Monday, Nov 28, 2022

agriculture news


India’s suicide problem

July 21, 2015 1:24 pm

Response to the crisis of farmer suicides is narrowly focused. Poor health accounts for most suicides, necessitating improved access to healthcare rather than special packages

Optimising crop insurance

March 30, 2012 1:38 am

World Bank-aided pilot idea uses GPS,cellphones and remote-sensing data to try and overcome problems of existing insurance schemes

Surplus in rice,Assam sets 10 million MT target

February 24, 2012 3:27 am

Fighting odds of floods,small landholdings and depleting agricultural land,state plans to introduce high-yielding,submergence-tolerant paddy varieties,double-cropping

Govt wants to go by rulebook

February 24, 2012 3:26 am

Cites its agricultural marketing rules to deny direct payment to over 13 lakh farmers

Storm brews in food bowl

February 24, 2012 3:24 am

40,000 commission agents on warpath in Punjab against direct pay to farmers.

Catching up with the plains

February 10, 2012 12:09 am

Imported power tillers,mini-tractors to mechanise hill farming in Himachal Pradesh

Onion cheers

February 10, 2012 12:06 am

As govt works on a tie-up,Orissa farmers to directly sell their produce to a supermarket chain

Sowing the way

February 10, 2012 12:04 am

With an alternative market in place,farmers in this Kerala village now risk growing vegetables they did not produce earlier and are reaping benefits

Eyeing 10 % agriculture growth

January 13, 2012 3:21 am

Madhya Pradesh government says it is set to clock a 10 per cent farm growth this time — thanks to both state and Central schemes,steps like bonus over and above the MSP,and its agriculture becoming resilient to the vagaries of nature

Jammu to switch to organic farming,with 800 hectares

January 13, 2012 3:19 am

To explore markets elsewhere in the country and abroad for its saffron,basmati rice and rajmash among various other agricultural produce,the Jammu-Kashmir government is adopting organic farming in a systematic manner