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India | 27 September 2016
For a GM-driven agriculture revival

Agricultural growth has shown signs of stagnation of late. Some of the recent developments do not augur well for the sector and unless corrective measures are initiated, it could damage India’s long-t...


India | 23 September 2016
Farming on the edge: the Indian salt producers coping with 48C heat

On the sunbaked salt flats of Gujarat, India, the vast, shimmering expanse of salt shines starkly in farmers’ eyes as they toil in the intense heat. India is the world’s third largest salt producer. M...


India | 20 September 2016
Farmer writes: Is India the next dairy powerhouse?

With a national herd exceeding 133 million animals, small changes in the Indian dairy industry could have massive implications for global dairy production, writes Debbie McConnell. India is the lar...


India | 19 September 2016
Fresh wet spell revives sagging hopes of farmers

Just when it seemed that monsoon was retreating, the rain God has smiled on Saurashtra with most districts in the region getting significant showers in the last three days. The wet spell was crucia...


India | 16 September 2016
Monsanto isn’t making life harder for smallholders – the Indian government is

It’s refreshing to read a Guardian editorial describing the benefits of GM crops (The Guardian view on GM cotton: handle with care, 5 September). However, we disagree with the article regarding our re...


India | 26 August 2016
GM mustard clears hurdle in India but more remain

A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition....


India | 22 August 2016
Farmers stare at drying crops

Krishna Delta, the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh, is facing severe crisis due to inadequate water for irrigation purposes. Thousands of farmers are in distress as paddy seed beds are withering. The ...


India | 22 August 2016
Why are India's farmers killing themselves?

Harsha Vadlamani knows India's drought cycles. As a photographer, he's documented life without water. But then he heard about crops turning to dust and farmers committing suicide. How could t...


India | 17 August 2016
Tamil Nadu farmers urge government to declare state drought affected

After the December floods in Chennai, mass prayers were on for the sun to shine again in its glory. Unfortunately, this prayer has come as a bane to the farmers in the state. The regular South Wes...


India | 28 July 2016
India's farmers seize offer of free registration of land sold on 'plain paper'

When the Indian state of Telangana announced a three-week window for free registration of land that had exchanged hands via handwritten notes on plain paper, the offer triggered more than a million ap...


India | 25 July 2016
Agriculture earnings barely adequate for farmers in India

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said agriculture in India barely give subsistence earnings to farmers and this was leading to inequality. He said the country cannot afford to have 55 per...


India | 11 July 2016
Global dairy players unsure of India entry

Restrictions and controversies over cow slaughter could be a hurdle for the policy initiative to attract foreign investment to the animal husbandry (dairy) sector, industry insiders say. While the ...


India | 5 July 2016
RSS to promote organic farming in State

Taking a cue from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)], the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to promote organic farming in the State. A resolution adopted at the two-day Sta...


India | 27 June 2016
Dairy farmers find the going tough

Dairy farming, which has been proposed and encouraged on an extensive basis in the district as an alternative livelihood for the drought-ridden farmers is fast losing its charm among the farmers, if t...


India | 23 June 2016
Cow urine kills farm pests in India's first fully organic state

Nimtshreng Lepcha seeps medicinal leaves in cow urine and sprays the brew over his tomatoes. It’s the main way pests are repelled on his farm in the Himalayan foothills and across the northeastern sta...


India | 23 June 2016
Indian farmers demand action as lightning kills 93 people in two days

Farmers in east India are calling for action from the government after at least 93 people died in lightning storms across the country in two days. A storm in Bihar state killed at least 56 people a...


India | 14 June 2016
Agriculture production to double with Rs 80,000 core irrigation scheme

To boost agriculture production, the government is planning to bring two crore hectares of land under irrigation through various schemes including Rs 80,000-crore AIBP, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on...


India | 13 June 2016
Over 35,000 candidates apply for agriculture courses

A total of 39,000 candidates have applied for the 2,800 undergraduate seats in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for the current academic year and the rank list will be released on June 16, said its ...


India | 9 June 2016
Govt eyes bumper agriculture production on good monsoon hopes

With the onset of South-West monsoon, the government expects sowing operations to gain momentum that will lead to higher production this year after two successive droughts. After a delay of almost ...


India | 6 June 2016
Hello India, Africa's $1 trillion agriculture sector seeks suitors

Here's a heaven-sent opportunity for Indian investors: Africa's $1 trillion agriculture sector is seeking suitors and a report has already been drawn up on how India can benefit. "The agricultural ...


India | 2 June 2016
Agriculture dept readies ‘green gram’ for local cultivation

In an effort to enhance cultivation of pulses in the state, the department of agriculture will be introducing a new variety of grain in Goa. In its pilot project, the green gram will be planted this m...


India | 1 June 2016
Normal monsoon to boost agriculture growth

Agricultural Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said the farm sector growth will be good in 2016-17 with the country expected to receive normal monsoon rains this year after two consecutive drought...


India | 17 May 2016
Amid India's drought crisis, suicides increase among farmers deep in debt

Tukaram Jadhav was barely surviving off of his tiny cotton farm when he killed himself last September. His widow, a petite mother of two, pulls her purple sari tightly around her, and says she discove...


India | 10 May 2016
Bird flu scare hits poultry farmers reeling under drought

The state's poultry farmers who are already reeling under the twin blows of drought and acute water scarcity are now affected by the outbreak of bird flu. A day after Karnataka government sounded h...


India | 9 May 2016
Bird flu alert in state; 1.5 lakh poultry to be culled

The state government sounded high alert against bird flu on Sunday, following detection of such cases in a poultry farm in Bidar district. Animal Husbandry Minister A Manju said cases of Avian Infl...


India | 4 May 2016
Drought sparks distress sale of cattle

Acute shortage of fodder triggered by prolonged heat wave across Telangana is driving thousands of farmers to sell off their cattle. The Telangana Goshala Federation, which works for the rescue and...


India | 29 April 2016
Govt plans to use quarter of farmland for horticulture

In a bid to gain from Haryana's close proximity to the national capital, the state government has planned to use major chunks of agriculture land for horticulture in the state. The state governmen...


India | 25 April 2016
Here's why agriculture startups are blossoming

When Ranjith Mukundan quit his job at Wipro in 2011 after 15 years, farming wasn't on his mind. Bengaluru-born Mukundan and his four co-founders were exploring the Internet of Things space, the ide...


India | 19 April 2016
Farmers in arid India share camps with their cattle

The cattle camp, on a dusty back road lined with thorny babul trees that seem to thrive no matter how weak the rains, is just about impossible to miss. On a recent day, nearly 3,000 impassive anima...


India | 18 April 2016
Traders fear rise in wheat price

Traders and grain procuring companies say if reports of missing grain stocks in Punjab are true, it could trigger a rise in wheat price in domestic and international markets. India is the world's ...