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Bumper foodgrain output expected in 2016-17 but production during rabi may be lower vis-a-vis 2013-14

n is likely to reach a record level of about 272.0 million tonnes in the crop year 2016-17. As per the second advance estimates of foodgrain production, which has been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on 15 February, 2017, the total foodgrain production in the crop year 2016-17 is not only expected to be higher than that in 2014-15 and 2015-16, it is also anticipated to surpass the previous record level of nearly 265.0 m

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Hit by note ban, Bundelkhand's sons come home to more misery -AM Jigeesh

the BJP in the ongoing elections. While the SP-Congress alliance is the frontrunner for upper caste voters, who voted for BJP in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, the BSP seems to be the favourite of Agriculture workers and migrant workers who have returned to their village post-demonetisation. Take Urai, a small town in Jalaun district that is infamous for farmer suicides and recurrent drought. Youth from this village would flock to Guajrat’

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Budget and agri-commodity trading: Searching for a spot in the future -Pravesh Sharma & Raghav Raghunathan

Indian Express Integration of spot and derivatives markets for farm produce via e-NAM can be a potential game-changer There isn’t much from the recent Union Budget as far as new ideas for Agriculture goes, yet it sends out a couple of signals suggesting the Narendra Modi government’s intent to integrate farmers better with the markets. One such signal is the proposal to come out with a ‘model law’ on contract farming f

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Why Modi govt is handing out a raw deal to small and marginal farmers -Sayantan Bera

es is estimated to surpass that of foodgrains. This signals a fundamental shift in India’s farm economy towards a growing share of horticulture crops, which now contribute nearly a fifth to the Agriculture GDP. Small and marginal farmers took to horticulture expecting better returns. Vegetables can be grown in small plots of land and being short-duration crops, they ensure a quicker cash flow. However, farmers have been battered by repeate

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At 272 MT, record grain output likely

ute a record 108.86 MT to the overall production, wheat output is estimated at 96.64 MT, coarse cereals at 44.34 MT, pulses at 22.14 MT and oilseeds at 33.60 MT, as per the assessment released by the Agriculture Ministry. All figures are based on feedback from the states and validated with information available from other sources, say officials. The reasons for the cheer include a good monsoon in 2016 and conducive weather conditions during rabi se

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Good news! Your food bill in 2016-17 set to fall; here's why

nne (mt). According to the second advance estimates of production of major crops — rice, pulses, oilseeds, cotton and sugarcane for the crop year 2016-17 (July-June) released on Wednesday by Agriculture ministry, there would be record output of rice, wheat and pulses this year. Experts say that the higher output of rice , wheat and pulses will help soften retail prices. The pulses prices, which witnessed a spike last year, had softened sin

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Powered by good monsoon, India set for best-ever foodgrain output -Vishwa Mohan & Dipak K Dash

on of pulses which may also make an all-time record, production of wheat, rice, coarse cereals and oilseeds too are heading to surpass their previous record. The estimated figures, released by the Agriculture ministry on Wednesday, show that the current year's production is significantly higher by 20.41 million tonnes (MT) than the last year's foodgrain production. It is also higher by 14.97 MT than the previous five years' (2011-12 to 2015-16) ave

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Record foodgrain, oilseed output likely this year

-The Indian Express According to the Agriculture ministry’s second advance estimates of crop production for this year, total foodgrain output will surpass the previous all-time-high of 2013-14. India’s production of foodgrains and oilseeds is expected to hit record levels in 2016-17 on the back of a normal southwest monsoon and a decent winter, which would more than offset the impact, if any, of demonetisation. According to the

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Record wheat, foodgrain output likely in 2016-17 -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

luding kharif harvest, in 2016-17 was expected to be a record 271.98 mt, showing that demonetisation didn’t have a big impact on rabi crops. If the production numbers turn out to be correct, Agriculture and allied sector growth in 2016-17 could reach more than 5 per cent. The Central Statistics Office (CSO)’s had pegged growth at 4.1 per cent in the first advanced estimate of 2016-17. Agri growth in previous financial year was at 1.2 pe

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