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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...


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...