India projects record 2017-18 foodgrain output at 285 million tonnes

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India said a near normal monsoon, which brought substantial rains across most of the country, should help output of food crops hit new records in 2017-18 and projected an all-time high foodgrain harvest of 284.83 million tonnes, 3.5 percent higher than the previous year. According to the fourth advance estimates released by the agriculture ministry, […]

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Indian coffee growers worry over harvest misfortune

Coffee growers in India’s southern Karnataka state are worried about fall in international Coffee prices and heavy endless rain, which could lead to black rot disease and increase in berry droppings. This year’s intensified monsoon has raised concerns among coffee growers who find it virtually impossible to spray fungicide. Black rot is considered the second […]

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