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  • Around 100 farmers in Kothey Salehar village in Bishnah participated in the first-ever scientists-farmers interaction to bring a change in their agriculture practices which are being affected by climate change.
    Date : 04 December, 2019
  • Amid growing focus on modernisation of agriculture to make it more sustainable and progressive for farmers, the Punjab government is set to leverage the upcoming Progressive Punjab Investors Summit 2019
    Date : 04 December, 2019
  • Armenia is at the dawn of a new era. The country has recently introduced agricultural insurance to protect poor small farmers against weather and climate risks, thereby helping to make them economically more successful. Farmers in six regions can now take out insurance policies to protect them from hail, frost, and fire. More will follow.
    Date : 03 December, 2019
  • Activists of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee on Sunday started an agitation outside a Sugar Mill at Butar Sevian village belonging to a prominent political leader of the ruling party. They were holding agitation against the mill after its management refused to mill sugarcanes of several farmers belonging to the Hargobindpur area.
    Date : 03 December, 2019
  • Farm Income is the excess of income from the sale of his sale of produce over his expenditure incurred on producing the same. The equation, therefore, has three components:
    Date : 02 December, 2019
  • The Punjab Government has framed new rules and regulations for the sale of insecticides and pesticides making it mandatory for the dealers to mention the name of the insect/pest and also the name of the crop for which it has been purchased by the farmer.
    Date : 25 November, 2019
  • Normally, a sector’s credit off-take is a sign of its health. Higher the off-take, the better the sector’s performance. There has been a healthy off-take of ground-level credit (GLC) in agriculture and allied sectors. In the financial year (FY) 2018-19, banks disbursed Rs 12.55 trillion as GLC to agriculture, surpassing the government’s target of Rs 11 trillion.
    Date : 25 November, 2019
  • Almost 22% of the groundwater (assessed units) in the country has either dried up or is in the ‘critical’ and ‘over-exploited’ categories, said Union Jal Shakti (water resources) minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday as he emphasised the need to focus on efficient use of water resources.
    Date : 23 November, 2019
  • A central team, led by director of department of agriculture and farmers’ welfare, Dr RP Singh, visited various villages in the district on Friday for an on-the-spot assessment of crop damage due to unseasonal rain that lashed the region during October and November.
    Date : 23 November, 2019
  • The agriculture department of the Himalayan University (HU) organized a workshop on ‘Modern approaches for nutritional food security and sustainability of agriculture in Northeast India’, here on Thursday.
    Date : 23 November, 2019
  • Potato farmers in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh would soon be able to get solutions for their crop-related challenges through scientific interventions. Besides boosting production, this will also enhance the farmers’ income.
    Date : 21 November, 2019
  • The government plans on setting up an Agri Entrepreunerial cell to encourage agri startups, said Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive Officer at National Rainfed Area Authority, in an address at FICCI's Nurturing Agri Innovations 2019.
    Date : 20 November, 2019
  • India will host a four-day global conference on agriculture statistics beginning November 18 in the national capital and billionaire Bill Gates is scheduled to give a keynote address. The agriculture ministry is organising the international conference, held every three years, in partnership with the United Nation's FAO,
    Date : 20 November, 2019
  • Bayer CropScience, one of the leading crop protection sciences and seeds companies operating in India, has launched Better Life Farming, an initiative to empower 2.5 million Indian smallholder farmers by 2025 through 5,000 agri-entrepreneurs in horticulture, corn and paddy crops.
    Date : 19 November, 2019
  • The past century has seen impressive growth in agricultural productivity in India and across the world, fuelled by systemic and scientific improvements in farming practices — the Green Revolution, and globalization and industrialization of the food sector. Ironically, this growth has not eliminated malnutrition.
    Date : 18 November, 2019
  • Asha’s husband did not believe her initially. Neither did most of her neighbours in Pichompa Kalan, Haryana. An orchard of citrus fruits, mangoes, watermelons, amla, jamun, apricot, pulses and cereals.
