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To keep govt's promise of doubling farmer's income, Cabinet approves agriculture export policy

The policy would focus on all aspects of agricultural exports including modernising infrastructure, standardisation of products, streamlining regulations, curtailing knee-jerk decisions, and focusing on research and development activities.

A new deal for the farmer

A Basic Income Scheme for the farmer will not tax the government’s resources. But it could stem the tide of distress in the countryside.


Agricultural economics: How doubling of farmers’ income is possible even with small landholdings

A unique ‘small farmers, large field’ model experiment in Odisha shows the way forward for achieving economies of scale and reducing cost of cultivation.

Mechanical solutions

Forcing machinery on farmers without giving a thought to the economics of their utilisation can prove counter-productive.

Maharashtra dismantles monopoly of APMCs

Farmers can now bypass wholesale markets and sell directly to buyers.

Punjab: 30% harvest done, paddy yield down by 86 kg per acre so far

There are 22 districts in Punjab, of which 11 showed less production and remaining 11 more in crop cutting experiments by the agriculture department.


More women work in Gujarat farms as men leave for greener pastures

The analysis shows that basic social and economic protection is missing for a large portion of the rural population because of which women, as the cheapest and weakest labour in households, are falling back on agriculture.

UPL to buy Arysta LifeScience for $4.2 billion

Besides, UPL Corp has received debt financing commitments of $3 billion for the balance of the consideration, with bullet maturity of 5 years, from MUFG Bank Ltd and Cooperative Rabobank U.A, Hong Kong.

The Story Of Food ‘With 60 years of top soil left...stop or starve’

He ended the presentation with the belief that following the path of self-interrogation, we can choose to begin the end of a story we started authoring 10,000 years ago.

The Greys in Operation Greens

The Prime Minister recently said tomato, onion and potato crops are government’s “top priority”. As they count their losses, farmers in TOP zones are waiting to see how

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

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

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

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.