Foodgrain output is likely to touch a new record in the 2017-18 crop year to begin from July, on hopes of normal monsoon for the second straight year, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday.May 22, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Wheat production is set to touch a record 98 million tonnes (MT) in the ongoing 2016-17 crop year ending June, on account of higher yields.
Apr 25, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Private traders imported 44.10 lakh tonnes of wheat during the first eleven months of the last fiscal, the government said today.Apr 07, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Govt imposed 10% custom duty on wheat. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.Mar 28, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Government is considering imposing import duty on wheat to protect farmers' interest, Agriculture Secretary said on Wednesday.Mar 22, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
The government has set a target to achieve a record foodgrains production of 271.98 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year on back of good monsoon after two consecutive drought years.Feb 15, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice.Nov 28, 2016, 11:34 AM IST
India has achieved a milestone of producing the highest number of winners in the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship Programme (MBBISP).Nov 18, 2016, 23:23 PM IST
Prices of pulses continued to rule high at up to Rs 200 per kg, while two key vegetables - tomato and potato - stayed costly at up to Rs 80 and Rs 35/kg despite multi-pronged efforts by authorities to check the rise.Jun 17, 2016, 19:36 PM IST
Government has extended a 25 percent tax on wheat imports, the food minister said on Friday, to help curb cheap shipments with domestic stockpiles rising at the world`s second-biggest wheat producer.Jun 17, 2016, 14:55 PM IST
Government may scrap the 25 percent import duty on wheat if prices continue to rise, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.Jun 11, 2016, 17:25 PM IST
Higher temperatures seen in past few weeks will not impact rabi crops like wheat, government said Friday, adding that rains in some parts of the country are expected to boost the production prospects.
Jan 22, 2016, 22:17 PM IST
The West Bengal government will give rice and wheat at a subsidised rate of Rs two per kg to over seven crore people in the state.Dec 18, 2015, 16:41 PM IST
Scientists from University of Liverpool have created the first map of wheat epigenome which can lead to a new tool to improve crop-breeding technologies.Dec 10, 2015, 19:22 PM IST
Sowing of rabi crops like wheat has been affected due to both drought and floods this year and the government is taking steps to minimise the impact, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Thursday.Dec 03, 2015, 17:22 PM IST
Wheat sowing has declined by 27 percent to 117.32 lakh hectares so far this rabi season due to lack of moisture content in soil and late harvest of Kharif crops.Nov 27, 2015, 19:01 PM IST
Buoyed by higher support price, farmers have planted pulses in more area at 38.91 lakh hectares in this rabi season so far against 34.42 lakh hectares area in the year-ago period.
Nov 13, 2015, 20:50 PM IST
Wheat sowing is lagging behind as the crop has been planted in only 2.76 lakh hectare so far in the ongoing rabi season due to lack of soil moisture.Nov 06, 2015, 20:58 PM IST
The government Monday raised import duty on wheat to 25 percent till March next year to restrict overseas purchases in the wake of falling global prices.Oct 19, 2015, 23:00 PM IST
The Centre may raise import duty on wheat to 25 percent from the current 10 percent to restrict overseas purchases when domestic stocks are surplus.Oct 14, 2015, 16:41 PM IST