No delay in pulses import due to Bihar elections: Balyan

No delay in pulses import due to Bihar elections: Balyan

Pulse prices have been ruling as high as Rs 180 per kg in the retail market across the country as their production slumped 2 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year on poor and untimely rains.

 

Monsoon sub-normal, farm output fell last season: Government

Even as monsoon rains are now predicted at 10 percent below normal, raising fears of another hard year for farmers, the latest official estimates suggest that the country`s grain output fell 4.7 percent in the 2014-15 (July to June) season.

Monsoon deficit to widen, impact kharif crop, says IMD

A flood alert may have been issued on Monday for the foothills of the Himalayas, but the MeT office has said that the monsoon deficit is likely to worsen and hit the Kharif crop in the coming days, especially in parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Govt to rope in private players for kharif rice procurement

Faced with inadequate storage facility, the Centre has decided to engage private players during the current kharif season for procurement of rice in Uttar Pradesh and four other eastern states.

Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon

Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon

In a bad news for the country in general and the agriculture sector in particular, Monsoon rains this year will be “ deficient”, the government announced on Tuesday.

Govt fixes wheat procurement target at 30 million tonnes

Government today fixed wheat procurement target at 30.05 million tonnes during the marketing year starting April as against 28 million tonnes purchased by FCI during this year.

Central team to assess drought situation in Haryana

Central team to assess drought situation in Haryana

The Centre has constituted a nine member Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess the drought situation in Haryana and recommend financial assistance required for the state.

Centre asks states to take firm action against onion hoarders

The Centre Tuesday said the price spike in onions is due to artificial scarcity and asked the state governments to take firm action against hoarders.

Drop in kharif output to put pressure on food prices: PMEAC

With kharif (summer crop) output being projected to drop by 10 percent this year, food prices will remain under pressure for some time, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan has said.

More rainfall in Sept, to help rice crop: Govt

Rainfall next month is expected to be better as monsoon is unlikely to be influenced by El Nino weather pattern, helping rice and other kharif crop, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said Wednesday.

Crop output likely to be better than 2009 drought year: Govt

Despite deficient monsoon rains, the country's foodgrains output this year is likely to surpass that of the 2009 drought year, the government said Thursday.

Kharif output likely to be impacted on weak monsoon: RBI

RBI on Monday expressed concern over the poor monsoon situation so far this year and said production of kharif crops, mainly coarse cereals and pulses, is likely to be hit due to 21 percent deficient rainfall.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

The government Friday said monsoon deficiency is at 21 percent so far and expressed concern about the slow pace of sowing of coarse cereals.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

The government on Friday said monsoon deficiency is at 21 per cent so far and expressed concern about the slow pace of sowing of coarse cereals.

Summer crop production to fall 15-20% short: Mukherjee

India`s farm production in the Kharif season could fall by 15-20 percent due to poor monsoon that has resulted in drought situation in 252 districts in ten states, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday.

Rajasthan declares 26 districts as scarcity-hit

Rajasthan government has declared 26 out of the 33 districts of the state as scarcity-hit following insufficient rains and failure of kharif crop.