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India | 20 May 2017
Agriculture sector needs evergreen revolution, Indian PM says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the vision of an 'evergreen revolution' in farm sector while exhorting the scientific and technological community to explore possibilities of creating ag...


India | 19 May 2017
State promoting aquaculture at the cost of agriculture

CPI(M) State secretary P. Madhu on Thursday said the State government was crippling paddy farming by allowing conversion of green fields into aqua ventures, thus creating environment disorders and soc...


India | 17 May 2017
Indian agriculture sector likely to seek more credit

Agriculture and Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to see higher credit off-take in Coimbatore district this financial year. According to the annual credit plan prepared...


India | 16 May 2017
Tamil Nadu: Ignored farmer protests and the biggest drought in 140 years

Fifty years of his profession bore him and his family a home, enough food and decent means of livelihood, surrounded by five acres of farm land. Today, 70-year-old retired Joseph is struggling to cont...


India | 15 May 2017
Agriculture ministry predicts record harvest across India

As the impact of the worst northeast monsoon in 140 years unfolds across Tamil Nadu, farmers sowed a third less land than they did in 2015-16, water levels in six major reservoirs continued to plunge,...


India | 9 May 2017
Dairy owner pledges to thrash the next robber turning in his store

Frustrated over his staff being hit by two robbers on Sunday, May 7 during an aggravated robbery attempt, a dairy shop owner in Onehunga has pledged to thrash the next (would be) robber who enters to ...


India | 3 May 2017
PepsiCo plans foray into dairy market

PepsiCo India, the maker of Quaker oats, Lays chips and Pepsi Cola, is looking to enter the country's growing dairy market. With consumption of carbonated soft drinks such as colas going down, the ...


India | 3 May 2017
Over 12,000 farmer suicides per year in India, Supreme Court hears

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that despite a multi-pronged approach to improve income and social security of farmers, over 12,000 suicides were reported in the agricultural sector e...


India | 2 May 2017
Dry land agriculture offers hope to parched rain-fed areas

Hit severely by the drought and rendered debt-ridden due to crop failure, a ray of hope shines on the farmers in the form of dry land agriculture, something the government is promoting in the state in...


India | 24 April 2017
Indian farmers Delhi protest suspended

Drought-hit farmers in India have suspended a protest, after an assurance that their demands would be met. More than 100 farmers from southern Tamil Nadu state had mounted an eye-catching protest i...


India | 23 April 2017
Why are farmers in India protesting with mice and human skulls?

Last week, Chinnagodangy Palanisamy, 65, held a live mouse between his teeth to draw the government's attention to the plight of farmers in his native state of Tamil Nadu. "I and my fellow farmers ...


India | 19 April 2017
Poultry industry rubbishes rumours of 'plastic eggs'

The National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) denied reports of sale of plastic eggs in the market during a press conference in the city on Tuesday. Reports have recently surfaced that ‘Chinese’ plas...


India | 7 April 2017
India central bank chief attacks $5.6bn small farms loan waiver

India’s central bank governor has strongly criticised a $5.6bn farm loan waiver granted by a controversial Hindu cleric and politician, warning that exempting more than 20m farmers from repaying their...


India | 6 April 2017
India's thirsty crops are 'draining the country dry'

India supports 15 percent of the world’s population, but has only 4 percent of the world’s water resources. World Bank data shows that only 35 percent of India’s agricultural land is irrigated. This m...


India | 4 April 2017
Indian agriculture sector a 'must' for GDP growth

Kisaano ki Samriddhi”, the well-being of farmers is vital to the nation's prosperity. Kisan is the sentinel of our food security. Annadaata Sukhibhava has been one of our fundamental civilizational va...


India | 3 April 2017
Indian farmer threatens to end life in Minister’s presence

Following the failure of crop due to non-availability of water, a farmer in Puthuru village of Ellanthakunta mandal threatened to commit suicide in front of Minister for Finance and Civil Supplies Eat...


India | 3 April 2017
Reform markets to energise Indian agriculture

To enable Punjab to move away from rice and wheat production, a focus on agricultural marketing is needed. Problems of agriculture in 2017 cannot be addressed by the tools and mindsets that were in us...


India | 31 March 2017
Government may relax restrictions on organic agriculture product exports

The Union Cabinet is expected to allow unrestricted exports of all certified organic agricultural products, a move which would help in boosting shipments. The cabinet committee on economic affairs ...


India | 27 March 2017
India: Farmers facing drought conditions

Tamil Nadu province in South India is presently facing severe drought conditions with the failure of the south-west monsoon and the north-east monsoon to the extent of around 60%. It is reported that ...


India | 17 March 2017
Centre to bear cost of farm loan waiver in UP, Agriculture Minister says

The Centre will bear the cost of the promised farm loan waiver in Uttar Pradesh, likely to be the first decision by the BJP government after it assumes charge in the state. The BJP rode to resoundi...


India | 16 March 2017
Indian agriculture meet calls for productivity enhancement

A two-day meeting of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Kerala and Lakshadweep has stressed productivity enhancement through climate resilient agriculture, organic-based integrated pest and disease manag...


India | 7 March 2017
India's farmer suicides soar as expectations for better life grow

India’s high rate of farmer suicides is largely due to globalisation and increased expectations for a minimal acceptable lifestyle, experts say. Crop failure, drought, floods and indebtedness are t...


India | 1 March 2017
World Bank to invest $1 bn on railway, agriculture projects in Maharashtra

The world bank has agreed to make an investment of 1 billion dollars (Rs 7,000 crore approximately) as direct finance in Maharashtra on a railway augmentation project and a climate resilient agricultu...


India | 23 February 2017
Poultry industry protests over chicken legs import from US

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian poultry industry has strongly opposed the government's move to allow import of chicken legs from the United States after India lost its case in the World Trade Organisation ...


India | 22 February 2017
25,000 farmers use agriculture app for real-time weather information

There's a new ritual farmers in Ron taluk of Gadag district in North Karnataka follow, before they start sowing. They check their mobile phones, looking for messages from Havaamana Krishi, a software ...


India | 21 February 2017
Indian farmers can benefit tremendously from planting GM crops, new book says

Former director of [the] Centre for Plant Molecular Biology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University [in India,] S Sadasivam on [Feb. 15] released a book — “Genetically Modified Crops: A Scientist’s Pers...


India | 13 February 2017
Panel on doubling farmer income mulls key reforms

A committee formed by the Centre to double farmers’ income by 2022 is considering major reforms in the agriculture sector like adopting a profit-centric approach, aiming at higher productivity and red...


India | 13 February 2017
Robots & drones to facilitate crop data analysis in India

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combine harvesters on farms, but the high-tech tools may soon play a major role in helping feed the world’s rapidly growing po...


India | 11 February 2017
India’s agriculture exports plunge 6%

India's agriculture exports declined by almost 6 per cent from $10.81 billion during April to November 2015-16 to $ 10.20 billion for the same period this fiscal, according to the Agricultural and Pro...


India | 30 January 2017
Unfettered smuggling of Indian eggs stokes risk

The supply of white Indian eggs through the open border has raised the risk of the spread of bird flu. The eggs from India's Ghodasan, Adapur and Godhadana markets contiguous with Nepal's Bara dis...