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  • Farm loans at 4 pc; credit target raised to Rs 4,75,000 cr

    In a bonanza to the farming community, the government on Monday announced loans at interest rate of four per cent — three per cent less than market rate — for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1 lakh crore. “The existing interest subvention scheme […]

    BASIC commits to negotiate for equity in Durban climate change

    The crucial meeting of the Environment Ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China or BASIC was held on Sunday in New Delhi,the participants assessed the post Cancun climate change policies apart from working out strategies for the next climate summit to be held in Durban in December. Other concerns like global goal and equitable […]

    Agriculture sector poised to grow at 5.4 pc in current fiscal

    Agriculture sector is poised to grow at the rate of 5.4 percent during the current fiscal. According to advanced estimates, things are looking bright in the current year with a relatively good monsoon. The agriculture and allied sector registered a growth of 3.4 percent during the first half of the current year as compared to […]

    Biotech Crops Surge Over 1 Billion Hectares

    Mumbai: In just 15 years after commercialization, accumulated biotech crops exceeded 1 billion hectares in 2010, a milestone that signifies biotech crops are here to stay, according to Clive James author of the annual report released today by ISAAA ( International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications). The 1 billionth hectare was planted in […]

    India may allow export of wheat, rice

    India might allow export of wheat and rice owing to the record food grain production this year. This was revealed by Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar in New Delhi today. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function Mr Pawar said that the time is right to allow export of wheat […]

    Govt expecting record wheat procurement in 2011-12

    Estimating bumper wheat production in the country, the government is expecting procurement of a record 260 lakh tonnes in the year 2011-12. According to the second advance estimate released by the Agriculture Ministry, wheat production is likely to touch a new record of 81.47 million tonnes this year as against 80.71 million tonnes in the […]

    Govt to raise fertiliser subsidy to protect farmers from high prices

    Faced with high food inflation, the government on Tuesday decided to increase fertiliser subsidy to absorb high global prices so that the domestic price of urea, Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)and muriate of potash (MOP) are protected. The group of ministers, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, on Tuesday met to review the fertiliser prices. “The subsidy […]

    Farmers protest fall in onion prices

    Falling onion prices are now making farmers angry. Farmers protesting fall in onion prices today blocked the busy Mumbai-Agra national highway between Pimpalgaon Baswant and Chandvad in Nashik for over two hours. Around 500 protesters, demanded that ban on onion export be lifted. Prices of the onion came down to 450 rupees to 500 rupees […]

    India to achieve all-time high Wheat production this year

    The government today said country’s wheat production is estimated to go an all-time high of 81.47 million tonnes while food grains will rise to 232.07 million tonnes in the current year. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said the country will witness record production in wheat, pulses and cotton this year. […]

    Govt allows exports of 3 select varieties of non-basmati rice

    Buoyed by prospects of higher rice production this year, the govt on Wednesday decided to lift the three-year ban on exports by allowing shipment of 3 varieties of the non-basmati grain grown in four southern states. The decision to allow exports of these varieties-Ponni Samba, Rosematta and Sona Masuri is subject to a cap of […]