has been hiked by 6.8 per cent, gram 10 per cent, masoor 7.6 per cent, mustard 8.1 per cent, barley 6.4 per cent and safflower seed 10.8 per cent.

The Ides of March return to haunt

March 15, 2016 4:59 am

The impact of the unseasonal rain on the rabi crop looks less than last year, but fingers crossed for later this week.

Indigenous oilseed may change fortunes of Bundelkhand’s farmers

December 25, 2015 11:19 pm

This is an Open Sesame moment of sorts for Bundelkhand. The returns may not be very lucrative this year, but the crop holds tremendous hope for the future.

Inflation to come down to 7.78%: Report

May 01, 2011 4:29 pm

Inflation is expected come down to 7.78 per cent this month on the back of a good monsoon.