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Foodgrains production likely to cross 263 million tonnes

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 16:06

Foodgrain output estimated at record 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13.

Kharif rice output projected to drop to 92.32 million tonnes: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 11:34

Country's rice production is projected to drop to 92.32 million tonnes in the Kharif season this year due to deficient rains in some states, but the overall foodgrain output is estimated to rise marginally to 129.32 million tonnes in the same period.

Cabinet may discuss stock holding limit on agri-items on Sep 20

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:13

The Cabinet is likely to consider this Friday a proposal to extend stock holding limit on pulses, edible oils and oilseeds for one more year to ensure their availability and check prices.

India produces record pulses in 2012-13; foodgrains output down

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 15:46

The Agriculture Ministry on Monday released the fourth advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2012-13.

Hawkmoths use ultrasound to fight `predator` bats

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 15:16

Researchers have showed that hawkmoths use sonic pulses from their genitals to respond to bats producing the high-frequency sounds.

Keeping my fingers crossed on prices of pulses, oilseeds: Pawar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 22:49

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday said rice and wheat situation is comfortable and he is keeping his fingers crossed on the pulses and oilseeds front.

India should allow processing of pulses for exports

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 09:51

The Indian government should allow at least the processing of imported raw pulses for export markets so that the domestic milling industry occupies the slots now occupied by units located in neighbouring and other countries, said an official of the industry association.

Pulses imports result in Rs 1,201-cr loss to state firms: CAG

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 19:01

The government auditor CAG has pulled up Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for not monitoring imports of pulses resulting in a loss of over Rs 1,200 crore.

State firms lose Rs.1,201 crore on pulses import: CAG

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 23:38

The government had introduced a loss reimbursement scheme of up to 15 percent for pulses importing agencies in May 2006.

Sensitive items import up 34.5% in April-June

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 10:10

Imports of sensitive items, including pulses and edible oil, went up by 34.5 percent to Rs 21,537 crore in April-June this year, from Rs 16,016 crore in the year-ago period.

PMO directs focus on oilseeds, pulses for next Green Revolution

Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011, 19:44

Incentives and high-yielding seeds will be given to farmers in 60,000 village clusters each to cultivate oilseeds and pulses in a bid to attain self-sufficiency in the next Five Year Plan that runs from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Orissa assembly paralysed over pulses scam

Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011, 18:19

Amid uproar, the Orissa assembly was paralysed on Friday following repeated adjournments as Oppn Cong members stormed into the well demanding CBI probe into the multi-crore pulses scam.