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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...


India | 25 October 2017
Integrating technology and agriculture priority, says Chandrababu Naidu

Integrating technology and agriculture is the core of his development model for Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was on a three-day tour of the U.S, said. Speaking to The Hi...


India | 23 October 2017
With 20% of agriculture output value, milk overtakes foodgrains

Which is India’s No. 1 farm crop by value? Rice (paddy) or wheat? Wrong. The answer is milk. According to the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) detailed crop-wise estimates of the value of output f...


India | 17 October 2017
India: Three of family drown in agriculture pond

Three persons belonging to an agricultural family, including two women, died after falling into a pond in Ladwanthi village of Basavakalyan taluk in Bidar district on Sunday evening. They are Kesha...


India | 16 October 2017
Women can propel India to second green revolution, says Agri Minister

Women can propel India towards second green revolution provided they get opportunities and adequate facilities, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. He said that the government throug...


India | 9 October 2017
Only agriculture diploma holders to sell pesticides after August 2018 in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government will not issue new license for selling pesticides and insecticides if the dealers do not have a diploma in agriculture science. Even existing dealers, barring those who dea...


India | 9 October 2017
Agriculture department seeks report on use of subsidised farm equipment in Punjab

The Punjab agriculture department has sought a report/survey pertaining to the present status and usage of residue management farm machinery provided on subsidy to farmers/farmer groups, as well as pr...


India | 4 October 2017
India's Maharashtra government to probe farmer deaths

The Maharashtra government has appointed a committee under additional chief secretary (Home) to probe deaths of farmers due to pesticide poisoning in Yeotmal district. “The inquiry will be conducted b...


India | 4 October 2017
Contract farming offers hope for Indian agriculture

Indian farmers have to bear the risks of price volatility for their produce, especially perishable, horticultural goods. The absence of an effective price support system and the under-development of p...


India | 3 October 2017
India: Two killed in agriculture field as lightning strikes

Two persons - a mother and her son - died on the spot when a lightning hit them while working in the field. The incident took place at Abbenda in Narayanakhed mandal on Monday evening. According to so...


India | 29 September 2017
Tamil Nadu: Agriculture department steps up water harvesting work

As part of soil and water conservation project, state agriculture department has intensified water harvesting works in rainwater catchment areas of southern and western districts at a cost of Rs 9 cro...


India | 26 September 2017
Why India's farmers want to conserve indigenous heirloom rice

India is rice country: the cereal provides daily sustenance for more than 60% of the population. Half a century ago, it was home to more than 100,000 rice varieties, encompassing a stunning diversity ...


India | 26 September 2017
Indian Agriculture - what ails and fails the farmer?

Come June, the most anticipated news in India is the arrival of monsoons and the promise it holds for the country's 119 million farmers and 144 million agricultural laborers directly involved with agr...


India | 20 September 2017
Make own strategy to double farmers’ income: Agriculture minister to states

Putting the responsibility on states, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday asked them to chalk out individual strategies to achieve the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Radh...


India | 19 September 2017
CM cites data to counter Oppn on farmer suicides

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has cited data to rubbish the Opposition claims that suicide by farmers had doubled since his government announced the farm loan waiver and assured that the waiver ...


India | 17 September 2017
India-Israel agricultural cooperation needs to align with the ‘New India’

The Agriculture is the driving force of the ‘New India’. Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi has set a target to double the income of the farmers by 2022. A few days back, Krishi Vigyan Kendras ...


India | 14 September 2017
Farmer suicides have gone up under BJP, says party MP Nana Patole

BJP MP Nana Patole, who had kicked up a storm earlier this month by saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t like to take questions, on Wednesday fired a fresh salvo at his party, this time targetin...


India | 9 September 2017
India's Agriculture Ministry readies 7 point strategy to double farmers income

The agriculture ministry has drawn up a 7-point strategy to double farmers’ income in the country. The plan includes improving irrigation efficiency, reducing input cost thereby increasing producti...


India | 7 September 2017
India's farming students call off strike

Minister for Agriculture Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said students of 11 agriculture colleges called off their strike in his presence on Wednesday following the state government’s decision on cancell...


India | 6 September 2017
'Agriculture top on Indian State government agenda'

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was selected for the Agriculture Leadership Award - 2017 by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in recognition of his ‘path-breaking initiat...


India | 5 September 2017
AAP to campaign against 'anti-farmer' policies of govt

To pressurise the government to fulfil its promise of complete waiver of farmers’ debts, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to launch a state-wide campaign ‘Vaada Khilaf- Pardafash’ in Punjab. F...


India | 29 August 2017
How Indian tech-enabled agri ventures offer farm related services via mobile phones

Nearly 5,000 farmers in Samastipur, Begusarai and Muzzaffarpur districts of Bihar are reaping benefits of a smart decision taken last season. Instead of selling their produce cheap, immediately on har...


India | 24 August 2017
Indian agriculture exports may grow to $100 billion by 2022

The country's agricultural sector has potential to double farmer income and grow exports to $100 billion by 2022 from the present $36 billion, according to industry experts. "India ranks second glo...


India | 21 August 2017
Indian woman 'boycotted' over support for Dalit farmer

An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being "socially ostracised" because she supported a farmer from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community. Sama Indira, 50, from the ...


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...