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Area under Kharif crops up by 7.43 per cent despite less rain
The acreage under cotton has gone up by 18.26 per cent from last year to 11.71million hectares, according to data from the agriculture ministry.

Meet the farmers who bring salt to your table
Labourers sort salt as they work on a salt pan at Thoothukudi some 160kms south of Madurai.

India in no hurry to grow GM food crops
Several stakeholders, including Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, have expressed opposition to GM food crops.

Time ripe for a nutrition revolution: MS Swaminathan
Stating that India was a country with the largest number of people with malnutirition in the world, he said this was despite adequate food production and availability of cereals.

Rabobank, WWF India and EID Parry tie-up for sustainable sugar production
The Decision Support Tool can be used in any geo-hydrological area with certain modifications required for it to be suitable in areas.

IMD forecasts normal monsoon in August & September
According to the IMD, rainfall over the country during the remaining two months of the monsoon season (August and September) is likely to be 100 per cent.

Agriculture sector gets Rs 354.77 crore FDI in April-May: Government
As per the data, the country had received total 515.49 crore FDI in the agriculture sector during the 2016-17 fiscal, as against Rs 553.14 crore in the previous year.

Another round of consolidation likely in agricultural inputs sector
The key factors fuelling consolidation in the domestic market include large mergers and acquisitions in the global market.

Onion price rise temporary phenomena: Agriculture Secretary
The secretary also said that fall in kharif output is unlikely except in some states like Karnataka where production has been hit due to poor rains

Vegetables get 40 per cent costlier in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha
Prices of common vegetables like brinjal, pointed gourd, cauliflower, ridged gourd have become expensive is last one week as the vegetables have been destroyed due to heavy rains.