rabi season

Government to export two million tonnes wheat


July 4th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Facing shortage of storage space, the government has decided to export two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 per tonne, ... Read more...

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Prepare for record wheat procurement, states told


February 21st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Expecting a rise in wheat procurement to 31.8 million tonnes from last year's 28.3 million tonnes in this rabi season, the central government Tuesday asked ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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Plans to meet pulses shortfall: Officials


September 26th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The government has prepared a contingency plan to meet the shortfall in pulses production through area expansion and productivity enhancement in Rabi (winter) sowing 2011-12, ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks PM’s intervention on food grain storage


April 6th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Seeking the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Punjab government Wednesday said that if the existing stocks of food grain in godowns were ... Read more...

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Crop insurance scheme modified


September 16th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a host of modifications in the decade-old crop insurance scheme in a bid to make it more farmer-friendly. While approving the Modified National ... Read more...

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2009-10 foodgrain production to be 218.2 million tonnes


July 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With record production of wheat and pulses, total foodgrain production in the country is estimated to reach 218 million tonnes in the 2009-10 crop year against a ... Read more...

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Monsoon activity increases, deficient by 14 percent: IMD


July 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Monsoon activity revived in India Monday with many parts of the country receiving good rains, raising the prospects of a strong harvest that should help calm soaring ... Read more...

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NGO commended for its environment conservation programmes in Gujarat


July 19th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Bharat Vikas Parishad, a forum devoted to national development has given the Vasundhra Trust, a non-governmental organisation of Rajkot in Gujarat a cash award of rupees one ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.1,275 per quintal minimum price for wheat


May 10th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday urged the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) to fix Rs.1,275 per quintal as the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for ... Read more...

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‘India heading for record wheat production’


February 20th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) India may have record wheat production in the current Rabi season if rain or hail does not damage the crop that will soon be ready for harvest, says ... Read more...

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Bumper rabi crop will ease inflation: Minister


February 13th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The coming spring harvest will see a "bumper crop" that will help control the spiralling prices of essential commodities, Minister of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas said ... Read more...

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Bihar villagers boycott polio drive


January 11th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) Angry over the lack of power supply in their villages, hundreds of families have boycotted the ongoing pulse polio drive in Bihar and have refused to let their ... Read more...

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More wheat, rice and pulses sown this rabi


January 1st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) There is good news on New Year's day from the country's agriculture sector. The rabi (winter sowing) season shows signs of improvement in production of wheat, ... Read more...

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Himachal to produce 7.2 lakh tonnes of foodgrains


November 30th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has set a target of producing 7.2 lakh tonnes of foodgrains in the current rabi (winter) season under the agriculture production programme, an official said Monday. Director ... Read more...

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Sufficient fertilisers available: Government


November 25th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The government Wednesday said in parliament that sufficient fertilisers were available this year and that the state governments had to ensure their steady supply. During the kharif ... Read more...

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Food prices to decline after winter crop: Sharad Pawar


November 7th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 7 (IANS) Food prices will decline after the rabi crop as production of wheat, rice, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane during the winter is expected to be higher than in ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals to commission new plant next year


November 5th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Tata Chemicals Thursday said its fertiliser plant in Babrala, Uttar Pradesh, will start production by middle of next year. "The customised fertiliser plant is under construction and that ... Read more...

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Government concern over food price rise: Pawar


November 4th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Expressing concern over the inflation in prices of food articles in the country, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday said the government has taken several steps to control ... Read more...

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PM expects better Rabi crop, worst is over for Indian economy


October 11th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Sunday expressed the hope that the price rise would come down very soon.Asked for his comments on the issue, Dr. ... Read more...

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Centre asks states to maximise food grain production


September 23rd, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) With half of India hit by drought and the country's food grain output expected to slump by millions of tonnes, the central government has sent detailed advisories ... Read more...

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Commodity exchange to introduce 15 products in spot market


August 8th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) is planning to introduce 15 agricultural commodities that are currently being traded in the futures in the spot market, a top ... Read more...

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Prime Minister to meet Chief Secretaries on delayed monsoon today


August 8th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet State Chief Secretaries here today to discuss the drought-like situation in the country.The meeting will be attended by Agriculture ... Read more...

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Erratic monsoon likely to affect farm production


July 9th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The monsoon that has been erratic so far this year is likely to take a toll on agriculture production in the country, which in turn is likely ... Read more...

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Pak blames India for blocking River Chenabs flow


October 12th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Pakistan has blamed India for blocking River Chenabs flow in order to fill the Baglihar Dam on the occasion of its inauguration.The News quoted sources as saying ... Read more...

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Food Corp begins wheat purchases from Gujarat


March 21st, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by admin
Rajkot, March 21 (IANS) The Food Corp of India (FCI) has begun procuring wheat from Rajkot agriculture market yard from Friday at the rate of Rs.200 per 20-kg, market sources said. The ... Read more...

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Distressed UP farmers burn sugarcane crop


December 7th, 2007 - 8:02 pm ICT by admin
Muzaffarnagar (UP), Dec 7 (ANI): Farmers in Uttar Pradeshs Muzaffarnagar District are upset over the unreasonably low prices being offered to them for their sugarcane produce and delay in crushing by the ... Read more...

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