Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicKharif crops

Topic: Kharif crops

Why India banned export of broken rice & could more curbs be in the offing

High exports driven by demand from China led to shortage in country, where broken rice is used to make ethanol & as cattle feed. Lower & delayed planting likely to hit production too.

Cracked earth & nasty weeds: How UP farmers are battling a drought to save their rice crop

In 5 east UP districts, where rice is primary rain-fed crop, the overwhelming sentiment is despair. For most, planting has been delayed by over a month, which means a drop in yield.

Lower kharif plantings due to uneven rains a growing concern, says report

Area under rice and pulses lower than last year, while oilseeds acreage has marginally increased in the June-October Kharif crop season.

First wheat, now rice — hit by bad weather, output could fall by ‘10 mn tonnes’ this season

A hit to India’s rice output could lead to a major policy overhaul as it arrives on the back of a lower wheat harvest.

Punjab isn’t the only reason for excessive kharif procurement. Just look at Telangana numbers

India's excessive rice production will continue. Famers need incentive to give up the crop.

Kharif output estimated to hit record 150.50 million tonne this year, Modi govt says

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the bumper crop is being achieved on account of 'tireless hard work of farmers and scientists besides farmer-friendly govt policies'.

Erratic monsoon hits cereal, pulses, oilseed sowing in top producing states amid inflation

Deficient rainfall has hit sowing of crops like moong, urad, and soybean, which has severely pushed up food inflation marked by high prices.

How Modi govt’s stock limit move could hurt long-term stability in domestic pulses market

Pulse traders allege government stock limit intervention goes against the spirit of free import and will impact the ongoing sowing of pulses.

Sesame, the super seed that got the highest MSP jump from Modi govt

The MSP of sesame was raised to Rs 7,307/quintal from Rs 6,855/quintal. ThePrint looks at the production, output, and export of the oilseed crop that got the highest absolute hike in MSP.

Modi govt raises MSP on paddy by Rs 72/quintal for 2021-22, says hike to continue in future

The new MSP on paddy is Rs 1,940/quintal. The rates of bajra and other kharif crops were also hiked after a cabinet meeting headed by PM Modi Wednesday.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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