summer crop

Meet on winter crop strategy in Delhi


September 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The central government will chalk out a strategy to maximise the winter crop sowing at a meet Sep 24-25, after delayed rains affected summer crop ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

States declare drought, not centre: Pawar


August 1st, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday noted that 400 out of the 627 districts in India had received deficient rainfall but said it was for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scanty rains to affect food production: Pawar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday said it would be a challenge to match the record crop production levels of the past two years in the wake of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Monsoon plays truant, government’s fingers crossed


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delayed monsoon in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is worrying the government with prices of fruit and vegetables up 50 percent in 10 days and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage


October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Agra growers in distress as potato goes cheap


September 13th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) Farmers in the potato-growing belt of Agra region, which accounts for more than 30 percent of the country's yield, are in peril as market prices continue ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Food inflation eases further to 9.53 percent


August 5th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India's annual food inflation came down to 9.53 percent for the second straight week ending July 24 from 9.67 percent a week earlier, official data released ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

No rain or water causes distress to Jammu farmers


April 20th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Samba (Jammu and Kashmir), April 20 (IANS) Rajinder Singh Sambyal was a happy farmer till a year ago, but life is no longer good. Vast stretches of his wheat crop ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Afghanistan is world’s largest hashish producer, says UN


March 31st, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, March 31 (DPA) Afghanistan is not only the world leader in opium production, but also the biggest maker of hashish, according to a report that the UN drug agency published Wednesday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amid inflation worries, India projects 7.75 percent growth (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Amid concern over spiralling inflation, due mainly to galloping food prices, India Friday projected a 7.75 percent growth for this fiscal even as the world at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

No plans to import rice immediately, says government


December 7th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) There is no immediate need to import rice as the country has enough stocks to manage demand, the government said Monday. "The government has assessed the stock ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bundelkhand gets Rs.7,266 crore drought relief package (Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.7,266 crore package for drought relief and agricultural development of the Bundelkhand region, that spans Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India may have to import rice this year: Mukherjee


November 18th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Expecting a 14-15 million shortfall in paddy production and procurement this year, India may import rice to shore up its stocks, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

With farm output poor, India’s recovery projections premature (Comment)


October 25th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran With the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council projecting India's economic growth at 6.2-6.75 percent for the current fiscal, the question arises whether industrial output will rebound sufficiently to make ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Is the recession over for the Indian economy? (Comment)


September 27th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran Are the clouds of recession lifting over the Indian economy as they seem to be over the rest of the world? That is the big question everyone is asking ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Finance Minister Mukherjee says summer crop sowing declined by 20 per cent due to drought


August 11th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that there has been a 20 per cent decline in sowing of the Kharif (summer-sown crop) crop."Sixty-one districts ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scanty rains ring alarm bells in Agra


July 9th, 2009 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Agra, July 9 (IANS) Poor agricultural yields, high irrigation costs and exorbitant prices of essential commodities - all this and more are causing alarm bells to ring as parts of western Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

26,000 people face food insecurity in Nepal, reports UN


February 4th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (Xinhua) A UN aid agency Wednesday said that about 26,000 people in Nepal's western districts are facing food insecurity due to inadequate crop yield, soaring food prices and lack ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Government considering lifting rice export ban


August 5th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The government looks set to relaxing the ban on export of non-basmati rice, an issue that dominated the meeting of empowered group of ministers (EGOM) here Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government expects higher summer crop


July 8th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India would have a higher summer (kharif) crop this season in view of the good rains and an increased area coming under cultivation, Agriculture Secretary P.K. Mishra ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shiv Sena champions farmers’ cause in Nagpur


June 25th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, June 25 (ANI): Shiv Sena activists staged a protest march here on Tuesday against the Maharashtra Government's failure to provide seeds and fertilizers to farmers in the state. Windowpanes and several ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Subscribe