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Prospects of summer crops like rice, pulses and oilseeds are "good" in most parts of the country, barring some interior parts of the Indian states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Ka
India To Reinstate Wheat Import Duty After Big Deals
India has decided to introduce an import duty of 10 percent on wheat after a gap of eight years, government sources said on Monday (27 July), after senior civil servants met to discuss ways to cu
The government on Tuesday (21 July) gave final approval to 13 proposals for setting up of mega food parks, in it's first phase, in various parts of the country including rural areas during the cu
Production of kharif crops is likely to cross the FY15 level in FY16 if the rainfall pattern during the rest of the monsoon period remains similar to that seen during 1 June-15 July 2015, says In
Even if monsoon turns out to be deficient this year, its impact on rural spending will be less severe than what it used to be a decade ago or earlier because the rural landscape of the country has
India has approved spending of 500 billion rupees ($7.9 billion) over five years to expand irrigation in rural areas to boost crop productivity and it also plans an online agricultural market to
To curb the rise in onion prices, government on Wednesday (01 July) extended by one year the ban on hoarding the kitchen staple beyond the prescribed limit.  
Indian flour millers and global trading companies have sewn up deals to import 500,000 tonnes of premium Australian wheat since March, trade sources said, the biggest such purchases in more than
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
  Once seen as the protein source of the poor, high prices have made pulses a gourmet dish for the rich, writes Sutanu Guru  
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday (17 June) increased the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal for this year.  
French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal has asked garden shops to stop self-service sales of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller as part of a wider fight against pesticides seen as potent
Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd, India’s top edible oil and soya foods company, has signed a partnership with Solidaridad, an international civil society organisation that facilitates ecologically soun
As the spectre of deficient monsoon looms large, the government on Wednesday (3 June) announced a number of contingency measures to minimise the losses in agriculture and power sectors, safeguard
The government is working on a plan to promote free movement of farm goods across the country by breaking the stranglehold of states on regional wholesale commodity markets.  
This year's monsoon may arrive on India's southern Kerala coast in the next five days as the rains have missed their normal start date of June 1, weather officials said on Monday.
Chicken prices in India soared to a record high after a heat wave killed more than 17 million birds in May, as temperatures regularly above 40 degrees Celsius led to mounting casualties among liv
Bayer CropScience, the agri-business arm of German multinational Bayer AG will buy Hyderabad-based SeedWorks India Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount.  
The dependence of the Indian agricultural sector on the monsoon is huge.
Delhi Government is going to set up a price forecast mechanism for vegetables and food grains, to keep the prices of these commodities stable in the city. 
Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep troubl
Recent farmer suicides in north India have ignited an intense debate about the desperate situation in the agricultural sector and the government's failure to help farmers.  
A recent report published by the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) on Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) has set alarm bells ringing and quest
India's economy grew an estimated 7-7.5 per cent last fiscal year and will keep growing this year, but the government will have to invest more in agriculture to keep up the momentum, Finance Mini
Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in Assam.  
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 m
The recent political discourse has centred on the many woes of the Indian farmer, and has become particularly amplified following the suicide of a farmer at a political rally in the capital.
The grizzly spectacle of farmer Gajendra hanging himself from a tree has reinforced all the issues that have been building up against the Land Acquisition Ordinance.

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