Summer heat this year drives India’s wheat yields to a 20-year low

Extremely high temperatures in March this year lead to shriveling of stalks of maturing wheat, adversely impacting the yield. A scorching summer linked to climate crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, three breadbasket states, saw wheat productivity decline the most in two decades, official data show. Punjab’s wheat yields dipped to 43 quintals per […]

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Heat wave in Northern India causes anxiety for harvest-ready wheat farmers

India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s prediction of continued heat wave across the Punjab and Haryana with no respite for the next five days will reduce the quality of harvested wheat since the grain thrives in cold weather Both Punjab and Haryana States are major contributors of wheat to the central pool. Unusual warm weather conditions, accompanied […]

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JSW Energy signs PPA with Haryana Power Purchase Centre to supply 240 MW hydropower

JSW Energy’s wholly-owned step-down subsidiary JSW Energy Kutehr Ltd. has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to supply 240 megawatts (MW) hydropower.  The validity of the PPA is for 35 years (with possible extension at mutually agreed terms), and signed at a levelised ceiling tariff of Rs4.50/kilowatt per hour […]

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India procures 532.86 lakh tonnes of paddy so far in the 2021-22 season

The Centre has procured 532.86 lakh tonnes of paddy so far in the ongoing 2021-22 marketing year season, with maximum quantities being purchased from Punjab, the Union food ministry said on Monday. “Till now, about 64.07 lakh farmers have been benefited with an MSP (minimum support price) value of Rs 1,04,441.45 crore,” the ministry said […]

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