Sowing

  • Declare Jharkhand drought-hit, demands BJP August 13, 2013

    The BJP on Tuesday demanded that Jharkhand be declared drought-hit following a deficit monsoon. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by state president Rabindra Rai and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda met Governor Syed Ahmad and demanded that the state be declared drought hit. "In the memorandum to the governor, our...
  • 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 revives, drought fears diminish July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains in the country were above average in the past week for the first time in the current season, the weather office said, as the downpours resumed after a worrying fortnight-long pause over the central part of the country. The annual rains are crucial for farm output and...
  • 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...