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Sep 18, 2018
Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoonIndia harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).
Aug 28, 2018
India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministryIn its fourth advance estimate released on Tuesday, the ministry revised upward the total foodgrain production by 5.3 million tonnes from the previous projection of 279.51 million tonnes for the 2017-18 crop year.
Jul 06, 2018
Farm advisory body CACP says govt should consider bringing new law 'Right to Sell at MSP' for farmersThe CACP, a statutory body under the Union Agriculture Ministry, recommends MSP for notified Kharif and rabi crops
Jun 11, 2018
Sugar package: We need to cut cane acreage but that’s a political call nobody will take, Abhijit Sen tells FirstpostSugar this year is a big problem mainly because you’ve got a huge increase in output (both of cane and, even more so, of sugar), says Abhijit Sen
Mar 13, 2018
Govt cuts Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalty for second time in two years, may spark another rowIndia has cut royalties that local seed companies pay to Monsanto Co for the second time in two years, potentially fuelling another row with the US company
Feb 02, 2018
Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seemsBy taking a lower cost as the baseline for computing minimum support price, the government is resorting to sleight of hand, moreover one that most farmers are unlikely to miss.
Jan 10, 2018
Budget 2018: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana likely to get Rs 13,000 cr for 2018-19, up 21%Under the upgraded crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, launched early 2016, farmers pay very nominal premium and get full claim for the crop damage.
Jan 08, 2018
Agriculture sector growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%, says ministryThe agriculture sector is expected to grow higher than projected 2.1 percent growth by the Central Statistics Office for the current fiscal, following better Rabi crop prospects
Jan 07, 2018
Bird flu scare in Bengaluru: 900 fowls culled after H5N1 avian influenza virus is detected; Karnataka govt starts awareness campaignAs many as 900 fowls were culled after the H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in a dead bird in Bengaluru
Dec 06, 2017
Bollywood hero Akshay Kumar to promote central government's flagship agriculture schemesBesides soil health card scheme, Akshay Kumar will promote Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and others