Latest News on Wheat
Showing of 0 - 10 from 55 results
Wheat - Total results - 55
Oct 25, 2018
Delhi air quality to remain 'very poor' for next two days; pollution levels raised by stubble-burning in Punjab, HaryanaDelhi's air quality on Thursday dipped to 'very poor' barely few days after staying in the 'poor' category. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 337.
Oct 23, 2018
Delhi smog: Don't blame the farmers for poor air! Stubble-farming is compulsion, not choice when no cheap options existIt is easy to criticise why farmers burn stubble when it equally impacts their health but the major problem is with the small farmers who are at the receiving ends.
Oct 03, 2018
Cabinet hikes minimum support prices of Rabi crops; MSP for wheat up by Rs 105 per quintal for 2018-19The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in its meeting on Wednesday approved minimum support prices (MSP) of Rabi crops
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).
Sep 14, 2018
Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farmingA report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry states that between 2004-05 and 2011-12, a large percentage of the workforce across states moved away from agriculture.
Aug 28, 2018
India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministryIn 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.
Aug 17, 2018
Scientists detail full genome of wheat containing 1,07,891 genes for first timeThe world needs more disease-resistant wheat varieties and breeds that can grow with less water.
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 03, 2018
Revamping agriculture: Govt scores high on intent, patchy on implementation; litmus test will be persuading states to reformIf PM Modi is really serious about doing his bit for agriculture, he and Amit Shah must push BJP governments to execute the needed agriculture reforms.
May 10, 2018
Nano-fertilizers in right doses can enhance the nutritional quality of wheat by increasing zinc contentA scientist said, "our work defines a new paradigm in micronutrient application - use nano-fertilizers at the right place, right time and in right doses".