Rains in some parts to boost prospects of rabi crops: Govt

Higher temperatures seen in past few weeks will not impact rabi crops like wheat, government said Friday, adding that rains in some parts of the country are expected to boost the production prospects.


Mamata Banerjee promises rice and wheat at Rs 2 per kg

The West Bengal government will give rice and wheat at a subsidised rate of Rs two per kg to over seven crore people in the state.

First genetic map of wheat created

First genetic map of wheat created

Scientists from University of Liverpool have created the first map of wheat epigenome which can lead to a new tool to improve crop-breeding technologies.

Rabi crops sowing hit by both floods & drought: Agriculture Minister

Sowing of rabi crops like wheat has been affected due to both drought and floods this year and the government is taking steps to minimise the impact, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Thursday.

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.

Govt hikes import duty on wheat to 25% to check imports

Govt hikes import duty on wheat to 25% to check imports

The government Monday raised import duty on wheat to 25 percent till March next year to restrict overseas purchases in the wake of falling global prices.

Govt may hike import duty on wheat to 25% to check imports

The Centre may raise import duty on wheat to 25 percent from the current 10 percent to restrict overseas purchases when domestic stocks are surplus.

'Coarse' porridge to help lower blood sugar levels

Next time when you buy porridge for morning breakfast, try to look for one with rough and coarse particles as this can significantly lower blood sugar levels by letting the starch digest slowly in the gut.

Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study

Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study

A whopping USD 200 billion worth of wheat, rice and maize crops could be lost by 2050 globally if the issues arising from global warming are not addressed on a war-footing, an independent study on the impact of climate change on crop yields has warned.

India to roll out $20 billion food welfare plan by December

India to roll out $20 billion food welfare plan by December

India will roll out its multi-billion dollar food welfare plan by December, the food minister said, allowing 67 percent of its 1.2 billion people access to cheap rice and wheat.

FoodMin has proposed 10% import duty on wheat: Paswan

FoodMin has proposed 10% import duty on wheat: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said his ministry has proposed 10 percent import duty on wheat to curb cheaper shipments as the country already has surplus stock.

Private millers to import 5 lakh tonnes wheat from Australia

Private flour millers from south India are importing wheat for the first time in a decade and have contracted for 5 lakh tonnes from Australia, of which 60,000 tonnes has already reached Indian ports, traders said.

'India signs biggest wheat import deals in over a decade'

Indian flour millers and the local units of global trading giants have sewn up deals to import 500,000 tonnes of premium Australian wheat since March, trade sources said, the biggest such purchases in over a decade, despite surplus stocks at home.

Centre supplying damaged wheat to Bihar: Minister

 The Bihar government on Wednesday accused the Centre of supplying "defective" wheat to the state and instructed its officials to return the supply.

Wheat procurement falls to 21.73 mn tonne despite eased norms

The government has kept wheat procurement target of 30 MT for the current year, as against the actual procurement of 28 MT in the last year.

In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries

Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.

Bihar govt draws Paswan's attention on wheat crunch in 5 dist

The Bihar government on Wednesday drew the attention of Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan regarding supply crunch of wheat in five districts, which was hampering implementation of the Food Law there and urged him to issue necessary directions to the FCI in this regard.

Centre to reimburse 6 states amount of value-cut for wheat

After easing the quality norms for wheat procurement in six states including Punjab and Haryana, the Centre today decided to reimburse to them the amount of value-cut it imposed on the purchase of wheat affected by unseasonal rains.