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Friday, March 05, 2021



Maharashtra: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm hit standing crop

February 21, 2021 2:15 am

Hail and thunderstorms lashed various parts of the state, including the districts of Buldhana, Jalna, Nanded, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon and Sangli. Of the 58.74 lakh hectares of rabi acreage in the state, 20,000 hectare have sustained damage.

Pune agri-Startup Bioprime Agrisolutions bags FICCI award 2021

February 11, 2021 11:09 am

The Startup is involved in developing bio-molecules capable of making crops climate resilient and withstand adverse weather.

Farm laws are only way to push agriculture out of low-income trap

January 23, 2021 8:39 am

If the farm laws are to be repealed, it would sound a death knell for the efforts to improve the agriculture sector, for no political party in government would ever dare carry out agricultural reforms again

First rice, now wheat: India rides on global grain trade bandwagon

January 14, 2021 12:29 pm

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday upped its forecast of Indian wheat exports for 2020-21 (July-June) to 1.8 million tonnes (mt), as against its earlier estimate of one mt. That would be the highest ever in the last six years

Role of agriculture: Why this economic slump is different from past ones

January 11, 2021 7:32 am

It isn’t just the bigger decline in GVA/GDP this time that is striking. Equally significant is the fact that in each of those four previous years, the primary culprit was agriculture.

Agriculture and rural sector can jump-start economy if we fix its ills

November 18, 2020 8:43 am

Agriculture can do hugely better if we change the way we farm; focus more on 'allied sectors' and build strong growth links with the non-farm rural economy.

Heavy rain, delayed pruning: Grape season likely to start late

October 29, 2020 8:28 pm

Heavy rain in October last year had resulted in losses to the market-ready crop, as well as a delay in pruning for the next season.

World Food Prize Laureate hails DSR as solution to Punjab's water crisis

September 23, 2020 10:04 pm

Amid labour shortage due to Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, more and more farmers in Punjab adopted DSR sowing instead of manual sowing method, which requires water puddling.

MSPs for 6 rabi crops fixed, hikes lower than last year

September 22, 2020 6:23 am

“The increase in MSP for Rabi Crops for marketing season 2021-22 is in line with the principle of fixing the MSPs at a level of at least 1.5 times of the All-India weighted average Cost of Production as announced in Union Budget 2018-19,” the statement said.

We kept raising issue, PM tweet not enough: Badals; SAD to decide on alliance

September 19, 2020 7:37 am

Speaking to The Indian Express over the phone from Delhi, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the MP from Bathinda, said, "I am grateful he (the PM) has done that (given the assurance). I would have been even more grateful if he had said this a month-and-a-half ago when I was saying farmers wanted an assurance."


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.