Kharif sowing gradually picking speed, despite delayed rains

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Farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and Gujarat have increased sowing activities despite the rainfall deficit during the past fortnight. The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) says monsoon has revived after a gap of three weeks.  The overall acreage of summer crops at about 50 million hectare was still 10% below last year’s level. Sowing has […]

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Growth of hydropower plants worldwide set to slow significantly this decade, says IEA

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The growth of hydropower plants worldwide is set to slow significantly this decade, putting at risk the ambitions of countries across the globe to reach net-zero emissions while ensuring reliable and affordable energy supplies for their citizens, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Global hydropower capacity is expected to increase […]

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Recovery seen in global cotton consumption, trade in 2021/22 season, says ICAC

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Global cotton production is projected to return to pre-pandemic levels next year after a 7% decrease in 2020/21, the Interntional Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) said in its latest monthly report. Even better, global consumption has recovered from 2019/20 to post a 12.5% increase to 25.59 million tonnes in 2020/21 and is projected to improve further to 25.8 […]

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World total grains production cut on reduced Brazil maize production – IGC

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A reduced outlook for Brazilian maize is mainly behind a 3m t m/m (month-on-month) cut for world 2020/21 total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production, to 2,216m, the International Grains Council (IGC) said in its latest monthly report. With total consumption fractionally higher m/m and opening stocks trimmed, the carryover at the end of 2020/21 is lowered […]

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