Prabhudatta Mishra
Special Correspondent
New Delhi
My Stories
Canada protests India’s imposition of 50% levy on import of yellow peas

Canada has expressed concern over the 50 per cent levy imposed on import of yellow peas. It has taken up the matter with India, as it fears the move will depress global pulses prices.

UP set for record 10 mt sugar production

Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest sugar producing state, is all set to hit a record 10 million tonnes (mt) production this season.

PM asks Niti to study pulses, oilseeds for self-sufficiency

The prime minister has asked Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand to study pulses and oilseeds sectors and suggest steps to make the country self-sufficient in these two commodities.

Stubble burning ignites inter-state divisions

As the smog chokes every person’s breathing system in the NCR region, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sought an appointment with his counterparts in Haryana and Punjab through twitter to discu

Back to cash economics after months of pain

Satpal, a farmer in Behrol village of Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, gets philosophical when it comes to demonetisation.

One year on, wounds inflicted on small scale units yet to heal

For the past one year, small scale industries have been facing a severe slump in demand.

Projected bullishness in palm oil rates may hurt local production

The edible oil manufacturers and refiners were pinning their hopes on the government slapping a higher import duty to check the falling prices of oilseeds.

Farm crisis looms large as farmers sell crops below support prices

The government is in a sticky situation as commodity prices have slumped and the price farmers get doest not even cover cost of production.

Contract farming to ensure MSP on the cards

The government may soon open up a window for private companies aimed at ensuring farmers get guaranteed price for their produce.

Agriculture credit may be extended to animal husbandry, fisheries

Amidst mounting pressure from farmers’ groups, the government may allow people to avail loan from banks at 4 per cent interest rate to buy cows and for facilitating fish farming.