National

Duty on petrol and diesel to shore up domestic supplies; customs duty on gold raised

Duty on petrol and diesel to shore up domestic supplies; customs duty on gold raised

According to the Ministry of Finance, a cess of Rs 6 per litre has been imposed...

Successful transition to sustainable agricultural practices will require stakeholders to work collaboratively

Successful transition to sustainable agricultural practices will require stakeholders to work collaboratively

A white paper on “Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Global South:...

Morocco’s OCP Group holds key to DAP prices; China returns to fertilizer exports market

Morocco’s OCP Group holds key to DAP prices; China returns to fertilizer exports market

Indian companies have even imported some DAP recently but this quantity is less...

Parameswaran Iyer to take over as NITI Aayog CEO; Amitabh Kant’s tenure ends on June 30

Parameswaran Iyer to take over as NITI Aayog CEO; Amitabh Kant’s tenure ends on June 30

Iyer will replace Amitabh Kant, who is set to retire on June 30 after six years...

Urea prices go down by up to 45 per cent in global market due to fall in demand

Urea prices go down by up to 45 per cent in global market due to fall in demand

Urea prices, which had gone up to as high as nearly $1,000 per tonne, have come...

Mangoes not aam: Production declines due to premature high temperatures

Mangoes not aam: Production declines due to premature high temperatures

Mango-producing farmers are facing a critical situation. Farmers say that there...

Bleak possibilities of resumption of wheat exports

Bleak possibilities of resumption of wheat exports

The possibilities of resumption of wheat exports seem to be practically very bleak....

No discussion at WTO about PSH and agriculture subsidy that are crucial for India

No discussion at WTO about PSH and agriculture subsidy that are crucial for India

Agriculture subsidy is a crucial issue for India, but the talk did not move forward...

Fortified rice distributed through ration shops in 90 districts out of the targeted 291

Fortified rice distributed through ration shops in 90 districts out of the targeted 291

The Food Secretary said that the government had a target of distributing 175 lt...

Wheat procurement stuck at 187 lt; May stocks at 5-year low in central pool

Wheat procurement stuck at 187 lt; May stocks at 5-year low in central pool

According to the information available on the CFPP, the wheat procurement in this...

Maharashtra gets ahead of UP in sugar production after five years; production at 5-year low in UP

Maharashtra gets ahead of UP in sugar production after five years; production at 5-year low in UP

The sugar production in Maharashtra is estimated to go up to 138 lakh tonnes lt...

Genetic experts raise questions on guidelines for genome-edited plants; amendments needed to take full advantage of technology

Genetic experts raise questions on guidelines for genome-edited plants; amendments needed to take full advantage of technology

Scientists who are experts in plant genetics say that the guidelines are not clear....

RBI differs from govt on inflation, says external factors have less impact

RBI differs from govt on inflation, says external factors have less impact

A change of 1 per cent in overall global commodity prices leads to only a 0.02 per...

High WPI inflation likely to impact retail inflation too: RBI

High WPI inflation likely to impact retail inflation too: RBI

In its annual report released on Friday, the RBI has cautioned that there is a risk...

Only 3.4 lt public procurement of wheat in two weeks since ban on export; 195 lt target seems difficult

Only 3.4 lt public procurement of wheat in two weeks since ban on export; 195 lt target seems difficult

As per the information available on the Central Foodgrains Procurement Portal (CFPP),...

Fertilizer subsidy may go up to Rs 2.15 lakh crore due to increase in prices

Fertilizer subsidy may go up to Rs 2.15 lakh crore due to increase in prices

The fertilizer subsidy may exceed the Budget provisions by Rs 1.1 lakh crore in...

Duty on petrol and diesel to shore up domestic supplies; customs duty on gold raised

According to the Ministry of Finance, a cess of Rs 6 per litre has been imposed on exports of petrol and ATF each while one of Rs...

National

IFFCO bags patents for Nano Urea and Nano DAP

The Patent Office of the Government of India has awarded the patents for 20 years. A true novel example of Atmanirbhar Bharat and...

Cooperatives

Wheat prices in the global market fall by 27 per cent from record high despite Ukraine crisis

On Tuesday June 28, the wheat price was only $9.39 per bushel (approx. $313 per tonne) while on March 7, it had gone up to $12.94...

International

IFFCO welcomes Ministry of Cooperation’s historic step towards digitalization of PACS

The computerization of PACS will connect the last-mile farmer to the economy of the country. It would create transparency and accountability...

Cooperatives

Cabinet approves computerization of PACS

This project proposes the computerization of about 63,000 functional PACS over a period of five years with a total budget outlay of...

Cooperatives

We have to depend on cooperatives for food security in future: Konda Reddy Chavva

Konda Reddy Chavva, Assistant FAOR, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), spoke about the case studies of agricultural cooperatives...

Cooperatives