06-01-2012 01:42 AM
State farm growth comes in for praise
Nabard chief general manager S Akbar on Wednesday said 8% agriculture growth in the last fiscal in Madhya Pradesh...
21-12-2011 07:32 AM
Report sought on India farm suicides
India’s Human Rights Commission has sought reports from three states on a spate of suicides by farmers that have been reported by the local medi...
21-12-2011 07:21 AM
Agricultural area shrinks
Cultivable land in India has declined by around 8 lakh hectare in the last five years due to shift to non-agricultural purposes...
20-12-2011 09:00 AM
India facing trade 'disaster'
As the Eighth Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) kicked off in Geneva last week, a group of non-government organizations expose...
20-12-2011 08:49 AM
Experts want farmers to adopt drip irrigation
With the scarcity of water becoming a major issue in the state, farmers should depend on water saving irrigation methods such as drip irrigation...
20-12-2011 08:36 AM
Farmers oppose ISPRL II phase
Over 5,000 farmers of Kalathur, Padur and Kutyar villages, near Kaup, took out a procession and staged a dharna against the second phase of crude oil ...
19-12-2011 09:21 AM
Organic farmers 'pushed out of market'
Promoters of organic farming and organic products in Western Tamil Nadu are accusing their "chemical counterparts" of pushing them out of th...
19-12-2011 09:19 AM
Indians may pay $700m annual for land services
According to a working paper published by Transparency International (TI) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), India...
19-12-2011 09:17 AM
Chinese lessons for Indian policymakers
Global food security and food inflation are closely linked to economic development and agricultural production of the two Asian giants, China and Indi...
19-12-2011 09:16 AM
Chinese agri-lessons for Indian policymakers
18-12-2011 10:18 AM
Rice prices dip as India, Vietnam race for markets
Intensifying competition between Vietnam and India for a bigger share of the rice market made available by the drop in costlier Thai exports have push...
15-12-2011 08:51 AM
Angry farmers dump potatoes on roads
14-12-2011 09:19 AM
Farmers demand removal of sugar controls
The Karnataka unit of the Consortium of Indian Farmers’ Associations and the Karnataka Sugarcane Growers’ Association have urged Prime Min...
12-12-2011 07:46 AM
Farmers reject freight subsidy offer
The Punjab government on Sunday announced freight subsidy for transportation of potato crop in domestic as well...
12-12-2011 07:38 AM
Farmers readying to go back to ginger fields
Wayanad farmers are once again getting ready to return to the ginger fields in Karnataka this year and try their hand at a game that has already cost ...
12-12-2011 07:33 AM
Farmers' welfare top priority, says CM
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday said farmer welfare topped the government’s list of priorities and that agriculture would undoubted...
10-12-2011 10:07 AM
Chavan meets PM, seeks aid package
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday to apprise him of the need for an assistance package for cotton...
10-12-2011 10:06 AM
Mill workers beat up farmers in UP
Workers of a sugar mill in Basti allegedly roughed up sugarcane farmers, who had queued up to get their produce weighed prior to selling it to the mil...
10-12-2011 09:58 AM
Farmers block rail, road for 4th day
With no solution in sight even after Punjab govt opened dialogue with the protesting farmers, activists of 17 farm organizations...
08-12-2011 09:41 AM
India sees fresh wave of farmer suicides
A fresh wave of farmer suicides has been reported in several Indian states, pushing families deeper into poverty, said local daily The Hindustan Times...
08-12-2011 09:33 AM
Grape farmers get the blues
The famed Bangalore Blue, the grape variety exclusively grown around Karnataka’s capital, requires more attention, according to growers who have...
07-12-2011 10:34 AM
Pawar slap not wrong, says Hazare
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday alleged that Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar had an "old habit of protecting corrupt people"....
06-12-2011 09:09 AM
Kuttanad dairy farmers in dire straits
Hundreds dairy farmers in Kuttanad are in trouble following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The disease is, reportedly, spreading like w...
05-12-2011 09:42 AM
Farmer drinks poison in front of minister
A distressed farmer drank poison in front of the chief minister and thousands of agriculturists at a public meeting...
02-12-2011 09:38 AM
Farmer happy at newer farming techniques
The two-day Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit 2011, which kicked off here on Thursday, was not merely about the signing of memoranda of ...
01-12-2011 09:18 AM
India's retailers, farmers face uncertain future
Ashok Kokane sits amid his strawberries at Mumbai’s Crawford Market, a handwritten ledger across his knees and a fan of dirty 10 rupee notes at ...
