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  • The insect can attack a wide range of crops including rice, sugarcane and vegetables. The occurrence

    'Fall Army Worm' attack causes crop loss of Rs 20 crore in Mizoram

    India | May 22, 2019 16:11 IST

    Mizoram is one of the top producers of maize in India. In 2017-18, the state produced about 9,470 metric tonnes of maize. According to the Agriculture Department officials, FAW has so far affected 2,424 hectares of the 3,439 hectares of maize cultivation across all eight districts of the state.

  • Pulse prices ease; edible oil, maize costlier

    Pulse prices ease; edible oil, maize costlier

    June 22, 2016 18:35 IST

    the Consumer Affairs and Food Ministry on Wednesday said that there has been modest rise in bulk prices of edible oil and items like jowar and maize.

  • maharashtra gives nod for field trial of 5 genetically

    Maharashtra gives nod for field trial of 5 genetically modified crops

    India | January 30, 2015 17:06 IST

    New Delhi:  The Maharashtra government has given ‘no objection certificate' for field trial of five genetically modified (GM) crops—brinjal, maize, rice, chickpea and cotton—in the state.Since June 2011, it has been made mandatory for companies

  • punjab asks centre to ensure assured marketing of maize

    Punjab asks Centre to ensure assured marketing of maize

    India | July 05, 2014 18:01 IST

    Chandigarh: Punjab government today asked Centre to ensure assured marketing of maize crop by directing central procurement agencies to procure it from the state to encourage crop diversification.In a letter, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh

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