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Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways affected in Bihar

Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways affected in Bihar

Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal reviewed the situation yesterday as over six lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood in Assam.

Rabi wheat sowing down 27% at 117.32 lakh hectare so far

Wheat sowing has declined by 27 percent to 117.32 lakh hectares so far this rabi season due to lack of moisture content in soil and late harvest of Kharif crops.

Pulses sowing up by 13% to 38.91 lakh hectares

Buoyed by higher support price, farmers have planted pulses in more area at 38.91 lakh hectares in this rabi season so far against 34.42 lakh hectares area in the year-ago period.


Wheat sowing lagging behind at 2.76 lakh hectare

Wheat sowing is lagging behind as the crop has been planted in only 2.76 lakh hectare so far in the ongoing rabi season due to lack of soil moisture.

Urea sales higher this Rabi season: Govt

The government today said there is no shortage of urea in the country and sales of the key soil nutrient were higher during the ongoing rabi season compared to the same period last year.

Rabi sowing marginally lower than last year: Care Ratings

Rabi season accounts for roughly half of the overall agricultural production, compared to last year.

India has surplus urea stocks for rabi season: Ananth Kumar

Amid reports of urea shortage in the country, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday said there is a surplus of the soil nutrient to meet the domestic requirements of the ongoing rabi sowing season.

Onion output estimated to rise 15% to 19.3 MT in 2013-14

Onion production in the country is estimated to increase by 15 percent to 19.3 million tonnes (MT) in 2013-14, Parliament was informed Friday.

Wheat procurement in Haryana reaches targeted level of 65 LT

Wheat procurement in Haryana has reached almost the targeted level of 65 lakh tonnes (LT) in the ongoing rabi marketing season.

Wheat area reaches all-time high at 30.2 million hectares: Govt

Sowing of wheat, a major rabi crop, starts in October and harvesting takes place from April.

India to harvest wheat close to last year's record: Govt

Area sown under wheat has declined to 294.98 lakh hectares so far in the current rabi season, from 295.93 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.

MMTC invites bids for import of 3 lakh tonnes of DAP

With a view to augment fertiliser supply in the upcoming rabi season, state-owned trading firm MMTC has invited bids for the import of three lakh tonnes of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP).