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15 July 2013
Crop Industry News from India Kharif Sowing Crosses 500 Lakh Hectare Mark
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up further in this week. The total sown area as on 12th July, as per reports received from States, stands at 517.65 lakh hectare as compared to 341.49...
08 July 2013
Crop Industry News from India Adequate Supply Reduces Indian Wheat Prices
INDIA - Wholesale wheat prices decreased by Rs 5 per quintal in restricted Saturday activity due to reduced offtake by flour mills against adequate supplies on increased arrivals....
Crop Industry News from India Punjab Government Announces Subsidy on Maize Seeds
INDIA - The Punjab government announced its plans to give 75 per cent subsidy on maize seeds in ten districts of the state to encourage farmers to shift to the crop....
05 July 2013
Crop Industry News from India India Sown Area Surpasses 2012-13 Area by 84 Per Cent
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up in the last week. The total sown area as on 28.4.2013, as per reports received from States, stands at 250.99 lakh hectare as compared to 135.87...
04 July 2013
Crop Industry News from India UP Blames Wheat Export for Low Supplies
INDIA - The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has blamed wheat export permit for dismal procurement during the current rabi marketing season....
24 June 2013
Crop Industry News from India Kharif Sowing Picks Up; Crosses 109.07 Lakh Hectare
INDIA - As per the latest data available from different States, the following is the status of the sowing of kharif crops compared with the normal sowing trends for this time of the year....
07 June 2013
Crop Industry News from India GM Cotton Improves Diet Quality for Small-scale Farmers in India
INDIA - Insect-resistant genetically modified (GM) cotton has significantly improved calorie consumption and dietary quality among small-scale farmers in India over a seven year period, according...
10 May 2013
Crop Industry News from India India Declares 2013 as 'Water Conservation Year'
INDIA - The Union Cabinet yesterday gave its approval for declaring the year 2013 as Water Conservation Year 2013....
06 May 2013
Crop Industry News from India Mizoram State Invests in Agriculture and Fisheries
INDIA - The annual plan for the year 2013-14 for the state of Mizoram has been finalised with attention given to the agriculture and fisheries sectors....
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from India Challenges, Opportunities Addressed Throughout India Water Week 2013
INDIA - The second India Water Week 2013 begins today with the theme “Efficient Management of Water: Challenges and Opportunities”. It will be inaugurated by President of India Shri Pranab...
22 March 2013
Crop Industry News from India Research Shows India Oilseed Production Increase from 1980s
INDIA - Research shows the production of oilseeds increased from 112.70 lakhs tonnes in 1986-87 to 324.80 lakhs tonnes in 2010-11. ...
18 March 2013
Crop Industry News from India Rice Gains; Egg, Wheat Prices Decline
INDIA - Some buying support coupled with limited arrivals in the market kept rice prices in positive territory while reduced offtake pulled dara wheat and poultry items down last week....
06 March 2013
Crop Industry News from India Cotton Exports Through Wagah Border Altered
INDIA - India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a policy circular modifying procedures for cotton exports sent via the land route through the Wagah-Atari border to Pakistan for...
05 March 2013
Crop Industry News from India Cotton Purchased by Cotton Corporation of India
INDIA - The Ministry of Textiles has issued directions to the Cotton Corporation of India for a staggered procurement plan with mandi arrivals, regulated within capacity limits, for farmers to...
04 March 2013
Crop Industry News from India Training Equips Rural Women with Agricultural, Business Skills
INDIA - A training programme to enhance the entrepreneurial and agriculture technology skills of a network of rural women called ‘Info Ladies’ was held last week from 26 – 28 February....
26 February 2013
Crop Industry News from India Crop Development Schemes Boost India Foodgrain Production
INDIA - To improve the production and yield of different crops, a number of Crop Development Schemes are being implemented by State Government throughout the country....
21 February 2013
Crop Industry News from India More Than 262 Lakh Tonnes of Rice Procured in India
INDIA - The government agencies have procured 2,62,62,355 lakh tonne (1 lakh = 100,000) rice up to the 21st February, 2013 during on going Kharif Marketing Season (KMS). ...
19 February 2013
Crop Industry News from India Government Estimates Wheat Procurement for 2013-14
INDIA - The Government has estimated 440.06 Lakh metric tonnes wheat procurement for Rabi Marketing Season(RMS) 2013-14. These estimates were finalised in a meeting of the State Food Secretaries...
Crop Industry News from India More than 256 Lakh Tonne Rice Procured
INDIA - The Government agencies have procured 2,56,08,056 lakh tonne (1 lakh = 100,000) rice during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS), 2012-13. ...
18 February 2013
Crop Industry News from India Total Rabi Sown Area Exceeds Last Year's Crop Coverage
INDIA - The sowing of rabi crops is progressing well in different parts of the country. The rabi sowing area has exceeded the area sown by this time last year....
13 February 2013
Crop Industry News from India India State Food Ministers Discuss National Food Security Bill
INDIA - The Union Food Ministry has called a meeting of State Food Ministers today, to have detailed consultations on the National Food Security Bill before it is again discussed Parliament....
01 February 2013
Crop Industry News from India India Cotton Prices Likely To Rise On Export Demand
INDIA - Cotton prices are likely to rise this week on buying by exporters though higher supplies in spot markets could limit the uptrend. ...
26 January 2013
Crop Industry News from India Indian Government Says Agriculture Shows Resilience Amid Drought
INDIA - The year 2012 was a challenging year for Indian agriculture as monsoon played truant in the main cropping season. Yet, crop production in the summer season, i.e. kharif, was second best...
22 January 2013
Crop Industry News from India Mandatory GM Labelling on Packaged Food
INDIA - On 1 January, 2013, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, formally implemented a rule which stipulates that every package containing food derived from products...
31 December 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Export Additional 25 Lakh Tonnes of Wheat
INDIA - The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the export of additional wheat from central pool stocks of the Food Corporation of India (FCI)....
27 December 2012
Crop Industry News from India Foodgrains from Central Pool at Below Poverty Line Prices
INDIA - The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the allocation of 16200 tonnes of wheat and 9600 tonnes of rice for the Kumbh Mela 2012-13 at Below Poverty Lines (BPL) prices....
13 December 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Cotton Production Increases
INDIA - The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has estimated 2011-12 cotton production at 353 lac bales, consumption at 252 lac bales and exports at 128.81 lac bales. ...
10 December 2012
Crop Industry News from India India Rice Exports Reach Record High
INDIA - According to preliminary official trade statistics, rice exports in September 2012 were estimated at 676,000 tons, taking MY (market year) 2011/12 rice exports to a record 10.4 million...
04 December 2012
Crop Industry News from India International Cotton Prices Decline
INDIA - There is a decline in international cotton prices due to overstocking and lower global mill demand during the last Cotton Season....
30 November 2012
Crop Industry News from India Extension of Subsidised Farm Loans to Farmers
INDIA - Out of 646.57 lakh farmers financed during 2011-12, 404.82 lakh farmers were in the small and marginal farmers category, constituting 63 per cent of the total number of farmers financed,...
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