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Jul 21, 2018
Vidarbha's cotton farmers dread repeat of last monsoon's pink bollworm attack which destroyed 80% of their cropWith the onset of a steady monsoon, farmers of water-starved Vidarbha in north-eastern Maharashtra are getting ready to sow cotton.
Jul 07, 2018
Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocksIrrigation needs of wheat, a Rabi crop, have driven 69 percent of the increase in demand for water for agricultural purposes, while rice, is the most inefficient crop in nutrient production as well as water usage
Jul 05, 2018
MSP for Kharif crops: Narendra Modi government's claim of 50% margin is an eyewash; devil lies in detailsWednesday's hike in the MSP for Kharif crops isn't a first. It’s just that previously it wasn’t marketed as well as the Modi government did.
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
Sep 25, 2017
Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mtIndia's foodgrain production is estimated to decline by 3.86 million tonnes to 134.67 mt this kharif season on account of poor rains as well as floods in some parts of the country
Aug 31, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Farmers risk a dicey second sowing as rainfall failure stunts growth of Kharif cropsFarmers in Marathwada gamble on a second sowing in a desperate need to raise some cash ahead of Rabi season as they expect poor yield due to rainfall failure during first round of Kharif sowing
Aug 17, 2017
Over 30 farmers commit suicide in Marathwada in 8 days, death toll since last 8 months now at 580Thirty-four farmers committed suicide in Marathwada region of Maharashtra in the last eight days, a government report said on Wednesday.
Apr 24, 2017
Narendra Modi’s pitch for Jan-Dec fiscal year: A good move, but there’s a cost to itIf India migrates to the new format, a host of changes will have to be effected including the date of budget presentation, tax assessment year, reorganizing the tax infrastructure including at the company level and, mostly likely, adjust even the timing of Parliament sessions.
Apr 12, 2017
Pulses prices drop sharply: Why govt needs to revamp the flawed agriculture policyIf farmers knew from futures prices that they would be paid below the MSP this season, they could have opted for cotton, which saw a reduction in area sown
Oct 19, 2016
Monsoon ends with food output of 270 million tonnes; 91 reservoirs show 25% increase in storageWith the southwest monsoon officially withdrawing this week, water available in 91 reservoirs nationwide is 25 percent more than the amount available in October 2015, according to Central Water Commission data, except in Karnataka and Gujarat, which face more than 20 percent deficit in seasonal rainfall.