• Organic farming: Real challenge that India is facing is lack of policy

    The Indian government has been undertaking measures to promote organic farming with the aim to improve soil fertility and help to double the farmers’ incomes by the year 2022. The Prime Minister had visited Sikkim—which is India’s first organic state—and encouraged other states to replicate the “Sikkim model”. Some of

  • In charts: Farmers across India are sowing more cotton, less oilseeds and pulses

    As September comes around with the promise of the first harvests in a few weeks, data released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday indicate that the overall kharif season sowing acreage as of the end of August is 0.5% less than the previous year. This year, farmers across India

  • Deficient August rain clouds kharif prospects

    SAMBALPUR: With the district receiving about 41.95 per cent less rainfall in August, agricultural activities for paddy crop during the current kharif season have been affected. The district received 256.80 mm rainfall in the month against the normal 442.4 mm. Of nine blocks in the district, Bamra received the highest

  • Coverage of IPGA – CNBC TV 18

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18’s Pravin Dongre, Chairman at IPGA... View Now

  • Moong and urad rates up after import ban

    After the government banned imports of urad and moong, rates of the two pulses have gone up by Rs1000 and Rs350 a quintal respectively in the bulk market.In lines of tur, which is the commonly consumed type of pulses throughout the country, a similar move was taken for moong and

  • Kharif crop sowing contracts for 2nd straight week

    Sowing of pulses, oilseeds, rice and coarse cereals contracted for second consecutive week in the country owing to deficient rainfall in various parts of the country, says a report. As per an analysis by global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley, deficient rains in part of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and southern interior Karnataka has continued

  • Urad, moong spurt in firm trend

    Firm conditions prevailed at the wholesale market today as most of pulses led by urad and moong surging by up to Rs 600 per quintal on brisk buying by stockists backed by rising demand from retailers despite the government yesterday put imports of urad and moong dal under restricted category.  Read More

  • Pulses get dearer on import curbs

    Due to a record high crop last year, govt procured nearly 2 mn tonnes of pulses at MSP from farmers.Import restrictions on tur, urad and moong before the harvesting season seem to be working as their prices have started climbing up from below their minimum support prices. Read More

  • A ‘mixie’ that separates the millet from the chaff

    A former engineering college professor has patented the technology that drives a home device to dehusk minor millets in her quest to make the nutritious grains affordable. The jar, designed to remove the chaff without breaking the pod within, “can be used like any mixie container,” but should be operated