Kharif Crop

  • Haryana: Deficient rainfall causes damage to standing crop, farmers worried 6 days ago

    Pulwal: Delayed monsoon remains a top concern as it is the peak of the kharif season, but deficient rainfall has caused damage to standing crop in Haryana. Farmers who have taken land on lease for cultivation are now staring at an uncertain future. There's an acre of yellowing paddy in...
  • Onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi fall as kharif crops arrive, down by Rs 12/kg to Rs 30/kg October 2, 2013

    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 sets...
  • Excess rains to boost Kharif production this season August 23, 2013

    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 crore...
  • Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2: IMD May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the IMD said on Thursday. "Conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of south-west monsoon over Kerala during the next three days," DP Yadav, Director of the Indian Meteorological...
  • MP: Rains destroy soya bean, rice crop August 13, 2012

    Vidisha: The low pressure area that caused heavy rainfall in the north western parts of Madhya Pradesh is finally moving towards Rajasthan, but for soya bean farmers the damage is already done. The crop has got heavily damaged and 25 people have reportedly been killed in rain related incidents in...
  • EGoM on drought to decide on relief measures July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is expected to meet on Tuesday over relief measures to tackle the drought-like situation unfolding in several states. There is 21 per cent rainfall deficiency across the country, which is affecting the sowing of kharif crops. Sources...
  • Monsoon to hit Kerala by June 5: Met Dept June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Monsoon, the lifeline of Indian agriculture, is most likely to hit Kerala by June 5 and there is no room for concern over sowing of kharif (summer) crops like paddy and pulses, a top India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. "Most likely, the southwest monsoon will reach Kerala by...
  • Talking Point: Will UPA be able to contain food prices? November 19, 2009

    Like gold, prices of essentials are touching record levels. One kilogram of dal (pulses) now costs more than Rs 100. Once called the poor man's diet, dal is now unaffordable for lower income households. Moong dal is selling at around Rs 104 per kg in Delhi's retail shops and arhar...
  • Rising prices unite entire Opposition against UPA November 19, 2009

    New Delhi: It's an issue which has brought together the Left and the Right and even the firecest of adversaries. Rising prices have united the entire Opposition against UPA on the eve of Parliament session. While the Government insists it's only trying to help the farmers, it is being cornered...
  • Pulse of the nation: Dal prices shoot up November 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Like gold, prices of essentials are touching record levels. One kilogram of dal (pulses) now costs more than Rs 100. Once called the poor man's diet, dal is now unaffordable for lower income households. Moong dal is selling at around Rs 104 per kg in Delhi's retail shops...
  • Drought will be addressed, assures Mukherjee August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured that the Government is closely monitoring the drought situation in the country. However, he said that due to the poor monsoon the country’s farm production in the Kharif season could fall by 15-20 per. Till now, around 252 districts in 10 states...
  • Government hikes support prices for grain, pulses August 21, 2009

    New Delhi: With drought declared in half of India, the Government said on Thursday it would "respond appropriately" to mitigate the situation and would increase the minimum support price (MSP) of cereals and pulses to help farmers. "We are taking it step by step. It is an evolving situation and the...
  • Met Department declares monsoon arrives in Kerala May 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Met Department has declared that the South-west monsoon has set in over Kerala more than a week before the normal date of June 1. Although conditions are favourable for strengthening of the monsoon, the onward movement of monsoon would be primarily on the eastern side. The monsoon has now...