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Rise in price of pulses due to untimely rains

Rise in rices of pulses may be the highest growth this year due to untimely rains which have severely affected tonnes of Rabi crop.

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.

Unseasonal rains to push CPI inflation to 6% in Q2 2015: Nomura

Inflation momentum is likely to increase in the coming months largely due to unseasonal rains which could push CPI inflation to nearly 6 percent in next three months, says a Nomura report.

Rathore assures help to Rajasthan farmers for crop damage

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore visited Jaipur district and adjoining areas to carry out a field survey of the Rabi crop that has been damaged by unseasonal rains over the past month.

Unseasonal rain adversely affected rabi crop output: Govt

In Rabi season of 2014-15 crop year, 535.35 lakh hectares were sown under foodgrains and 79.34 lakh hectares under oilseeds.

Fresh spate of untimely rains damage crops in Nashik

Heavy unseasonal downpour lashed several parts of Nashik on Friday night further damaging rabi crop wheat and seasonal fruits.

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.

Rabi crop output may fall marginally: Minister

Rabi sowing starts from October, while harvesting begins from March.

India may set record wheat output this year on good rain: Govt

The government on Thursday said the country's wheat production this year may surpass the previous record of 94.88 million tonnes after good rains took water reservoir levels to a 10-year high.

Rain leaves 678 families homeless in Odisha

At least 678 kutcha houses of tribals have been damaged in Odisha`s Koraput and Rayagada districts due to incessant rain for the last three days.

Wheat output may dip marginally to 90 mn tonnes this year

India's wheat production is likely to fall by 4 percent to 90 million tonnes this year assuming normal weather conditions, think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said Tuesday.

SC declines to restrain GM crops` field trials

The Supreme Court Monday declined to restrain the government from going ahead with the open field trials of the GM crops for the coming rabi season.

Wheat collection in Haryana at all-time high

Wheat procurement in Haryana has touched the all-time high level of 73.13 lakh tonnes this season on the back of bumper crop.

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.