Locusts threaten Uttar Pradesh once again during kharif sowing season

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A fresh swarm of desert locusts has entered Uttar Pradesh, India’s biggest sugar cane grower, via Delhi and Haryana, according to the ministry of agriculture. Operations to control the grasshoppers are in full swing in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra, the ministry said in a statement late Saturday. […]

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India’s Ministry of Agriculture distributes 1.78 lakh tonnes of pulses to 13.4 crore beneficiaries in States/UTs under PM-GKY

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has distributed Rs.19,350.84 crore worth of food grains to 9.67 crore farmers during lockdown period under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, says a Press Information Bureau press release. “Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24.3.2020 till date, 9.67 crore farmers have […]

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Wheat production in India may cross 113 million tonnes; many rabi crops to increase yields: Skymet

Wheat production during the current rabi season could be a record 113.66 million tonnes, nearly 10 per cent more than the 103.6 million tonnes output in the previous year, while gram output could be 8 per cent higher at 10.74 million tonnes, according to the crop estimate report released by private weather forecasting firm Skymet. […]

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India’s wheat production set to surpass rice output for the first time

India’s wheat production is set to surpass the rice output for the first time this year, according to the feedback the Centre has received from the states. The food ministry has been informed by wheat-growing states that production of the rabi-grown cereal may be 118.41 million tonnes, 11.5 per cent higher than the estimate of […]

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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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