30-11-2011 08:57 AM
Two farmers held for death of lioness
The Gujarat police on Tuesday arrested two farmers for allegedly causing the death of an Asiatic lioness by electrocution.
28-11-2011 09:34 AM
25% of world farmland highly degraded
The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet’s land resources, finding in a report on Monday tha...
24-11-2011 09:27 AM
India agri minister slapped at NDMC Centre
India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was slapped at the NDMC Centre in New Delhi.
21-11-2011 10:21 AM
Farmers block roads for hike in prices
The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shetkari Sanghatana, along with thousands of farmers, staged demonstrations and blocked traffic at various places on Sa...
21-11-2011 10:19 AM
Race for land hits India's poor farmers
The farmers of Rozajalalpur knew what was coming. They saw others closer to India’s expanding capital city pushed off their land to make way for...
19-11-2011 15:57 PM
Farmers sell cane to jaggery units
Faced with delayed crushing of cane by sugar mills and uncertainty over final prices, farmers in Uttar Pradesh, India’s second-largest sugar pro...
19-11-2011 15:51 PM
State farmers to get ATM facility
Bihar farmers are now expected to become more bank savvy as bankers have decided to provide passbook...
19-11-2011 15:50 PM
India can boost production through innovation
India can compete with other countries not only in improving the agricultural food grain production but also through better processing techniques and ...
18-11-2011 08:55 AM
Cattle traders beat up saffron leader
Seven cattle traders were arrested in Bhadrak on Thursday for allegedly assaulting senior Bajrang Dal leader Bhupesh Nayak and Go Surakhaya Bahini pre...
18-11-2011 08:49 AM
Indian elephants: Karnataka move put on hold
The Indian authorities have put on hold a plan to relocate wild elephants in the southern state of Karnataka.
18-11-2011 08:48 AM
Wave of suicides among Indian farmers
The record suicide rate among farmers in India continues to rise and is threatening the country’s stability and future development, according to...
15-11-2011 08:40 AM
Globalisation has added to farmers woes
Thinker and writer G S Jayadev has regretted that despite scientific development, the fate of agriculture in India had not changed for better and glob...
14-11-2011 09:31 AM
Sugar harvest seen missing forecast
Sugar output in India, the world’s second-biggest producer, may drop short of government and industry estimates as wet conditions curbed cane yi...
14-11-2011 09:29 AM
Farmers dump paddy for more profitable vegetables
Sivadasan’s five-acre farm used to be a solitary patch in Kerala’s Palakkad district, with bitter gourd, cucumber, cow peas and lady&rsquo...
11-11-2011 09:26 AM
Cotton farmers fear crop crisis
Cotton farmers in the state are worried about a major crisis due to crop failure in the current season. While lack of rains and power failure had brou...
10-11-2011 09:56 AM
Golden time to enter sugar export market
A day after Union food minister K V Thomas said the government was open to the idea of allowing some export of sugar during the current crop marketing...
04-11-2011 08:35 AM
Agriculture still economy’s mainstay
Agriculture continues to play the primary role in the country’s development and is still the mainstay to our large growing population for its su...
01-11-2011 09:13 AM
Govt agrees on sugar output
India could produce 24.7 million to 25.0 million tonnes of sugar in the new season that began this month, minister of state for agriculture K.V. Thoma...
18-10-2011 09:05 AM
Farmers daughter set to steer Bangalore Metro
Twenty-year-old Priyanka N does not know how to ride a bicycle. But that has not come in the way of the farmer’s daughter being tasked with the ...
18-10-2011 09:04 AM
India growing strongly, but poverty gap widens
More than 700 million Indians subsist on less than $2 a day, and 420 million are living in extreme poverty.
12-10-2011 09:01 AM
Call for separate budget for agriculture
Kerala Congress (anti-merger group) chairman P.C. Thomas has called for introducing an agriculture budget for focused spending and planning in the pri...
12-10-2011 08:59 AM
Good harvest profits not aplenty for India's farmers
Cotton farmer Ravindra Krishna Patil in Maharashtra should be feeling flush after strong monsoon rains and a good crop, but high costs have cast a pal...
11-10-2011 09:41 AM
Fertilisers adding to global warming
A study of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A ) warns that Nitrous Oxide (N2O) emissions from excessive use of fertilizers by farmer...
11-10-2011 09:39 AM
India exploring China as market for tobacco
The Tobacco Board, which oversees cultivation, trade and marketing of tobacco in the country, is now exploring options of tobacco exports to China.