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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).
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
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
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.
Nov 21, 2016
Demonetisation: Ahead of Rabi season, Modi govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old currencyWith Rabi sowing season at its peak, demonetisation induced cash crunch has hit the farmers ability to purchase fertilisers and seeds.
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.
Jan 01, 2016
Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation systemThe 2,500 villagers who live in this village mounted a collective effort to resurrect water storage and irrigation mechanisms in the region on their own might, borrowing ideas from a local Art of Living centre, and appealing to a newspaper group to fund the project.
Oct 19, 2015
Pulses may go off the plate as falling production, hoarding make it premiumPulses have become the watchword again with prices increasing by a phenomenal rate this year.
Jun 04, 2015
From MSP to NREGA: 3 contentious firefighting tools in case of deficient rainsLast year's lower inflation was a mirage; we cannot expect such luck to come the second time
Dec 27, 2012
Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time