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India seen passing China as world’s top cotton producer on area
Wed, Aug 20 2014. 03 15 PM

India seen passing China as world’s top cotton producer on area

The harvest is estimated at 39.63 million bales of 170 kilograms each, or 6.74 million metric tons, in the season starting 1 October
Uttar Pradesh floods: 28 killed, 1,500 villages affected
Mon, Aug 18 2014. 10 29 AM

Uttar Pradesh floods: 28 killed, 1,500 villages affected

Several rivers in the state are flowing over danger mark due to heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand and Nepal
Govt to raise import duty on sugar if mills clear cane dues
Fri, Aug 15 2014. 12 29 AM

Govt to raise import duty on sugar if mills clear cane dues

Ram Vilas Paswan says he is taking initiatives to help end the impasse, but he want mills to clear cane arrears
Record food grain production in a high inflation year
Thu, Aug 14 2014. 09 56 PM

Record food grain production in a high inflation year

For 2014-15, the government has set a target of producing 261 million tonnes of food grains
Kharif sowing area normalizes at 98% of previous year
Thu, Aug 14 2014. 09 46 PM

Kharif sowing area normalizes at 98% of previous year

Kharif sowing area has crossed 87.6 million hectares, marginally lagging behind the 92.8 million hectares sown by this time last year
Foodgrain output in 2013-14 revised upwards to a record 264.77 mt
Thu, Aug 14 2014. 08 58 PM

Foodgrain output in 2013-14 revised upwards to a record 264.77 mt

Wheat output has been revised to 95.91 million tonnes and rice output to 106.54 million tonnes
Water reservoirs at 63% of capacity in past week
Thu, Aug 14 2014. 05 49 PM

Water reservoirs at 63% of capacity in past week

The late revival in monsoon helped raise the latest level above the 10-year average of 55% for the week, easing concerns of a drinking water crisis
Erratic monsoon rain below average in past week
Thu, Aug 14 2014. 05 35 PM

Erratic monsoon rain below average in past week

Monsoon weakened, registering 20% below average rainfall in the week that ended on 13 August
Monsoon deficient in north-western India
Wed, Aug 13 2014. 05 56 PM

Monsoon deficient in north-western India

Punjab has so far received deficient rainfall of minus 58% followed by Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, all of which recorded minus 56%
IMD cuts monsoon forecast, says more rains in second half
Wed, Aug 13 2014. 12 41 AM

IMD cuts monsoon forecast, says more rains in second half

Met department says India will receive 87% rainfall, down from 93% that was originally estimated
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