Merely increasing PMFBY budget allocation might not help
To make this scheme really attractive for farmers, various serious measures need to be taken
Pesticide Management Bill 2020 must address important concerns
This is because agriculture in India is largely dependent on chemicals including pesticides and their usage has a huge impact on the health of …
गंभीर खतरा, सुस्त रवैया
चरम मौसमी घटनाओं के मामले में, भारत दुनिया का छठा जोखिम भरा देश है लेकिन क्या राज्यों के क्लाइमेट एक्शन प्लान इनसे निपटने में ...
Farmers protest forceful insurance premium deduction in Haryana
Farmers are confronting bank officials against premium deduction without their consent for the current Rabi season under Pradhan Mantri Fasal …
Farmers demand better crop prices, loan waiver and relief
A memorandum has been addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi containing a list of farmers' demands
Survey pegs 1.5% of world's farmland under organic cultivation
India has most number of organic cultivators but only 1.1% of acreage
Supreme Court judgment on drought a paradigm shift
Various acts, policies and programmes related to irrigation, water harvesting, crop insurance and food security have not helped people in dealing …
Union Budget 2020-21: Big talk on natural farming but no support
India has the largest share in the world’s organic farmers pie
बजट 2020-21: बिना बजटीय सहायता कैसे होगी जीरो बजट खेती?
कृषि मंत्रालय द्वारा गठित टास्क फोर्स ने सिफारिश की थी कि जैविक कृषि को बढ़ावा देने के लिए हर साल 12 हजार 500 करोड़ ...
भारतीय किसान, 'चक्रव्यूह' में फंसा अभिमन्यु
देश के ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों की लगभग 58% आबादी खेती पर निर्भर है, इतने बड़े तबके का अशांत होना देश के लिए अच्छा संकेत नहीं ...
Notable agriculture initiatives discussed at COP 22
Although the progress on adapting agriculture to climate change has been slow, the latest climate conference saw discussions on major initiatives …
Farmers demand law for guaranteed income
Participants voice concern on drought, farmers' suicide and water conservation, among other issues
Developed v developing debate on Durban Mandate intensifies
While some countries at the Bonn conference stressed on need for enhancement of pre-2020 action plan, others opined differently
Centre rolls out Agriculture Land Leasing Act, 2016
NITI Aayog's Panagariya wishes to extend the Act to non-agricultural uses as well, which farmer leaders oppose
COVID-19 is wake up call for global food systems, say experts
Current industrial agriculture models drive habitat loss, create conditions for viruses to emerge and spread
Why Indian farmers need a robust relief and compensation mechanism
Climate change will impact agriculture, resulting in increased crop damages and lower crop yields
Derailment of climate action will be catastrophic for India
With major GHG emitter backing off, any action to combat climate change will be insufficient, and that's not good news for India
Farmers propose Bills on loan waiver, fair prices in their own 'parliament'
More than 180 farmer organisations from across the country proposed Bills related to debt waiver and fair crop prices in a mock parliament
COVID-19 will magnify food shortage in Africa
The pandemic can more than double the number of people facing food crisis, unless swift action is taken, warned Global Network Against Food …
India tries to put spotlight back on pre-2020 actions of developed countries
G77+China submit that pre-2020 action will serve as the foundation for the post-2020 climate agreement