India gives thumbs up to farmers for bumper bumper yield during COVID-19

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, said that the agriculture sector has performed well even during the lockdown due to COVID-19 and the farmers have been able to provide a bumper and quality yield to the country. Addressing a FICCI webinar on “Impact and Implications of COVID19 on Agrochemicals […]

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Soyabean kharif yield estimates revised to 93.06 lakh tonnes: SOPA

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) has revised estimates for the kharif 2019 soybean production from 89.94 lakh tonnes to 93.06 lakh tonnes. The revision is based on an extensive field survey conducted in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan by two SOPA teams. The teams travelled almost 8000 km and visited every major soybean […]

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Report on curbing cane farming in parched Marathawada to be submitted to Maharashtra CM

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region need to be weaned away from water-intensive crops such as sugarcane because of recurring droughts and water scarcity, a state government official has said in a draft report, reports Financial Express. Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar told Financial Express that he is giving final touches to a report on measures […]

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ICAR prepares a 5-year road map to raise oilseeds productivity

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To bring in self-sufficiency in oilseeds sector, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has prepared a five-year road map, under which area expansion and productivity increase will be the major focus. However, the actual implementation of the proposed initiatives will depend on the budgetary allocation for the self-sufficiency programme, says a report in Financial […]

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India needs to double cotton farmers’ income – official

India needs to double the income of cotton farmers and non-farmers associated with the cotton industry by 2022 in addition to raising cotton productivity and improving its quality, the country’s textile commissioner Kavita Gupta said recently. The planned second technology mission on cotton would make that possible, she told cotton researchers in Nagpur. Expressing concern over the declining quality of […]

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