Kharif castor sowing rises by over 1 lakh hectare while groundnut declines by 7.2% in 2022-23 season: SEA

Kharif castor sowing for 2022-23 season in the country has gone up by over 1,00,000 hectare from 0.74 million hectare to more than 0.88 million hectare due to prevailing higher prices of oilseeds, as per Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI). In contrast, kharif or monsoon sowing of groundnut in India declined by 0.3 million […]

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Chhattisgarh gets approval for procurement of pulses at MSPs

The Centre has given its nod to the Chhattisgarh government’s plan of procuring arhar (pigeon pea), moong (green gram), and urad (black gram) at minimum support prices (MSPs) in the kharif marketing season 2022-23, Business Standard reports. The Bhupesh Baghel government had announced in July procuring arhar, urad, and moong at MSPs. Farmers will get Rs 6,600 per quintal for moong and urad, […]

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Export of rice consignments with limited quantity of broken rice allowed

With rice export consignments being held up at ports due to presence of limited quantity of broken rice, the commerce ministry has asked customs officials to clear such shipments as per grading rules of the foodgrain. The government had imposed a ban on the export of broken rice with effect from September 9 to increase domestic availability. In a […]

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Coromandel International, Chambal Fertilizers and Indian Potash Ltd sign MoU with Canada’s Canpotex to import 15 lakh tonne of potash annually

Coromandel International, Chambal Fertilizers and Indian Potash Ltd have signed a pact with Canada-based Canpotex for the import of 15 lakh tonnes of potash annually for three years, according to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Canpotex, Canada is amongst the largest suppliers of Potash globally, exporting around 130 lakh tonnes of product annually. Potash, […]

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