State to procure six lakh quintal ragi this kharif season

In a bid to promote ragi cultivation in a sustainable manner through assured market support, the Odisha government has prepared an action plan and a set of guidelines.

published on : 29th November 2022

Govt's paddy procurement up 9 per cent at 306 lakh tonnes so far this year 

According to the official data, the total paddy purchase has increased to 306.06 lakh tonnes till November 27 of the 2022-23 Kharif marketing season from 280.51 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period.

published on : 28th November 2022

Retail inflationary pressures expected to ease with fresh Kharif arrivals: Finance Ministry

On food security, the report said global food security has deteriorated and India may turn out to be an outlier with proactive and pre-emptive government interventions.

published on : 25th November 2022

Economic crisis in the offing? Bet on our villages seeing India through the worst of it

Much of India’s economic stability, despite the rupee depreciating to below 82 against a resurgent dollar, has been attributed to healthy rural economic growth.

published on : 11th November 2022

Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur account for 60 per cent of stubble burning cases in Punjab

Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is one of the reasons behind the alarming spike in air pollution levels in the national capital region in October and November.

published on : 24th October 2022

Procure Kharif paddy at support price from first week of November: AP Chief Minister

Reviewing agriculture and allied sectors with senior officials on Tuesday, the CM underscored the need for ensuring that no paddy farmer in the State feels that he got less than MSP for his produce.

published on : 12th October 2022

Tamil Nadu: Civil supplies department takes measures to improve paddy procurement in Ramnad

The paddy procurement in the district had remained less than 10 per cent for the last few years, as farmers have been showing more interest to sell their produce in the open market.

published on : 4th October 2022

Farmers in Odisha opt for oilseeds, pulses cultivation on leftover paddy land

The pre-rabi crop season starts in October in which the affected farmers have been advised to cultivate pulses and oilseeds utilising the existing soil moisture. 

published on : 2nd October 2022

Odisha sets 71 lakh tonne target for 2022-23 Kharif marketing season

Chief Secretary said paddy procurement will be 57 lakh tonne for kharif and 14 lakh tonne for rabi.

published on : 1st October 2022

Paddy crop on 1,100 ha in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur inundated

Paddy crops on 1,100 hectares in Thanjavur were inundated after recent heavy rain, Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver told media on Wednesday.

published on : 29th September 2022

Farmers lift blockade from Chandigarh-Delhi highway

Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the decision to end the stir was taken after the government agreed to consider procuring 30 quintals of paddy per acre.

published on : 24th September 2022

India defends its decision to ban rice, wheat exports at WTO

India clarified that the ban on the export of broken rice, which is used in poultry feed, follows a rise in the grain's exports in recent months which put pressure on the domestic market.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Lower Kharif sowing calls for deft management of foodgrain stock, prices: FinMin Report

India's rice production could fall by 10-12 million tonnes during the Kharif season this year due to a fall in paddy sowing area, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey had said earlier this month.

published on : 17th September 2022

Crops damaged, bridges washed away amid incessant rainfall in Maharashtra's Latur

Two bridges were washed away, cutting off connectivity to Tagarkheda, Wanjarkheda, Savari-Jamga and Manejawalga villages in Nilanga tehsil, saidan official.

published on : 11th September 2022

India's kharif rice production may fall by 10-12 mn tonne: Food Secretary

The Kharif season contributes about 80 per cent of India's total rice production.

published on : 9th September 2022

'India's rice production may fall by 10-12 million tonne in Kharif season this year': Food Secretary

However, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey asserted that the country will have surplus production in rice.

published on : 9th September 2022

Only 25 per cent Ganjam farmers register to sell Kharif paddy in Odisha

The process of farmers’ registration for the sale of paddy started on July 15 and ended on August 23. While 1,22,938 farmers were able to get registered, 10,983 are on the waiting list.

published on : 1st September 2022

Congress targets Odisha govt for failure to protect farmers’ interest

Chairman of the farmers’ wing of the Congress Amiya Patnaik claimed that kharif crop in over 15 lakh hectare acre has been damaged.

published on : 31st August 2022

Registration of farmers up for Kharif sale in Odisha

For the first time this year, around 44,149 farmers submitted their documents for registration as against 38,703 farmers who registered during the last kharif season.

published on : 31st August 2022

Government expects higher rice procurement of 518 LT in Kharif season despite output worries

The government has fixed the minimum support price (MSP) of 'common' grade paddy at Rs 2040 per quintal and 'grade A' at 2060 per quintal for the 2022-23 marketing year.

published on : 30th August 2022
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