India says foodgrains output may fall by 1% to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production is estimated to decline by 1 per cent to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19 despite record rice output, as the country is likely to harvest lower coarse cereals and pulses crops, the government said. The country had produced 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June). “Total foodgrains production in the […]

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India’s wheat plantation acreage surge in rabi season 2018-19; rice, pulses, oilseeds decline

According to the latest official data from the ministry of agriculture, wheat sown in India reached 298.47 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season 2018-19 as against 299.84 lakh hectare a year ago. Sowing of wheat, the main rabi crop, begins from October and harvesting from March-April. However, sowing of rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds […]

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India’s foodgrain production, procurement may hit record high in FY19

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to grow to an all-time high of 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year ending June, driven by record output in wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses after a normal monsoon, according to the Agriculture Ministry. “As per the fourth advance estimates on September 26, 2018, wheat production is […]

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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

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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

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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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