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India farmers


Farmer injured in leopard attack near Otur in Pune district

June 15, 2021 6:45 pm

The incident took place around 6.30 pm when Ghule was on his farms checking on the ongoing pre-sowing works on one part of the farm.

Farmers flag ‘adulterated’ cabbage seeds; Gujarat government says firms should compensate

March 26, 2021 4:51 am

The issue was raised in Gujarat Assembly, on Thursday, by the Chief Whip of Opposition Congress and an MLA from Khedbrahma constituency of Sabarkantha district, Ashwin Kotwal, as a question of short notice.

Not just paddy and wheat, combines now harvest maize, pulses, oilseeds

October 15, 2020 6:23 am

Agricultural labour shortage is leading to these itenerant machines being used even in coarse grain crops like ragi.

Once dented by dal in Bihar, BJP now tries to keep it off poll pot

September 25, 2020 7:23 am

This time round, the Narendra Modi government is taking no chances, especially with heavy rain in north Karnataka.

Steady decline in farm sector suicides from 2016 to 2019, NCRB data shows

September 03, 2020 7:51 am

A comparative study of data on Accidental Deaths and Suicides released by NCRB shows that suicides in the agriculture sector have declined by 10% — from 11,379 in 2016 to 10,281 in 2019.

Tractor industry should be facilitated to use digital tools to benefit small farmers

August 31, 2020 9:11 am

The “Uberisation model” could make tractor services perfectly divisible, accessible and affordable even by small holders without owning the machine.

New agriculture infrastructure fund is a major step forward. Policymakers must have stable policies for them

August 17, 2020 8:55 am

The bottom line is that India needs to not only spatially integrate its agri-markets (one nation, one market) but also integrate them temporally — spot and futures markets have to converge.

Five new plants coming by 2023, first atmanirbhar boost may be in urea

July 13, 2020 6:58 am

Four new urea plants will be commissioned before 2021, and a fifth is expected in 2023. The lumpsum turnkey execution contract for the fifth plant has, incidentally, been awarded to the Chinese state-owned firm Wuhuan Engineering.

Aatmanirbhar in agriculture will require incentives for export of high-value agri-produce

July 06, 2020 9:27 am

On the agri-imports front, the biggest item is edible oils — worth about $10 billion (more than 15 mt). This is where there is a need to create “aatma nirbharta”, not by levying high import duties, but by creating a competitive advantage through augmenting productivity and increasing the recovery ratio of oil from oilseeds.

Time has come to merge income support schemes with MGNREGA

May 25, 2020 9:07 am

The legal framework of the MGNREGA scheme does allow this on farms owned by people of SC/ST communities, and on the lands of marginal farmers.