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‘Indias thrust on organic farming could tackle food insecurity, migration’

ROME: Alternative methods of farming, such as organic farming, introduced by the Indian government in several states is the right strategy to tackle food insecurity, improving nutrition and alleviating poverty in the country, Gilbert F Houngbo, the president of the International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD), said here on Tuesday while announcing a target contribution […]

Permaculture sets new agenda for agriculture in Telangana

It had taken them almost a decade to acquire swathes of land in a remote district in the southern state of Telangana aimed at creating their own forest. They began the process of buying land in 2006 from local people near Sangur reservoir in Medak district in northern Telangana where many families were migrating to […]

KVK stresses on commercial organic farming, floriculture

REASI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) stressed on commercial organic farming and commercial floriculture in the national conference entitled as Innovative Technological Interventions for Doubling Farmers Income which was held at SKUAST-J from Feb 8-10, 2018 and was attended by many scientists from different states of […]

Special purchase centre for organic rice

Gajwel: Telangana government is setting up special purchasing centres for organic rice variety Telangana Sona in Siddipet market yards in order to encourage organic farming. Distrcit Agriculture Officer Shravan Kumar on Wednesday launched a special purchase counter for organic rice at Gajwel Agriculture Market Yard. The official said with the special focus on planning of […]

Telengana will support organic farming: Harish

Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao said the Telengana government will support to organic farming in a big way. He stressed the need for consumption of food grains produced through organic fertilizers. Rice and other food grains produced through organic fertilizers are good for health, he remarked. A group of farmers from Datharpally village of Gajwel […]

Organic farming saved us: Bhagwat

Patna: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) “sarsanghchalak” or chief Mohan Bhagwat presided over a meeting at Muzaffarpur with farmers selected from all 58 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand where he said that early strides in organic farming in India saved fertility of land. He discussed various other issues too.

MP has largest area in India under organic farming

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country where organic farming is being done over 1.48 lakh hectares, the largest in the country, MP cooperative minister (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang said on Thursday. “Organic farming is being done in 1.48 lakh hectares area, which is the largest in the country,” Sarang said, inaugurating […]