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Perfect roti, kapda and kisan budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys last pre-poll Budget was one of the most keenly awaited events in recent times. Almost everyone on the streets expected huge sops, fiscal stimulus and even Income-Tax cuts, moves that were seen as big pull factors in an election year. The hopes of the middle class may have been dashed, with […]

Bihar for zero budget organic farming

Patna: The Bihar agriculture department is going to promote low-cost farming, which has been named “zero budget farming”, as part of its efforts to promote organic farming as well as reduce the input cost of farmers to increase their profit margin. The new farming technique entails use of traditional inputs for getting better productivity from […]

Huge potential for organic farming in A&N islands

New Delhi, Feb 15 Andaman and Nicobar Islands has huge potential to scale up organic farming, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said. Currently, organic farming is being taken up on a small scale in about 321 hectares of the Union Territory. “The island has immense potential and is favourably placed for organic farming due […]

Industry writes its own rules for assessing pesticides, GMOs

Eleven out of 12 EU pesticide and GMO risk assessment methods studied were developed or promoted by industry, a new report from Pesticide Action Network[1] (PAN) shows. The report says that harmful effects observed in animal safety studies on pesticides can be swept under the carpet by using these methods. For example, tumours seen in […]

‘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 […]