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With good rain, State sets 110 Lakh tonne foodgrain production target this year

Authorities of the Tamil Nadu Agriculture department have set a target of 110 lakh tonne food production for 2018-19 even as farming activities gather momentum with an excess summer spell.

published on : 19th June 2018

‘Seaweed will fetch fishers some extra bucks’

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Raj has urged the marine scientists to promote seaweed farming which, according to her, has multi-dimensional industrial prospects.

published on : 30th May 2018

Soaring prices fuel farm crisis in Punjab, Haryana

The farmers in Punjab-Haryana fear that foodgrain production could be hit if the government did not bring down diesel prices or provided relief to the farmers.

published on : 27th May 2018

Andhra Pradesh government to expand natural farming to 1.25 lakh hectares

 Agriculture sector advisor T Vijay Kumar has said the State government will expand natural farming to 1.25 lakh hectares of land across 3,000 villages in the 2018-19 fiscal.

published on : 25th May 2018

Plans afoot to boost farming in Lakshadweep

On the lines of Kudumbashree in Kerala, the UT administration is in the process of forming 35 Dweep Mahila Sangam for which Rs 46 lakh has been transferred to the district panchayat.

published on : 19th May 2018

Mettur dam won’t be opened on June 12: CM Edappadi K Palaniswami

Cites insufficient storage, says rain forecast for the year was good and dams would get enough water in due course.

published on : 13th May 2018

Tamil Nadu: 2.5 lakh coconut trees on verge of withering

With the Cauvery completely dried up and groundwater on the verge of depletion, coconut farmers in the district are facing major problems.

published on : 9th May 2018

Farmland can be good investment, but beware!

Owning farmland has advantages, one being that income earned from and gains made from selling the land are exempt from taxation.

published on : 7th May 2018

Unseasonal rain causes damage to standing crops in Andhra Pradesh

Rain also lashed various parts of East Godavari district on Tuesday causing damage to standing crops and a few houses.

published on : 3rd May 2018

Tamil Nadu a forerunner in organic farming yet lacking in policy, feel experts​

In Tamil Nadu too, environmental and agricultural experts have been urging the government to evolve its own policy for long.

published on : 2nd May 2018

Kerala: Parassala to start farming activities in wasteland

Titled ‘Thaliru,’ the project envisages cultivation of a wide range of crops in abandoned lands belonging to government and those under private ownership. 

published on : 29th April 2018

Kochi: Villagers of Parakkadavu reaps organic riches

At a time when people are increasingly health conscious, the movement to promote traditional farming methods in an organic way is gathering momentum.

published on : 19th April 2018

Kerala government all set to boost farm mechanisation

It is also learned an initiative has also been mooted to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) so as to prepare an annual action plan to achieve the desired objectives being listed under KSAMM.

published on : 19th April 2018

Tamil Nadu: Perali school students commemorate legendary organic scientist G Nammazhvar

Nammazhvar was instrumental in spreading awareness among villagers of Cauvery Delta belt about the adverse effects of extraction of methane and other kinds of hydrocarbon from paddy fields.

published on : 12th April 2018

Vegetable production rises to 9.5 lakh tonnes in the state 

The vegetable production in the state has increased from 6.5 lakh tonnes in 2016 and crossed 9.5 lakh metric tonnes within two years, said Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar. 

published on : 7th April 2018
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