Central team to visit Haryana soon to assess drought situation

A central team will soon visit Haryana to assess the drought situation in the state and damage to kharif crops.

50% diesel, seed subsidy to farmers in rain deficit areas

With an aim to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon, the Centre today announced 50 per cent diesel subsidy to farmers in places where rainfall deficiency was more than 50 per cent as on July 15.

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

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

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.

`Early monsoon beneficial for kharif crops`

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

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.

Haryana may seek over Rs 900 cr as package from Centre

Facing drought like conditions, Haryana may seek over Rs 900 crore as package from the Centre as it expects expenditure to go up significantly on providing "costlier" power to the farm sector for saving kharif crops.

With 35% deficit rain, kharif sowing shrinks by half in Raj

With Rajasthan facing rainfall deficit of nearly 35 per cent, sowing of kharif crops have shrunk by almost half against the target for this year in the desert state.

No farmer will be allowed to die: Bihar minister

State Agriculture Minister Narendra said the state government would provide subsidy on diesel in the event of poor rainfall during the coming monsoon.

India may produce bumper crop this year: Pawar

With prospects of good monsoon and increase in area under Kharif crops, India is likely to have a "bumper crop" this year, Agriculture and Food Minister
Sharad Pawar said on Friday.

Centre to consult states on drought salvage efforts

Worried over the impact of monsoon failure, the Centre has convened a meeting of the State Agriculture Ministers on Friday to chalk out plans for salvaging losses in Kharif production.