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Wednesday, May 27, 2020



PAU to stop rice breeding programmes for longer duration varieties, focus on maize

November 25, 2019 1:50 am

At the meeting, it was decided that they work with farmers for implementation of improved package of maize cultivation practices aimed at narrowing the gap in economic returns vis-à-vis rice.

Top agricultural scientists body rejects zero budget natural farming

September 10, 2019 11:10 am

This comes even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the 14th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification on Monday, mentioned that “we are focusing on ZBNF”.

World Bank study on PMGSY: ‘Rural roads scheme triggered shift from farm to non-farm employment’

July 22, 2019 7:55 am

PMGSY was rolled out in 2000 to provide access to all-weather roads in 1.78 lakh rural habitations across the country.

Farm income growth slumps to a 14-year-low in Oct-December 2018

March 03, 2019 3:13 pm

Since for the farmer, it is not mere output but income (output multiplied by price) that matters, growth in nominal agricultural GVA being at low single-digits isn’t good news. Nor would it be so for any ruling party ahead of elections.

Pink Bollworm infestation in cotton crop drops, now in 20 villages instead of 700

September 14, 2018 2:45 am

Senior agriculture officials said the infestation has crossed the economic threshold limit in only 20 villages in September, against initial estimates in August of 700 villages.

Income of farm households higher than non-farm homes, says NABARD survey

August 19, 2018 9:14 am

The survey mapped other aspects like debt, saving, investment, insurance, pension and financial aptitude and behaviour of individuals apart from annual income.

Only 23% of rural income from farming, reveals NABARD 2016-17 survey

August 19, 2018 6:54 am

According to the survey, whose reference period is 2015-16, the average net monthly income of Indian rural households — after deducting expenses incurred in the course of economic activity — was Rs 8,059.

‘Big challenge in Punjab to move to non-chemical means of agriculture’

June 16, 2018 1:00 am

Agriculture experts have gathered in Chandigarh to address the issue of imparting an economic cost to the ecological cost of agriculture produce.

Cash crop cultivation set to get a boost in Odisha

May 28, 2018 11:19 am

The farmers are said to get remunerative prices if they switch over from traditional paddy to cash crops by the administration.

Agriculture Policy: An actionable strategy to make doubling of farmers’ income possible

February 08, 2018 7:46 am

The Modi government has further launched a number of schemes for achieving sustainable agricultural growth. The focus is now on the “profitability” rather than simply the “productivity” aspect of farming.