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Rabi Sown Area Expends by 13 Lakh Hectare in 2013-14

New Delhi (ABC Live): The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 14.11.2013 stands at 223.27 lakh hectare as compared to 210.41 lakhhectare at this time last year. Details of the areas sown so far this year and last year are given below: – lakh hectare Crop Area sown in 2013-14 Area sown in 2012-13 Rabi Rice 0.52 0.52 ... Read More »

Global Cereal Stocks Reaches to 564 Million Tonnes in 2014

Rome (ABC Live): FAO’s Food Outlook report published on November 7, 2013 states that Global Cereal stocks, ending in 2014, are anticipated to increase, by 13 percent, to 564 million tonnes, with coarse grains alone up by 30 percent, mostly in the United States. Wheat and rice stocks are also projected to rise, by 7 percent and 3 percent respectively. The expansion ... Read More »

CSSRI Developed Salt Tolerant Crops Varieties Added 15 million Tonnes Foodgrains in India Food Coffer

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI) is a premier research institute dedicated to pursue interdisciplinary research on salinity/ alkalinity management and use of poor quality irrigation waters in different agro-ecological zones of the country. The Govt. of India constituted an Indo-American Team to assist the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to develop a comprehensive water management ... Read More »

Food and Agriculture Organization All Set to Observe World Food Day on 16th October

Rome (ABC Live): The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations all set to observe World Food Day on 16 October, 2013 with theme of “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” The objectives of World Food Day are to encourage attention to agricultural food production and to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental efforts to this end; encourage ... Read More »

India Foodgrains Need 345 Million Tonnes by 2030

New Delhi (ABC Live): India Foodgrains :The demand for food and processed commodities is increasing due to growing population and rising per capita income. There are projections that demand for foodgrains would increase from 192 million tonnes in 2000 to 345 million tonnes in 2030.Hence in the next 20 years, production of foodgrains needs to be increased at the rate of 5.5 million ... Read More »