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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...


India | 25 January 2017
Boosting Tamil Nadu's agriculture: Case for private investment

With a 62% deficit in the north-east monsoon, Tamil Nadu has been declared a drought affected state. Dr K Ramasamy, vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, estimated a 40% drop in paddy...


India | 24 January 2017
India, UAE set to ink deals on marine affairs, agriculture, transport

India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are likely to sign agreements on maritime affairs, transport and training, agriculture, and small and medium industries when visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...


India | 23 January 2017
‘If Jallikattu is cruel, is milk farming any better’

It may be overdone, but how can one not tread upon the Jallikattu debate? In the interest of transparency, let me share I am vegan. Frankly, I find it really cruel to take away milk from a child (o...


India | 23 January 2017
Indian agriculture growth negative in last five years

Agriculture growth in the last five years has been negative though it has been compensated by contribution from allied agricultural activities in Telangana, said the National Bank for Agriculture and ...


India | 18 January 2017
Indian dairy farmers seek hike in milk price, stage protest

Hundreds of dairy farmers, under the aegis of the Wayanad district Primary Milk Societies Association, took out a march and staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here on Tuesday, raising a slew...


India | 17 January 2017
Considering cattle could help eliminate malaria in India

The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an internati...


India | 9 January 2017
Poor returns force cashless farmers to destroy crops

Poor returns and lack of cash post demonetisation have forced farmers in the state to destroy their tomato and other vegetable crops. Rate of tomatoes crashed in mandis to Re 1 to 50 paisa a kg in var...


India | 6 January 2017
Farmer suicides up 42% between 2014 & 2015

Farmer suicides in the country rose by 42% between 2014 and 2015, according to newly released data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). It recorded 5,650 suicides by farmers and cultivat...


India | 3 January 2017
Three farmers commit suicide every day in Indian state Madhya Pradesh

The latest figures on accidental deaths and suicides in India (ADSI), released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), state that Madhya Pradesh alone accounted for 1290 of 8007 suicides by farme...


India | 22 December 2016
Upset over price slump, farmer dumps lorry load of tomatoes

The biggest vegetable market in Bowenpally, Telangana, on Wednesday saw an angry farmer dump a lorry load of tomatoes as he could not recover even the cost of transporting them. The farmer from Ana...


India | 8 December 2016
With losses of 60-70 per cent, Indian agriculture suffers biggest blow

A month after the withdrawal of high-denomination notes, agricultural remains one of the sectors hit hardest by demonetisation, as it grapples with major losses. While some farmers have incurred a los...