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UP paddy procurement picks momentum, tops 3.8 MT

UP paddy procurement picks momentum, tops 3.8 MT

In the high-stakes UP assembly elections, the ruling BJP is pulling all stops to...

UP government red-flags under-weighment of sugarcane

UP government red-flags under-weighment of sugarcane

According to UP cane and sugar commissioner Sanjay Bhoosreddy, 213 irregularities,...

Yellow Revolution: UP mustard area nearing a million hectares

Yellow Revolution: UP mustard area nearing a million hectares

The UP mustard area has grown by 35 percent to 946,000 hectares this year compared...

Modi woos small farmers, bats for ‘natural farming’

Modi woos small farmers, bats for ‘natural farming’

Taking up the cudgels for small farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December...

UP clocks 1.1 mt in paddy procurement

UP clocks 1.1 mt in paddy procurement

Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making a desperate farm outreach...

Ahead of polls, UP sugarcane crushing season gains momentum

Ahead of polls, UP sugarcane crushing season gains momentum

With barely a couple of months left for the high-stake 2022 assembly elections,...

2022 polls: Yogi expedites farm relief; UP allocates Rs 415 crore

2022 polls: Yogi expedites farm relief; UP allocates Rs 415 crore

According to the UP government, more than Rs 415 crore has been allocated to about...

Broccoli: The mineral-rich vegetable getting popular

Broccoli: The mineral-rich vegetable getting popular

The exotic and mineral-rich vegetable of broccoli is slowly gaining traction with...

UP molasses output estimated at 57  lakh  tonnes in 2021-22

UP molasses output estimated at 57 lakh tonnes in 2021-22

The Uttar Pradesh government has estimated molasses production of 5.7 million tonnes...

Targeting Rs 38,000 crore payments, UP sugar mills likely to start crushing this week

Targeting Rs 38,000 crore payments, UP sugar mills likely to start crushing this week

The cane crushing season 2021-22 is likely to start in UP this week. With a hike...

Political economy of sugarcane, paddy crucial for 2022 UP polls

Political economy of sugarcane, paddy crucial for 2022 UP polls

While the political firmament is abuzz with pre-poll activities, the farmer leaders,...

Rataul mango gets GI tag, joins league of Dussehri

Rataul mango gets GI tag, joins league of Dussehri

The famous Rataul mango brand of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been awarded the prestigious...

UP sugar mills stand in arrears of Rs 4,450 cr to the cane farmers for last crushing season

UP sugar mills stand in arrears of Rs 4,450 cr to the cane farmers for last crushing season

The new sugarcane crushing season (2021-22) has started in UP but the cane farmers’...

Amid farmers’ agitation, UP to invest Rs 722 crore in agri start-ups

Amid farmers’ agitation, UP to invest Rs 722 crore in agri start-ups

Amid the ongoing farmers’ agitation, the UP govt has planned to invest more than...

Ahead of 2022 polls, Yogi targets 7 MT of paddy procurement

Ahead of 2022 polls, Yogi targets 7 MT of paddy procurement

In the run-up to the crucial 2022 UP polls, the Yogi government is targeting to...

Fish farming perking up rural economy in UP

Fish farming perking up rural economy in UP

Looking to provide lucrative alternative avenues of income to the farmers, the Uttar...

Unpaid dues to cane farmers in UP Rs 7,000 crore for current season; another Rs 1,500 crore remains from previous one

Sugar mills bought 465.25 lt of cane from the farmers in the crushing season 2021-22 up to Jan 25 and produced 45.67 lt of sugar from...

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Budget expectations: Increased use of technology, export-promoting measures and reduced crop insurance premiums

Experts have recommended measures like promoting FPOs and reducing crop insurance premiums. There is a need to develop FPOs as agricultural...

National

Padma Shri for farmers Seth Pal Singh and Amai Mahalinga Naik

The Padma awards, which count among the highest civilian awards in the country, have been announced. The list comprises four Padma...

From the Ground

Mayawati may upset SP-RLD’s Jat-Muslim calculus in UP polls

The ticket distribution strategy of BSP president Mayawati in the UP Assembly elections is likely to upset the vaunted Jat–Muslim...

ELECTIONS 2022

Centralized system of government and parties leads to unrest among leaders of stature

The story is more or less the same in most of the parties — the rights are increasingly getting centralized. Had this been limited...

Opinion

Food and fertilizer subsidies may cross Rs 5 lakh crore this year; cut in Budget likely

When Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Budget in Parliament on Feb 1 for the coming financial year 2022-23, she will...

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