23-07-2011 08:48 AM
Ban on use of groundwater may be lifted
The BJP government in Gujarat appears keen to woo small and marginal farmers by floating a major proposal to allow them to draw water in the state&rsq...
16-07-2011 08:43 AM
Climate change challenge to India's agriculture
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that climate change has emerged as a major challenge to India’s agriculture.
16-07-2011 08:41 AM
India achieves 241m tn grain production
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country has achieved a record foodgrain production of 241 million tonne (MT) in 2010-11 crop year but str...
14-07-2011 09:14 AM
Farmers all smiles as state gets heavy rain
The state experienced the first spell of heavy rain on Wednesday after the southwest monsoon had played truant since the middle of last month. Heavy r...
11-07-2011 10:03 AM
Govt to provide subsidies for modern machines
The Punjab government has decided to offer a 25 to 30 per cent subsidy to the state’s farmers for purchasing modern agriculture equipment and ma...
08-07-2011 10:03 AM
Punjab to promote vegetable growing
The Punjab government is keen to promote vegetable growing in the state and has earmarked a budget of Rs 12.5 crore for the venture, according to B S ...
06-07-2011 10:00 AM
Farmers eagerly wait for rains
Farmers in the region are keenly waiting for rains. After a dry spell it was drizzling in some parts of the district on Monday.
05-07-2011 09:02 AM
India aims for record grains output
India aims to produce a record 245 million tonnes of grains in the crop year that started on July 1...
01-07-2011 09:12 AM
Bihar says no industry at cost of agriculture
The Bihar government which would implement a new industrial policy from July 1, will not help industry in acquiring fertile land or any crop land.
27-06-2011 06:52 AM
Delay in monsoon may spell doom for farmers
So it’s not going to be a normal monsoon . That’s hardly surprising. Indian rainfall is erratic in four out of 10 years.
27-06-2011 06:40 AM
Govt to make farmers financially strong
CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that the state could not develop unless the financial condition of its farmers is stabilized.
23-06-2011 09:01 AM
Monsoon delay worries farmers in cotton belt
The first few showers in the second week of June proved deceptive for farmers in areas like Pusad and Umarkhed in suicide-prone Yavatmal district...
20-06-2011 09:08 AM
India's food chain in deep change
Ajit Govind Sable’s family have owned their farm in India’s western Maharashtra state for 10 generations, which even for a region that has...
16-06-2011 12:44 PM
Indian farmers see land destroyed
Ramesh Chandra Rout stands in the blistering morning sun, watching on as his betel leaf vines are flattened. It does not take long for the team, deleg...
15-06-2011 08:55 AM
Bill passed to return land to Singur farmers
It was a dream come true for Manoranjan Malik, the father of Tapasi Malik whose rape and murder in the Nano compound in Singur in December 2006 was a ...
14-06-2011 09:53 AM
Wheat output may climb to record high
Wheat production in India, the second-biggest grower, may advance 6.4% to a record for a fourth year...
10-06-2011 08:48 AM
Bengal to acquire land to return to farmers
The West Bengal government Thursday promulgated an ordinance to acquire 400 acres of land at Singur to return it to the farmers...
10-06-2011 08:43 AM
Coconut farmers running from pillar to post
Coconut price in the state is at an all-time high. Yet the coconut farmers are a dejected lot. The reason is as old as the hills -- acute shortage of ...
03-06-2011 09:34 AM
Climate to wreak havoc on food supply
Areas where food supplies could be worst hit by climate change have been identified in a report.
02-06-2011 09:36 AM
India in land disputes
In the first of a series of reports on land rights, we look at the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh...
01-06-2011 09:57 AM
Farmers urged to start organic farming
A promotional programme on organic farming was successfully conducted in seven blocks of the district and over 400 farmers were given tips on cultivat...
24-05-2011 08:01 AM
Leopard attacks on the rise in central Kerala
The leopard attacks on humans are on the rise in the Central parts of Kerala owing to the greater flexibility and adaptability of leopards near the hu...
20-05-2011 08:20 AM
India coffee exports may slump 16%
India’s coffee exports are expected to decline by 16.7 per cent to 2,40,000 tonnes in the 2011-12 crop year...
05-05-2011 09:01 AM
Price of fertiliser set to rise
In view of a steep hike in the price of DAP fertiliser, the farmers in the district may get complex fertiliser in lieu of DAP this kharif season.
05-05-2011 08:58 AM
Govt plans to junk non-agriculture tax
In a move that will bring joy to thousands of housing societies in Mumbai and other urban parts of the state, the state revenue department plans to do...