    Date : 18 November, 2019
  • Narendra Singh Tomar Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare exhorted that there is a need to address the issues of small and marginal farmers through generation of right knowledge access platforms and provision of basic agricultural inputs at affordable costs as these farmers predominantly comprises (around 86%) the farm sector today and their contribution towards national economy is quite significant.
    Date : 15 November, 2019
  • Traders associated with the Uttar Pradesh Yuva Vyapar Mandal (UPYVM) have opposed to eNAM, an online trading platform for agricultural commodities launched by the central government. UPYVM has written a letter to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman opposing the e-market and urged to figure out other means to increase farmers’ income.
    Date : 15 November, 2019
  • Goa is soon likely to get an 'Organic Agriculture University', which would primarily focus on studying organic crops that could be grown in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar said on Wednesday.
    Date : 13 November, 2019
  • The Central Agriculture University regional Agri Fair 2019-20 started at the playground of College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat here in East Siang District today with huge turn-up and participation of farmers from Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast states.
    Date : 12 November, 2019
  • The income tax department has raided offices of at least four big onion traders from Lasalgaon, the largest market for wholesale trade of onions in the country. The highest rate of the bulb touched Rs 57/kg on Monday. "The Income Tax department has raided premises of four onion traders from
    Date : 12 November, 2019
  • MAJOR AGRIBUSINESS companies, retail food chains, and horticulture import giants are among the stops on a relationship-building tour being conducted by Hort Innovation in India this week.
    Date : 11 November, 2019
  • Visakhapatnam: Vizianagaram district administration has called for better cooperation between the revenue, banking and agriculture sectors in the district to identify beneficiaries of the Rythu Bharosa scheme.
    Date : 11 November, 2019
  • Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), a statutory body under Ministry of Commerce, has said that with the support of new agri export policy the Agri exports from the country are likely to touch export target of US $ 60 billion by the year 2022.
    Date : 09 November, 2019
  • Emphasising the importance of agriculture in the development of the country, Union Minister for Agriculture Mr Narendra Singh Tomar said that government is committed for the betterment of agricultural economy by ensuring increase in agricultural production, farmers’ income and agricultural exports.
    Date : 08 November, 2019
  • Top Union ministers, including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, besides BJP working president J P Nadda, held long deliberations with RSS affiliates working in the field of agriculture and economy to discuss a variety of issues.
    Date : 08 November, 2019
  • The commerce ministry has asked the agriculture ministry to prepare a road map for India to attain self-sufficiency in edible oil production. The need for a “zero edible oil import” plan was discussed by commerce minister Piyush Goyal at an interministerial meeting on Tuesday.
    Date : 07 November, 2019
  • While it is true that we need to maximise the use of locally available resources in rural areas, application of new technologies can go a long way in improving the quality of life in rural areas. It is a misconception that rural development does not need high technology inputs.
    Date : 07 November, 2019
  • India is about to welcome the fifth generation telecom network “5G” or the fourth industrial revolution, popularly known as “Industry 4.0”, but agriculture is still struggling. It is languishing because the Green Revolution, the White Revolution, the Silver Revolution, and the Blue Revolution and so on, were ages ago.
    Date : 07 November, 2019
  • Setting a trend for their contemporaries to adopt again, a handful of farmers of Haryana are opting traditional manual methods of harvesting that is enabling them to protect the environment by minimising burning of crop residue, a major cause of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
    Date : 05 November, 2019
  • Fertiliser major IFFCO on Sunday introduced its 'nano-technology' based products - nano nitrogen, nano zinc and nano copper for onfield trials as part of its efforts to cut usage of chemical fertilisers and boost farmers' income.
    Date : 04 November, 2019
  • Rajendranagar: The third memorial lecture of eminent soil scientist Dr B Ramamoorthy was held at seminar hall in PJTSAU auditorium on the campus here on Friday. Dr K S Subramanian, Director of Research, TNAU (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), delivered the memorial lecture on themed 'Smart Farming for Evergreen Revolution.' Dr V Praveen Rao, the Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU, presided over the memorial lecture.
    Date : 02 November, 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)