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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...


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...