Good rainfall this year is key to boosting a rural economy hit by delayed and lower rains last year. Photo: PTI

June rains boost kharif sowing

Sowing of summer crop over in 30 million hectares till date, 57% more than last year
Govt approves Rs50,000 crore irrigation package to boost agriculture

Govt approves Rs50,000 crore irrigation package to boost agriculture

Cabinet also moots creation of a national agriculture market to help farmers get better crop prices
Global slump in agri commodities to persist: report

Global slump in agri commodities to persist: report

A major factor driving lower food prices globally is lower oil prices that is pushing down energy and fertilizer costs, the report said, adding, this will remove incentives for production of bio-fuels
No threat to paddy crop despite deficient rain forecast: Govt

No threat to paddy crop despite deficient rain forecast: Govt

IMD has forecast 8% and 10% deficient rains for July and August, respectively
Cabinet clears online national agriculture market

Cabinet clears online national agriculture market

An online platform would be set up wherein farmers will be able to sell and buy fruits, vegetables and other produce from across the country
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