Rabi procurement to begin from 1 April in Haryana; wheat in Punjab rescheduled from 10 April


The procurement process of rabi crops will start from April 1 in Haryana with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar directing authorities to ensure transfer of full payment directly into farmers’ bank account. Presiding over a review meeting regarding procurement process of rabi crops here, the Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to make all necessary […]

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Rabi foodgrains output in 2020-21 may surpass previous record: Agri Minister Tomar


The country’s rabi foodgrains production including wheat in the ongoing 2020-21 crop year is expected to be better than the previous year’s record of 153.27 million tonnes, according to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Sowing of rabi (winter) crops is underway. The rabi sowing begins from October immediately after the harvest of kharif (summer) crops. […]

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Lockdown, labour shortage rob Indian fields from being harvested


A severe shortage of labour, triggered by India’s 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, will disrupt harvesting of winter crops in the world’s second largest producer of staple food grains, such as wheat. The northern bread basket states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh rely on farm labourers from eastern India, […]

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