Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicKharif crops

Topic: Kharif crops

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.

Forecast of another normal monsoon expected to boost planting of major crops

A normal monsoon season is critical for India’s crop output and economic growth at a time when the country is battling the world’s worst Covid outbreak.

India gets 5 new chilli hybrids resistant to virus, will ‘save Rs 170-200 crore’ on seeds cost

The chilli hybrids were developed by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in Bengaluru. Leaf curl virus in chillis is estimated to cause losses of about $15 billion per annum worldwide.

Modi govt plans to procure more pulses this year to guard against inflation & help farmers

Price Stabilisation Fund Management Committee recommends increase in buffer stock of pulses due to continued inflation in market prices & increasing y-o-y production.

Kharif crop expected to be hit as excessive monsoon rain floods fields, sparks pest attacks

The excess rainfall is likely to damage crops such as soybean, onion, urad and moong in major production states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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