CROPS

Crops over 2,650 hectares of land in Odisha damaged in rain

Standing paddy crops over around 2,650 hectare (ha) of farmland have been affected by strong winds and rains that lashed different parts of the district on October 10.

published on : 17th October 2020

Rain damages crops, houses worth Rs 315 crore in Belagavi

Torrential rains in the district in the last few days have caused losses of Rs 315 crore.

published on : 17th October 2020

Kharif foodgrains production may reach record 144.52 million tonnes in 2020-21: Narendra Singh Tomar

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a record increase in area sown to kharif crops by 4.51 per cent to 1,121.75 lakh hectares this year.

published on : 16th October 2020

Rain affects harvest-ready kuruvai crops in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur

Rain accompanied by heavy winds lashed the districts starting on Monday evening and few parts of Kumbakonam witnessed it on Tuesday evening.

published on : 30th September 2020

Pest attack: FAW hits maize crops in Kalahandi again

At the larvae stage, the worm causes damage to crops, feeding on more than 80 plant species. 

published on : 15th September 2020

Rain blow to vegetable crops in Kendrapara

Large tracts of agriculture land have been inundated due to the downpour causing considerable damage to vegetable crops like radish, lady finger, beans, brinjal, pointed gourd, etc.

published on : 25th August 2020

Opt for less water-intensive crops in sugarcane areas, says NITI Aayog

The new scheme should be piloted for a three years implementation time, the task force recommended.

published on : 22nd August 2020

Kharif crop in danger, 23 districts await rains in Odisha

While affected farmers are desperately waiting for the rain gods to smile on them, the Odisha Government needs to draw up a contingency plan to save the crops.

published on : 29th July 2020

No impact of COVID-19 on kharif sowing; acreage up 21.20% so far: Govt

Among kharif crops, area planted to rice has increased by 18.59 per cent to 168.47 lakh hectare as on July 17 from 142.06 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.Among kharif crops, area planted to rice h

published on : 17th July 2020

MSP for agri crops higher than global, mkt price; need to find viable solution: Gadkari

While the government fixes the rate, called minimum support price or MSP, at which it buys crops such as wheat and paddy from farmers, it also provides a subsidy to help export sugar.

published on : 11th June 2020

39.59 lakh hectare crop cultivation target set by Andhra farmers

Farmers are hopeful of reaping another bumper crop yield this season with the met department predicting a normal monsoon this year.

published on : 8th June 2020

Congress flays govt on MSP hike, demands further increase

Congress said that due to reverse migration of farm labourers, the agricultural cost had increased in many states and government has neglected this factor while announcing the MSP.

published on : 2nd June 2020

Doubling farm income by 2022 is another 'jumla', says Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Government has increased the MSPs of Kharif crops for marketing season 2020-21, to ensure remunerative prices to the growers for their produce.

published on : 2nd June 2020

MSP up, new law to replace mandi system

Expected to dismantle the existing Agriculture Produce Marketing Act Committee (APMC), the new law is intended to replicate e-NAM.

published on : 2nd June 2020

Gas leak-affected vegetable crops add to woes of farmers in Visakhapatnam

Five teams from the horticulture department conducted a field study and found that crops on 4.7 acres within three km of the styrene tank are unfit for consumption.

published on : 1st June 2020
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