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Coconut Production may Dip in 2016-17

Coconut Production may Dip in 2016-17

The country’s coconut production may decline by 6.22 per cent in the crop season 2016-17(July-June), according to the findings of …

Andhra Pradesh, Iowa Sign Accord to Explore Cooperation in Agriculture

Andhra Pradesh, Iowa Sign Accord to Explore ...

Andhra Pradesh, Iowa Sign Accord to Explore Cooperation in Agriculture

With a view to promoting research and development in the field …

Agri Min Approves Procurement of Toor under PSS for Maharashtra

Agri Min Approves Procurement of Toor under ...

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has approved the procurement of one lakh MT of 

Toor under PSS upto 31st May, 2017 for Maharashtra. The proposal for implementation of Price 

Support Scheme (PSS) for procurement of Toor during the current Kharif season 2016-17 was 

received from Government of Maharashtra.  As per their proposal, it was mentioned that 

expected production of Toor in Maharashtra will be 12.56 lakhs MT and they have requested for 

procurement of 2 lakhs quintal during 1st November, 2016 – 29th January, 2017.  

 

This proposal was transferred to Department of Consumer Affairs to create a buffer stock of 

pulses by making procurement directly from the farmers at MSP plus bonus under Price 

Stabilization Fund (PSF).  This procurement continued till 22nd April, 2017 and around 4 lakhs 

MT of Toor was procured which is 31.95% of total expected production. Due to continuous 

arrival, State Government had decided to procure the Toor from the farmers who have been 

registered or token has been issued till 22nd April, 2017 at various procurement centres from 

their own resources.  

 

On 5th May, 2017, request for implementation of PSS was again received from Government of 

Maharashtra.  In the fresh proposal they had requested for procurement of 20 lakhs quintal (2 

lakhs MT) of Toor upto 31st May, 2017.  They have also informed that as per their third estimate 

the expected production in the State will be 20.35 lakhs MT.  The notification for harvesting 

period of Kharif Toor was revised from September to March and extended upto 31st May, 2017.  

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Considering the proposal, this Department has approved the procurement of one lakh MT of 

Toor under PSS upto 31st May, 2017 with the condition that the procurement already made as 

per State Government Notification dated 27.4.2017 shall not be reimbursed or adjusted from the 

procurement made under PSS and State Government will make necessary arrangements for 

godown space and other resources for smooth PSS operation in the State.

Chhattisgarh on Top in Per Hectare Yield of Coconut

Chhattisgarh on Top in Per Hectare Yield ...

The very name of coconut brings to the mind the state of Kerala, which accounts for 37 per cent of …

Agri Min. Proposes Increasing Import Duty on Tur Dal to 20 percent

Agri Min. Proposes Increasing Import Duty on ...

The Agriculture Ministry has moved a proposal for hiking the import duty on tur dal to 20 percent from the earlier 10 per cent which was …

Centre Nods Rs 30,000-crore Rajasthan Canal Project –news

Centre Nods Rs 30,000-crore Rajasthan Canal Project ...

Centre Nods Rs 30,000-crore Rajasthan Canal Project

The Central Water Commission (CWC) has given its nod to an ambitious Rs 30,000 …

AustraliaToWork With Haryana In Agriculture Sector

AustraliaToWork With Haryana In Agriculture Sector

Australianhigh commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu has informed to Haryana agriculture and farmers welfare ministerOm Prakash Dhankar that Australia is …

Govt to launch Rs. 6000-cr ‘SAMPADA’ scheme to reduce food wastage

Govt to launch Rs. 6000-cr ‘SAMPADA’ scheme ...

With a view to reducing food wastage and doubling farmers’ income, the government plans to launch a Rs 6,000-crore scheme, …

No tax on agriculture income: Panagariya

No tax on agriculture income: Panagariya

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya has ruled out the possibility of taxing agriculture income at a time when the government …

India, Poland ink agreement on agriculture

India, Poland ink agreement on agriculture

Warsaw: India and Poland have signed a pact on the exchange of information and technology in the agriculture sector.

The agreement …