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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Inter-state Agri trading via eNAM in 8 Indian states so far: Government of India

Eight states including Uttar Pradesh are offering inter-state trading via 21 electronic national agricultural market (eNAM) so far in the country, the Agriculture Department said. Under the eNAM, launched in 2016, agri-trading was initially allowed within a mandi and later inter-mandi within a state was permitted. So far, 10 states are offering inter-mandi trade within […]

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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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Cotton Corporation of India to procure cotton directly from farmers in Rajasthan

The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) will procure cotton directly from farmers in Rajasthan at the minimum support price (MSP) and make the payment to their accounts in the upcoming cotton season. Rajasthan thus becomes the first cotton-growing state in the northern region to make direct transaction compulsory for procurement at MSP. “The CCI needs […]

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Onion growers in India get up to 59 per cent higher remuneration than last year

Despite a threatening onion glut due to over production of onions at the three major production centres in Maharashtra, MP and Rajasthan, onion growers have, on an average, received 38-59 per cent higher realisation in April-May this year compared with the same period last year, agriculture ministry data showed. Farmers are presently getting Rs 5.50-10.60 […]

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