CROPS

  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister 16 hours 3 minutes ago

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Why India needs to worry Yesterday

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Unseasonal rainfall continues to damage crops Yesterday

    In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. ...
  • Unseasonal rainfall continues to hamper crops, government takes stock of damage Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted an aerial survey of the damaged areas in the Gwalior district...
  • Centre to raise compensation limit for crop damage: Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    Bundi: The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "The Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the loss to the farmers.... The government would raise the compensation limit to help the...
  • Haryana: Farmers in Rewari wait for government's help as crops worth lakhs destroyed 1 week ago

    Rewari: Unseasonal rains across India have led to the extensive damage of crops with Rewari district in Haryana being one of the worst hit. The standing crop in thousands of hectares of land has been destroyed and not just the magnitude of the loss but also pending loans is the...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices March 23, 2015

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets farmers hit by unseasonal rains, seeks timely compensation for loss March 21, 2015

    Bhiwani: Standing in support of the farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent unseasonal rains in north India, Congress President Sonia Gandhi appealed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana to provide timely compensation to those in need. "Farmers give us food. If they are suffering it...
  • Have protection for farmers like crop insurance system: Agriculture expert March 21, 2015

    Agriculture expert MS Swaminathan said that it had rather been a sad year for the farmers. "Towards harvest time we have this unfortunate event of unseasonal rains and hailstorms which do more damage. We don't have enough protection for farmers like a crop insurance system which can insulate them from...
  • Have enough surplus food, won't face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall, says Arun Jaitley March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. Reacting to the situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 20, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay. ...
  • Unseasonal rains wreak havoc: Large-scale crop loss bad news for Indian economy? March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • News 360: Unseasonal rain, hailstorm destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Nashik: Farmers face a crisis as rains damage major crops March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed acres and acres of grape field and over 60,000 hectares of major crop in the last 6 months in Nashik. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Agriculture scientist Swaminathan says it's a wake up call March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Agriculture scientist Dr MS...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop, price rise likely March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. One of the worst affected places is...
  • Modi government battles as 10 lakh hectares of standing crop destroyed March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rain has destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. One of the worst affected places is Maharashtra where around 40,000 hectares of standing Rabi crop has been damaged. On the other hand 26 out of...
  • Centre has asked affected states to give details of losses to crops by unseasonal rain March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said it has asked states to provide details of the losses caused to the standing crops by the recent unseasonal rains so that relief could be provided as members demanded that the Centre should come forward to help the affected states financially. Raising the issue,...
  • Unseasonal rainfall across North and West India damages crops March 16, 2015

    North and West India have been hit by unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms which have damaged standing crops worth thousands of crore rupees. It has led to a spectre of price rise and hoarding. ...
  • Heavy rains across north India cause damage to crops in several states March 2, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer, the rain has brought the mercury level down in the national capital and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India has brought temperature down by 5-10 degrees. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24-48...
  • PM Modi bets on genetically modified crops for second green revolution February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: On a fenced plot not far from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops. The GM mustard planted in the half-acre field in the grounds...
  • No scientific evidence to prove GM crops harmful: Prakash Javadekar December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no scientific evidence to prove that Genetically Modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, Government said on Thursday. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's response came to queries in Rajya Sabha over the recent controversial decision of biotech regulator -- the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's (GEAC)-- ...
  • Over Rs 1,000 crore damage to apple crop in J&K floods: Assocham September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over Rs 1,000 crore worth of apple crop has been damaged in Jammu and Kashmir because of devastating floods, and consumers across the country should be prepared to pay high prices during the coming festival season, said an Assocham study. "Floods have washed out Kashmir apple's crop worth Rs...
  • Heavy rains threaten paddy, cotton crops in Punjab September 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Large tracts of paddy and cotton fields are affected by floods in various parts of Punjab, raising a fear of heavy loss to crops. The Punjab government has ordered for an early assessment of damage to crops due to heavy rains lashing various parts of the state. Among the...
  • Monsoon picks up but threat of poor agriculture produce remains: Agriculture Minister September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A late surge in the monsoon has improved this year's overall rainfall deficiency from 18 per cent to 14 per cent. However, many states are still struggling with rainfall deficiency of over 30 per cent. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told CNNIBN that these extreme variations in...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • GM crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe: Prakash Javadekar August 7, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the genetically modified crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe. "Precautions must be taken for such trials," said the Minister. ...
  • Can't ignore science: Minister Prakash Javadekar on opposition to GM crops August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as some Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sanghlinked groups had asked for a ban on genetically modified food, the Centre has hinted that it might allow the field trials. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister of State Prakash Javadekar said that no one can ignore science. ""Yesterday somebody asked me about...