January 10, 2022 1:19 pm
As per the latest weekly sowing data released by the state government, gram (chana) sowing stands at 10.54 lakh hectare (lh) with a couple of more reporting weeks to go.
September 15, 2021 2:35 am
Used to decompose paddy stubble after a harvest and prevent stubble burning, the decomposer was sprayed on around 30 acres of farmer Umesh Singh’s farmland in Hiranki village last year.
September 02, 2021 7:26 am
This comes ahead of the ensuing rabi planting season from October-November and also Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand, scheduled for February-March.
April 06, 2021 7:30 am
This comes despite the yards of APMCs getting inundated with the arrival of the commodity in a crop year that has seen farmers sowing the legume in record areas.
December 10, 2020 5:35 am
In central Gujarat, Ahmedabad is at the top with chickpea acreage of 48,100 ha, followed by Dahod (29,100 ha). Patan (44,400 ha) and Aravalli (14000 ha) are the leading districts in north Gujarat region while Dang accounts for most of chana acreage in south Gujarat.
November 20, 2020 5:56 pm
According to the sowing data released by the ministry, wheat has been sown in 97.27 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season of 2020-21 as against 96.77 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.
November 02, 2019 4:12 am
The announcement of the insurance cover comes at a time when farmers in 30 states have suffered heavy crop loss due to the downpour last week.
July 11, 2019 6:08 pm
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).
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.
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.