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Masur rallies on M.P. govt purchase

Masur has been rallying in Indore mandis following the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to purchase masur and chana at MSP levels. In the past one week, masur has gained ₹200 a quintal with masur (Madhya Pradesh) at ₹3,100-3,200. Masur…

Sweating the details

Farmers have turned increasingly sceptical of the Government’s promise of doubling their incomes by 2022. Bumper crops continued to trigger a meltdown in food prices, and policy interventions such as e-Nam and the repeal of the APMC Acts by…

ITC agro forestry project in Odisha

KOLKATA, MARCH 17 FMCG major, ITC Ltd is piloting a social agro-forestry project in the Malkangiri district of Odisha by distributing fast-growing Eucalyptus and subabul saplings to farmers. The project is expected to help shore up raw…

Muddle over nod for GM mustard

In May, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) cleared the controversial transgenic mustard, DMH-11, for commercial cultivation. However the records of that meeting, held on May 12 and now made public, do not record any such…

The farm world still a land of cash

BENGALURU, NOVEMBER 7:   A year after demonetisation, the cash-intensive agriculture sector is yet to fully recover from the impact. Cash continues to be the preferred instrument for rural and farm transactions, while alternatives such as…

Tea output up by 5.69% in August

NEW DELHI, OCT 30:   The country’s tea output is estimated to have increased by 5.69 per cent to 1.67 lakh tonnes in August this year as against 1.58 lakh tonnes in the year-go period, according to the Tea Board. Of the total production,…