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Record foodgrain output likely in 2013-14

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 19:27

Foodgrain production in the country is expected to touch record level this year on the back of expected bumper crop in wheat and rice, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said on Thursday.

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.

Wheat acreage five times higher this year so far

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 20:11

Acreage of wheat, a major rabi (winter-sown) crop, rose by five times to 4.15 lakh hectares from 0.83 lakh hectares in the year-ago period, on account of good monsoon.

Scientist suggests farmers to prepare early for Rabi crops

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 23:56

Saying that there is very little chance to retrieve the kharif paddy after the destruction of fields by cyclone, an agricultural scientist has suggested early preparation for Rabi crops.

CCEA likely to approve Rs 50 per quintal increase in wheat MSP on Oct 17

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 20:01

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to approve this Thursday a proposal to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 50 per quintal to Rs 1,400 for the year starting April 2014.

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 65 to Rs 1,350 per quintal

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 14:38

The minimum support price of wheat has been increased by Rs 65 per quintal to Rs 1,350 per quintal, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here after the meeting.

Govt defers decision on wheat MSP hike; okays other rabi crops

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 22:11

The government Thursday approved upto 20 percent hike in the minimum support price (MSP) for five rabi crops for 2013-14, but deferred a decision on wheat MSP in the wake of inter-ministerial differences.

Late rains should boost rabi crop prospects: RBI

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 15:39

The overall monsoon deficit has declined to 7 percent so far, from 22 percent a month back.

India may produce record over 86 mn tonnes of wheat: Pawar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 10:33

Wheat production is expected to cross 86 million tonnes to set a new record in the ongoing 2011-12 crop year, boosted by a good monsoon and a likely rise in support prices, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Thursday.