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Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocks
India

Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocks

Irrigation 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

Hyderabad-based scientists get a step closer to developing disease-resistant variety of maize
News & Analysis

Hyderabad-based scientists get a step closer to developing disease-resistant variety of maize

orghum Downy Mildew (SDM), which is a foliar disease caused by a fungus called Peronosclerosporasorghi, has been an issue of concern for maize farmers.

Nagaland to revive traditional rice varieties in wake of climate change
News & Analysis

Nagaland to revive traditional rice varieties in wake of climate change

The hilly state of Nagaland has initiated steps to revive traditional rice as well as millet varieties which over the years gave way to high yielding crop varieties for various reasons.

Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt
Business

Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mt

India'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

Climate change to put India at high risk of flooding, decrease crop production by 8%: Study
World

Climate change to put India at high risk of flooding, decrease crop production by 8%: Study

A new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.

Govt raises rice, cotton buying prices as farmers' protests mount
Business

Govt raises rice, cotton buying prices as farmers' protests mount

Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4 percent to Rs 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on 1 July, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8 percent to Rs 4,320 per 100 kg.

Pulse prices crash: Why it's a case of misdirected focus by the policymakers
Business

Pulse prices crash: Why it's a case of misdirected focus by the policymakers

It seemed as if policymakers have been anxious to make the right moves without rocking the proverbial agricultural boat in North India

India's pulse problem: Why the illness needs a cure beyond price support
Business

India's pulse problem: Why the illness needs a cure beyond price support

Despite the latest hike in MSP, there is a wide gap in what the farmers make by selling pulses in the open market and through the government procurement

Tamil Nadu government to supply free rice to mosques for Ramzan preparations
India

Tamil Nadu government to supply free rice to mosques for Ramzan preparations

Tamil Nadu government on Thursday ordered supply of rice free of cost to mosques across the state for preparation of porridge during the holy month of Ramzan beginning next week following requests from members of the Muslim community.

Kerala polls: Election Commission lifts ban on free rice supply ahead of assembly elections
Politics

Kerala polls: Election Commission lifts ban on free rice supply ahead of assembly elections

In a boost to the ruling Congress-led UDF ahead of 16 May Assembly elections in Kerala, Election Commission has given its nod for implementing the free rice supply scheme which the state government had announced in its 2016-17 budget.

Argentine drug smugglers busted for shipping out 1000 bags of cocaine fused in rice
World

Argentine drug smugglers busted for shipping out 1000 bags of cocaine fused in rice

Creative drug smugglers in Argentina fused rice with cocaine and tried to ship nearly 1,000 bags to Europe marked as donations for a UN food program in Africa, police said Wednesday.

Three govt school educators suspended for selling mid-day meal rice in market
India

Three govt school educators suspended for selling mid-day meal rice in market

Three School and Mass Education department employees including a headmistress of a government-run primary school were suspended on charge of diverting rice meant for mid-day meal to the open market in Odisha's Jajpur district.

CCEA hikes paddy minimum price by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal
Business

CCEA hikes paddy minimum price by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal

According to government data, area sown under the rice crop was higher at 4.71 lakh hectares till the last week of this season as against 4.52 lakh hectares in the same period last year.

Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices
Business

Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

While prices of food grains can be contained by releasing government stock into the open market, such a thing is not possible in case of vegetables, given their short shelf life.

US questions India on its domestic support programmes
Economy

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

India was also asked to provide percentage of landholding that is pooled, the average size of the combined pooled landholdings, the number of farmers in a single landholding "pooled" system etc by the US.

Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?
Business

Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

Instead of spreading limited resources available across the geography, the govt should be targeting the vulnerable regions to bring about a transformation

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it
Business

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers

In a bid to boost commodities trading, govt exempts 38 agri items from CTT
Business

In a bid to boost commodities trading, govt exempts 38 agri items from CTT

Government has exempted 38 more agriculture items from the ambit of the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT), which was imposed in July 2013.

Exports contract by 11.19% to $24 bn in Jan, gems and jewellery disappoint
Economy

Exports contract by 11.19% to $24 bn in Jan, gems and jewellery disappoint

Imports declined by 11.39 percent to $32.2 billion during the month under review, leaving a trade deficit of $8.32 billion, according to the data released by the commerce ministry.