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kharif crops

Record Foodgrain output expected, pulses output set to increase

In the kharif season of 2020-21, the foodgrain output comprising rice, pulses and coarse cereals stood at a record 149.56 million tonne

22 Sep 2021 7:16 AM

Foodgrain output at 140.5 million tonne in FY20 on monsoon boost

Maize acreage is expected to go up, but output may fall by 5.75 percent due to the massive armyworm infestation.

08 Oct 2019 7:14 PM

Amid floods, Latur stares at drought

However, rains in East and Northeast and Northwest India were deficient at 12 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively.

03 Oct 2019 1:22 AM

Kharif crops to keep agri-GDP at 3 per cent

This would aid sowing and nurturing of the Kharif crops and help Rabi crops as well.

14 Sep 2019 1:39 AM

Lag in kharif sowing not cause for concern; will recover: Agri Min official

The area sown to most kharif crops will be recovered as sowing window is till September 15.

01 Sep 2019 12:58 PM


Friday downpour helps monsoon hit 2 per cent surplus

Meanwhile, the country received 604.8 mm rainfall as of Friday, against the normal of 595.7 mm, which is an excess of 2 per cent.

17 Aug 2019 12:59 AM

Agriculture Minister expresses concern over delay in sowing of kharif crops

The Centre is in touch with the states to jointly tackle the situation if there is any drought like situation.

08 Jul 2019 5:40 PM

Kharif sowing hit by deficit rains; acreage down 27 pc so far

Rice, the main kharif crop, was sown in 52.47 lakh hectare till last week, down from 68.60 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.

07 Jul 2019 12:18 PM

Farmers’ suicide linked to rural distress, says Varun Gandhi

BJP MP pens book on India’s rural society and economy, criticises river-linking project.

28 Nov 2018 6:27 AM

Kharif foodgrains production estimated at record 141.59 MT

The country had produced 140.73 MT foodgrains in the kharif season of 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

26 Sep 2018 12:47 PM


Rural demand, farm income set to grow: RBI

Farm sector accounts for about 14 pc of India’s $2.6 trillion economy and employs more than half of the country’s 1.3 bn people.

02 Aug 2018 9:12 AM

RBI pegs retail inflation at 4.8 per cent for second half of FY 2019

Retail inflation has been projected to rise further to 5 per cent in the first quarter of next financial year 2019-20.

01 Aug 2018 4:13 PM

Narendra Modi to address Kisan Kalyan rally in Punjab to mark MSP hike

The rally will jointly be organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Malout.

11 Jul 2018 1:58 PM

PM Modi to address rally in West Midnapur on July 16: BJP

BJP is making all efforts to increase its tally in the next general election from two at present.

08 Jul 2018 6:43 AM

Unions term MSP hike a fraud

Warns of nationwide protest against govt, to chalk out strategy on July 13.

08 Jul 2018 12:36 AM


Opposition parties call MSP hike another ‘jumla’

The party also alleged that the government is not serious in solving the issues that have been troubling farmers.

05 Jul 2018 7:06 AM

Steep hike in MSP of kharif crops with eye on Lok Sabha polls

MSP is the price at which the govt purchases crops from the farmers, whatever may be the price for the crops.

05 Jul 2018 2:02 AM

Cabinet hikes minimum support price of paddy by Rs 200 per quintal

The proposed hike is estimated to cost the taxpayers a whopping amount of Rs 15,000 crore annually.

04 Jul 2018 1:15 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

State, Centre yet to fix MSP for kharif crops

PM says fair and remunerative price will be announced in 2 weeks.

30 Jun 2018 12:51 AM