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Sowing of rice, pulses, oilseeds keeps kharif acreage on track

Our Bureau

Increased sowing of rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds pushed the total area covered under kh... »

Apex court notice to Centre on plea for preventing cruelty to hen

PTI

The Supreme Court today sought a reply from the Centre as to why it is not implementing the rules re... »

Buyers end boycott of Kochi tea auctions

V SAJEEV KUMAR

After staying away for five weeks in protest against some provisions in the pan-India tea auction sy... »

North-West, Central India can expect fresh rain spell of rain

A man watches the monsoon clouds hovering over the flooded fields in Morigaon district of Assam on Friday. Continuous rain in the last couple of days have inundated six districts of Assam, affecting more than one lakh people in the first wave of floods in Assam Ritu Raj Konwar

Vinson Kurian

The monsoon is forecast to be in an ‘active’ phase over the peninsular region during the period from... »

BDN2: Gujarat’s wonder dal

Rutam Vora

Even as pulses prices have shown signs of easing on improving supplies and expectations of a good k... »

Malawians take ideas from Indian farmers

K V Kurmanath

A group of stakeholders in the agriculture sector from Malawi (Africa) are in India to take a tip or two from farm practices in India. They are in here in a USAID programme that is aimed at exposing t... »

Coir Board bullish on export potential

CP Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Coir Board

V Sajeev Kumar

Given the export growth rate in value-added products of coir, the crisis-ridden coconut sector can look to the coir segment for additional returns. Coir Board Chairman CP Radhakrishnan said that the r... »

Nanda Kumar resigns as NDDB Chairman

A file photo of T Nanda Kumar, Chairman, NDDB

Our Bureau

Cites discomfort with ‘external environment’ for quitting three years before term end »

Dry State: Gujarat hoping rain forecasts come true

Rutam Vora

State faces 73% deficit in rainfall;next 10 days most crucial, says farm minister »

Arecanut imports down in 2015-16

AJ Vinayak

The import of arecanut, which had gone beyond 1 lakh tonnes during 2014-15, has come down in 2015-16. The figures given by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Lok Sabha show that the countr... »

Odisha extends help to fishermen hit by ban

Press Trust of India

The Odisha government has decided to start a fiscal incentive scheme to compensate the loss of livelihood of fishermen due to periodic prohibition on marine fishing. Sea-going fishermen suffer badl... »

Noted sorghum expert NGP Rao passes away

Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao

M Somasekhar

Distinguished agricultural scientist Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao, fondly referred to as the `father of hybrid sorghum’, passed away today in Hyderabad after a brief illness. The 89-year-old NGP Ra... »

Monsoon likely to see a revival from next week

Vinson Kurian

Parts of peninsular India have been receiving showers over the past few days in what is considered a timid revival of the monsoon even as heavy showers remain confined in North and East India. A more ... »

No sign of let up in pulses imports

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Trade pegs imports at 6-6.5 million tonnes »

Sugar prices surge on tight supplies

Our Bureau

Sugar prices have gained ₹1,000 a tonne to ₹35,000 in July on the back of a supply deficit in the market due to export of 1.6 million tonnes (mt) and an 11 per cent decline in domestic sugar producti... »

Centre may withdraw Coffee Act, draft new legislation

India, US to train African, Asian nations in farm techniques

India, US to train African, Asian nations in farm techniques

Govt may withdraw Coffee Act, come out with new Bill 

Wagh Bakri eyes ₹1,150-cr turnover

Spices export up 9% in value but volume dips

As cotton wilts, farmers switch to planting pulses; acreage up 39%

Gujarat cotton growers sound pink bollworm alert

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A Juicy Harvest

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Rains set to revive over Central, Peninsular India next week

Vinson Kurian

The Indian monsoon is seen taking cues from the South China Sea to engineer a revival that would see rains once again scale up over Central India and the adjoining Peninsular region. The revival is ex... »

States urged to examine panel’s views on farm land leasing

Our Bureau

Full report of expert committee to be circulated to all States »

ICAR working on paddy that can withstand high temperatures

The heat tunnel set up by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research at the Rice Research Institute to develop climate-change ready paddy

KV Kurmanath

Heat tunnel helping create strain that will be ready for climate change »

Rajasthan seeks technology, investments to boost agri sector

Our Bureau 

Seeking technological innovation and investments to strengthen agriculture sector in the State, Rajasthan looks to host investors and delegates from Netherlands, Israel, Australia and Canada to be pa... »

Centre asks States to speed up e-NAM

Press Trust of India

The Centre has asked State governments to speed up implementation of electronic-national agriculture market (e-NAM) to achieve the target of integrating 200 mandis by September this year. At prese... »

Good sale of turmeric

Our Correspondent

Nearly 75 per cent of the arrived turmeric was sold at Erode markets for a higher price. “Only 4,000 bags of medium variety turmeric arrived for sale and traders who have upcountry orders purchased... »

‘Whitefly damage to cotton crop unlikely to spread’

Amiti Sen

Cotton farmers in Punjab will not suffer as much as last year from the whitefly infestation as the attack on the crop this year is in a limited area and unlikely to spread, a senior official has said. »

Crop safety: this $2 kit can detect Aflatoxin contamination in just 15 minutes

The low-cost device for rapid detection of aflatoxins is seen in Medak

 M Somasekhar 

A simple, rapid test that can detect aflatoxins and costs under $2 has been developed by consortia, including the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), here. »

Use rubberised bitumen on roads: planters’ body

OUR BUREAU

To increase the usage of natural rubber, the United Planters Association of Southern India (Upasi) has urged the Centre to consider rubber bituminised roads for the future construction of national hi... »

States facing heavy rain in Aug, Sept ‘sensitised’, says Agri Secretary

Small cardamom eases as demand matches supply

Upasi urges Centre to use rubberised bitumen on roads

Govt urged to set up revolving fund for coconut, arecanut

Monsoon surplus wiped out; southern trigger awaited

Centre may relax minimum purchase rule at tea auctions

TN Budget outlines steps to modernise farm sector

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