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5 BJP-ruled states among 12 that suggested higher MSP for wheat

September 16, 2021 5:53 am

The report also shows that the states have suggested higher MSPs for five other rabi crops -- barley, gram, lentil, rapeseed and mustard and safflower.

Delhi: A year after first trying it, farmers warm up to Pusa decomposer, officials plan to ramp up use

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.

MSP hike: Oilseed, dal get boost, wheat gets lowest rise in 12 years

September 10, 2021 7:24 am

The Government said in a statement that the increase in MSP “for all mandated Rabi crops for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23” was “approved” by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Satara farmer who cultivated ARI's high yield and nutritive wheat variety bags state award

August 17, 2021 12:13 am

Changdev Yadav, a farmer from Solshi village in Koregaon taluka of Satara district, bagged the second position in the district-level competition (crop) organsied by the state government's Agriculture Department.

Punjab: Record wheat arrival in mandis, but shortage of storage bags adds to farmers’ woes

April 24, 2021 6:02 am

Bardana is in short supply because the production of jute bags is little low due to Covid and the plastic bags are mainly manufactured in Maharashtra and Gujarat and due to Covid several industries are being closed there or running at very low capacity.

Wheat or millet: Which roti should you have?

February 15, 2021 10:42 am

Planning to go gluten-free? Here's all you need to know

Whole grains vs refined grains: Which is better for you?

February 06, 2021 1:20 pm

We speak to health experts to understand the science behind whole grains, and whether it is for you!

First rice, now wheat: India rides on global grain trade bandwagon

January 14, 2021 12:29 pm

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday upped its forecast of Indian wheat exports for 2020-21 (July-June) to 1.8 million tonnes (mt), as against its earlier estimate of one mt. That would be the highest ever in the last six years

Rabi sowing begins; wheat acreage at 97.27 lakh hectare so far: Agriculture ministry

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.

Next wheat sowing 3 months away, farmers wait for Punjab govt to pay seed subsidy amount for last year

August 12, 2020 1:58 pm

Government agencies, including Punjab Seed Corporation (PUNSEED), provide seed to the Agriculture Department to provide farmers on subsidised rate.