A new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.
It seemed as if policymakers have been anxious to make the right moves without rocking the proverbial agricultural boat in North India
On 8 December, the government had reduced customs duty on wheat to zero from 10 percent to boost domestic availability and check retail prices. There has been nil duty on tur dal.
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
Indian flour mills have signed deals to import about 500,000 tonnes of Australian and French wheat this year for shipment between July and September as drought reduces domestic supplies, two trade sources said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Instead of spreading limited resources available across the geography, the govt should be targeting the vulnerable regions to bring about a transformation
Regardless of the great crisis, inevitable politics is being played over the issue. While the ruling Samajwadi Party is constantly blaming the Centre for not giving enough money, the Congress has refrained from becoming too critical of the SP government, and joined the SP in attacking the Centre.
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
Indian flour millers have bought between 70,000 and 80,000 tonnes of Australian prime wheat for April-May shipment at $260-$265 a tonne, including cost and freight.
New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said farmers will be allowed to set up solar power plants ranging from one MW to 2.5 MW.
Government has exempted 38 more agriculture items from the ambit of the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT), which was imposed in July 2013.
The historical research generally confirms what chemists and other scientists have said in past studies about the impact of air pollution on food production.<br />
The reading for July WPI inflation was revised to 5.41 percent from 5.19 percent earlier.<br />
The Modi government has asked states to try such a scheme and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan will be discussing the issue with them.<br />
Imagine a company that is the largest distributor of a product in a country. Its cost of inputs and the price at which it sells the product are fixed by the government. The company all of a sudden changes tack and starts eyeing profits. It wants to invest in improving efficiency. In short, this is the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) predicament today.<br />
The terms of reference of the panel are to study various models of restructuring or unbundling of the FCI and suggest the best-suited model to improve its operational efficiency and financial management.<br />
Fighters from the Islamic State have overrun large areas in five of Iraq's most fertile provinces, where the United Nations food agency says around 40 percent of its wheat is grown.
India's retail food inflation eased to 7.97 percent in June from 9.56 percent in May after the government took steps to check hoardings and curb exports of onions and potatoes.<br />