Crops

  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops 31-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre will provide Rs 352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a government source said on Monday. That apart, the Centre has decided to release Rs 92...
  • Two Maoists held, poppy crop demolished 26-03-2014 07:39 PM

    The security forces arrested two hardcore Maoists and destroyed poppy crop under a forest area in Bihar's Jamui district, on Wednesday, the police said. Carrying out a combing-cum-search operation in Gurmaha forest, the security forces nabbed two ultras, one of whom was identified as Madan Koda, the Deputy Inspector General...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide 19-03-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Two farmers reportedly committed suicide in the Beed and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday. The suicides came on a day when Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, downplayed the issue of crop damage - the prime reason behind the suicides. "Entire India is not...
  • Rains paralyse normal life in India, damage crops worth crores 12-03-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: Rains, hailstorm and snowfall across the country have paralysed normal life and destroyed crops worth crores. In Jammu and Kashmir, 10 people have been killed due to avalanches. Srinagar highway has been closed down due to heavy snowfall. It received more than one feet of snow affecting water...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm 12-03-2014 08:02 PM

    A central team will arrive on a three-day visit from tomorrow to assess the extensive damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday. In view of the central team's visit from March 13-15,State Chief Secretary, Antony DeSa held discussions with...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days 12-03-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage 12-03-2014 08:25 AM

    Damoh: Two farmers have committed suicide in Damoh district of madhya Pradesh after they incurred severe loss to their crops by the unseasonal rain. So far, six farmers have tried to end their life in the district after the loss. Till now, crops worth 13,000 crores have been destroyed in...
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  • Unseasonal rains spell doom for Maharashtra farmers, drive them to commit suicide 11-03-2014 10:20 PM

    Mumbai: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight has destroyed crops across lakhs of hectares of land in Maharashtra and left behind hapless farmers wading through ruined crops and facing huge losses. "Everything is gone, I had taken so much care of my crops but nothing is left," said...
  • Does India really care for its farmers? 11-03-2014 10:12 PM

    A nationwide Lokniti-CSDS survey has revealed the state of the Indian farmer. The 70 per cent of India lives in the countryside and yet, less than one per cent of news tracks the Indian farmer. The survey comes at a time when Indian farmer faces another crisis by freak weather;...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops 11-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop 11-03-2014 08:51 AM

    Mumbai: Heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra have damaged thousands of hectares of Rabi crop. The government has now started a crop survey. Saikheda, Chandori, Karanjgaon, Tarulkhedale, Tamaswadi villages were the worst-affected. Pomegranate and grape cultivation in Satana has been virtually wiped out. Standing crops like...
  • Hailstorms continue in Maharashtra, unseasonal rains in the North 11-03-2014 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: Hailstorms continue to wreak havoc in Maharashtra. Damage to thousands of hectares of crop in the past two weeks is now giving rise to fears of price rise. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday said EC's permission will be sought to give financial assistance to affected farmers...
  • Let farmers decide about GM crops, not governments

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Governments must 'do' as little as possible to be considered legitimate. People must 'do', not governments. When the latter 'do' anything at all, they tread...

  • Chhattisgarh sanctions Rs 200 crore to compensate farmers 04-03-2014 09:29 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday sanctioned a sum of Rs 200 crore to compensate farmers who suffered losses in recent rainfalls and hailstorms in several places of the state. "Singh chaired a meeting of senior officials to take stock of the situation and took a decision on Tuesday...
  • Shivraj meets President, apprises him about crop loss due to rains 03-03-2014 12:29 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him about severe loss to crops caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in his state. At the meeting, Chouhan said houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads, electrical transformers have been badly affected, according to an...
  • Rain likely to continue for two more days, states decide on relief packages 01-03-2014 10:57 AM

    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that heavy rainfall has destroyed crops in around 9,800 villages. The government now plans on extending relief to farmers to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has announced a relief package as well. ...
  • Rains, hailstorm damage legal opium crop in Malwa 01-03-2014 12:13 AM

