• Goal of doubling farmers’ income ‘impressive’: IFAD

    India has kept an "impressive" target of doubling farmers' income by 2022 and the country will not be far in achieving that goal, Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Gilbert Houngbo said.  Houngbo -- former prime minister of West African nation Togo -- also said that IFAD is keen to

  • Unshackle Indian agriculture

    The story of pulses from last year is a stark illustration of what ails agriculture policy. India is the world’s largest producer, consumer and importer of pulses. That may sound contradictory, but isn’t, because domestic production is unable to meet the large and growing domestic demand. Last year, India’s production

  • Gram, its dal recover on scattered demand

    New Delhi, Dec 7 () Gram and its dal prices recovered by up to Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on mild demand from retailers. However, masoor and its dal ended lower on lack of buying support. Traders said some demand from retailers mainly helped gram

  • India’s rising wheat, pulse output likely to curb imports

    MUMBAI, India (Reuters) — India’s production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump next year because a hike in the government’s assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials said. Higher production will help the south Asian country reduce

  • Higher crop report pounds pulses

    INDORE, DECEMBER 6:   Sluggish trend in pulses continued on weak physical demand and reports of higher crop. Tur (Maharashtra) in Indore mandis ruled at ₹4,000, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) was ₹3,500-3,600 a quintal. Given rise in arrival of new crop in Karnataka and Maharashtra, rally appears unlikely in the coming

  • Robust demand lifts chana futures by 0.75%

    New Delhi, Dec 7 Chana prices moved up by 0.75 per cent to Rs 4,462 per quintal in futures trade today as participants built up fresh positions, driven by uptick in demand from dal mills at spot markets. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in January

  • Select pulses slide on low demand

    New Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Select pulses led by kabuli gram drifted down by up to Rs 500 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on muted demand from retailers. Traders said fall in demand from retailers against sufficient stocks position mainly led to decline in kabuli gram and

  • India has one of the strongest national agricultural research systems in the world: Shri Radha Mohan Singh India taken up the initiative for the establishment of 150 Seed Hubs for pulses: Shri Singh Shri Radha Mohan Singh addresses the representatives at the 5th Regional Coordination Meeting of ICARDA-South Asia & China Regional Program

    Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh expressed happiness about his participation in 5th Regional Coordination meeting of ICARDAs South Asia & China Regional Program on Strategic Partnership towards enhancing Food and Nutritional Security in South Asia & China". The Representatives from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sudan participated

  • Agriculture experts pitch for income security for farmers in Budget

    Agriculture experts today made a case for providing income security to farmers at pre-Budget consultations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Agriculture provides employment to 48.9 per cent of the total work force in India although their contribution to the GDP is less than 20 per cent. According to Consortium of

  • Mixed trend prevailed in the market

    Chennai, Dec 4 (PTI)Price of urad dal and moong dal increased while gram dal decreased, rest of the commodities remained unchanged in the wholesale foodgrain market here today. Urad dal went up by 500 per quintal to Rs.7,200 from Rs.6,700. Moong dal rose up by Rs.200 per quintal to Rs.7,200