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'Foodgrain output likely to touch new record next crop year'

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.

Wheat production likely to touch record 98 million tonnes this crop year

Wheat production likely to touch record 98 million tonnes this crop year

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.

 

Private traders import 44 lakh tonnes wheat in Apr-Feb FY17

Private traders imported 44.10 lakh tonnes of wheat during the first eleven months of the last fiscal, the government said today.

Govt imposed 10% custom duty on wheat

Govt imposed 10% custom duty on wheat. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Govt mulling duty on wheat import to protect farmers' interest

Govt mulling duty on wheat import to protect farmers' interest

Government is considering imposing import duty on wheat to protect farmers' interest, Agriculture Secretary said on Wednesday.

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

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.

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice.

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

India has achieved a milestone of producing the highest number of winners in the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship Programme (MBBISP).

Pulses, tomato prices remain high

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.

Govt extends 25% import duty on wheat to curb cheap inward shipments

Govt extends 25% import duty on wheat to curb cheap inward shipments

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.

Govt may rollback import duty on wheat: Ram Vilas Paswan

Govt may rollback import duty on wheat: Ram Vilas Paswan

Government may scrap the 25 percent import duty on wheat if prices continue to rise, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

Rains in some parts to boost prospects of rabi crops: Govt

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.

 

Mamata Banerjee promises rice and wheat at Rs 2 per kg

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.

First genetic map of wheat created

First genetic map of wheat created

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.

Rabi crops sowing hit by both floods & drought: Agriculture Minister

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.

Rabi wheat sowing down 27% at 117.32 lakh hectare so far

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.

Pulses sowing up by 13% to 38.91 lakh hectares

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.

 

Wheat sowing lagging behind at 2.76 lakh hectare

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.

Govt hikes import duty on wheat to 25% to check imports

Govt hikes import duty on wheat to 25% to check imports

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.

Govt may hike import duty on wheat to 25% to check imports

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.