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Govt targets 261 MT foodgrains output in 2014-15 crop year

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:14

The government has set the target for foodgrains production at 261 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year, lower than the last year's record output.

Sowing of kharif crops down by 50% so far on poor rains

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:28

Sowing of kharif crops, including rice, is down by 50 per cent at 34.56 million hectares as on today, but the government hopes planting will pick up in the coming days with widespread rains in central and north India.

Rice sowing declines by 38% to 21.91 lakh hectares so far

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:00

Paddy acreage has declined by 38 percent to 21.91 lakh hectares this year so far as area under the main kharif (summer) crop has come down sharply in Punjab and Chhasttisgarh.

Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 50/qtl to Rs 1,360; may fuel prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:36

In a farmer-friendly move, the government Wednesday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 per quintal to Rs 1,360 for this year -- a decision which may fuel inflation.

CCEA approves hike in paddy MSP by Rs 50 per quintal

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:03

The government on Wednesday approved the decision to hike paddy MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,360 per quintal for the current crop year.

CCEA may decide on raising MSP of kharif crops today

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 08:57

According to sources, the Agriculture Ministry proposed an increase in the paddy MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,360 a quintal for the common variety and a raise of Rs 55 to Rs 1,400 a quintal for the 'grade A' variety for the current crop year.

Govt expects bumper crop this year on good monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 20:13

P Chidambaram also said that the agriculture credit has grown by 12.1 percent during April-August period of this fiscal.

TN farmers to get Rs 50-70 more per quintal for paddy

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 16:08

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Thursday said farmers in the state would get an additional Rs 50 and Rs 70 per quintal over the minimum support price of Rs 1,310 (ordinary) and Rs 1,345 (high quality) respectively.

South-west monsoon accounted for 98% rains between June, August

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 20:24

The south-west monsoon, which accounted for the country`s 98 per cent rainfall between June and August, is expected to continue the momentum this month as it enters its last phase.

Support price of paddy hiked by Rs 60 to Rs 1,310 per quintal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 19:22

The government also increased the minimum support price (MSP) of pulses and oilseeds by up to Rs 450 and Rs 320 per quintal, to boost ouput and reduce import dependence.

`Early monsoon beneficial for kharif crops`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 09:36

The early and heavy monsoon rains in India have raised the hopes of a record plantation and sowing of kharif crops, a farmers’ body representative said Tuesday.

Early rains to boost kharif crops planting: Government

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 18:32

Early onset of monsoon will boost kharif crops like paddy and oilseeds and help increase agriculture productivity at a time when economy is facing downturn, the government said on Monday.