Possible to grow crops on Mars, Moon for future explorers: Study

The researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands also suggests that it is also possible to obtain viable seed from crops grown on Mars and the Moon.

published on : 16th October 2019

CM Jagan Reddy hikes Rythu Bharosa aid for farmers to Rs 13,500

The assistance which was initially intended to be implemented for four years, was also extended to five years.

published on : 15th October 2019

Disease-resistant chickpeas ready for production

This decision was taken by the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) for Chickpea at its recently concluded 24th annual Group Meet. 

published on : 21st September 2019

Officers deputed to review progress of surplus paddy sale in Odisha

Around 12.59 lakh farmers had registered their names for sale of surplus paddy to government agencies under minimum support price in 2018-19 kharif.

published on : 10th September 2019

Kharif crop production expected to be bumper: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

As on August 30, rice area stood at 354.84 lakh hectare as against 372.42 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.

published on : 5th September 2019

Ill-maintained sluice gates submerge crops in Jagatsinghpur

The sluice gates in Naugaon, Balikuda and Erasama blocks are gathering rust after coming in contact with saline water

published on : 28th August 2019

Farmers make beeline to insure kharif crops

Farmers who have taken crop loans are automatically covered under the scheme. So far, only 14,000 farmers have availed the kharif loan from banks against a target of 40,000.

published on : 2nd August 2019

Active monsoon raises farmers’ Kharif hopes in AP

According to the Union Ministry of Water Resources, Srisailam reservoir would get 60 TMC of water in the next three-four days.

published on : 2nd August 2019

Tech advice to save crop from fall armyworms

This made farmers hesitate to cultivate the crop again. Also, this was the first instance of fall armyworm attack in the district and agriculture department officials were lost for a solution. 

published on : 31st July 2019

Scanty rain slows down kharif cultivation in Odisha's Kalahandi

Water in reservoir of Indravati project, which is considered the lifeline of Kalahandi, is lying low due to lack of rains in the catchment areas.

published on : 28th July 2019

Contingency plan for Kharif crops prepared

In the wake of delayed monsoon, the agriculture department prepared a contingency plan and circulated it to district Collectors and agricultural officials on Tuesday.

published on : 17th July 2019

Water from Upper Kolab released

Upper Kolab irrigation project authorities on Sunday released water in two of its canals for the ensuing kharif crops.

published on : 15th July 2019

Ganjam district farmers in Odisha hit hard due to poor monsoon

As per reports, Ganjam district has received only 56 mm rainfall against normal of 168 mm in June while it was 238.01 mm rainfall in 2018.

published on : 14th July 2019

Odisha government to push for tomato farming in state's tribal districts

After the failure of Odisha's Potato Mission, the Horticulture wing of Odisha Agriculture department has chalked out a plan to extend financial support to farmers growing tomatoes in the state. 

published on : 8th July 2019

Government watchful as area sown for kharif crops shrinks

Rice, the main Kharif crop, was sown in 52.47 lakh hectares till last week, down from 68.60 lakh hectares a year ago.

published on : 8th July 2019
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