Agriculture

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  • India's agriculture: Limitless potential

    India's agriculture: Limitless potential

    India’s ongoing odyssey in the realms of farming is a dynamic story, particularly from the 1950s, because statistics enlightens one on the sector’s progress. According to the World Trade Organisation’s report on International Trade Statistics (2012), the export and import......

    November 17, 2017
  • UP sets up Yogi-led panel to double farmers' income by 2022

    UP sets up Yogi-led panel to double farmers' income by 2022

    With an objective to double farmers' income by 2022, Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a commission -- Krishak Samriddhi Aayog -- to be headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The orders related to formation of the commission were issued on......

    November 12, 2017
  • Adopt new technologies to make agriculture profitable: Khattar

    Adopt new technologies to make agriculture profitable: Khattar

    Emphasising the significance of new technologies and experiments in agriculture and allied sector, Haryana Chief Minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state government is adopting best farm technologies including micro-irrigation of Israel so as to make the......

    November 10, 2017
  • Invaluable contribution to India's ecology

    Invaluable contribution to India's ecology

    Rama Kant Dubey is a PhD fellow at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India. To meet the food demands of a rapidly growing human population, without any negative effects on the ecosystem, he is validating......

    November 7, 2017
  • India should aim for quantum jump in agro-processing: Goyal

    India should aim for quantum jump in agro-processing: Goyal

    India should not get satisfied with 10 to 20 per cent growth rate in agro-processing but should aim for a quantum jump to truly improve lives of the country's farmers, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday. "I think we......

    November 5, 2017
  • After setting crops on fire, Odisha farmer commits suicide

    After setting crops on fire, Odisha farmer commits suicide

    After setting fire to his pest-affected paddy fields on Tuesday, a frustrated farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Odisha's Bargarh district on Wednesday, police sources said. Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout directed the district administration to inquire into the......

    November 1, 2017
  • Facility inaugurated by PM Modi to monitor crop behaviour  

    Facility inaugurated by PM Modi to monitor crop behaviour  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated Hi-Tech Climate Controlled Pheonomics Infrastructure Facility at Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI). The main purpose of the facility, installed by the agriculture company Saveer Biotech Ltd, is to examine the crops behaviour and traits, particularly......

    October 17, 2017
  • Contentious world trade

    Contentious world trade

    Even after 16 years of hard negotiations at the World Trade Organisation ( WTO) on reforming agriculture and other tariff-barriers set in 2001 under the Doha Development Agenda (DDA), developing countries appeared to be fighting a losing battle at the......

    October 15, 2017
  • Agriculture is in a crisis and farmers will not remain silent: former ICAR chief

    Agriculture is in a crisis and farmers will not remain silent: former ICAR chief

    The central and state governments should pump in about Rs 50,000 crore ($7.5 billion) to transform half a million or one million hectares of fallow land into farmland and create the right atmosphere for private investment to rid the country......

    September 20, 2017
  • Not cool enough? Think again

    Not cool enough? Think again

    What do you aspire to be? A software engineer, investment banker, event manager politician, artist, doctor, lawyer, teacher, policy maker, entrepreneur, actor …it is endless. But a farmer doesn’t figure in the list. When considering professional choices, young people, in......

    July 27, 2017
  • Waive the loan~I

    Waive the loan~I

    The country has recently revived the bank-loan waiver scheme, reinforcing yet again their political flavour and the prospect of dividend at the hustings. Yet the question remains ever so relevant ~ Who eventually benefits from such crippling waivers? The Agriculture......

    July 27, 2017
  • Punjab CM directs Agriculture Dept to take steps to protect cotton crop

    Punjab CM directs Agriculture Dept to take steps to protect cotton crop

    With the state witnessing a whopping increase in cotton production expected during Kharif 2017, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered the agriculture department to launch an aggressive campaign to prevent damage to the crop by whiteflies. On......

    July 24, 2017
  • Gandhian prescription tackles farm distress

    Gandhian prescription tackles farm distress

    Many-sided distress of farmers has led to intense movements of farmers in recent months. In the course of these movements important issues were raised and several demands of farmers were highlighted. Some issues got a lot of attention, while other......

    July 20, 2017