03-05-2011 09:09 AM
India, Israel planning $50m ag fund
India and Israel are in talks to create a fund worth $50 million for mutual cooperation in the agriculture sector.
28-04-2011 06:43 AM
India food minister rules out wheat exports
He acknowledged that Sharad Pawar s India s agriculture minister statement favouring the wheat exports was more in line with agriculture ministry s pr...
26-04-2011 10:15 AM
Farmers complain about wheat purchase
A delegation of farmers of trans-Yamuna region met Member of Parliament Reoti Raman Singh on Monday and complained that wheat produced by them is not ...
26-04-2011 10:02 AM
Rs 25000 can be saved with organic farming
A two-day national symposium-cum-brainstorming workshop on organic agriculture was held recently at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University.
21-04-2011 08:26 AM
Water first for agriculture, not industry
In a decision termed "historic" and "revolutionary" by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, the State government has changed its policy on wa...
20-04-2011 09:23 AM
India and Netherlands to cooperate in poultry
India and the Netherlands are set to cooperate in meat and poultry processing in coming years.
19-04-2011 09:26 AM
Untimely rain across north has farmers worried
With rains and hailstorm lashing Punjab and Haryana for the second day, the weather continued to worry farmers as well as the government keeping a wat...
18-04-2011 09:08 AM
Farmers seek 100% staff in agri dept
The existing 56 per cent of the staff members in the seven taluk offices of agriculture departments are having a tough time to please farmers...
16-04-2011 10:19 AM
Farmers at risk from 'global land-grabbing'
New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows small-scale farmers increasingly at risk as land deals ignore local tenure rights.
14-04-2011 09:29 AM
India offers sugar technology to Ethiopia
India has offered latest sugar technology to Ethiopia. In this regard, the National Sugar Institute, Kanpur, will host students and technicians from E...
12-04-2011 09:51 AM
Cargill India to enter animal feed business
The Indian arm of global agri business conglomerate, Cargill, is planning to enter the animal feed industry, an area where it has established a vast b...
08-04-2011 08:23 AM
Cool weather lifts wheat crop outlook
Total wheat arrival in the first week of procurement in the state stands at 307 metric tonnes against 80,462 tonnes last year...
08-04-2011 08:22 AM
Farmers praying for no rain in Punjab
With the arrival of wheat in terminal markets, all is not well as the weather still hold the keys. The partly cloudy weather in two major wheat produc...
05-04-2011 08:51 AM
Fungal disease hits Himachal wheat crop
A fungal disease called ’yellow rust’ has severely affected the wheat crop in the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kum...
29-03-2011 08:31 AM
Chicken soars on costly feed
Costly poultry feed and lower production have pushed up chicken prices in south India...
28-03-2011 10:21 AM
Barley futures down on selling pressure
Barley prices shed Rs 10.80 to Rs 1,128 per quintal in the future trading today following fresh selling by traders in line with weak spot market cues.
24-03-2011 08:59 AM
India's overflowing grain bins may lead to crisis
A key government panel has warned that the country’s overflowing grain bins will lead to a crisis...
23-03-2011 08:52 AM
Wheat futures down 1%
Wheat prices fell by over one% today, extending yesterday’s losses, as traders engaged in reducing their positions...
22-03-2011 08:26 AM
Govt may allow sugar export today
Last December, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar announced sugar exports to the tune of 5 lakh tonnes.
21-03-2011 08:31 AM
Special farm zones to revitalise agriculture
Special agriculture zones, boosting the farm production per acreage, need for post-harvest facilities and public-private partnership...
17-03-2011 08:27 AM
Cost effective India seeks to grow poultry
Infrastructure bottlenecks and intermittent bird flu outbreaks are hampering Indian poultry exports...
14-03-2011 08:39 AM
Farmers unhappy as pipeline cuts through land
The new survey done to lay the gas pipeline from Kochi to Bangalore by GAIL ( India) Limited, has threatened the livelihood of many farmers in Thirum...
11-03-2011 08:18 AM
Price of chicken may hit Rs 102 by Sunday
It’s bad news for chicken buffs in the city. The retail price of chicken, instead of falling, has shot up with the summer heat.
10-03-2011 08:45 AM
Farmers should focus on maximum productivity
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has tried to make everyone happy in his budget.
10-03-2011 08:39 AM
Lion attacks on humans on the rise
A total of 162 attacks on humans and 6,237 attacks on cattle have been reported from in and around the Gir sanctuary since the past three years.