KHARIF

  • Chhattisgarh government disburses loans worth Rs 2,000 crore to farmers August 18, 2014

    Chhattisgarh government has so far disbursed shortterm agriculture loans of over Rs 2,000 crore to state farmers during the ongoing kharif season. Shortterm agriculture loans worth Rs 2,089 crore have been distributed to 9.12 lakh farmers till early this month during the current crop season, a public relations officer said here...
  • 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop completed in Kharif season July 18, 2014

    Over 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop has been completed for the current kharif season in Chhattisgarh where agriculture experts have advised farmers to cultivate short and medium duration varieties of rice. Sowing for paddy crop has been carried out on 19.34 lakh hectares of land so far against the...
  • Haryana: Deficient rainfall causes damage to standing crop, farmers worried July 14, 2014

    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...
  • Crop loans worth Rs 1,000 crore disbursed in the state June 23, 2014

    Crop loans of over Rs 1,000 crore have been disbursed in Chhattisgarh during the ongoing kharif season so far. The Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Bank has set a target to disburse Rs 2,450 crore shortterm crop loans through its primary agriculture cooperative committees to farmers this kharif season, an official statement said. Sums...
  • 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...
  • Farmers to get loans worth Rs 4,765 crore, says AP minister August 15, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh State Animal Husbandry minister P Viswaroop said today that Rs 4,765 crore loans would be provided to farmers during the kharif and rabi season in the district after unfurling the national flag. The state government would provide Rs 2859 core to farmers during kharif and Rs 1907 crore during...
  • Is shortfall in onion production the only reason for rising prices? August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An internal note prepared by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs says that the area under onion cultivation is 0.99 lakh hectares during 201213 compared to 1.08 lakh hectares during 201112 which means there is a decline of 8.33 per cent. The figures given out in the note...
  • Sowing activities completed on 114 lakh hectares of land during Kharif season August 5, 2013

    Sowing operations have been completed in about 114 lakh hectares during kharif season in Madhya Pradesh. Last year, sowing operations were accomplished in over 104 lakh hectares, an official release said in Bhopal on Monday. Of the sowing operations completed so far, coarse cereals have been sown in 28,92,000 hectares, pulses...
  • Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2: IMD May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The southwest monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculturebased economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the IMD said on Thursday. "Conditions are becoming favourable for the onset of southwest 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 droughtlike situation unfolding in several states. There is 21 per cent rainfall deficiency across the country, which is affecting the sowing of kharif crops. Sources...
  • Sowing of paddy, cereals lagging behind: Govt July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Sowing of paddy, maize, bajra and oilseeds is trailing behind but pulses has picked up so far in the ongoing kharif (summer) season, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. The sowing of kharif crops like paddy, pulses and oilseeds begins from April but gains momentum after the onset...
  • 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...
  • Fertiliser shortage forces Andhra farmers to loot September 16, 2010

    Hyderabad: There is anger and despair among farmers in Andhra Pradesh, which is pushing them to defy the law. An acute shortage of fertiliser has forced them into looting trucks and shops. The dealer says he is not getting anything from the government so there is no stock. We are...
  • 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 18, 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 18, 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 countrys farm production in the Kharif season could fall by 1520 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 Southwest 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...
  • Bundelkhand drought sees farmers leave in droves December 12, 2007

    Mahoba, UP: Drought in the Bundelkhand region is forcing the local farmer populace to migrate in droves. The bed of the Arjun Dam is now so dry that it can be mistaken for farmland. Drought has already claimed the Kharif crop this year, which threw people out of work for six...