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Farm sector may grow by 3.4% this fiscal on normal monsoon

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 14:48

Agriculture and allied sectors could achieve a higher growth rate of 3.4 percent this fiscal if the country receives normal monsoon, PM's economic advisory panel chairman C Rangarajan said on Wednesday.

India seeks cut in trade distorting agri subsidies by US, EU

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 16:28

Seeking to promote export of farm produce, developing nations including India are pressing for reduction of trade distorting agriculture subsidies by the US and the EU, Parliament was informed Monday.

Foodgrain output revised upward by 2% to 255.36 million tonnes

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 17:58

The foodgrain output for 2012-13 crop year (July-June) was projected at 250.14 million tonne in the second advance estimates released in February.

Monsoon likely to be normal this year: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 19:41

The country is expected to have normal monsoon this year with overall rainfall of 98 percent, news that will bring smiles to millions of faces of farmers who depend on good rains for a bumper harvest.

Slowdown bottoming out, FY14 growth likely at 6.4%: PMEAC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:38

Improvement in performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors is expected to push the economic growth rate to 6.4 per cent in 2013-14 from 5 per cent in the previous fiscal, PM's economic advisory panel said on Tuesday.

India's paddy, wheat productivity lower than China

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 16:50

India produced 3,590 kg paddy in a hectare against 6,686 kg by China in 2011, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

14.08 million job losses in farm sector in 5 years to FY'10

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 21:18

As many as 14.08 million jobs were lost in the five-year period ended in 2009-10 in the agriculture sector which engages almost 60 percent of the workforce in the country.

Foodgrain output to fall 3.5% at 250 million tonnes due to drought

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 13:02

Wheat output is pegged at 92.3 million tonnes in 2012-13, lower from a record 94.88 million tonnes in the previous year.

Foodgrains production to exceed 250 million tonnes this year: Pawar

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 16:19

The final estimate of foodgrains production for the last year has been revised upward marginally to a record 259 million tonnes, he said.

India to harvest wheat close to last year's record: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 15:34

Area sown under wheat has declined to 294.98 lakh hectares so far in the current rabi season, from 295.93 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.

Agriculture's transformation top policy priority: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 15:43

The transformation of agriculture must be top priority of public policies, including those on science and technology, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.

Drought spoils farm sector's dream run

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:41

The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time.