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India | 11 August 2017
Indian agriculture exports decline to $33.87 billion in FY17

India's agricultural exports have declined to $33.87 billion in 2016-17 from $43.23 billion in 2013-14, Parliament was informed today. The primary reasons for decline in export of agricultural comm...


India | 6 August 2017
Monsanto's complicated relationship with agriculture in India

As Monsanto, the Creve Coeur-based seed and pesticide giant, prepares to merge with Germany’s Bayer, observers wonder how the marriage will affect the company’s reputation in India, one of the largest...


India | 2 August 2017
Climate change linked to suicides of 59,000 farmers in India, finds report

Scorching temperatures, drought, storms and famine triggered by climate change have led to thousands of extra suicides in India, a report has found. During the south Asian nation’s growing season, ...


India | 1 August 2017
India’s poultry industry ‘adding’ to drug resistance

Chickens farmed for meat and eggs in India’s Punjab state harbour high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says a new Indo-US study. “Misuse of antibiotics in animal farms endangers all of us ...


India | 24 July 2017
Beef ban in India reflects a society becoming intolerant

If you plan to make a trip to Mumbai, don’t expect to order a steak in a restaurant. In India’s most cosmopolitan city, the slaughter of cattle has been banned. Beef is also off the menu in seve...


India | 23 July 2017
Human waste in India can fuel agriculture

Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Devanahalli, India could be a model for the rest of the country Managing the huge amount of human waste generated in a fast-growing city like Bengaluru is a major c...


India | 20 July 2017
Dairy board to launch 'quality mark' for milk products

Come Thursday, the diary products will also have "quality mark" like Woolmark, Agmark and ISI. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) will on Thursday launch its own "quality mark" logo for da...


India | 17 July 2017
RBI to increase lending to agriculture and small enterprises

As lending to the priority sector is a good business, the Reserve Bank of India is set to revamp the State-Level Bankers' Committees (SLBC) to enable more lending to agriculture and small and micro en...


India | 12 July 2017
India's Supreme Court suspends ban on sale of cows for slaughter

India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a government ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter, a decision applauded by the multibillion-dollar beef and leather industries that are mostly run by memb...


India | 11 July 2017
How climate smart agriculture can fortify TN's parched fields

At a time when the state is reeling under severe drought, water expert Giriraj Amarnath, recommends effective water management techniques, integrated farming and use of clean energy in farming to over...


India | 10 July 2017
Organic farming gathers momentum

The Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam’s (VFPCK) efforts to promote organic farming under the Participatory Guarantee System - India (PGS), a decentralised organic farming certification sys...


India | 22 June 2017
India cattle ban may open doors

Australian cattle industry players say an Indian Government ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter may not last long. The Indian Government faced a backlash this month after it banned the sale of ...


India | 18 June 2017
What Indian farmers really need: A total overhaul of fundamental economics of agriculture

The mother gives milk only when the child cries. The child is now crying hard,” says Shiv Kumar Sharma, better known as Kakkaji, who shot to national fame as the man leading the farmer protests in Mad...


India | 16 June 2017
Cattle sale ban rules likely to be tweaked

The Union government is said to be planning to hammer out changes in its recently notified rules, banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter, to make them more trade-frien...


India | 12 June 2017
Maharashtra farmer stir off after loan-waiver deal

Concerned over the fallout of a prolonged agrarian unrest, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra backed down on Sunday and agreed "in principle" to a loan waiver for all sections of farmers. The crite...


India | 10 June 2017
The recurring factors behind India's agricultural crisis

Out of 1.2 billion people living in India, 90 million families — or 54.6 percent of the population — is engaged in agriculture. But though over half the population is engaged in farming, and 2016 s...


India | 9 June 2017
Protesting India farmers were killed in police firing

An Indian minister has confirmed that police firing killed five protesting farmers in the central state of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh had earlier blamed some "an...


India | 8 June 2017
Why a problem of plenty is hurting India's farmers

Farmers are on the boil again in India. In western Maharashtra state, they have been on strike for a week in some seven districts now, spilling milk on the streets, shutting down markets, protestin...


India | 7 June 2017
India's cattle traders fear ruin, vigilante attacks following slaughter ban

A sweeping ban on trading cattle for slaughter, imposed by India's Hindu nationalist Government, is being seen by the nation's meat and leather industries as an attempt to destroy businesses conservat...


India | 6 June 2017
India's got beef with beef

India’s environment ministry under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government called for a nationwide ban on the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter late last month. This el...


India | 5 June 2017
Beef prices rise on India cattle sale ban

India’s move to ban the slaughter of its cattle has sent global beef prices higher in recent days, amid concerns of reduced supply from the world’s biggest exporter of the meat by volume. India’s g...


India | 4 June 2017
'If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right'

Keeping in mind that more than half of the Indian population depends on agriculture but the share of agriculture in GDP is nowhere near expectation, in 2002 the then National Democratic Alliance Gover...


India | 2 June 2017
Is India's ban on cattle slaughter 'food fascism'?

A lawmaker from India's southern state of Kerala has announced that he is returning to eating meat, fish and eggs after practising vegetarianism for nearly two decades. There's nothing unusual abou...


India | 1 June 2017
India cattle and buffalo slaughter ban unlikely to last, Australian beef experts say

There are doubts about whether India's ban on the slaughter of cattle and buffalo will last. The ban has sparked widespread protests in India as well as claims that millions of jobs will be lost if...


India | 31 May 2017
India tightens meat industry laws amid fierce protests

India’s Hindu nationalist government has announced the tightest restrictions yet on the country’s multibillion dollar meat industry, drawing fierce protests from some states amid warnings that million...


India | 30 May 2017
Cattle trade ban to halt beef exports, lead to job losses

The Indian government's ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter threatens $4 billion in annual beef exports and millions of jobs if the government does not revoke the stoppage decreed last week, acco...


India | 28 May 2017
India to teach Africa about potential in agriculture

With a vast untapped potential in agriculture, African countries are keen to gain from India's experiences, including the "green revolution", to bring about a transformation and enable their 420 milli...


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...