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Centre announces higher MSPs for six crops: A look at how minimum support prices are calculated, and what makes them important
India

Centre announces higher MSPs for six crops: A look at how minimum support prices are calculated, and what makes them important

The government's emphasis on MSPs is not surprising, as support prices have often been the focus of protests by farmers

Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers
India

Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers

Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery

One of the most critical challenges that the current coronavirus pandemic has underscored is India's ability of the food sector to effectively cope with crisis situations.

Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say experts
India

Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say experts

Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.

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

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

Grape farmers in Pingalwade hit with crores worth of damage due to unseasonal rains, look to new Maharashtra govt for relief
India

Grape farmers in Pingalwade hit with crores worth of damage due to unseasonal rains, look to new Maharashtra govt for relief

Unseasonal rains continued to lash the state of Maharashtra from October onwards, just when the farmers start harvesting their crops. They have destroyed crops on 94 lakh hectares of farmland, devastating Kharif crops and horticulture alike. The losses to farmers are pegged in thousands of crores of rupees.

Centre to grant Rs 600 crore as interim relief to Maharashtra farmers whose Kharif crops were affected due to heavy October rains
India

Centre to grant Rs 600 crore as interim relief to Maharashtra farmers whose Kharif crops were affected due to heavy October rains

Responding to queries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala said crops have been affected due to rains not only in Maharashtra but in many other states as well

Excess rain during 2019 monsoon damaged 32 lakh hectares of agricultural land in 12 states, says Skymet report
India

Excess rain during 2019 monsoon damaged 32 lakh hectares of agricultural land in 12 states, says Skymet report

Skymet, a weather forecast company, arrived at the figures using the Geographic Information System and ground-level data from field workers.

In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA
Politics

In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA

Amravati falls in the agrarian region of Vidarbha, where the BJP has suffered the biggest setback.

Monsoon deficit narrows, kharif sowing progressing well: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Business

Monsoon deficit narrows, kharif sowing progressing well: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

The deficit in southwest monsoon has narrowed and the sowing of summer (Kharif) crops is progressing well across the country, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday

Rains lash Punjab and Haryana; Chandigarh receives 48 mm of rainfall, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls
India

Rains lash Punjab and Haryana; Chandigarh receives 48 mm of rainfall, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls

Rains lashed Chandigarh and a few places of Punjab and Haryana Tuesday, bringing respite to residents from hot and humid weather conditions

Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week
India

Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week

Some of the states in East and North East India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam should be prepared for heavy to extremely heavy rainy spells this week.

Govt mulling zero interest on timely farm loan repayment as New Year's gift; premium on horticultural crops may be reduced
Business

Govt mulling zero interest on timely farm loan repayment as New Year's gift; premium on horticultural crops may be reduced

To provide immediate relief, one of the proposals being studied is to waive 4 percent interest rate on farmers repaying farm loan promptly within the due date.

India will not be able to narrow fiscal deficit to targeted 3.3% for 2018-19 due to revenue shortfall: Fitch
Business

India will not be able to narrow fiscal deficit to targeted 3.3% for 2018-19 due to revenue shortfall: Fitch

Fiscal deficit, a key factor determining the macroeconomic health, will come at 3.5 percent of GDP for FY19

Karnataka govt seeks Rs 2,434 cr drought relief package from Centre against kharif crop damage
Business

Karnataka govt seeks Rs 2,434 cr drought relief package from Centre against kharif crop damage

Karnataka has estimated Rs 16,662 crore as damage to the Kharif agriculture and horticultural crops this year and has sought a relief of Rs 2,434 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)

Kisan Kranti Yatra: After raising minimum support prices, will the Centre blink and waive farmers’ loans?
Business

Kisan Kranti Yatra: After raising minimum support prices, will the Centre blink and waive farmers’ loans?

There is yet another way of providing relief to farmers, easy and popular though not necessarily the best way to address the issue – waiving off their loans.

India's 2018 monsoon rainfall below average and forecast: Fifth straight year weather office overestimated rains
India

India's 2018 monsoon rainfall below average and forecast: Fifth straight year weather office overestimated rains

Rainfall in India’s annual monsoon season was below average and less than forecast, with key crop-growing northern states among areas that received less rain than needed, weather office said on Sunday.

Three days into retreat of monsoon, India left with driest September in 17 years; unexpected heavy rain damaged crores worth of kharif crops
India

Three days into retreat of monsoon, India left with driest September in 17 years; unexpected heavy rain damaged crores worth of kharif crops

The dry spell, and now the heavy rainfall, raised concerns over the production of kharif, or summer-sown crops, especially in north and central India

Kerala floods hit paddy, banana, spices in 45,000 hectare of farmland, says Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak
Business

Kerala floods hit paddy, banana, spices in 45,000 hectare of farmland, says Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak

Paddy has been affected in 20,000 hectare and even banana plantations has been hit badly. Spices like cardamom have been affected in 2,000 hectares