    Recent heavy rains and hailstorm have damaged the opium harvest in Malwa region known for its legal cultivation. About 30,000 opium farmers from Neemuch, Mandsaur and Ratlam districts said rains lashed the region just when the opium harvest was at its peak. The district Congress president Nandkishor Patel met the...
  • Farmers worst hit by rains, hailstorm will get wheat at Re 1/kg: CM 28-02-2014 02:47 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that wheat at Rs 1 per kg will be provided for eight months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crop-loss due to rain and hailstorm in the state. The Chief Minister who visited hailstorm-affected Rehti, Nasrullahganj and Ashta including...
  • More than 10,000 Rajasthan villages declared scarcity-hit 05-02-2014 11:03 PM

    More than 10,000 villages in 17 districts of Rajasthan have been declared scarcity-hit on thebasis of the assessment of their kharif crops. As per 'girdwari' (crop assessment) reports of the collectors in 17 districts, 10,225 villages were found scarcity-hit, said a spokesman, quoting an official notification issued to this effect....
  • Harda farmers to get compensation of Rs 115 crore for damaged soybean crop 02-02-2014 03:20 PM

    The farmers in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh will get a compensation package of over Rs 115 crore for the damage caused to the soybean crop in 2012-2013, a senior official said on Sunday. "Because of heavy rains and floods in 2012-2013, soybean crop was badly damaged following which the...
  • Heavy rain claims 12 lives, over 2 lakh hectares of crops under water 25-10-2013 11:31 AM

    Hyderabad: Heavy rains have claimed 12 lives in Andhra Pradesh due to incessant downpour in the state since Tuesday night. With a low pressure area hovering over the Bay of Bengal, the state government has evacuated more than 4600 people, especially in coastal districts. Relief camps have also been set...
  • One die as heavy rains continue to lash Andhra Pradesh 24-10-2013 11:50 AM

    Hyderabad: One person has died as heavy rains continue to lash Andhra Pradesh since the last 24 hours. The rains have damaged crop in coastal districts. More than 80,000 hectares of crop are estimated to be damaged due to these incessant rain. According to the Met Department, a low pressure...
  • Onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi fall as kharif crops arrive, down by Rs 12/kg to Rs 30/kg 02-10-2013 08:37 AM

    Onion prices on Tuesday fell sharply by Rs 12 to Rs 30 per kg at Lasalgaon Mandi in Nashik as supplies almost doubled with the arrival of new crops, raising hopes of a similar cut in retail rates. The impact of a fall in onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi, which...
  • Bumper monsoon season shows signs of waning 05-09-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains should continue to be weaker than average again next week, suggesting an early end to the season, weather officials said on Thursday, but with summer crops well established, there should be little impact on harvests. The monsoon, crucial for the 55 percent of Indian farmland that...
  • Excess rains to boost Kharif production this season 23-08-2013 03:22 PM

    Excess rains will be a boon to the parched state and Rajasthan will have a bumper kharif crop this season as sowing target touched 94 per cent, a top state agriculture department official said on Friday. As against a target of 1.54 crore hectare of sowing, an average of 1.45...
  • Pawar admits concerns about genetically modified food could be real 10-08-2013 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in an interview with the CNN-IBN has admitted that concerns about genetically food could be real but he added that a ban on field trials would be an extreme measure. "Without trials, how can they test. So opposing even trials, I think this is...
  • Crop loans worth Rs 1,600 crore disbursed to Chhattisgarh farmers 29-07-2013 03:18 PM

    Widespread monsoon across Chhattisgarh has boosted farming activities in the state and crop loans of Rs 1,600 crore have been disbursed to farmers in kharif-rabi season. "The rapid progress of the monsoon in the past couple of days has boosted sowing and other farming activities. So far, Rs 1,583 core...
  • Rs 2 cheques: Crop damage compensation for farmers in Haryana 25-07-2013 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocker in Haryana, the state government has handed out compensation cheques for as little as Rs 2 to farmers for crops damaged in 2011. Farmers are refusing to encash the cheques saying it will cost them at least Rs 1,000 to open an account and deposit...
  • Reason behind vegetable price rise crop shortage or profiteering? 05-07-2013 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: The rising prices of vegetables across parts of the country have become a huge concern among the consumers. Early monsoons have affected the crops resulting in lesser produce, but the consumers are also flummoxed by the marked difference between wholesale and retail prices. In the national capital, even...