Government of India estimates 2018-19 rice procurement at record 45 million tonnes


The government of India, which is already sitting on a record stockpile of rice expects procurement of the food grain to touch a new high of about 45 million tonnes in the current procurement year that ends September 2019. The government had bought more than 37 million tonnes rice from farmers in the kharif season, […]

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India’s wheat production estimated at 25.16 million tonnes


The government of India has estimated the country’s wheat production at 25.16 million tonnes in the 2018-19 Rabi crop sowing season. The estimate came in a meeting of the Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA). The FCA, which was tasked with overseeing strategic measures to ensure food security in the country, reviewed harvests of Rabi crops […]

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NAFED to procure 20 lakh tonnes each of pulses, oilseeds at MSP

India’s central government’s National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) is planning to buy 20 lakh tonne of mustard and 15-20 lakh tonne of pulses in the ongoing rabi (winter-sown) harvesting season at the minimum support price (MSP). NAFED will buy pulses and oilseeds on behalf of the government to provide MSP to farmers. The co-operative […]

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India’s rapeseed production may hit record 8.5 million tonnes in 2018-19: SEA

Rapeseed production in India in 2018/19 is expected to rise nearly 19 per cent from a year earlier to a record 8.5 million tonnes due to conducive weather and as higher prices prompted farmers to expand areas under planting, a leading trade body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) said in a statement. Rapeseed mustard […]

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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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Soybean output in India likely to reach 110 lakh tonnes on high acreage

Due to increase in acreage and conducive weather condition, country’s Soybean output is likely to touch 105 lakh tonne-110 lakh tonnes, industry experts aver. Although there was a drought like situation in some parts of key growing area, Soybean output have not been impacted much. The average production of the previous three seasons is in […]

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