India to harvest record wheat production of 106.21 million tonnes in 2019-20: Ministry of agriculture

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India is set to harvest a record wheat production of 106.21 million tonne in the 2019-20 crop year on the back of good rains, according to latest government data. Wheat production has been rising year-on-year and the previous record of 103.60 million tonne was achieved during the 2018-19 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the main rabi (winter) crop, harvesting […]

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Government aims to make India a surplus country in terms of pulses production: Narendra Singh Tomar

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Inaugurating the UN World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that initiatives of the Government in increasing pulses production in the country yielded positive results and Government is committed to provide remunerative prices to farmers for the produce, a release by Press Information Bureau […]

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Kharif production likely to decline by 53% due to heavy post-monsoon showers: NBHC

The country’s kharif food production could be much lower than the Centre’s first advance estimate of a marginal fall. Heavy post-monsoon showers are a key reason. The production of coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane is expected to decline in the summer season of 2019-20 due to late monsoon and erratic and heavy rains […]

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Centre to offload 8.47 lakh tonne Pulses from buffer stock to boost supply, control prices

The government has decided to offload 8.47 lakh tonnes of pulses from its buffer stock and will sell foodgrains to states at market price to boost domestic availability and ensure stability in prices. The average prices of pulses are ruling at Rs 60-95 per kg in major cities, but maximum rate of urad is as […]

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Indian pulses millers ask the government to extend deadline for import of pulses till year-end

Dal (pulses) millers in the country have asked the government to extend the deadline till year-end for the import of pulses. The Centre has urged the millers to import pulses by October 31. Indore-based All India Dal Millers Association (AIDMA) has estimated that the crop in Burma has been good, but the crop in African […]

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Strong monsoon rains in India not always good news for farmers

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India, one of the world’s biggest agricultural producers, experienced its heaviest monsoon rains in 25 years this year. While rain would normally cheer the agricultural heartland, the monsoon was erratic and has left many crops damaged. India is the world’s biggest producer of sugar, cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of wheat and rice. […]

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