UP falters in wheat procurement target
Lucknow, June 14 : The Yogi Adityanath government has failed to achieve its target of purchasing 55 lakh metric tonne (MT) of wheat from farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) during the kharif season from March to May.
Punjab seeks hike in MSP for Rabi crops
Chandigarh, June 12 : In a bid to alleviate the woes of distressed farmers in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought a hike from the Centre in the minimum support price (MSP) of various crops for the 2019-20 Rabi season.
10pc organic fertilizer production to be made mandatory
New Delhi, April 23 : The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog or National Cow Commission will suggest the new government at the Centre to make it mandatory for companies like KRIBHCO and IFFCO to manufacture 10 per cent bio-fertilizers from cow dung and cow urine out of their total annual production. Full Story
Gamma rays can boost maize yield
Bengaluru, Feb 19 : Pre-treatment of maize seeds with a small dose of gamma radiation improves crop productivity and yield without using chemical fertilizers, scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi have found.