Bumper crop from new maize gene?

The discovery by British scientists of a new `provisioning` gene in maize plants that regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed could lead to increased crop yields and improve food security.

Govt hopes bumper crop despite scanty rains in Bihar, J`Khand

Despite deficient rain in Bihar
and Jharkhand, the Agriculture Ministry today said overall
kharif food grains production would not be hampered as acreage
has gone up in other parts of the country.

Stored wheat rots in Punjab as another bumper crop waits

Buffer stocks of wheat stored in the open across Punjab are rotting even as another bumper crop is ready for harvest.