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Monsoon rains weaken as late retreat looms
Thu, Sep 18 2014. 08 15 PM

Monsoon rains weaken as late retreat looms

The monsoon season is set to enter withdrawal phase by the weekend, says weather office
India’s rice output, exports to climb on revival of monsoon
Thu, Sep 18 2014. 01 49 PM

India’s rice output, exports to climb on revival of monsoon

Robust exports from India could keep a lid on global prices that have surged 12% in the past three months
UP declares 44 districts as hit by drought, seeks Rs6,061 crore relief
Thu, Sep 18 2014. 12 47 AM

UP declares 44 districts as hit by drought, seeks Rs6,061 crore relief

State to stop revenue collection in drought-hit areas till 31 Mar; banks not to use any coercive measures on farmers
Delayed retreat of Indian monsoon to start this weekend
Thu, Sep 18 2014. 12 43 AM

Delayed retreat of Indian monsoon to start this weekend

Usually, rains enter a retreating phase from early September, withdrawing completely from western Rajasthan by the middle of the month
India to produce surplus sugar for fifth straight year
Wed, Sep 17 2014. 12 20 PM

India to produce surplus sugar for fifth straight year

The surplus production could depress local prices and increase losses of debt-ridden sugar mills
Many of the leading rice-producing states are inefficient at production
Tue, Sep 16 2014. 01 11 PM

Many of the leading rice-producing states are inefficient at production

Better irrigation systems and use of more fertilizers could narrow the gap between production and productivity
Western Uttar Pradesh farmers on the brink
Mon, Sep 15 2014. 11 20 AM

Western Uttar Pradesh farmers on the brink

Together with unpaid sugarcane arrears from mills, an errant monsoon has made the situation acute for farmers
Kharif sowing nears 100 mn hectare mark
Fri, Sep 12 2014. 11 15 PM

Kharif sowing nears 100 mn hectare mark

With rainfall deficit narrowing down to 11% of the average, sowing of kharif crops has inched close to last year’s numbers
India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA
Fri, Sep 12 2014. 12 28 PM

India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA

If the projections by the USDA are accurate, it will mark the end of China’s dominance of the global cotton market
India logs heaviest 2014 rainfall in past week
Thu, Sep 11 2014. 06 46 PM

India logs heaviest 2014 rainfall in past week

Weekly rainfall in the week that started 8 September was 64% above average, the Met department said
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