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Record wheat procurement at 388.34 lakh tons
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Government procurement of wheat in the current rabi marketing season 2020-21 is 129.34 lakh tons in Madhya Pradesh, 127.11 lakh tons in Punjab, 73.98 lakh tons in Haryana, 35.13 lakh tons in Uttar Pradesh, 21.61 lakh tons in Rajasthan, 57,262 tons in Gujarat, 38,026 tons in Uttarakhand, 11,482 tons in Chandigarh, 5,081 tons in Bihar, 3,129 tons in Himachal Pradesh, 28 tons in Delhi and 11 tons in Jammu and Kashmir.
Coronavirus lockdown: Farmers can delay wheat harvesting till Apr 20, says ICAR
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Farmers can delay wheat harvesting till April 20 without incurring any major losses as temperature in the growing states is still below the long-term average, government research body ICAR said on Tuesday, while advising farmers to take precautions amid the rapid spread of coronavirus in India
Wheat production may cross record 100 MT in 2018-19
Fri, Jan 25, 2019
"Wheat production is estimated to cross 100 million tonne based on the feedback we are getting from state governments, said Agriculture Commissioner S K Malhotra.
Rainfall deficiency: Low reservoirs hurt sowing of rabi crops
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
Weak monsoon in September and October coupled with a delay in northeast monsoon has led to a fall in rabi sowing this year, a Crisil report said. Lower cash in the hands of farmers has also impacted rabi sowing this year.
Rabi sowing begins; oilseeds acreage up 70pc so far
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Sowing of winter (rabi) crops has begun and the coverage of oilseeds has gone up 70 per cent to 14.61 lakh hectare so far over the year-ago period, according to government data.
India's wheat, pulses output seen rising, to curb imports
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
India`s production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump in 2018 as a hike in the government`s assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials told Reuters.
Higher price or lesser quantities: What will FMCG companies do to beat inflation this summer?
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Nearly 15 years ago a pack of Lay's would get you 50 grams potato chips in it. With rising prices and other factors, PepsiCo kept the price of the pack constant at Rs 10 but the quantity of potato chips in it fell. Today, a Rs 10 pack of Lay's has 35 grams of potato chips in it.
Sowing under Rabi crops rise by 6%, rice drops
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Sowing of wheat grew by 7.42% at 278.62 lakh hectares, while pulses (138.25 lakh hectare) and oilseeds (78.08 lakh hectares) recorded growth of 9.95% and 11.35% respectively.
India scraps wheat import duty, raising doubts about output estimates
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
India has scrapped its 10% import duty on wheat, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on Thursday, amid fears of a shortage of the staple after droughts in 2014 and 2015 depleted stocks.
Increase in wheat demand to boost low global prices, says industry experts
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Wheat traders and industry representatives in India expect the country to step up international purchases significantly over the coming months, providing a potential boost to global prices languishing near 10 year lows.