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Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

Apr 14, 2015

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers #Rice #Wheat #minimum support price #Ashok Gulati #Monsanto #Irrigation #Maize #Water scarcity #corn #Punjab agriculture #Dupont Pioneer #Syngenta
India in biggest wheat import deals since 2010 as rains damage crop

Mar 31, 2015

India in biggest wheat import deals since 2010 as rains damage crop

Indian flour millers have bought between 70,000 and 80,000 tonnes of Australian prime wheat for April-May shipment at $260-$265 a tonne, including cost and freight. #Economy #India #Australia #Wheat #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Food Corporation of India #Flour mill
Punjab may allow farmers to set up solar plants to reduce power woes

Mar 16, 2015

Punjab may allow farmers to set up solar plants to reduce power woes

New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said farmers will be allowed to set up solar power plants ranging from one MW to 2.5 MW. #Economy #ThisisNext #Wheat #Agriculture #Solar power #States #Bikram Singh Majithia #Punjab farmers
Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

Jan 22, 2015

Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

The eight-member committee, was set up in August 2014 under the chairmanship of BJP MP Shanta Kumar, to recommend a complete overhaul of the way the mammoth organisation, FCI, functions. #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Food Corporation of India #Ram Vilas Paswan #Food subsidy #Direct Cash Transfer #Panel #wheat rice