RURAL AWAAZ

Kharif Crop Sown in 92.85 Lakh Hectare so far

AMN The total sown area as on 16th June 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 92.85 lakh hectare as compared to 87.59 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 9.22 lakh ha, pulses in 2.22 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.52 lakh hectare and … Continue reading Kharif Crop Sown in 92.85 Lakh Hectare so far

Good monsoon in several parts of country: Met

AMN Met officials said, Favorable monsoon conditions are developing into Odisha, Telangana, remaining parts of Tripura and Assam and Meghalaya and some parts of West Bengal and Sikkim during next 24 or 48 hours as the Southwest monsoon has further advanced into Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal’s coastal states. The MeT department has warned … Continue reading Good monsoon in several parts of country: Met

Low milk yield among Indian cows is biggest challenge: Minister

AMN Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Radha Mohan Singh today said, India is a world leader in milk production but low milk yield among the Indian cows is the biggest challenge. Inaugurating World Milk Day function in New Delhi, Mr. Singh said, the desi cow milk has to be collected, processed and sold … Continue reading Low milk yield among Indian cows is biggest challenge: Minister

Production of horticulture crops during 2016-17 to be more than 295 MTt

  The production of horticulture crops in the country in 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes which is 3.2 per cent higher than previous year.The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare today released the Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17. The department said, the … Continue reading Production of horticulture crops during 2016-17 to be more than 295 MTt

Govt giving priority to agriculture: Venkaiah Naidu

AMN Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu today said, the government was giving priority to agriculture in the country. Inaugurating the Gram Rajasthan Agri-tech Meet in Kota, Mr Naidu stressed on the use of technology, research, storage and better management in the agriculture activities to enhance the income of farmers. He said, the … Continue reading Govt giving priority to agriculture: Venkaiah Naidu

Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the onset of the monsoon in Kerala on 30th of this month but there is a possibility that it may hit Kerala a day before that. With chances of continuation of the El Nino effect, a phenomena associated with warming of Pacific waters, the IMD has predicted a … Continue reading Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

GM crop regulator approves commercial use of GM mustard

AMN India’s GM crop regulator has recommended the commercial use of genetically modified mustard in a submission to the Environment Ministry amid opposition by anti-GM groups. In its submission, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, GEAC, the nodal regulator for Genetically Modified GM) crop, has given a positive recommendation, with certain conditions. With its green signal, … Continue reading GM crop regulator approves commercial use of GM mustard

India to achieve record foodgrain production in 2016-17

Our Correspondent India is poised to achieve a record foodgrain production of 273.38 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year. The current year’s foodgrain production is significantly higher by 21.81 million tonnes than last year. Agriculture Ministry today came out with the third advance estimates of production of major crops revising upwards the output figures for … Continue reading India to achieve record foodgrain production in 2016-17

Maharashtra plans to supply free seeds, pesticides to farmers

AMN The Maharashtra government is planning to supply seeds, fertilisers and pesticides free of cost to small and marginal farmers to keep the production costs minimal and to reduce their losses. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil gave this information while talking to the reporters today in Mumbai. He said that the idea is to keep … Continue reading Maharashtra plans to supply free seeds, pesticides to farmers

Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Union agricultural ministry is contemplating with idea to provide subsidy to fertiliser firms for setting up soil testing facilities at retail outlets. The proposal has been sent to department of fertilisers to seek views from companies and other stakeholders. In  2016-17 Budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced setting up of … Continue reading Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

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