Punjab offers rewards to stop stubble burning

The Punjab government on Wednesday announced rewards to districts and villages across the state which curb the unhealthy practice of burning stubble (residue of harvested crops).

Problems faced by farmers in selling paddy will be raised in Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday assured people in her constituency that the problems being faced by farmers in selling their paddy crops to the government will be raised in the ongoing session of Parliament.

Punjab farmers stage demonstration against tardy procurement of paddy

 Paddy farmers, supported by Congress activists, today burnt the effigy of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for alleged tardy paddy procurement by government agencies and lower prices of basmati crop.

Centre's decision on new paddy norms anti-farmer: Punjab Congress

 Punjab Congress on Sunday flayed the Centre's decision fixing new norms about paddy procurement and milling as "anti-farmer" step.

Chhattisgarh govt sanctions Rs 1200 cr for bonus of paddy farmers

The BJP government in Chhattisgarh has sanctioned about Rs 1,200 crore to disburse a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal to farmers against their paddy, thereby fulfilling its poll promise.

Odisha prepares for erratic monsoon

Odisha, the country`s seventh largest producer of paddy, has prepared a contingency plan to deal with deficient rains this monsoon.

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

Amid expectations of normal rain, the government approved a hike of Rs 60 in paddy support price (MSP) to Rs 1,310 per quintal in order to encourage farmers to grow more in ongoing kharif season.

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.

Panchayat level paddy procurement centres in Assam

Assam government on Monday said it will set up procurement centres for paddy at panchayat and cooperative levels from next year to increase the purchase from farmers.

Ganjam farmers agitate for paddy rate over MSP

Farmers in Ganjam district of Odisha have launched an agitation to press for their ten-point charter of demands.

Punjab, Haryana procure nearly 177 lakh tonnes of

Punjab`s paddy procurement this season is 11 lakh tonnes higher than what it was in the same period last year. Over 118 lakh tonnes paddy was procured in this period last year.

No attempt to reclaim paddy fields: Oommen Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday made it clear that the government would not bring any law to reclaim paddy fields.

Centre appreciates WB`s paddy procurement drive

The Centre has appreciated the
paddy procurement by the West Bengal government, but has asked
it for streamlining the drive.

Khap imposes ban on paddy cultivation in Haryana

A khap panchayat in Jhajjar has
ordered a ban on paddy cultivation in 36 villages of Haryana`s
Salhavaas region to prevent desertification of land.

J’khand govt frees paddy, rice, wheat from VAT

The Jharkhand cabinet approved the policy which was announced during the budget
session to make essential commodities like paddy, rice, wheat
and flour free from VAT.

Bihar farmers upset over slow pace of paddy procurement

Rice cultivators in Bihar are upset over the slow pace of procurement of their produce by the Centre, as well state agencies.

Slow paddy procurement in drought-hit Bihar

The Food Corporation of India procured 4,026 tonnes paddy, BISCOMAUN 3,036 tonnes, and NAFED 521 tonnes.

Punjab farmers end rail blockade, protests to continue

Thousands of farmers on Saturday protested against slow procurement of paddy by govt agencies.

Scientists modify rice to grow well on saline soil

Scientists have successfully used genetic modification (GM) to improve the salt tolerance of rice, often grown on salty soil.

Chhattisgarh wants FCI to lift 20 lakh tonnes of paddy

The Chhattisgarh government
today asked the Centre to direct the Food Corporation of India
to take the onus of converting at least 20 lakh tonnes of
paddy procured by the state into rice.