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Rain puts dampener on Punjab agriculture department’s all-time high wheat yield estimate

    

Sporadic rainfall accompanied by strong winds across Punjab for two consecutive days has left the farmers worried as it has put a dampener on the state agriculture department’s estimates of an all-time high yield of wheat at 51 quintals per hectare. The...

MSTC in talks with private airlines for logistical support for agriculture business.

    

MUMBAI: State-owned online Metal Scrap Trade Corporation (MSTCNSE -1.30 %) is in talks with private airlines like Indigo, GoAir and SpiceJet for logistical support for bringing in more perishable products within its trading portfolio, a person aware of...

A soil-free success: Aquaponic agriculture on the rise.

    

A mid stories of agrarian crisis everywhere, Anubhav Das has a happy tale to tell. The founder of Red Otter Farms in Kotabagh village at the foothills of Nainital has no problem selling 125-150 kgs of green exotic vegetables he produces every day, that...

Indian sugar mills owe record $4.38 billion to cane growers.

    

ndia's money-losing sugar millsNSE -0.08 % have run up a record $4.38 billion in arrears to 50 million cane farmers, who have gone unpaid for their produce for more than a year, industry and government sources said on Thursday.  Years of bumper...

NBHC releases Rabi crop estimates for the year 2018-19.

    

National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) has come out with its final report on Rabi crop estimate for the year 2018-19 where it has stated that scanty rainfall hasresulted in significant fall in sowing areas of major crops in states of Gujarat, Maharashtra,...

Govt allows only dal millers to import pulses under quota for second year

    

The government has allowed only dal millers to import the annual permissible quota of pulses, a restricted commodity, for the second consecutive year. The industry expects the number of applications for procuring import licences to increase five-eight...

Storms in North, West damage wheat crop

    

Untimely rains and hailstorms triggered by westerlies moving in from the Mediterranean region have caused widespread damage in North, West and Central States of the country, with the standing crop of wheat being hit very badly. The damage to the late-sown...

NDDB lab gets FSSAI status of NRL for milk, dairy products

    

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has informed that the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recognised its laboratory, the Centre for Analysis and Learning in Livestock and Food (CALF), as a national reference laboratory...

NBHC releases Rabi crop estimates for the year 2018-19

    

National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) has come out with its final report on Rabi crop estimate for the year 2018-19 where it has stated that scanty rainfall hasresulted in significant fall in sowing areas of major crops in states of Gujarat, Maharashtra,...

Odisha’s financial assistance for small farmers fails to pay off

    

The Odisha government’s much-publicised KALIA scheme, offering financial aid to distressed farmers struggling under high input costs and low returns, has not yet benefited a large number of share-croppers as poor record-keeping may have led to the...

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