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Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

Jul 25, 2015

Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

India's farmers are good at production. Their Achilles' Heels are marketing and nature's waywardness. If the government could be more proactive, farming can be viable for many, though not all, farmers #Kharif crop #Weather #APMC #Crop insurance #Paddy #National Sample Survey #Indian Agricultural Research Institute #Smart Agriculture #Farm Viability #Farm Investments #FPCs #maize hybridisation
Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

Jun 10, 2015

Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

While prices of food grains can be contained by releasing government stock into the open market, such a thing is not possible in case of vegetables, given their short shelf life. #Economy #Inflation #GDP #RBI #World Bank #Narendra Modi #Rice #Wheat #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #Monsoon #Kharif crop #IMD #Food Corporation of India #Irrigation #Food Stocks #CRISIL Research #Shanta Kumar committee
Cabinet hikes minimum paddy price to Rs 1,360

Jun 25, 2014

Cabinet hikes minimum paddy price to Rs 1,360

The CCEA, in its meeting held today, approved the MSPs of kharif crops for 2014-15 crop year (July-June). #Economy #Ravi Shankar Prasad #PolicyWatch #CCEA #Kharif crops #Paddy #Bajra
Pawar blames unseasonal rains for onion price spike

Oct 24, 2013

Pawar blames unseasonal rains for onion price spike

The Union minister admitted that some unscrupulous traders made profit due to the crisis but denied his party NCP having any links to cartelisation. #Sharad Pawar #Agriculture #TheySaidIt #Monsoon #Kharif crop #NCP #Cartelisation #onion price rise
Take firm action against onion hoarders, Centre tells states

Oct 22, 2013

Take firm action against onion hoarders, Centre tells states

The Centre today said the price spike in onions is due to artificial scarcity and asked the state governments to take firm action against hoarders. #Inflation targeting #NewsTracker #Kharif crop #Anand Sharma #Centre #Onion Prices
Phailin Odisha govt offers spl package for farmers, fishermen, artisans

Oct 21, 2013

Phailin Odisha govt offers spl package for farmers, fishermen, artisans

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a special package for farmers, fishermen, weavers and students affected by cyclone 'Phailin' and the resultant floods. #NewsTracker #Naveen Patnaik #Kharif crop #Odisha #Cyclone phailin
Cabinet hikes paddy support price by Rs 60 to Rs 1,310 per quintal

Jun 27, 2013

Cabinet hikes paddy support price by Rs 60 to Rs 1,310 per quintal

Sowing of paddy, the main kharif crop, begins with the onset of monsoon in June and harvesting starts in October. #Economy #Monsoon #Kharif crop #PolicyWatch #CCEA #Paddy
Uttarakhand floods: Potato production may fall, no hit on price, says Centre

Jun 27, 2013

Uttarakhand floods: Potato production may fall, no hit on price, says Centre

Last year, the state had produced 4.34 lakh tonnes of potato, while India's total output was 41 lakh tonnes. #Economy #HowThisWorks #India #Agriculture #Kharif crop #potato
Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013

Dec 27, 2012

Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013

The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time #Indian agriculture #Rice #Wheat #Monsoon #Kharif crops #Rabi #RearView2012
Met dept says monsoon deficiency will improve soon

Jul 26, 2012

Met dept says monsoon deficiency will improve soon

Monsoon deficiency is expected to narrow down in the coming days with rains likely to improve in the eastern, central and Indo-Gangetic parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department said today. #Monsoon #Kharif crop #India Meteorological Department #MonsoonTracker