India, second-biggest wheat grower, reaping smallest crop since 2008
Govt agencies procure more wheat despite lower production

Govt agencies procure more wheat despite lower production

In the ongoing rabi season, agencies procured 26.7 mt of wheat, 0.5 mt more than the quantity procured by this time last year
Modi reaches out to farmers, launches DD Kisan channel

Modi reaches out to farmers, launches DD Kisan channel

The 24-hour DD Kisan channel will help farmers access better technology, information about weather and crop prices and boost agricultural productivity
An El Niño year? Data so far similar to ’97-98

An El Niño year? Data so far similar to ’97-98

All El Nino indices have averaged more than plus 1 degree Celsius in the past four weeks
How long will this heatwave last?

How long will this heatwave last?

Weather forecasters hold out no hope of an immediate respite
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