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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.

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

Govt slaps 10% import duty on wheat, tur dal to protect farmers' interest
Business

Govt slaps 10% import duty on wheat, tur dal to protect farmers' interest

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.

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

India signs deal to import 500,000 tonnes of wheat after drought reduces output
India

India signs deal to import 500,000 tonnes of wheat after drought reduces output

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.

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

Just Rs 75 as relief? UP stares at agrarian crisis ; land bill aggravates fears
Politics

Just Rs 75 as relief? UP stares at agrarian crisis ; land bill aggravates fears

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.

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

India in biggest wheat import deals since 2010 as rains damage crop
Economy

India in biggest wheat import deals since 2010 as rains damage crop

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.

Punjab may allow farmers to set up solar plants to reduce power woes
India

Punjab may allow farmers to set up solar plants to reduce power woes

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.

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.

Smog, air pollution reduced grain production in India by 50%, says study
Economy

Smog, air pollution reduced grain production in India by 50%, says study

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 />

Lower food prices pull Sept WPI inflation to 5-year low of 2.38%
Economy

Lower food prices pull Sept WPI inflation to 5-year low of 2.38%

The reading for July WPI inflation was revised to 5.41 percent from 5.19 percent earlier.<br />

Tax payers, top govt officials may be out of PDS ambit: Paswan
Economy

Tax payers, top govt officials may be out of PDS ambit: Paswan

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 />

Food Corp is a Rs 75,000 cr problem: Five areas that needs urgent govt attention
Economy

Food Corp is a Rs 75,000 cr problem: Five areas that needs urgent govt attention

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 />

Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revamp
Economy

Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revamp

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 />

ISIL's latest economic weapon in Iraq: Controlling wheat supplies
Politics

ISIL's latest economic weapon in Iraq: Controlling wheat supplies

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 to free up extra 10 mn tonne of wheat in fight against inflation
Economy

India to free up extra 10 mn tonne of wheat in fight against inflation

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 />