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  • Only an expert gardener knows how tough it can be to grow plants and how much extra care it takes with special attention to soil, fertilizer, and light. One can’t get the process right and expect good yields without getting his/her hands dirty. But, to make their work a lot easy and convenient, many start-ups in India are working on hydroponics farming.
    Date : 12 February, 2020
  • It has been observed that In India, above 70 per cent of the farmers are resource poor, comprising marginal and small farmers. They do not fully adopt the technologies recommended by extension workers because of numerous reasons. It has been observed that many of these recommendations are not compatible with the farming system of the farmers and this leads to the failure of adoption of these technologies
    Date : 12 February, 2020
  • The Goa government intends to set up Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to make agriculture more viable for sustainable development of the sector, says the Economic Survey Report 2019-20 tabled in the state Assembly.
    Date : 11 February, 2020
  • College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a two-day capacity building program on “Tractors and farm machinery” for field engineers and managers of service, strategy and warranty departments of Mahindra and Mahindra (Swaraj).
    Date : 11 February, 2020
  • Agriculture Minister of Puducherry R Kamalakannan on Sunday said the announcement by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami that the districts in the delta region in the state would be designated as 'protected agricultural zone' should be followed up with measures to practically implement the announcement.
    Date : 10 February, 2020
  • The district administration has prepared a list of over 1.5 lakh farmers who would get benefits of the crop loan waiver scheme announced by the state government. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has announced Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmers Loan Waiver scheme in which farmers whose total loan outstanding is less than Rs 2 lakh will get benefitted.
    Date : 07 February, 2020
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s road building scheme for rural India could also hold a key towards uplifting farm economy. Under the third phase of PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana), the government has made it conditional for the release of funds that the state governments first undertake reforms to their respective Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) laws.
    Date : 07 February, 2020
  • Women farmers from six states demanded a comprehensive agriculture policy that would recognise them and offer relief and compensation to the kin of male farmers who had commit suicide, at a recent event in the national capital.
    Date : 30 January, 2020
  • As a result of several steps taken to double the income of farmers over the past few years, India has emerged as one of the top three nations in production of certain food grains and food products, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his video conferencing address at Global Potato Conclave 2020 held at Gandhinagar.
    Date : 29 January, 2020
  • Farmer Radhika Anishetty, 32, of Narsingana village in Jaishankar Bhupalapally district (erstwhile Warangal district) of Telangana, used to stock at least five cans of harmful pesticides at home for up to three months, to be sprayed periodically on her cotton crops during the sowing season.
    Date : 28 January, 2020
  • Indian agriculture needs to have a wider technology intervention to cut the input cost in the farm sector to ensure better returns to farmers’ income. It is here that digitalisation of farming systems is emerging as a progressive and positive step towards achieving sustainable agricultural productivity and minimizing farmers’ distress.
    Date : 18 January, 2020
  • Climate change has posed the biggest challenge so far to agricultural productivity. It has led to drought like conditions in some parts in India and heavy, erratic rainfall in other regions. The severity and unpredictability of weather has wreaked havoc on crop productivity, especially in rain-fed regions of the country.
    Date : 16 January, 2020
  • YAVATMAL (Maharashtra): The evidence is on the ground. The next generation of genetically modified (GM) technology in cotton changed the life of 29-year-old Rajendra Madghane in the tribal village Ghorkhindi, 15 km from Yavatmal in eastern Maharashtra, once he got hold of unapproved variety herbicide-tolerant transgenic seeds, known as HTBt.
    Date : 15 January, 2020
  • In order to make Rabi Management System 2020-21 paperless operation, the Punjab Mandi Board has introduced, e-PMB, a mobile application and an Integrated Management System (IMS) that will provide real-time information of procurement to the farmers.
    Date : 15 January, 2020
  • Vijayawada: The government has decided to issue 50,000 more agriculture power connections to farmers in the next two months. This is in addition to the existing 17.67 lakh connections across the state.
    Date : 14 January, 2020
  • Thousands of farmers defied the law to plant an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton on nearly 20% of the cultivated area in Maharashtra and Telangana this past kharif or summer-sown season, the highest so far, as part of a protest movement by pro-GM farm groups
    Date : 14 January, 2020
  • FIRST IT was fertilisers, where the NDA government made disbursal of subsidy conditional upon actual sales to farmers getting registered on PoS (Point of Sale) machines in retail outlets. That reform measure — to ensure that the benefit of minimum support price (MSP)-based procurement of paddy and wheat goes only to farmers — is now being extended to food subsidy.
    Date : 13 January, 2020
  • Internationally acclaimed environmentalist, promoter of organic farming and conservation of seed diversity Dr. Vandana Shiva attending the event stressed on crop diversity, organic farming and conservation of indigenous seeds.
    Date : 08 January, 2020
  • Hyderabad: Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy said that the Telangana government has accorded top priority to agriculture in the State. He offered tributes to Savitri Bai Phule on her birth anniversary and released the calendar and diary of the Telangana Agri Doctors Association (TADA) here on Friday.
    Date : 04 January, 2020
  • Not all protests are necessarily a confrontation between the state and people like the one on the CAA and the NRC. A group of farmers in Maharashtra have chosen to register their protest against the government’s lax response to demands for genetically modified or GM crops as a celebration of freedom.
    Date : 04 January, 2020
  • On the occasion, the Prime Minister also launched the Indian Science Technology and Engineering facilities Map (I-STEM) Portal which is designed to be the gateway for researchers to locate the specific types of facilities they need for their research and development work in India.
    Date : 03 January, 2020
  • The Government envisioning to up the size of the nations macro-economy to USD 5 trillion by 2024 treats agriculture sector as integral to this strategy, and the fulcrum of such a transformation. Specifically with regards to the country’s agricultural economy, the Government’s aim of improving the welfare of the farmers predicated upon doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
    Date : 03 January, 2020
  • More than a month after he was sworn in as CM, and even after Monday’s cabinet expansion, Uddhav Thackeray is yet to allot portfolios owing to fresh demands for two departments – agriculture and rural development -- made by the Congress and a dispute in the NCP on who will get the home portfolio.
    Date : 02 January, 2020
  • To protest against the farmers’ distress and the policies of the Government towards rural areas, more than 250 farmers’ organisations under the banner of All India Kissan Sangharash Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) will observe a complete ‘Grameen Bharat Band’ on January 8, 2020.
    Date : 31 December, 2019
  • Six months after defying ban by planting unapproved variety of genetically modified cotton (HTBt cotton) in several districts of Maharashtra, hundreds of state farmers have now decided to flag their post-harvest success stories by showcasing results of a banned transgenic variety of cotton at Hiwri village in Yavatmal on January 5, 2020.
    Date : 31 December, 2019
  • Concerned over exit of a few states, dropping out of insurance companies and growing dissent among farmers on the government’s flagship crop insurance scheme, the centre has set up a seven-member group of ministers (GoM) headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh to review the scheme and recommend changes to make it more farmer friendly.
    Date : 30 December, 2019
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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Jan 2016

Crop insurance scheme brings cheers

In view of the growing volatility in the agriculture sector caused by vagaries of nature as well as market fluctuations, it is heartening to see the new Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)