News from India

17-12-2014 09:45 AM
India's wheat exports rise due to high prices
Contrary to earlier estimates that India’s wheat exports may reach a record high this year, high domestic prices and improved crop prospects in wheat ...
15-12-2014 00:46 AM
Congress to continue attack over farm package
The second week of winter session of state legislature may witness more fireworks as Congress has decided to keep its pressure on government over the ...
08-12-2014 00:52 AM
Scientist cautions farmers on toxic plants
Vigil must be stepped up to prevent a few exotic banana plants, which were highly disease prone, said Nicolas Roux, Senior Scientist and Project Coord...
08-12-2014 00:51 AM
Indian PM looks to eastern state for future of farming
From his sleepy village in eastern India's Bihar state, Ram Narain arrives at Gulab Bagh market to sell a truckload of corn that will fetch him enough...
28-11-2014 00:46 AM
Rain wreaks havoc on Marathwada farmers
A sense of imminent calamity envelops farmers in Deolali village in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad district. After having borne drought for consecutive years...
28-11-2014 00:45 AM
A bitter pill for sugarcane farmers
Factories refuse to offer anything more than Rs. 2,600 per tonne, the price that was fixed last year. He found fault with the farmers’ unions stating ...
27-11-2014 00:20 AM
No ban on GM crop field trials: Javadekar
There is no ban on GM crop field trials either by the government or the Supreme Court, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. T...
27-11-2014 00:15 AM
India's farming women use cameras to share lessons
Kavita Devi has spent 50 years farming the way her elders taught her. Until recently, that meant working other people’s land in the northeastern India...
20-11-2014 00:35 AM
Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so th...
11-11-2014 01:09 AM
Indian poultry farmers fear invasion of American chicken legs
For the last 10 years, India's growing love for tender chicken has driven the nation’s poultry industry to new heights, making India one of the fastes...
10-11-2014 00:04 AM
‘Integrated farming is the way forward’
Integrated farming that can sustain a family is possible even if one owns a piece of 10-cent land (one-tenth of an acre), according to executives of t...
04-11-2014 00:50 AM
Droughts force farmers into daily wage labour
Prevailing drought conditions have forced the people, particularly labourers to migrate from their native villages to towns in search of employment. A...
04-11-2014 00:47 AM
No end to stray cattle menace
Not a single meeting of the Tiruchirappalli City Corporation Council passes without a reference to the stray cattle menace in the city. The subject...
04-11-2014 00:45 AM
Cattle thieves get lessons in cow care
According to the verses of Manusmriti, “a brahmana, a cow and a yogi” should never be killed. The Quran says that “eating cow meat causes many kinds o...
03-11-2014 02:00 AM
Court perturbed over dire state of cattle in the Capital
In Delhi, stray cattle are part of city life. Cows move about sluggishly on the streets, rummage for food through heaps of garbage and get injured in ...
31-10-2014 00:21 AM
Layer poultry industry looks for support
Estimating the loss caused by cyclone Hudhud to layer poultry industry in the north coastal districts at Rs.100 crore, National Egg Coordination Commi...
31-10-2014 00:11 AM
India assures Afghanistan of cooperation in agriculture
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday assured the Afghanistan Ambassador Shaida Moh Abdali of cooperation in the field of agriculture and...
27-10-2014 00:06 AM
Russian boost for India’s dairy sector
Russia's move to ban fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the US, EU, Australia and Canada in response to sanctions imposed on ...
27-10-2014 00:03 AM
Heavy rains damaging agri crops
Heavy rains have continued to cause damage to agricultural and horticultural crops in various parts of Sattari, Bicholim and Pernem talukas during the...
23-10-2014 00:37 AM
Barn resettlement to tackle stray cattle menace
They are called natural speed breakers. In many areas of the city like Gopipura, AK Road, Varachha, Puna, Katargam, Amroli-Kosad and even Vesu cows si...
16-10-2014 01:05 AM
India’s ban on US chicken products overturned by WTO
India today lost a case in the WTO against the US on restrictions it had imposed on poultry imports from America with the dispute panel ruling that Ne...
15-10-2014 05:17 AM
‘Powerless’ farmers seethe in anger
Farmers took to streets in several parts of Telangana on Tuesday protesting severe power cuts and failure of the officials to ensure quality power. ...
13-10-2014 01:20 AM
Create policy to safeguard cattle - Court
With campaigns against cattle slaughter being intensified by some right wing organizations, a trial court has called upon the Centre to create a polic...
06-10-2014 02:40 AM
Farmers oppose mining
Farmers opposed illegal transportation of sand from a rivulet on the outskirts of Padira village of Yellareddypet mandal. They staged a dharna at the ...
29-09-2014 00:46 AM
Vaccination drive for livestock held
With a view to marking the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, the renowned scientist who propounded the concept of vaccines and vaccination, state an...
26-09-2014 03:17 AM
Are GMOs really behind India's farming success?
