Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: wheat

India’s wheat planting gathers momentum, latest data shows acreage up by nearly 10%

Indian farmers have planted wheat on 4.5 million hectares since 1 October, when the current sowing season began, up 9.7% from a year ago, showed the latest farm ministry data.

More bad news after inflation hits 5-month high: Wheat stocks at 6-yr low, ‘rice output to fall’

Wheat stocks are half of where they stood in October 2021. Public stocks of rice are nearly double stocking norm, but price outlook depends on actual harvest this season.

What’s common between Modi & Manmohan govt on agriculture? Distrust of futures markets

Wheat or chana, one hopes that the Modi government and SEBI will lift the ban on future trading of agricultural commodities soon.

No plan to import wheat, govt says after traders flag drop in output estimate due to heatwave

Department of Food & Public Distribution took to Twitter clarifying that India has adequate foodgrain stocks to meet its domestic requirements

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

First wheat, now rice — hit by bad weather, output could fall by ‘10 mn tonnes’ this season

A hit to India’s rice output could lead to a major policy overhaul as it arrives on the back of a lower wheat harvest.

Does India have enough rice for welfare schemes and ethanol? What the govt is missing

Procurement of rice stocks has seen a significant increase. But India is seeing deficient rains and increase of ethanol distilleries.

Answer to climate shocks? Heat-resistant wheat from ICAR hits markets, ‘grows in 100 days’

'Pusa Ahilya' or HI 1634 is said to allow later sowing without risk of heatwave effects, and have a high yield potential of 70.6 quintals per hectare.

14 crops and a prayer — why Modi govt’s latest MSP increases ride a lot on hope

The govt Wednesday raised support prices for 14 crops by 6 per cent, on an average — the highest in four years.

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.