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As cotton wilts, farmers switch to planting pulses; acreage up 39%

-The Hindu Business Line Bengaluru: Pulses such as tur (arhar), urad, moong, and oilseeds — mainly groundnut and sunflower — and maize have turned out to be the hot favourites of farmers, who have brought a larger area under these crops in the ongoing kharif planting season. The prevailing high prices, coupled with an increase in the support price and bonus incentive announced by the Centre, is the main reason farmers in...

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Pulses and cereals are key worries in inflation -Ishan Kumar Bakshi & Indivjal Dhasmana

-Business Standard The latest bout of retail inflation was caused by vegetables, but prices of these items are not as worrisome as those of pulses The latest bout of Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation was caused by vegetables, but prices of these items are not as worrisome as those of pulses, which saw a slight moderation in June. Besides, inflation in cereals has been rising modestly, but if not checked this could...

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Indian hybrid seeds makers see a fifth of cotton seed returns -Ashish Kulshrestha

-The Economic Times HYDERABAD: Delayed and inadequate monsoon across several cotton growing Indian states has dented sowing and hit hybrid seeds sales hard and producers have seen nearly a fifth of seed returns from their distributors, double that of last year. Normal returns from seed dealers hover at around 10% a year, adding to the woes of Indian hybrid seed firms that are currently in a prolonged wrangle with the global seed...

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Radio Kisan's betel victory -Biswajit Padhi Bhubaneswar: Basanti Bhoi cultivates two gardens of betel leaves all by herself at Dhanahara village  in Odisha. A year or two ago, a woman farming betel leaves would have been unthinkable. An age-old tradition barred women from entering betel enclosures. But today women in the district can grow betel leaves and work as labour in a betel garden. It is a social revolution brought about by Radio Kisan, a community radio...

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Grain of truth

-The Indian Express (Edit) Punjab’s wheat payment crisis strengthens the case for direct transfers in MSP operations. For a state whose farmers have already suffered from crashing basmati paddy prices and damage to their cotton crop from whitefly Pest Attacks, the current payment crisis in wheat couldn’t have come at a worse time. Government agencies have so far procured over 6.5 million tonnes (mt) of wheat from Punjab in the new...

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