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Tap seeds used in tribal, hilly areas: Study

The Indian seed market is dominated by maize, cotton, paddy, wheat, sorghum, sunflower and millets.

24 Oct 2019 1:38 AM

Commerce min calls meeting of stakeholders on increasing exports to China on Apr 5

Trade deficit with China increased to USD 63.12 billion in 2017-18 from USD 51.11 billion in 2016-17.

27 Mar 2019 6:30 PM

Foodgrains production may fall 1 pc to 281.37 million tonne: Agri Min

The country had produced 284.83 million tonne (MT) in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

28 Feb 2019 2:26 PM

Cabinet approves new procurement policy to ensure MSP to farmers

Under the new policy, the states will also have an option to choose the existing Price Support Scheme.

12 Sep 2018 2:07 PM

Govt may announce Rs 10,000 cr scheme to ensure MSP to oilseeds growers

The new scheme will be implemented for up to 25 per cent of the oilseeds production of the state.

09 Sep 2018 1:33 PM


PMFBY: Govt testing modern tech for assessment of crop damage

Currently, the crop cutting experiment (CCE) —the traditional random survey method is used to estimate crop yields of a location.

05 Sep 2018 9:13 AM

Take steps to reduce price of power tillers: Parliamentary panel to govt

Most farmers in the country are small and marginal, who could hardly afford costly agri-equipment and machineries.

15 Aug 2018 12:07 PM

Cabinet led by Narendra Modi to decide on MSP hike today

The govt is confident of receiving around Rs 13 lakh crore GST revenue this financial year.

04 Jul 2018 12:03 PM

Govt meets Rs 10 lakh cr credit disbursal target for FY18

Agriculture credit is growing every year and reached Rs 10 lakh crore last fiscal.

24 Apr 2018 3:30 PM

Cabinet note on new MSP policy soon

Agriculture ministry has finalised details of implementing the ambitious MSP schemes as announced in the budget.

09 Apr 2018 1:25 PM


States allowed to set up crop insurance firms to execute PMFBY

During the 2017-18 crop year (July-June), 4.79 crore farmers have been covered under PMFBY.

02 Apr 2018 2:26 PM

Onion price up at Rs 50-60 per kg; govt says will cool down soon

Onion is being sold at over Rs 50 per kg in the national capital, Mumbai and Kolkata, respectively.

11 Jan 2018 2:41 PM

Crop insurance scheme likely to get Rs 13,000 crore in FY19 budget

For current fiscal government had initially given a budget of Rs 9,000.75 crore for PMFBY.

10 Jan 2018 12:39 PM

Govt ropes in ICICI Bank to enable cashless payments on e-NAM

At present, 470 mandis across 14 states are live and 90 commodities are being traded on e-NAM platform.

07 Dec 2017 1:31 PM

Pulses, oilseeds MSPs include bonus of Rs 100-150 a quintal

Government had announced the bonus during last two years in a bid to boost production of pulses and oilseeds.

06 Nov 2017 4:57 PM


Govt releases Rs 700 crore to Nafed for buying pulses at MSP

Nafed had procured pulses and other commodities worth Rs 5,800 crore during 2016-17 fiscal mainly under the PSF.

16 Jun 2017 3:44 PM

Agri ministry suggest hike in import duty of tur dal

The ministry has [proposed a hike from 10 per cent to 20 per cent.

07 May 2017 12:46 PM