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Govt keeping watch on monsoon; El Nino may not impact severely

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:39

Amid reports of El Nino possibly impacting monsoon in India, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the government will keep a close watch on monsoon progress this year and ruled out any major impact on foodgrain production.

Wholesale onion prices fall to Rs 4.70/kg, lowest in FY14

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 18:48

Wholesale onion prices at Nashik dropped to Rs 4.70 a kg Wednesday, the lowest level so far in this financial year, as supplies continued to rise and exports were expected to decline.

Paddy procurement low in drought-hit Bihar

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:26

Government agencies in drought-hit Bihar have procured less than two percent of paddy in the last two months against the target of 24 lakh tonnes this kharif season, officials said Friday.

119 mandals in Andhra Pradesh declared drought-hit

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 21:32

Andhra Pradesh Government declared 119 mandals in 7 districts as affected by drought during 2013 kharif season, taking into consideration the deficient rainfall and other parameters like crop loss.

Odisha govt announces special assistance of Rs 100 for paddy

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 20:23

The Odisha government on Friday announced a special assistance of Rs 100 per quintal of paddy for the farmers hit by cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods.

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.

Centre asks states to take firm action against onion hoarders

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:58

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.

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.

Kharif rice output projected to drop to 92.32 million tonnes: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 11:34

Country's rice production is projected to drop to 92.32 million tonnes in the Kharif season this year due to deficient rains in some states, but the overall foodgrain output is estimated to rise marginally to 129.32 million tonnes in the same period.

Kharif foodgrain output may surpass last year's level: Pawar

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:15

India's foodgrain production is projected to increase marginally in the kharif (summer) season this year to 129.32 million tonnes after more than half the country received normal monsoon rains.

Cabinet may discuss stock holding limit on agri-items on Sep 20

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:13

The Cabinet is likely to consider this Friday a proposal to extend stock holding limit on pulses, edible oils and oilseeds for one more year to ensure their availability and check prices.

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.