Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Farmers shift focus from rice to wheat and maize: experts

Wheat and maize production is not increasing as per the country’s demand, though farmers have shifted their focus to inter-cropping alternate grains other than rice. However, there has been a marginal rise in wheat production — from 2.2 tonnes per hectare in 1998-99 to 2.8 tonnes per hectare in 2011-12 — experts said. Demand for ... Read more