Farmers are willing to switch from thirsty crops like paddy. They need a stable price for alternatives to make diversification a reality
India’s agrarian distress: How dissent has been on the rise
India’s agrarian distress: Can we revive our fatigued soils
India’s agrarian distress: Is farming a dying occupation
Bring law to guarantee minimum support price: Bharatiya Kisan Sangh
RSS organ voices opposition to provisions of recent farm laws after farmers across spectrum hit streets in protest
As told to Parliament (September 23, 2020): E-waste up 43% in 3 years
All that was discussed in the Houses through the day
Bumper kharif amid excess stock? Is India staring at hard agri decisions
Restrict procurement from Punjab and Haryana; stop procuring from states offering bonus on MSP; divert excessive stock for ethanol ...
Treasury Benches brazen it out; voice vote in Rajya Sabha seals farmers’ fate
No physical voting, no extension of discussions, muted broadcast and marshalls mark hurried Sunday session; agriculturists, now on streets, remain harried
As told to Parliament (September 18, 2020): 10,281 Indian farmers died by suicide in 2019
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Unpaid dues to cane farmers over Rs 15,000 crore: Govt
Sugar prices had remained depressed, which had affected the liquidity of sugar mills, a govt reply said
As told to Parliament (September 15, 2020): 169 tonnes COVID-19 biomedical waste generated daily in August
Climate Migration primarily in middle income, agri-dependent countries: Study
Study can go long way in pinpointing future hot spots for climate-induced migration
Pesticides Management Bill, 2020 will hurt farmers’ livelihood, say experts
Experts call for wider consultations on the bill and for it to be placed before a select committee
Zero-budget natural farming brought big gains for Andhra farmers, shows study
Paddy farmers save water, energy and money by adopting this farming approach, the study points out
Every day, 28 people dependent on farming die by suicide in India
People in the farm sector accounted for 7.4 per cent of the total suicides in India, according to the ...
Agriculture sector has beaten pandemic, latest GDP figures show
Estimate for June quarter reported a contraction of 23.9 per cent in national GDP, but agriculture was the only ...
New discovery of protein in plants’ immune systems can help create superior crops, boost agriculture
A flood of calcium surrounds plants’ stomata triggering them to close and resist pathogens; exactly how calcium entered cells ...
A novel algorithm for enhanced crop productivity
The purpose is to enhance the crop yield in lesser time
Sustainability increases if ethanol is made from sugarcane juice: Study
Sugarcane cultivation has benefitted from entrenched policies that incentivised production for decades
Centre launches pilot project to reduce emissions from agriculture
The project will be implemented in Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttarakhand
India in a microcosm: Will COVID-19 reverse migrants pick up the plough again? Palanpur throws up a question
Palanpur has been closely monitored and studied since the early 50s to help economists, policy makers understand the changing ...
Dangerous pesticide use: What must be done to protect the health of Kenyans
At least 1,345 pesticide products are registered for use in crop production in Kenya, of which 11 are classified ...
Women farmers emerging as decision-makers, innovators in wheat-based systems: Study
Women adopted specific strategies to further their interests in the context of wheat-based livelihoods, challenging men as sole decision-makers, ...
Odisha set to introduce locally produced millets into ICDS, PDS
Keonjhar district will introduce ragi for pre-school meals through DMF funds from July
COVID-19: Himachal stares at labour crisis ahead of apple harvest
With no labourers arriving at the peak of harvest, Himachal’s apple growers face a tough time looking for alternatives