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Tue, Sep 18 2018. 02 02 PM IST

India, US closing in on package deal to remove trade irritants

The current discussions are focussed on removing outstanding sources of friction, and are not aimed at creating a bilateral free trade agreement between the two nations

Fri, Sep 14 2018. 12 12 AM IST

Monsoon weakening, withdrawal to begin after 17 Sep, says IMD

A western disturbance may increase rainfall over N-W India, which could delay the withdrawal of monsoon

Wed, Sep 12 2018. 11 52 PM IST

Farmers don’t have enough cash to save or invest

Barely one in 10 rural households had any investment to make, and just 51% of the households saved some money in 2015-16, shows Nabard survey

Fri, Sep 07 2018. 10 25 PM IST

Rain deficit at 7%, but water level in reservoirs higher than last year, shows data

Of 91 reservoirs, as many as 50—most of them in south and central India—have higher storage available than last year

Tue, Sep 04 2018. 09 53 AM IST

Why ethanol blending in petrol might not work for India

India might be able to save on oil import costs by going for a greater petrol-ethanol mix, but that could strain the country’s water resources and affect food availability

Thu, Aug 30 2018. 09 36 AM IST

Why reports of agriculture’s demise are greatly exaggerated

Farming activities comprise more than half of the total average monthly income for agricultural households, as per the latest survey by Nabard

Tue, Aug 28 2018. 11 18 PM IST

Foodgrain output seen at record 285 million tonnes in 2017-18

Production of rice is estimated at 112.9 mn tonnes in 2017-18, while that of wheat touched 99.7 mn tonnes

Sun, Aug 26 2018. 11 55 PM IST

Kodagu coffee plantation owners stuck in ‘no man’s land’

During this time of the year, Kodagu is usually abuzz with concerns over coffee and pepper prices, production and labour shortages. Today, the residents are yet to asses the flood damage to their plantations

Wed, Aug 15 2018. 02 41 PM IST

Kerala floods: Plantation industry looking at a loss of over Rs 900 crore

The blow to Kerala’s Plantation industry comes just ahead of the peak growing months—September and October—and at a time when it was already battling with falling prices

Tue, Aug 14 2018. 04 29 PM IST

Farmers have a new headache: Pest attacks on cotton, maize

The fall armyworm is known to devour entire crop fields in as little as one night

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