As India celebrates two decades of economic reform, agriculture remains a laggard despite its potential
July is a month when we need to remind ourselves how reforms have changed India since 1991, from vulnerability to resilience, whether to external shocks (say, oil) or internal ones (droughts).

In 2009, we witnessed the worst drought since 1972, yet the agricultural growth rate stayed positiv

The rice export of Pakistan has exceeded 2.5 billion dollars that is 88 percent more than the last year export in monetary terms while it is being estimated that the export figure may touch 3 billion dollars.

The CCS Haryana Agricultural University (HAU), Hisar, is focusing on development of a variety of rice that will require much less water for cultivation than the traditional varieties.

Stating this on Wednesday, HAU Director of Research R.P.

CUTTACK: Even as agriculture in the State is faced with a serious problem of low productivity and profitability, the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI) here is set to bring out a slew of high-yielding cross-bred aromatic rice varieties in the next few years.

With Geographical Indication Tagging (GITag) prohibiting basmati rice cultivation in non-designated areas like Orissa, the focus is on

Punjab and Haryana governments seek to protect farmers from price fluctuations
Punjab and Haryana have asked the government to declare a minimum farmgate price for the Pusa 1121 variety of basmati in order to protect farmers from price fluctuations. This is the first time that such a demand has been raised for basmati.

With expectation of record rice production this year and surplus stocks with Food Corporation of India(FCI), the government on Wednesday allowed exports of three varieties of non-basmati rice mostly grown in southern states.

A school dropout, 28-year-old Simarjeet Singh Aulakh from Punjab

INDIA

JAMMU, Sept 6: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr.

Sandip Das

New Delhi: With aromatic basmati rice from India kept out of the supermarkets in Germany for the last few months, following reports of the presence of high levels of pesticide residue, exporters are urging the government to hold discussion with the European Union for bringing in uniformity in the norms concerning the minimum residue limit (MRL).

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