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Latest Articles in Agriculture

South-West Monsoon Ends Officially; Heavy North-East Monsoon Signals Its Arrival

With the initial onset of monsoons that swept across large swathes of India, Kharif planting got a further fillip, as overall planting acreage increased by three percent compared to normal area

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India Drags Feet On Genetically Modified Mustard Permit Amid Powerful Opposition

The mustard variety would have been the first transgenic food crop to be allowed for commercial cultivation

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Govt Hikes Wheat MSP By Rs 110 per quintal; Pulses By Rs 200 per quintal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the MSPs of all rabi (winter-sown) crops for 2017-18. MSP is the rate at which government buys grain from farmers

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Government's Rice Procurement Rises Marginally To 69.89 Lakh Tonne So Far

Food Corporation of India (FCI), the nodal agency for procurement and distribution, had procured 381 LT in the 2016-17 marketing season (October-September)

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Government To Take Action After ICAR Probe On Spurious Cotton Seeds

Expressing concern over sale of such seeds, he said the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has been asked to prepare a report and study the extent of penetration of spurious cotton seeds in the market

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Lower Kharif Harvest Projected For Indian Crop Year 2017-18, says USDA

According to the global agriculture intelligence network of USDA ‘market sources report that the first advance estimates may be on the higher side largely based on the provisional planting reports as the prolonged dry spell in the unirrigated areas is also likely to affect yield prospects’

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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu Meets Scientists, Food Experts In US

Naidu said he aims to make Andhra Pradesh the most advanced agricultural state in the country

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India’s Wheat Production Estimated At Record Level: US Department Of Agriculture

USDA estimates wheat production for 2017-18 at a record 98.4 million metric tons, up 13 per cent from last year

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Hunger, Malnutrition, Conflict Has Complex Relationship: FAO On World Food Day

This relationship may be posing the biggest threat to world for food insecurity and can be a reason for an agriculture giant like India to still remain on a poor position on global hunger index

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World Food Day: Challenges To Tackle And Way Forward

India had a record horticulture production with 2, 99,853 metric tonne and more than 272 million tonnes of food grain production estimates

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How Technology Is Aiding In Agricultural Farming Decisions In Developing Regions

India being an agrarian country has pressure to meet the growing demands for food, domestically while simultaneously earning through international trade

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Maharashtra Seizes Spurious Pesticides As Poisoning Kills At Least 30

The western state is investigating the deaths of the cotton farmers and labourers as a dry spell led to an outbreak of crop-eating bollworm pests that thrive in such weather

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Farm Growth Needs To Be Concomitant With Water Conservation Techniques

India’s per capita use of water will increase from 99 litres per day now to 167 litres per day by 2050. The per capita consumption of water in the United States, on the contrary, will reduce from 587 litres to 484 litres per day in 2050

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Cost Of Water Surges, As A Business Booms

As municipal supplies deteriorate in quality bottled water sales soar to 4.4 billion litres, worth Rs 7,040 crore

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Economy In Troubled Waters?

Could the profligate use of scarce water drive India’s industrial and agricultural users to tears in the long run? Anuradha Shukla takes stock of a situation that could dent the GDP by 6% if not rectified on time

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