Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
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Topic: wheat

Why farmers from Lakhimpur Kheri are unable to sell produce to govt at fair prices

Paddy, wheat farmers from Lakhimpur Kheri noted they are often forced to sell their produce to commission agents as government officials cite various excuses to avoid buying their produce.

‘White foods’ are invading India’s breakfast menu. So are chronic illnesses

India's bakery market is expected to grow 8.5% to reach more than $12 billion by 2026. But evidence is also building up against refined foods as producing more harm than good.

Usual laggard Bihar stuns with record wheat procurement this time, UP performs well too

Record-breaking wheat procurement by states like Bihar and UP, among others, has forced the central government to revise the wheat procurement target.

MSP wheat purchase this season hits all-time high as Punjab, Haryana exceed targets

By 2 June, a total of 411.12 LMT of wheat had been procured at MSP across India, an all-time high. The last rabi procurement season culminated with a purchase of 389.92 LMT wheat.

It’s not all bad news in Covid. India’s farm exports soared to 6-year record high. Here’s how

National agricultural commodity export grew by nearly 25% over $15.9 billion in 2019-20. This was driven by rice & wheat exports that touched record high of almost 20 MT in 2020-21.

Punjab and Haryana set to surpass wheat procurement targets with days to spare

As of 9 May, Punjab has procured 128.66 LMT of wheat while Haryana has so far secured 80.76 LMT. The procurement season will last until 15 May in Punjab and 25 May in Haryana. 

Indian farmers defied Covid to sell record high rice and wheat. Time to expand PDS cover

Despite Covid risk, farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan not only harvested their crops but also sold them in mandis. Bihar and UP must learn the lesson.

Give us a choice, say farmers & agents as Punjab rolls out direct payment for wheat procurement

Punjab implements direct transfer of payments for farmers on day one of rabi procurement season. Farmers worry it will hurt working relationship with agents, make getting loans harder.

India set for record foodgrain production, nearly 9% higher than last 5 years’ average

Sugarcane production is set to surge by 7.3% to 397.66 MT, while foodgrains, oilseeds and other crops will likely hit record levels too.

How Madhya Pradesh has beaten Punjab to become new wheat basket of India

Last year, MP topped Punjab in wheat procurement and comfortably beat its own target of 100 LMT. It is rising at a time when other states have stagnated.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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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