State's sugar mills owe more than Rs 1,000 crore to farmers.

Moves are afoot to ring in reforms in the fertiliser sector. A Group of Ministers (GoM) on fertilisers headed by the agriculture minister, Sharad Pawar, has given its in-principle nod to the Department of Fertilisers' proposal to have an independent regulator for the sector. J. Sreedhara Sarma, Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, told Business Today that the "

Much has to be sown in the country's agriculture before a bountiful harvest can be reaped

Sept. 17: The Centre today announced a diesel subsidy of up to Rs 500 per hectare to farmers in drought-hit Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand to help them irrigate their fields.

NEW DELHI: India and Brazil are exploring the possibility of cooperation in production of ethanol and agricultural investment.

Hrishikesh Joshi / Pune May 06, 2010, 0:50 IST

A little over two weeks after European Union (EU) authorities rejected a 52,000-tonne export consignment of Indian grapes worth Rs 300 crore, the issue is yet to be resolved.

THE department of chemicals and petrochemicals (DoCP) seems to have put a damper on the attempts of an empowered group of ministers to expeditiously clinch the price of ethanol supplied to oil marketing companies (OMCs) by sugar mills.

NEW DELHI: State-owned oil companies will pay Rs. 27 a litre, or 25 per cent higher from the existing level, for buying ethanol from sugar mills for blending with petrol, it is learnt.