Around 24.96 lakh farmers registered themselves for selling their paddy at the minimum support price. So far, Rs 2,0375 crore have been paid online directly into the bank accounts of farmers.
“As per the norms, registered farmers can sell up to 60 lakh quintal paddy but the district administration has set a target to purchase only 40 lakh quintal.
Issue notice. Let a status report be placed on record as to the status of an application for compensation which have been sought by the petitioners, the court said.
Eight women self-help groups (SHGs) spread across seven blocks have been authorised for procurement. A total of 18 rice mills will be engaged for custom milling.
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.
Paddy crops on 1,100 hectares in Thanjavur were inundated after recent heavy rain, Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver told media on Wednesday.
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.
The Kharif season contributes about 80 per cent of India's total rice production.
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However, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey asserted that the country will have surplus production in rice.
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.
Besides, August-September happens to be the peak demand period for different fertilisers and a short supply during the juncture would adversely affect agricultural production in the State.
Considering the current lag in the paddy coverage, experts said the country's total rice production is likely to be lower than the set target of 112 million tonnes for 2022-23 kharif season.
According to latest estimates, the area under cotton crop has now fallen to 2.20 lakh hectares, Though the department official said the attacks of whitefly pest and pink bollworm have been controlled.
Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy, said that cotton could be cultivated both in Kharif and Rabi seasons as being done in countries like the US and Brazil.
Cooperation Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said Rs 723.81 crore out of the total estimated crop insurance claim Rs 1363.26 crore for 2021 kharif season have been released.
The Indravati project has released water for the current kharif season through the lift irrigation system.
Official sources said, it has been decided to release the water by July 10 to about 45,000 hectare (ha) in Jeypore, Kundra, Kotpad and Borigumma.
According to official data, out of the total 679 mandals , 181 have received large excess rainfall, 145 excess rainfall, 169 normal rainfall, 145 deficient rainfall and 39 large deficient rainfall.
After procurement, paddy should be weighed at another weigh bridge and receipt should be given to farmers so that they will get minimum support price for their produce.
The demand is the highest in June and July and any shortage, either due to lack of supplies or hoarding by unscrupulous traders, will lead to big shortfalls in agriculture production.