India’s Ministry of Earth Science warns of cyclone near Maharashtra and Gujarat

A cyclonic storm along with heavy rains over trge coastal regions of Maharashtra and Gujarat is well on its way and may hit theland around 3rd June, warns a press release from Ministry of Earth Sciences. The well marked low pressure area over Southeast and adjoining Eastcentral Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep area concentrated into a Depression over […]

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India’s Maharashtra government urged to use small aircrafts for aerial spraying against locusts

The All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS) in Maharashtra has demanded that for the control of locusts in Maharashtra, pesticides be sprayed from small aircraft rather than vehicle-mounted spraying machines as vehicles cannot reach all the corners of the affected areas. General Secretary (Maharashtra) of AIKS, Ajit Navale told BusinessLine that for large-scale spraying, aircraft should be used. […]

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India’s Ministry of Agriculture distributes 1.78 lakh tonnes of pulses to 13.4 crore beneficiaries in States/UTs under PM-GKY

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has distributed Rs.19,350.84 crore worth of food grains to 9.67 crore farmers during lockdown period under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, says a Press Information Bureau press release. “Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24.3.2020 till date, 9.67 crore farmers have […]

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Vashi APMC near Mumbai opens with new arrangement

A week after complete shutdown, Vashi Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is finally opened on Monday with a limited entry of farmers, traders, stockists, arhatiyas, and consumers. In a meeting of all mandi stakeholders including the government officials held on Saturday, it was decided that vegetables, grains, and masala market will open from Monday while […]

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Maharashtra’s onion growers urge states and centre to buy onions directly from farmers

The Maharashtra state onion growers’ association (MSOGA) has urged the central and state governments to procure onions directly from farmers at Rs 2,000 per quintal. The demand has been made as several market committees in the state are still shut and the wholesale prices of onions have dropped to Rs 500-600 per quintal. The association […]

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Wheat production in India may cross 113 million tonnes; many rabi crops to increase yields: Skymet

Wheat production during the current rabi season could be a record 113.66 million tonnes, nearly 10 per cent more than the 103.6 million tonnes output in the previous year, while gram output could be 8 per cent higher at 10.74 million tonnes, according to the crop estimate report released by private weather forecasting firm Skymet. […]

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CICR recommends cotton seed sales in Maharashtra from May 25

The Maharashtra government has recalled its earlier decision to allow the sale of BT cotton seeds from May 1. The decision was taken after the state agriculture department approached the Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur, seeking advice against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the country. The institute has recommended sale of […]

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