Potato production rises 51% to 52.5 million tonnes in over a decade: Agriculture minister Tomar


India’s potato production increased 51 per cent to 52.5 million tonnes (MT) in over a decade, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. Its production had stood at 34.7 MT in 2008, the minister added. Tomar pegged the potato output to grow about 3 per cent annually till 2050. Addressing a Global Potato Conclave in […]

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Wheat headed for bumper output in India while global supply threatens to tighten


The prospects of a bumper wheat crop this rabi season may overwhelm procurement agencies. Saddled with huge stocks they may lower prices, hitting farmers adversely. As on Friday, the total wheat acreage was 330.2 lakh hectares (lh), up 33.22 lh compared to the previous rabi season’s 297 lh. Considering the increase in sowing in various […]

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Cotton Advisory Board estimates India’s cotton output to go up by 9% at 36 million bales in 2019-20

Despite unseasonal rains and lower plantation acreage, the cotton output is estimated to go up by 9 per cent at 360 lakh bales in the crop year 2019-20, beginning from October, on back of better yield following good monsoon, compared to the previous year, according to Cotton Advisory Board (CAB). The total yield is estimated to go […]

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Global production of organic Cotton up by 56%: report


The global production of organic cotton has increased by 56 per cent to reach the highest levels seen in eight years, according to Textile Exchange’s 2019 Organic Cotton Market Report. The report shows that production of organic cotton reached 180,971 tonnes in 2017/2018 – although this represents just 0.7 per cent of the total amount […]

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