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Kharif sowing picks up; area under paddy up 6%, pulses 26%

Kharif sowing picks up; area under paddy up 6%, pulses 26%

Sowing of paddy, the main kharif crop, has gained momentum on account of good monsoon and total acreage under this crop has gone up by 6 percent to 81.93 lakh hectares so far this year, according to the Agriculture Ministry.

MSP of Paddy increased by Rs.60 per quintal

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Sowing area of kharif paddy & pulses up marginally

Area under paddy and pulses coverage has increased marginally to 8.33 lakh hectare and 4.51 lakh hectare so far this kharif season from the year-ago period on further progress in monsoon rainfall.

Paddy sowing area up 13% this Kharif season

Area under paddy coverage has increased by 13 percent so far in this Kharif sowing season to 3.46 lakh hectares and sowing operation?s are likely to pick up with onset of monsoon in Kerala Friday.

Govt to soon announce MSPs of Kharif crops: Jaitley

The government will soon decide on minimum support prices (MSPs) for kharif crops such as paddy and is also working on ways to contain the rise in prices of pulses by boosting supplies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

CCEA approves hike in paddy MSP by Rs 50 per quintal

The government on Wednesday approved the decision to hike paddy MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,360 per quintal for the current crop year.

Odisha govt announces special assistance of Rs 100 for paddy

The Odisha government on Friday announced a special assistance of Rs 100 per quintal of paddy for the farmers hit by cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods.

FAO lowers paddy forecast after poor monsoon in India

Global paddy output is expected to total 724.5 million tonnes compared with the forecast in April of 732.3 million tonnes.