India’s rabi wheat procurement may not hit the 2012-13 record this year, feel observers

Agricultural observers feel that contrary to expectations, wheat procurement in the ongoing season may not exceed the record of 38.15 million tonne (MT) achieved during the corresponding season in 2012-13 season. The reason is being attributed to a delayed start of purchase and lower arrivals of the key rabi cereal crop. This has, however, come […]

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Lockdown relief to agricultural activities lifts sentiment of farmers and investors

The ease of lockdown for farmers and agricultural sector has made not only farmers happy, investors were thrilled too by the government’s move. Stocks of agriculture-related firms — such as fertilisers, chemicals, seeds, and equipment makers — were on the up, after the government provided relaxation to farming and rural activities after April 20. The […]

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Government clears rabi pulse procurement by 13 states; UP, MP left out

The Central government has given a blanket approval to 13 states to immediately start procuring chana (gram) and masoor (lentil), the two big pulses grown during the rabi season, Business Standard reports. The Centre has also cleared Rs 1,250 crore for purchasing around 258,000 tonnes of both the pulses. But Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the two largest […]

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UP targets rabi wheat procurement of 5.5 million tonnes at Rs 1,925/quintal MSP

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The Uttar Pradesh government has set an ambitious wheat procurement target of 5.5 million tonnes (MT) for the coming 2020-21 rabi marketing season, reports Business Standard. The state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath last evening approved the rabi procurement policy under the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,925 per quintal (100 kg) set by the […]

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