But falling sugar cane yields in top producing Maharashtra state and third-biggest producer Karnataka due to early maturity of the crop has been prompting some trade houses to scale down production estimates further.
On the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, January 23, 2023, the central government may issue the much awaited thirteenth instalment, according to media reports.
Wheat production had declined to 106.84 million tonnes due to heat wave in key growing states in 2021-22 crop year, as per the agriculture ministry data.
Singh was speaking after he and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar formally released the data products and services of RISAT-1A satellite for the user community.
Rabi crops are mostly sown during October and November and the produce is harvested from January to March depending on the maturity of the commodity.
The Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister said that the government was providing a 40 per cent subsidy for adopting fish farming, and the farmers should take maximum benefit of the scheme.
Kharif crops are mostly sown during monsoon -June and July, and the produce is harvested during October and November.
Raising objections to the regulatory body’s recommendation, the SJM co-convenor termed as ”completely untrue” the claim that GM mustard was ‘swadeshi’ and had been developed in India.
Tamil Nadu has presented a separate budget for agriculture sector and the Chief Minister is keen to support the cause of farmers, he said.
Higher food prices could prompt New Delhi to slap additional restrictions on exports of food commodities such as rice, wheat, and sugar, and potentially force the Reserve Bank of India to raise interest rates again.
Abhilaksh Likhi, Additional Secretary in the Union Agriculture Ministry, told state officials to chalk out a detailed plan while attending a farm demonstration on crop residue management at Rangian village in Kharar tehsil of SAS Nagar district in Punjab, an official statement said.
According to the data from the ‘Consortium for Research on Agroecosystem Monitoring and Modelling from Space’, not a single stubble burning incident has taken place in the last six days in Punjab.
Besides delaying harvesting of crops, the untimely rain will not only affect the yield but also quality of crop, they said.
They, however, said farmers, at the individual level, have been hit the hardest by the highly erratic monsoon and many have not yet received help from state governments.
The process of registering farmers is underway and it will continue till October 31, the chief minister said.
The export policy of broken rice has been amended through a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) dated September 8, 2022.
However, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey asserted that the country will have surplus production in rice.
During the virtual meeting on Wednesday, the Union minister also asked the States to complete data verification and update it at the earliest.
To put it into context, the country’s total wheat output rose from 98.5 lakh tonne in the early 1960s to 1,068.4 lakh tonne in 2021-22, the centre said on Wednesday through a data chart.