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CAI trims cotton crop estimate to 312 lakh bales

    

A severe water shortage in key growing regions such as Maharashtra and Telangana has shrunk the output The cotton crop estimate for the year 2018-19 has been trimmed further to 312 lakh bales (each of 170 kg) as a severe water shortage in key growing...

Maharashtra farmers find a way to beat fodder mafia

    

Many fodder camps started during the drought have turned into corruption dens. But the State has been forced to continue to sponsor 1,500 camps as the delayed monsoon and unavailability of fodder continues to haunt farmers. Even as the government has...

Next 'low' in Bay may materialise in a week's time

    

Wind-field projections by India Met Department (IMD) suggest that a cyclonic circulation/low-pressure area may be in the making along the East Coast in about a week's time. This corroborates the outlook by the Climate Prediction Centre of the US...

Monsoon trough moves in, pushes heavy rain to North India

    

The intensified low-pressure area lying over East Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar has helped push the monsoon into more parts of West Rajasthan and Punjab. Along with this, the seasonal monsoon trough lying diagonally across Central India has shifted...

‘To double farmers’ income, ZBF is the answer’

    

What is your reaction to the Centre’s decision on ZBF? It’s a historic decision by the Union government. The Green Revolution has created several problems but has solved none. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his previous tenure, announced...

NIRDPR develops new fish culture to increase farmers income

    

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is developing a system for high density stocking of fish in cages. An intensive fish culture pond, also allows stocking different varieties and sizes of fish in cages of variable...

Kharif sowing hit by deficient rains; acreage down 27%

    

The area sown under kharif crops was down by 27 per cent at 234.33 lakh hectares amid deficient monsoon rainfall last month, according to the latest government data. However, sowing operations are expected to pick-up in the coming days as the Indian...

Budget 2019: Farmer Producer Organisations require ecosystem of support

    

Agriculture experts point out various challenges in setting up the FPOs Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech on Friday hoped that 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) would be formed in the next five years. However,...

Agri budget: No good news

    

What’s changed? Not much. Though the Agriculture Ministry’s total allocation has ballooned to 1.3 lakh crore in 2019-20, much of this will go to the Income Support Scheme and PM Kisan Pension Yojana. Allocations...

Fishing for more..

    

Stakeholders in the fisheries sector have emphasised on the need to channel capital investments to modernise infrastructure so as to enhance efficiency of fish marketing. The Pradhan Manthri Matsya Sampada Yojana will address fishing communities’...

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