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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 ...


India | 15 April 2016
Sellers outnumber buyers at cattle fairs

At the Khanapur cattle jatra at Mailar, Bandeppa Sangappa is desperate to sell his two bullocks. With his daughter’s wedding six months away and rabi crop failing because of drought, his hope is to ge...


India | 14 April 2016
PM Modi to unveil e-market platform for farmers today

Farmers will be able to sell their produce through e-market platform from Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the national agriculture market (NAM), connecting 21 wholesale markets (m...


India | 13 April 2016
Monsoon forecast offers cheer to India's farmers

India's meteorological department on Tuesday (Apr 12) said it forecast an above-average monsoon this year, offering hope for farmers at a time when several regions are facing severe drought. Key ag...


India | 12 April 2016
India vows to break up GM-cotton monopoly

India has vowed to protect farmers from exploitation and continue regulating the price of genetically modified cotton seeds in the country, looking to break down the monopoly of Monsanto – a US based ...


India | 6 April 2016
Farmers try to block trains

Urging the State and Union Governments to waive crop loans, and farm mechanisation loans of farmers, the Vivasayigal Sangam attempted to block train in railway junction here on Tuesday. However, t...


India | 1 April 2016
India seeks New Zealand's cooperation for dairy industry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought New Zealand's cooperation in the dairy industry during a bilateral meeting with his New Zealand counterpart John Key here. "The prime minister talked...


India | 31 March 2016
India must act fast to stop farmer suicides

Even as the western Indian state of Maharashtra is worried about security for an upcoming Rs 20,000 million ($302 million) gigantic statute of the local 17th century warrior king Sivaji, thousands of ...


India | 22 March 2016
Cabinet approves bill on interest rate for farmers

Punjab cabinet on Monday approved a key bill to fix the rate of interest by private moneylenders for farmers amid rising indebtedness. The proposed legislation, likely to be tabled on Tuesday, will...


India | 18 March 2016
Decline in agriculture sector worrisome

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis conceded that the agriculture sector has declined in the last three years due to natural calamities. He even said that the state is facing the worst agriculture crisis...


India | 17 March 2016
Farmers demand compensation for crop damage

A massive protest Dharna was held by farmers of Sunderbani, Beripattan and part of Nowshera Tehsils at SDM Office Sunderbani and demanded relief and compensation for huge loss they suffered due to unp...


India | 17 March 2016
India unlikely to be among top 3 agriculture exporters by 2020

India is unlikely to become one of the top three agriculture export countries of the world by 2020 due to high domestic consumption base and limited arable land, Parliament was informed today. "Wit...