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Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20
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Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20

The country is estimated to achieve an all-time high foodgrain production of 295.67 million tonne in 2019-20 crop year, the fourth consecutive year of record production, buoyed by good rains, the Agriculture Ministry's latest data released on Friday said

Coronavirus Outbreak: Prices of pulses touch three digits in Mumbai and Delhi; potato, onion and cooking oil rates go north across India
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Prices of pulses touch three digits in Mumbai and Delhi; potato, onion and cooking oil rates go north across India

In the southern states, the price of Urad dal has gone up by more than Rs 20 per kilogram after the lockdown.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Govt extends subsidy on short-term crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh till 31 May
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Govt extends subsidy on short-term crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh till 31 May

In a statement, the agriculture ministry said the interest subsidy has been extended to all crop loans of up to Rs 3 lakh given by banks which are due or will be due between 1 March, 2020 and 31 May, 2020.

Govt pegs 7% rise in onion output to 24.45 million tonnes this year; sees production fall in major fruits
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Govt pegs 7% rise in onion output to 24.45 million tonnes this year; sees production fall in major fruits

The government on Monday projected the country's overall onion production to increase by seven per cent to 24.45 million tonnes in the current 2019-20 crop year, which may bring relief to consumers from high prices seen in the last few months

As onion prices bring tears to consumers' eyes, Twitter finds relief in memes; Opposition criticises government's failure in tackling crisis
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As onion prices bring tears to consumers' eyes, Twitter finds relief in memes; Opposition criticises government's failure in tackling crisis

While some are blaming the government, others are combating the soaring prices by flooding Twitter with memes and jokes with the hashtag #Onionprice

Onion prices shoot across major cities in country; highest selling price of Rs 110 per kg in Goa
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Onion prices shoot across major cities in country; highest selling price of Rs 110 per kg in Goa

Among the four metros, onion is being sold at Rs 76 per kg in the national capital, Rs 92 in Mumbai, Rs 100 per kg in Kolkata and Rs 80 per kg in Chennai

NITI Aayog tells stakeholders to discourage 'false claims' about agrochemicals, tackle spread of wrong perception in public
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NITI Aayog tells stakeholders to discourage 'false claims' about agrochemicals, tackle spread of wrong perception in public

NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand outlined the importance of responsible use of agrochemicals utilising precision technologies to reduce wastage of applied chemicals into the environment

Farmers plant unapproved GM cotton seeds against govt apathy over technology approval; what is the way out?
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Farmers plant unapproved GM cotton seeds against govt apathy over technology approval; what is the way out?

The protesting farmers are demanding access to technology that will save them the cost of manual weeding and achieve control over bollworms which have developed resistance to pesticides

Amul, Nandini's bid to operate Delhi Milk Scheme lower than reserve price; govt to explore other options
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Amul, Nandini's bid to operate Delhi Milk Scheme lower than reserve price; govt to explore other options

The bids submitted by dairy cooperatives Amul and Nandini to operate state-owned Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) on long-term lease are lower than the reserve price and the government is now exploring other options to revive the loss-making firm, a senior agriculture ministry official said

Govt reduces Bt Cotton seed prices: Industry sulks at agri ministry’s order; agbiotech companies feel the heat
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Govt reduces Bt Cotton seed prices: Industry sulks at agri ministry’s order; agbiotech companies feel the heat

The Rs 10 reduction in BG-II cottonseed's maximum selling price to Rs 730 per pack will benefit cotton farmers by about Rs 40 crore

Cabinet may announce relief package for farmers before interim budget; plan includes waiving premium for crop insurance
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Cabinet may announce relief package for farmers before interim budget; plan includes waiving premium for crop insurance

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh had recently indicated that the government would announce an agriculture package before the 2019-20 budget. The NDA government will present an interim budget on 1 February.

Kisan march in Delhi: From carrying skulls to naked protest threats, bizarre steps Tamil Nadu farmers warned of if stopped
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Kisan march in Delhi: From carrying skulls to naked protest threats, bizarre steps Tamil Nadu farmers warned of if stopped

They were among the thousands of farmers, who will march to Ramlila Ground on Thursday and to Parliament Street on Friday, to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.

Farmers to hold two-day protest rally in Delhi starting today; demand debt relief, remunerative prices for produce
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Farmers to hold two-day protest rally in Delhi starting today; demand debt relief, remunerative prices for produce

The two-day rally will be "one of the largest congregations of farmers" in the national capital in recent times, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) claimed on Wednesday.

Agriculture Ministry contradicts previous reports of demonetisation, admits farmers were unable to buy fertilisers, seeds
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Agriculture Ministry contradicts previous reports of demonetisation, admits farmers were unable to buy fertilisers, seeds

Official sources said the earlier report on demonetisation was based on the statement of the Chairman of the National Seeds Corporation which did not take into account seed distribution by various other channels.

Farmers to hold two-day protest rally in Delhi from Thursday, demand govt loan waiver, higher crop prices from govt
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Farmers to hold two-day protest rally in Delhi from Thursday, demand govt loan waiver, higher crop prices from govt

Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) leader Ashok Dhawale "We have never seen such a bad condition of farmers. Now, the Agriculture Ministry itself is saying that demonetisation had a bad impact on farmers."

Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon
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Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon

India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministry
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India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministry

In 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.

Farm advisory body CACP says govt should consider bringing new law 'Right to Sell at MSP' for farmers
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Farm advisory body CACP says govt should consider bringing new law 'Right to Sell at MSP' for farmers

The CACP, a statutory body under the Union Agriculture Ministry, recommends MSP for notified Kharif and rabi crops

Sugar package: We need to cut cane acreage but that’s a political call nobody will take, Abhijit Sen tells Firstpost
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Sugar package: We need to cut cane acreage but that’s a political call nobody will take, Abhijit Sen tells Firstpost

Sugar 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

Govt cuts Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalty for second time in two years, may spark another row
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Govt cuts Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalty for second time in two years, may spark another row

India 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