Crop arrivals to mandis rise after Supreme Court stays the three farm laws

Arrivals of several crops in the organised mandis have picked up ever since the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three contentious farm laws on 12 January, 2021, according to official data on the Union agriculture ministry’s Agmarknet portal. Of the ten major kharif crops, mandis have seen increased arrivals in five crops – […]

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Need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to deal with India’s water crisis – official

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Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said there is a need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to reduce high water consumption.   Millets are nutritious and rich in micro nutrients, particularly protein and calcium, and they must be used in safety net schemes for women and children to reduce high water consumption, he said in […]

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Pomegranates in the desert? Farmers in India’s Barmer show the way

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By Ritwik Sinha Farmers in the desert district of Barmer in the western Indian state of Rajasthan are increasingly turning to pomegranates as part of their strategy to diversify to commercial crops. Bazra, moth, moong and guar have been traditional crops of the region, but pomegranates cultivation has made a significant headway since the beginning […]

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India’s wholesale inflation rises to 2.93% in February 2019

Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February over the previous month due to hardening of prices of primary articles, fuel and power, according to latest government data. According to India’s commerce ministry’s latest release, the price of betel leaves, maize, arhar, bajra, barley, jowar, poultry chicken, moong, masur, wheat, paddy, urad, pork, […]

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