Kharif

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Farmers to get loans worth Rs 4,765 crore, says AP minister 15-08-2013 08:44 PM

    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...
  • Is shortfall in onion production the only reason for rising prices? 13-08-2013 11:35 PM

    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 2012-13 compared to 1.08 lakh hectares during 2011-12 which means there is a decline of 8.33 per cent. The figures given out in the note mention...
  • Sowing activities completed on 114 lakh hectares of land during Kharif season 05-08-2013 12:13 PM

    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,...
  • Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2: IMD 30-05-2013 07:50 PM

    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...
  • Fertiliser shortage forces Andhra farmers to loot 16-09-2010 10:24 AM

    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...
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