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Top agricultural scientists body rejects zero budget natural farming

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’

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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.

Develop environment friendly farming practices: Delhi HC to govt

The court also asked the Central government to explore the possibility of creating a fund for innovation in farming techniques. It told the secretaries of the three ministries to hold a meeting on this aspect.