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  • UP to promote natural farming in a big way

    UP to promote natural farming in a big way

    He said that a fund of Rs 82.83 crore has been approved for this by the Central government for 35 districts of the state under the centrally-funded scheme of Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati.

    April 25, 2022
  • Gandhian path can help farmers and consumers

    Gandhian path can help farmers and consumers

    As the number of food consumers was much larger than the number of corn farmers, Mexico’s government decided in favour of joining NAFTA. Soon over a million farmers were driven off their land and the rush of displaced farmers to cities also led to fall in industrial wages. What was worse, even promises made regarding cheaper food to consumers were not fulfilled. Instead of declining, the price of staple food increased steeply.

    January 20, 2022
  • An alternative to stubble burning

    An alternative to stubble burning

    Studies indicate that soil in tropical regions has a poorer Carbon retention as compared to the temperate region. Stubble burning, scientifically, adds to this carbon content, but results in increased air pollution in the atmosphere.

    January 15, 2022
  • Natural farming must be turned into ‘jan andolan’, urges PM Modi

    Natural farming must be turned into ‘jan andolan’, urges PM Modi

    Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister said, "We should remember the words of Mahatma Gandhi Ji who mentioned, 'jahan shoshan hoga, wahan poshan nahi hoga'. Therefore, we are here to reduce the decades-long burden on our 'annadatas'."

    December 16, 2021
  • Himachal brings 4669 hectare baron land under cultivation again

    Himachal brings 4669 hectare baron land under cultivation again

    A state government official said though the agricultural climate of the state is suitable for production of cash crops, yet crop production in several areas have been affected by stray and wild animals with some farmers even stopping farming activities.

    December 5, 2021
  • A Disaster Averted?

    A Disaster Averted?

    To add value to foodstuffs, corporates engaged in farming go in for food processing in a large way, which is at the expense of public health, because consumption of calorie-dense processed food, often leads to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Statistics show that spending on health has gone up gone from 5 per cent to 16 per cent of national income in the USA in the last 70 years, the period in which the country switched over to industrial farming

    December 4, 2021
  • 40 percent rainfall deficit harms farming in South Bengal district

    40 percent rainfall deficit harms farming in South Bengal district

    Burdwan (East), the state’s rice bowl, is set to cultivate Amon paddy on 3.80 lakh hectares this year of which cultivation on 2.05 lakh hectares are dependent on DVC’s irrigation.

    July 20, 2019
  • Malkangiri admin makes inroads in areas of Chitrakonda for farmers

    Malkangiri admin makes inroads in areas of Chitrakonda for farmers

    DRDA Project Director Lingaraj Panda, P.M. Selo and Dr. Manjit Lad. BDO of Chitrakonda Larimon Kharsel , AHO Namita Madhi, BPM Parsuram Behera, BLC Somanath Kumbhar, Gopal Padhi were present at a meeting that was held to take stock of the progress and future course of action.

    July 1, 2019
  • Himachal Pradesh’s love for ‘desi’ cow and natural farming

    Himachal Pradesh’s love for ‘desi’ cow and natural farming

    The government has kept provision of half subsidy on purchase of ‘desi’ cows in the budget and has initiated a special project on Zero Budget Natural Farming.

    April 20, 2018
  • Horticultural movement

    Horticultural movement

    The nationwide farmers’ protests seeking implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report have kept the BJP government at the Centre led by Narendra Modi on its toes.  BJP governments at the Centre and states in a bid to assuage the farmers  held conferences involving progressive farmers, scientists, economists, policy makers, representatives of farmers’ unions and stakeholders …

    March 25, 2018
  • For an organic world

    For an organic world

    Organic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Both save thousands of species and make the world a better place for humans. When I became minister for Women and Children, we started a new project: we hold an annual Mela in Delhi Haat, the best location, for 15 days, in which 300 women …

    March 11, 2018
  • Odisha doubled farm income: Naveen

    Odisha doubled farm income: Naveen

    Farming is not only the fulcrum of the economy of Odisha, but is also the chief source of livelihood for a vast multitude of people, said CM Naveen Patnaik while emphasising on the fact that Odisha had doubled farm income in the period 2003-2013. Though we have doubled farm income, we have to further strengthen …

    March 7, 2018
  • Himachal Pradesh to replicate Andhra’s model of zero budget natural farming

    Himachal Pradesh to replicate Andhra’s model of zero budget natural farming

    Governor Acharya Devvrat on Saturday said a team of experts will visit the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh from 7 to 11 March for effectively implementing the zero budget natural farming in Himachal Pradesh. The team will submit its report to the state government before 17 March, the proposed date of state level conference on …

    March 3, 2018
  • Chamling calls for India to go organic

    Chamling calls for India to go organic

    As the Sikkim Organic Day- 2018 concluded on Thursday, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said it was high time that the rest of the country and the world realized the importance of organic farming. Citing the rampant use of chemical fertilisers in the rest of the country and the world, which is adversely impacting the fragile …

    January 20, 2018
  • Himachal to constitute committee on zero budget natural farming

    Himachal to constitute committee on zero budget natural farming

    Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Tuesday said a committee would be setup at the state level that will give its report after study on zero budget natural farming. After a meeting with senior scientists of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Agriculture University at Palampur in Kangra district, he said the recommendation of the committee will be …

    January 10, 2018
  • Ominous bunkers

    Ominous bunkers

    Sanctioning of the construction of some 14,000 bunkers along the LOC and international border with Pakistan will certainly be welcomed by people in villages in that “line of fire”. For the more-than-intermittent shelling has wreaked havoc with their lives: farming has become very risky, homesteads and livestock destroyed and a sense of deep frustration grips …

    January 9, 2018
  • Unutilised forest wealth generates huge revenue for Rajasthan’s tribals

    Unutilised forest wealth generates huge revenue for Rajasthan’s tribals

    Farming has rarely been a viable proposition in Rajasthan’s dry and hilly Udaipur region. A new way has now been found to provide sustainable sustenance for the area’s tribals by enabling them to sell — for a staggering Rs 189 crore ($29 million) in the last two years — minor forest produce (MFP) that is …

    November 20, 2017