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India | 17 January 2018
India looks for more private capital in farms to boost incomes

India is considering simpler regulations to attract more corporate investment in agriculture as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to keep his promise to double farmers’ income by 2022, an adviser to ...


India | 16 January 2018
India and Israel working on 5-year cooperation plan for agriculture

Aiming to strengthen partnership in the farm sector, India and Israel today said they are working on a five-year plan for cooperation in agriculture and water. A three-year joint programme (2018-20...


India | 15 January 2018
India's agriculture sector to get 'top priority'

Ahead of the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the agriculture sector was the top priority for the government because the country’s economic growth is not “justifiable and equ...


India | 13 January 2018
India and Southeast Asian nations commit to climate smart agriculture

“The journey ahead offers limitless opportunities”, said India’s agriculture minister at a summit in New Dehli yesterday. Mr. Radha Mohan Singh was bringing to a close the fourth ministerial meetin...


India | 12 January 2018
How India lost its historic agriculture recovery growth phase in just four years

The National Democratic Alliance government is scrambling to rescue the agriculture sector from a crisis never seen before. On January 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met over 100 economists in a fir...


India | 11 January 2018
'Agriculture exports should grow to $120 billion by 2022 to double farm pay'

The country needs to push its agricultural exports to USD 120 billion by 2022 from the present USD 36 billion in order to double farmer's income, according to industry experts. "India ranks second ...


India | 10 January 2018
Indian agriculture 'needs a reforms package'

With rural economic anxieties acquiring a political voice, the expectation is that the Budget will focus on agriculture. For some time, the country has been in denial over the extent of the mess in th...


India | 8 January 2018
Amarinder Singh launches farm debt waiver scheme

Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Sunday launched the farm debt waiver scheme in Mansa as he accused Shiromani Akali Dal, Aam Aadmi Party and few farmer unions of spreading false propaganda on t...


India | 8 January 2018
India: Agri growth likely to be higher than estimate of 2.1%

The country's agriculture sector is expected to grow higher than projected 2.1 per cent growth by the CSO for the current fiscal, following better rabi crop prospects, the agriculture ministry said to...


India | 4 January 2018
Farm Truths: Here's what makes us optimistic about Indian agriculture

It was Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, a German political scientist, who framed the “spiral of silence” theory, which holds that when a wide majority starts to believe in a certain viewpoint, the remaining ...


India | 3 January 2018
India: Farmer details debts on wall before dying

A debt-ridden farmer in Madhya Pradesh’s parched Bundelkhand region gave an account of borrowings he had made on the wall of house before committing suicide. Hazari, 30, resident of Baldeogarh vill...


India | 3 January 2018
Now drones hit pest, weeds in crops in Punjab

Massive financial losses by crop weeds and pest attacks are possible to avoid now after the Punjab government has first time across the country granted using Unmanned Air Vehicle drone technology in a...


India | 2 January 2018
India: Agriculture market reforms are a must

More than ever before, the country’s agricultural marketing sector is garnering attention and is the subject of an intense intellectual discourse. No sooner did the Centre pitch for restructuring agri...


India | 28 December 2017
3,515 Karnataka farmers committed suicide in five years

As many as 3,515 farmers in Karnataka committed suicide between April 2013 and November 2017, out of which 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, statistics provided by the State Agriculture Depa...


India | 20 December 2017
As climate change threatens agricultural sector, India must craft new policies

India’s agricultural sector faces a significant threat from climate change as scientists record rising temperatures. Economists estimate that climate change has led to a loss of 1.5 percent of India’s...


India | 19 December 2017
Indian farm reforms and job creation to be priority

Notwithstanding a comfortable victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls, the NDA government at the Centre — taking note of the BJP’s lacklustre performance in rural areas in Prime Minister Narendr...


India | 18 December 2017
World Bank approves $300m to modernise Punjab's agriculture

The World Bank approved $300 million on Friday to modernise agriculture in Punjab to raise farmers’ income, give consumers better quality and safer food at lower prices, create jobs on farms and agrib...


India | 8 December 2017
Tractor aid to boost India agriculture income

The Assam agriculture department will distribute 10,119 tractors among self-help groups as part of its mission to double agricultural income by 2022. "We will distribute 10,119 tractors among self-...


India | 4 December 2017
Alarmed by Delhi air pollution, farmers quit stubble burning

Last winter, Kandarpa Das (name changed), a farmer in Barpeta's Patacharkuchi village, about 95 km from here, angered other members of the farming community when he set on fire stubble on his 2.5-acre...


India | 29 November 2017
India becomes biggest consumer of Ukraine agriculture exports

India was the biggest market for Ukrainian agriculture products in the first 10 month of 2017, importing 11.3 percent of exports in cash terms, Ukraine's Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. Ukrai...


India | 28 November 2017
'Indian Governments' apathy to blame for agriculture crisis'

JP begins ‘Surajya Yatra’ from the ancestral house of Damodaram Sanjeevaiah The agriculture sector has plunged into a crisis owing to the neglect of the governments in ensuring remunerative prices ...


India | 27 November 2017
Farmer's suicide: Week on, kin refuse to cremate body

Stalemate continued between farmers and the police department as the family of a farmer, who committed suicide, refused to cremate the body even after seven days of his death. The protest entered its ...


India | 22 November 2017
India farmers protest may bring challenges to Modi before polls

Thousands of farmers protested in India’s capital, demanding better prices for their crops and relief from high debts, underscoring the challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces before elections i...


India | 20 November 2017
Odisha farmer commits suicide, 10th such case since October

A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Balasore district, with his family claiming that he took the extreme step due to crop loss caused by unseasonal rains, an official has said. The suicide is t...


India | 15 November 2017
App created that empowers farmers to update crop details in govt. records

The district administration on Tuesday asked farmers to use the Farmers’ Crop Survey app to feed details of crops raised on their fields into government revenue records. Deputy Commissioner Sasikan...


India | 13 November 2017
India: Farmer’s suicide bid brings to light soybean growers’ woes

The attempt by a farmer, Dyaneshwar Salve (28), to jump from the Mantralaya building to protest against the poor remunerative price for his produce has put the spotlight on the crisis facing soybean c...


India | 13 November 2017
Punjab agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning as pollution spikes

Agriculture experts in Punjab have sought an effective ban on stubble burning in the wake of air pollution reaching alarming levels in northern states. During a meeting organised by the Punjab Agri...


India | 6 November 2017
Agriculture minister ask global companies to invest in India

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh today said that there were many opportunities in the food processing sector which can be successfully tapped by the global companies, while meeting minister’s fr...


India | 5 November 2017
Govt woos investors to tap India's agriculture sector

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday called upon investors to leverage opportunities in the country's farm, dairy, poultry and fisheries sectors. The government is implementing variou...


India | 27 October 2017
Indian farmer commits suicide due to crop loss

A farmer allegedly committed suicide due to crop loss in a drought-like situation at Malamunda village in Bargarh district of Odisha, police said on Thursday. Indra Bariha had consumed poison. Tula...