The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here has bred a hybrid maize — Pusa Vivek QPM 9 Improved — that is claimed to be the world’s first ever rich in lysine and tryptophan as well as pro-vitamin A.
The GEAC has decided to write to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) “to obtain relevant information and data on the post commercial release effects of Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh from Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)”.
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.
With raising working capital from banks going to pose a huge challenge, it leaves the only one possibility — of farmers offering their cane on credit and millers paying them as and when the sugar processed from it gets sold.
According to the survey, whose reference period is 2015-16, the average net monthly income of Indian rural households — after deducting expenses incurred in the course of economic activity — was Rs 8,059.