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Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:05

Geographers at the University of Southampton have found a link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production.

Genetic blueprint of wheat unlocked to boost production

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:46

Here is some good news for farmers as researchers have cracked genetic blueprint of wheat.

India-born crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram gets 2014 World Food Prize

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 20:02

India-born and crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram has been honoured with the 2014 World Food Prize for his outstanding contribution to global wheat production.

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.

USDA sees India's 2013-14 wheat crop lower than govt estimate

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 14:45

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pegged India's wheat production at 87 million tonne (MT) this year, which is lower by seven percent from the government's latest estimate of 93.6 MT.

Govt lowers wheat procurement target by 25% to 33 million tonnes

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 14:39

In view of higher output, government had pegged wheat procurement to be a record 44.12 MT in the current marketing year that started in April, as against 38.1 MT last year.

India exports over 4 mn tonnes of wheat so far in FY'13

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 15:13

A total of 16,386 tonnes of foodgrains was non-issuable /damaged in the last three years in FCI, he said responding to a separate query.

Wheat procurement may go up by 15% to touch record 44 mn tonne

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 19:29

The government's wheat purchase is expected to touch 44 million tonne in the 2013-14 marketing year starting April, surpassing last year's record of 38.1 million tonne, Food Minister K V Thomas said Tuesday.

Rains, if prolong, can cause damage to wheat crop: Experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 16:15

With moderate to heavy rains lashing the northern region, farm experts on Tuesday warned of damage to wheat crop if downpour accompanied with high speed winds prolongs for next couple of days.

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.

India wastes 21 million tonnes of wheat every year: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 18:07

The report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) on global food wastage found that as much as 50 percent of all food produced around the world never reaches a human mouth.

'India's wheat exports may touch record 5 million tonne mark'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 21:49

India's wheat exports are pegged to touch a record level of 5 million tonnes in the 2012-13 marketing season on the back of all time high harvest and large carryover stocks, United Nation's body FAO said.