Goonj reaches farm gates to support tomato farmers

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Goonj, a non-governmental organisation, known for its disaster relief, humanitarian and community development work, has taken its first step to support farmers hit by the coronavirus lockdown by reaching the farm gates to buy produce, its founder said. Anshu Gupta told indoasiancommodities.com that tomato farmers in the southern Karnataka state were finding it difficult to […]

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Fruits and vegetables likely to cause losses exceeding Rs 15,000 crore during the pandemic lockout

The stockpiling of harvested and un-harvested perishables may have already caused farmers a loss of around Rs 15,000 crore, agri experts have estimated. Market arrivals of fruits and vegetables have sharply fallen since the imposition of the lockdown. Extended by another month, losses could swell to Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000 crore, if not more, traders and […]

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India’s horticulture production in 2018-19 to be 314 million tonnes: Department of Agriculture

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Production of horticulture crops in India was officially estimated to have inched up higher in 2018-19 crop year ended June 30 on productivity gains, with output of fruit, vegetables, spices, flowers, and honey going up, while that of plantation, aromatic, and medicinal crops declining, reports Business Standard. India’s horticulture production is estimated to be 313.85 million tonnes […]

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Vegetables prices soar up to 50% in Maharashtra and Karnataka on heavy rainfall

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Vegetable prices have risen 25%- 40% over the past week in western and southern India because of heavy rainfall in the region that has damaged crops and disrupted transportation. Traders in Mumbai, Belgaum and Indore said vegetable prices are likely to remain high until the next harvest in about two months, reports Economic Times. However, […]

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India expects record 300 million tonnes production of horticulture crops during 2016-17

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India expects a record production of horticulture crops of around 300 million tonnes during 2016-17, which is 4.8 per cent higher than previous year’s estimates, the agriculture ministry has said. The area under horticulture crops during the year has increased from 24.5 million hectares to 25.1 million hectares, recording an increase of 2.6 per cent […]

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India’s fruits, vegetable production in 2016-17 seen marginally higher at 287 million tonnes

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India expects its production of fruits, vegetables and spices to be marginally higher at 287 million tonnes in 2016-17, according to the first advance estimates released by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Highlights:- 2016-17 (First Advance Estimates) The horticulture production of the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be around 287 million tonnes […]

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India’s 2015/16 horticulture production estimated at a bumper 283.36 million tonnes in 2015-16

Farmers across India reaped a massive harvest of horticulture produce with overall output at 283.36 million tonnes in 2015-16 despite last year’s drought, the third advance estimates released by the agriculture ministry showed. Highlights: The total horticulture production of the country estimated to be around 283 million tonnes during 2015-16 which is 0.8% higher than the previous […]

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