Agriculture

Government plans to double ragi production under Odisha Millet Mission

The programme started with 8,030 farmers with millet cultivation over an area of 7,444 acre in 2017-18, it has now been scaled up to 19 districts with a plan to cover 1.5 lakh farmers.

published on : 4th July 2022

Return of the farmer to bollywood

Bollywood has forgotten the Indian farmer,” argued journalist Amit Upadhyaya in a 2016 article.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Oil palm is the new buzzword in agriculture in Telangana

The district administration is encouraging the farmers to switch over to the new crop. It is supporting the farmers with supply of saplings.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Odisha: Final touches to budget, Rs 25,000 crore for agriculture, health

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik returning from his foreign trip on Thursday night will put the final stamp of approval before it is placed in the House.

published on : 1st July 2022

Fulfil 2019 poll manifesto first: Minister to BJP

Niranjan asked BJP leaders to get outstanding funds amounting to Rs 7,183.71 crore payable by the Centre to Telangana within three-four days.

published on : 30th June 2022

Andhra Pradesh government to unveil millets policy soon to make ryots go Anfor crop diversification

Kakani said crop diversification is the need of the hour to ensure maximum income generation for farmers, but opined that it will take time to convince them.

published on : 29th June 2022

Bengaluru to host state agriculture ministers’ meet

State Agriculture Minister BC Patil said they are also focusing on doubling farmers’ income, which has been given priority by both the Union and the state governments.

published on : 29th June 2022

ICRISAT to restore mine degraded land for farming

It was discussed to take up a pilot project in Balanda coal mines areas of Angul district for ecological restoration, which will benefit the local people.

published on : 28th June 2022

Free transformers for quality power to transform agriculture sector

The infrastructure works pertaining to the new agriculture services to the tune of 17,293 in Ongole, 7,965 in Vijayawada and 3,878 in Guntur have already started.

published on : 28th June 2022

Make e-crop system in State foolproof: CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

After procurement, paddy should be weighed at another weigh bridge and receipt should be given to farmers so that they will get minimum support price for their produce.

published on : 28th June 2022

Cotton prices dip in Madurai, Ramnad

From `53-`60 per kg in 2020, the cotton price jumped to an average price of `77 per kg the next year. The price further soared to `100-`113 in the initial half of 2022.

published on : 28th June 2022

EU frames plan to save bees by reducing pesticide use

The plan aims to make chemical pesticides a "last resort" for farmers and would ban them totally from protected areas and urban green spaces such as parks and gardens.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Odisha government asks OSAM Board to drop non-starter warehouse projects

As many of the sanctioned projects remained a non-starter till 2020-21, a high power committee on RIDF decided in March 2021 to drop all of them.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Odisha: Rain speeds up farming activities in Kendrapara

Sources said a target has been fixed to raise paddy over 1,24,600 hectare of agricultural land in the district. Following the showers, preparations have begun for the kharif crop.

published on : 20th June 2022

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Army roped in to till barren land to ramp up food production

The army established its Green Agriculture Steering Committee on June 16 to supplement and promote the food security programme in Sri Lanka.

published on : 18th June 2022
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