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  • Rabi MSP hike not enough to cover costs, say farmers

    BENGALURU, OCTOBER 24:   The Centre on Tuesday announced an increase in minimum support prices ranging from 6.4 per cent to 10.8 per cent for the forthcoming rabi season over the previous year. For wheat, the main rabi cereal crop, the MSP has been hiked by 6.8 per cent or ₹110

  • Area under agriculture crops up

    Data compiled for the just-ended kharif season show that the area coverage of agriculture crops has gone up significantly in the district, compared to the corresponding period last year, giving a strong reason for cheer among different stakeholders. The changes in fortune were attributed to heavy rain , which turned

  • BS Agri Round Table: GST, note ban helped trace agriculture income flow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of doubling farmers’ income in six years is achievable, provided farm policies and practices are modified, according to senior government officials and agriculture experts. Speaking at the Business Standard Agriculture Round Table, 2017, Agriculture Secretary S K Pattanayak said on Tuesday that 55 per cent of farmland was dependent on the monsoon and that

  • Support prices of wheat, pulses up

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 110 and for pulses by Rs 200 to encourage farmers to increase the production of these crops. The cabinet committee on economic affairs hiked the wheat MSP to Rs 1,735 per quintal (per 100 kg)

  • Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 110/qtl; pulses by up to Rs 400/qtl

    New Delhi, Oct 24 () The government today hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 110 to Rs 1,735 a quintal and of pulses by up to Rs 400 per quintal to encourage farmers to boost area and production of these crops. The Cabinet Committee on Economic

  • India to be self-sufficient in pulses in 2 years: Radha Mohan Singh

    NEW DELHI: India will not need to import pulses in the next two years and the country will be self sufficient to meet domestic demand, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said. The production of pulses stood at record 22.95 million tonnes in the 2016-17 crop year (July-June) as against

  • IPGA seeks inclusion of pulses in PDS to help farmers

    NEW DELHI, OCT 20:   Pulses industry body IPGA has demanded that the government should supply pulses through ration shops to provide better price realisation to farmers and ensure the country’s nutritional security. India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has written a letter to Consumer Affairs Ministry seeking inclusion of pulses

  • Bring pulses under public distribution system: IPGA

    NEW DELHI: Pulses industry association Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has demanded that pulses be brought under the public distribution system (PDS). According to IPGA, doing so would be beneficial both to farmers’ incomes and citizens’ nutrition. The demand has been placed with the consumer affairs ministry through a

  • IPGA seeks inclusion of pulses in PDS to help farmers

    New Delhi, Oct 20 () Pulses industry body IPGA has demanded that the government should supply pulses through ration shops to provide better price realisation to farmers and ensure the country's nutritional security. India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has written a letter to Consumer Affairs Ministry seeking inclusion of pulses in

  • Women can propel India to second green revolution: Agriculture Minister

    Women can propel India towards second green revolution provided they get opportunities and adequate facilities, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. He said that the government through its various policies is providing opportunities to women such as organic farming, self-employment scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Women play an important role in