India’s NAFED to set up 100 bio-CNG plants under public-private partnership (PPP) model

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), the apex organisation of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India, plans to set up 100 bio-CNG manufacturing facilities, with an estimated investment of Rs 5,000 crore, across the country, under the public-private partnership model. NAFED has also entered into an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation […]

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NAFED and FCI Oilseeds, Pulses procurement at extreme slow pace

Food Corporation of India (FCI) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), which have a target to procure 33 lakh tonnes of oilseeds and pulses under the Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) in the 2018-19 marketing season ending March, have only been able to procure 3.75 lakh tonnes so far. […]

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Global wheat supplies reduced; coarse grain, oilseeds output lowered in latest USDA forecast


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it was reducing global 2018/19 wheat supplies forecast, primarily on lower production forecasts for Australia and Russia. “Australia’s production is decreased 1.5 million tons to 18.5 million on continued dry conditions and possible frost damage. This would be Australia’s smallest production since 2007/08,” it said in its latest […]

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GoI to provide assistance worth Rs 3,000-5,000 per hectare to oilseed farmers

The government of India has decided to provide direct assistance to the oilseed farmers after failing to achieve last year’s oilseed target. The government is likely to provide assistance worth Rs 3,000-5,000 per hectare to cultivators who take up any oilseed crop as an inter-cropping model, so that the country’s dependence on imports of edible […]

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Global 2018/19 wheat, rise supplies, coarse grains output raised – USDA


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) raised the 2018/19 forecast for global wheat and rice supplies, and coarse grains output in its latest monthly report, and said the oilseed outlook included higher production, lower trade, and increased stocks compared to last month. Wheat: Global wheat supplies for 2018/19 are raised 4.7 million tons on a […]

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India likely to announce Rs 100 billion scheme to ensure MSP to oilseeds growers

With growing import dependence on cooking oils, the Indian government is likely to announce a Rs 10,000 crore (Rs.100 billion) scheme under which oilseeds farmers will be compensated if the rates fall below the minimum support price. The agriculture ministry has prepared a cabinet note proposing a new mechanism ‘Price Deficiency Payment’ on the lines […]

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Global wheat and coarse grain supplies decreased; rice, oilseeds raised in latest WASDE


The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture had the following details: Wheat Foreign 2018/19 wheat supplies are decreased 9.3 million tons primarily on lower production, which is the smallest in three years. The production declines are led by a 4.4-million-ton reduction for the EU reflecting continued […]

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