New high-yield variety of sugarcane could revolutionise sugar cultivation

Developed by G Hemaprabha and Bakshi Ram of Coimbatore-based Sugarcane Breeding Institute, the sugarcane Co-11015 variety can increase yield to 142 tonne  petr hectare from about 100 tonne currently achieved through the Co-86032 variety. According to Ram, director of the institute, though the variety has been approved by Tamil Nadu it is yet to be […]

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UP wheat procurement slips 35% against 5.5 million tonnes target

The Uttar Pradesh government has failed to achieve its wheat procurement target of 5.5 million tonnes (MT) for the 2019 rabi marketing season, reports Business Standard State agencies fell short of the target by 35 per cent and could only procure about 3.6 million tonnes of wheat till June 15, the day normal procurement season concludes. Last year, UP […]

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COMMENTARY – Higher sugar MSP positive, but domestic surplus situation overhung

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Authors: Ms. Khushbu Lakhotia, Senior Analyst, Corporate Ratings, India Ratings and Research (Fitch Group) & Mr. Jinesh Rajpara, Analyst, India Ratings and Research (Fitch Group)  The recent hike by Rs. 2 per kilogram (kg) in the minimum selling price (MSP) of sugar to Rs.31 per kg could generate an additional income of Rs.30-35 billion for […]

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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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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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