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Growth in organised dairy sector, a boost for rural livelihood

Despite milk being a very important part of the Indian diet, India was a milk deficit country post-independence.<p>This situation pushed the government …

Diversification, key to sustainable farming

Agriculture, the largest livelihood generating activity, is fast transforming itself from a supply-driven to a demand-demand scenario. The discerning …

Tenant farmers bear the brunt of agrarian crisis in Telangana

With the Telangana farmers continuing to end their lives, farmers’ leaders have begun to delve deep into the agrarian crisis.<p>A study to analyse the …

Karnataka farm price panel favours Areca Board

The Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission has stressed the need for the establishment of an Arecanut Board on the lines of Rubber Board and Coffee …

States start selling pulses at lower rates through their outlets

Heeding the advice of the Centre, some state governments have started selling tur dal at lower rates of Rs 120-140 a kg through their own retail …

Government in overdrive to rein in prices of pulses

Even as retail prices of pulses continued to exceed Rs 200 a kg in some cities, the Centre stepped up its countrywide crackdown on hoarders and black …

Nearly 75,000 tonnes of pulses recovered by States

The Centre on Saturday said that 6,077 de-hoarding raids had been carried out across India in an effort to rein in the prices of pulses.<p>About 75,000 …

Govt may pay sugarcane growers directly to help mills: Srcs

Government could for the first time pay sugarcane farmers in part for produce sold to debt-laden mills, two government sources said on Tuesday, as …

Reaping organic

Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, is fast turning into an organic farming hub. The bustling city is home to India’s biggest organic restaurant, …

Have you heard of a lush green farm on a mall's rooftop? There's one in Kerala

Ten years ago when Thomas Verghese first planted his garden, he would walk around to ensure that every plant was healthy and growing well. Today, …

Aquaponics

Measures Undertaken by Government for Judicious and Proper Use of Pesticides

In India’s poorest district Nabarangpur, MNC seed majors are growing deep roots

Hybrid seed brands at a store in Nabarangpur. (Source: Express photo by I Kameswar Rao)<p>It is India’s poorest district with over 70 per cent Adivasi …

India eyes rabi grains to fight climate change

With climate change threatening to affect India’s agriculture — a major part of which is dependent on monsoon — in the coming decades, the government …

Maharashtra declares drought in 14,708 villages

The state will also start procurement depots for cotton, soyabean, corn and paddy in these drought-affected villages.<p>A state cabinet sub-committee …

India’s Deadliest Epidemic

On May 14, Ramnariam Barma woke up determined to end his life. He had long been pondering this decision, and the government’s refusal to compensate …

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Farmers upbeat over the new Capital taking shape

Farmers turned up in large numbers to witness a historic moment when the seeds of a new Capital Amaravati were laid on the river front village of …

Odisha announces package for drought-hit farmers

With 107 blocks in 12 districts sustaining more than 33% crop loss due to drought conditions in the state, Odisha government on Wednesday announced a …

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