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Farmers cannot sow seeds resulting in barren lands without timely disbursal of crop loan, observes Bombay HC

July 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Bombay HC directed Aurangabad District Central Cooperative Bank to disburse fresh crop-loans to farmers to enable sowing in ongoing Kharif season without insisting on past recovery of interest.

Surplus wheat: At 125 lakh tonnes, MP only next to Punjab

June 07, 2020 8:44 am

Data available with the Food Corporation of India (FCI) shows that as of June 6, Madhya Pradesh has procured 125.59 LMT wheat — 98.62 per cent of the total arrival of 127.34 LMT wheat in the state.

End of a monopoly

May 20, 2020 12:49 am

Initiative for APMC reforms should have come from states. But it is welcome that Centre is now taking the lead.

11 measures, but most in the works for a few years, part of Modi govt Budgets

May 16, 2020 5:10 pm

Out of the 11 announcements, three concern governance and administrative reforms, including amendment of the Essential Commodities Act (ECA), 1955, and agriculture marketing reforms through a Central law.

Despite appeal, and amid Covid fear, Punjab farmers start burning stubble

May 05, 2020 2:01 pm

Farmer outfits and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) had appealed to farmers to avoid stubble burning amid COVID-19 crisis this year.

Turning wasteland into green land, the Banka way

April 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting helps farmers grow mango, Arjun, lemon grass on previously uncultivable land.

Bayer partners with Agribazaar to provide solutions to smallholder farmers

March 05, 2020 4:56 pm

"With Agribazaar, we aim to enhance our reach to smallholder farmers and offer personalized solutions, enabling them to achieve better harvests more sustainably,” Bayer's Crop Science division in India CEO Simon Wiebusch said.

Integrated Nutrient Management: Soil health cards for sustainable agriculture

February 20, 2020 1:07 am

Application of fertilisers based on soil testing taken up on a mission mode is creating a quiet revolution.

Being one of India's top pulses exporter, Canada urges govt to pursue consistent farm policies

February 13, 2020 8:01 pm

India's record imports of 6.6 million tonnes of pulses in the 2016/17 fiscal year prompted Canadian and Australian farmers to expand production but New Delhi introduced import curbs the following year, hurting overseas producers.

Crop improvement through research

February 13, 2020 12:11 am

The Agharkar Research Institute has done pioneering varietal development work in wheat and soyabean for peninsular India


The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Haryana Govt. agrees to give reservation to Jats

February 21, 2016 2:13 pm

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister for State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan on Sunday told the media that reservation to the Jat community would be given in the upcoming assembly session. In the wake of the escalating pro-reservation protests by the Jat community spreading across Haryana, the Home Minister on Sunday chaired a high-level emergency meeting to discuss the further course of action. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi were among those present at the meeting held at Rajanth's residence.

Farmers should use low-cost farming technology: Agriculture Minister

January 16, 2016 5:12 am

Ahmadabad, Jan 16 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that today's farmers cannot be self reliant only by using old farm techniques. Stating that agriculture inputs are costly, he added that it was necessary that Indian farmers should use low-cost agriculture technology to get more crop yield and increase their income.