Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study
Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study

A whopping USD 200 billion worth of wheat, rice and maize crops could be lost by 2050 globally if the issues arising from global warming are not addressed on a war-footing, an independent study on the impact of climate change on crop yields has warned.

Centre supplying damaged wheat to Bihar: Minister

 The Bihar government on Wednesday accused the Centre of supplying "defective" wheat to the state and instructed its officials to return the supply.

Bihar govt draws Paswan's attention on wheat crunch in 5 dist

The Bihar government on Wednesday drew the attention of Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan regarding supply crunch of wheat in five districts, which was hampering implementation of the Food Law there and urged him to issue necessary directions to the FCI in this regard.

Centre to reimburse 6 states amount of value-cut for wheat

After easing the quality norms for wheat procurement in six states including Punjab and Haryana, the Centre today decided to reimburse to them the amount of value-cut it imposed on the purchase of wheat affected by unseasonal rains.

Big B's farmland in UP survives unseasonal rains, yields 200 quintals of wheat
Big B's farmland in UP survives unseasonal rains, yields 200 quintals of wheat

 At a time when lakhs of acres of standing wheat crop in Uttar Pradesh has been devastated due to unseasonal rains leaving farmers in throes of an unprecedented despair, the owner of a 24-bigha (six hectares) farm at the outskirts of this state capital is neither deterred nor perturbed by the vagaries of the inclement weather.

Centre relaxes quality norms for wheat procurement in Haryana

Providing relief to farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the Centre on Tuesday relaxed the quality norms for procurement of wheat in Haryana.

Wheat procurement: Will respond to Sonia's letter, relaxing norms for states contacting us, says Paswan

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday confirmed that he had received Congress president Sonia Gandhi's letter seeking relaxation in guidelines for procurement of wheat.

Won't let inflation to rise due to unseasonal rains: Radha Mohan Singh

Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh while talking to Zee News said that he won't let the unseasonal rains let inflation to rise. He also said that all possible help will be provided to the states suffering from the menace of untimely rains.

Punjab bans wheat harvesting at night, morning

 The Punjab government on Monday announced a ban on harvesting of the wheat (Rabi) crop with combine harvesters from evening to morning, a senior officer said here.

'Warrior' fungus threatening wheat production: Study
'Warrior' fungus threatening wheat production: Study

Wheat production in Britain faces serious threat from the spread of exotic and aggressive "warrior" strains of a plant fungus, a new research has found.

Punjab offers rewards to stop stubble burning

The Punjab government on Wednesday announced rewards to districts and villages across the state which curb the unhealthy practice of burning stubble (residue of harvested crops).

Punjab records high crop yield despite erratic rainfall
Punjab records high crop yield despite erratic rainfall

Inspite of facing erratic rainfall last year, Punjab was able to see a record production of wheat and paddy crop in the state, a minister said on Thursday.

Family ration cards valid till December 2015

Government on Monday said family ration cards presently in use will be valid till December 2015.

Punjab, Haryana farmers unhappy with meager hike in wheat MSP

 Wheat growers of Punjab and Haryana are unhappy with the Centre's decision to hike MSP for wheat by just Rs 50 for the 2014-15 season, saying the new prices were "grossly inadequate" to meet even the input cost.

Badal seeks upward revision of minimum support price for wheat

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Union Government to "upwardly revise" the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.

Genetic blueprint of wheat unlocked to boost production

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

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.

World Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.

BJP disappointed over `marginal` hike in MSP for wheat

The BJP expressed disappointment over "marginal" increase in minimum support price for wheat by the government.