ISMA projects India’s sugar output to rise by over 17% to 32 million tonnes in 2020-21

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Sugar output in India, the world’s second largest producer after Brazil, is expected to increase by 17.69 per cent to 32.01 million tonnes during the season beginning October 2020 on likely higher availability of sugarcane for crushing, industry body Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said. The country’s sugar output has reached 27.02 million tonnes (MT) so far in the ongoing 2019-20 season […]

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Soyabean kharif yield estimates revised to 93.06 lakh tonnes: SOPA

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) has revised estimates for the kharif 2019 soybean production from 89.94 lakh tonnes to 93.06 lakh tonnes. The revision is based on an extensive field survey conducted in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan by two SOPA teams. The teams travelled almost 8000 km and visited every major soybean […]

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Flood and landslide damage coffee and other plantations in Karnataka and Kerala; crop loss to the extent of 33%

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Floods and landslides in Karnataka and Kerala have damaged vast land holdings of coffee and spice crops in plantations that supply the bulk of India’s demand. The Coffee Board has done preliminary surveys (current year) in the calamity-affected areas in Karnataka and Kerala to estimate the damage to coffee plantations due to floods and landslides. […]

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Global production of organic Cotton up by 56%: report

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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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Report on curbing cane farming in parched Marathawada to be submitted to Maharashtra CM

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region need to be weaned away from water-intensive crops such as sugarcane because of recurring droughts and water scarcity, a state government official has said in a draft report, reports Financial Express. Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar told Financial Express that he is giving final touches to a report on measures […]

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Monsoon deficit narrows; kharif sowing progressing well: Agriculture Minister

The deficit in southwest monsoon has narrowed and the sowing of summer (Kharif) crops is progressing well across the country, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected overall monsoon to remain normal. However till August 8, rainfall is 5 per cent below the normal level. “Monsoon was delayed a […]

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