Tractors, two-wheelers sales in rural India up; rabi crops boost farm income, but India still has reasons to worry

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At a time when the country is in the throes of a prolonged Covid-19 crisis, rural India seems averting another distress period. Mandi prices of key rabi crops are not only above the respective MSPs, but are significantly higher than the year-ago level. Higher market prices, coupled with robust production, are boosting farmer’s income and […]

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Vegetable prices in India plunge by over 40% during the past three weeks on surge in arrivals

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Vegetable prices have declined about 44 per cent over the past three weeks because of a sharp increase in arrivals of new crops. A new trend of farmers and aggregators supplying directly to consumers is being observed as there has been a reduction in mandi arrivals. The data compiled by the National Horticulture Board showed okra […]

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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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Sowing of pulses and oilseeds in Gujarat surges 140%; summer season sowing may cross 10 lakh hectare

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Gujarat is witnessing unprecedented rise of nearly 140 per cent in summer sowing with 9.57 lakh hectare being already sown in the state till Tuesday as compared to previous year’s 6.82 lakh hectare, reports Financial Express. Sources in the state agriculture department said they were expecting further increase in sowing and according […]

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India procures 1.34 lakh tonnes of pulses, 30,000 tonne oilseeds in ongoing marketing season so far

The government has so far purchased around 1.34 lakh tonnes of pulses and nearly 30,000 tonnes of oilseeds from farmers worth Rs 785 crore during the ongoing marketing season of rabi (winter) crops. State-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) and cooperative NAFED procured pulses and oilseeds at the minimum support price (MSP), on behalf of […]

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India says minimal disruption to farming due to lockdown, 67 percent of sown wheat harvested

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India, preparing to partially reopen parts of its economy after a COVID-19 triggered national lockdown, said there had been a minimal impact on harvesting and sowing of crops in the four weeks the country has been shut. The Agriculture Ministry said in a statement that there were enough farmers in the fields as the central […]

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India admits only 26-33% wheat harvested so far during current season

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The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, under the Ministry of agriculture has announced that during the rabi season 2020, only 26-33 per cent of wheat against total sown area has been harvested till now. This has amounted to one lakh million tonnes of harvested wheat. The government also announced oilseeds procurement worth Rs. […]

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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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