No topic seems to inspire more debate than genetically modified organisms. Should genetic modifications be used to makes crops live longer, resist pes...
24-09-2014 02:10 AM
The cotton blow to farmers
With 40 suicides in 100 days, there is an urgent need for farmers to focus on other crops. The scale of finance for cotton is Rs. 24,000 per acre for ...
23-09-2014 02:24 AM
India's farmers beating climate change with technology
It's the end of the monsoon season in India. But it's not been a good year. During the sowing and planting season, when water was needed the most, ...
22-09-2014 02:19 AM
Cane mills fail to make payments to cane farmers
The Central as well as state governments are giving relaxations to sugar mills but sugarcane farmers are still struggling to get the price of their pr...
17-09-2014 01:08 AM
Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket
Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labor shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing far...
15-09-2014 05:02 AM
Too many farmers are committing suicide
Farmers are committing suicide as you read this article. In countries like India, the rate of farmer suicides has become a national crisis. The World ...
12-09-2014 04:48 AM
South Africa shows interest in India’s agriculture
Aiming to boost bilateral trade between the two countries, South Africa, on Thursday, evinced interest in food processing and agriculture sectors in I...
10-09-2014 02:36 AM
State to promote agriculture through district fairs
To promote agriculture, the state government will organise district level agriculture science fairs and exhibitions starting from September 25. The fa...
08-09-2014 04:07 AM
Farmers put up their demands
With the Andhra Pradesh government opting for land pooling to build the new capital, farmers of Mangalagiri region on Sunday extended conditional supp...
05-09-2014 03:33 AM
India’s livestock population declines by 3.33% in 7 years
The latest livestock census, released on Wednesday, records a decline in India’s livestock population by 3.33% between 2005 and 2012, led by falling n...
04-09-2014 03:15 AM
Indian government takes measures to promote agriculture production
With the agriculture and allied sectors contributing approximately 13.9 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) during 2013-14, the governmen...
04-09-2014 03:09 AM
Holy cow! Desi cattle show dip in numbers
The country’s population of indigenous cattle has fallen by 8.94 per cent whereas the population of the exotic or crossbred cattle has gone up by 20.1...
02-09-2014 02:53 AM
Relief in sight from stray cattle menace
Citizens can expect some relief from cattle menace in the coming days. The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has intensified its drive to impound str...
27-08-2014 05:01 AM
India's estimated milk demand to be about 155 mn tonnes by 2016-17
India’s estimated demand for milk is likely to be about 155 million tonnes by 2016-17 and around 200 million tonnes in 2021-22, said chairman of Natio...
25-08-2014 03:42 AM
‘Towering’ problem shocks farmers
Mohd Burhan, a small farmer, is faced with a piquant situation. He has to marry off his daughter and all he has is a piece of land to meet the expendi...
21-08-2014 03:37 AM
Agricultural budget will be a permanent feature, says Minister
The budgetary allocation to agriculture and allied sectors, including free power subsidy and loan waiver, would be between Rs.10,000 crore and Rs.20,0...
20-08-2014 04:20 AM
Indian farmers to say no to hybrid paddy
On Tuesday farmers in Kanchikoil village in Erode district pledged not to use hybrid or tissue cultured paddy varieties for crop cultivation. They dec...
19-08-2014 02:11 AM
Separate budget for agriculture sought
The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, affiliated to the Communist Party of India, has urged the Centre to come out with a separate budget for agriculture...
13-08-2014 04:24 AM
India cuts monsoon rains forecast but says no drought
India on Tuesday forecast June-September monsoon rainfall to be 87 percent of the long-term average, but saw no evidence of a drought, giving some rea...
13-08-2014 04:23 AM
Noida body to acquire land directly from farmers
The Noida and Greater Noida authorities have decided to buy land directly from farmers for any planned development, including group housing projects. ...
12-08-2014 02:56 AM
Farmers want pending demands to be resolved
Members of a farmers' forum held demonstrations outside the Adivasi Vikas Bhavan here on Monday to raise various demands. Dindori taluka president ...
11-08-2014 01:09 AM
The real shoots of economic revival lie in agriculture
The rains have fallen short. An agrarian crisis is seemingly upon us. The Green Revolution was supposed to take care of everything. It was supposed to...
11-08-2014 01:03 AM
Farmers in Delhi on the edge of existence
Mohammed Abdul Sattar, 55, has been living in 'Delhi' for the past 20 years, but has never been to Connaught Place, which is hardly 8 km from his hou...
07-08-2014 14:37 PM
Indian agrochemical products improve agriculture activity in Nepal
City based Krishi Rasayan Exports has been exporting agrochemicals to Nepal consistently for fructifying development in agriculture. The Krishi Ras...
06-08-2014 13:01 PM
Government to launch second phase of agriculture portal by end of August
The Indian state government is all set to launch the second phase of 'Maatir Katha' — an application to help the farmers in the rural areas of Bengal ...