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India to receive average rainfall in August, September, predicts IMD

The overall monsoon rains in the country were 8% below average in June and 17% above average in July, hence the forecast paints a good picture for the farming sector.

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Published on Aug 01, 2022 06:06 PM IST
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Kharif sowing on rise, lower output of rice likely amid patchy rainfall

The Union government did not share estimates of paddy acreage for the second consecutive week, along with cotton, in its weekly update released on Friday.

The Union government did not share estimates of paddy acreage for the second consecutive week, along with cotton, in its weekly update released on Friday.
The Union government did not share estimates of paddy acreage for the second consecutive week, along with cotton, in its weekly update released on Friday.
Updated on Jul 30, 2022 02:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Uneven monsoon hits kharif sowing, paddy down 24%

In the week ended July 8, rice, the main summer staple, witnessed a worrying 24% drop in acreage over the same period last year, latest available official data shows.

Tapi, July 10 (ANI): Labourers sow paddy saplings in a field after heavy rains lashed recently in Tapi district of Gujarat on Sunday. (ANI Photo/ANI Pic Service) (ANI)
Tapi, July 10 (ANI): Labourers sow paddy saplings in a field after heavy rains lashed recently in Tapi district of Gujarat on Sunday. (ANI Photo/ANI Pic Service) (ANI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 03:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kharif sowing lags 5%, rice by 27%; experts hint at pickup by July

Overall kharif sowing was 5% below last year’s levels as on July 1, the agriculture ministry’s latest available data show. An uneven June-September monsoon, which waters nearly 60% of the country’s net-sown area, was 8% deficient in June, despite heavy rains and deadly flooding in some states.

Overall kharif sowing was 5% below last year’s levels as on July 1, the agriculture ministry’s latest available data show.
Overall kharif sowing was 5% below last year’s levels as on July 1, the agriculture ministry’s latest available data show.
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 03:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Cabinet approves hike in MSP for kharif crops

While the increase in floor prices ranges between 50-85% over cost of cultivation, the procurement price for the main summer staple paddy (rice) has been raised by ₹100 to ₹2,040 per quintal for the 2022-2023 crop year.

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Updated on Jun 09, 2022 05:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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