Farming

Odisha forest department, OLM join hands for multi-farming venture in Koraput

The multi-farming exercise is an effort to provide income support to tribal Vana Surkhya Samiti (VSS) members as well as to protect the standing plants.  

published on : 3rd December 2021

Sri Lanka heeds protests, lifts ban on agrochemical imports

The ban, which many analysts said was more an effort to preserve Sri Lanka's scarce foreign reserves, drew months of protests, with farmers saying they were in danger of crop failures and poverty.

published on : 24th November 2021

Dip in farm fires in neighbouring states of Delhi as kharif season ends

With farm fires being almost over, Delhi's pollution scene is still going to be bad owing to local pollutants and adverse meteorological conditions as cold conditions set in, said experts.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Tamil Nadu: Kolli Hills' farmers urge government to introduce more pepper varieties for better yield

Despite horticulture officials’ efforts to expand the area of cultivation of pepper, the farmers feel introducing more varieties would be of great help while competing with States like Kerala.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Post rains, 103 water bodies in Tamil Nadu's Salem filled to the brim

Many lakes and ponds which had remained dry for years have received water following heavy rains in this month. 

published on : 22nd November 2021

Sri Lanka ends farm chemical ban as organic drive fails

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had justified the import ban by saying he wanted to make Sri Lankan farming 100 per cent organic.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Clean, sustainable farming in the spotlight

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot visited Krishi Mela on its fourth and final day to award farmers and researchers for their contribution to the field.

published on : 15th November 2021

Scent of lemongrass replaces opium stink

In the Maoist hotbed of Khunti, hundreds of people have taken up the cultivation of lemongrass, finds Mukesh Ranjan.

published on : 14th November 2021

Booster for organic farming put on the backburner?

Recognising the importance of organic farming, the State government released a policy note in August which stated that a separate wing would be created in the agriculture department to focus on the se

published on : 13th November 2021

Farmers oppose proposed contract farming in tobacco cultivation

As contract farming is a key feature in the new farm laws, the tobacco growers fear that the government will strongly support and introduce it in the FCV cultivation soon. 

published on : 8th November 2021

Odisha: Tribal women sow the organic way, earn high

The sale of potatoes is fetching them a price of Rs 1,200 per quintal as compared to Rs 800 locally. 

published on : 1st November 2021

TTD ‘Gau Maha Sammelan’ focuses on natural farming

2-day Gau Maha Sammelan in Tirupati attracted several farmers keen to adopt the technique 

published on : 1st November 2021

Techies, MBA grads in Kochi queue up for onion farming job in South Korea

The onion farms are located in the Sinan and Muan islands in the southern part of South Korea. The salary promised is $1,500 monthly (around Rs 1,12,500 going by today’s exchange rate).

published on : 30th October 2021

Tirupati farmpreneur sows seeds of soil-less farming

Sandeep added that the vegetables grown through the Hydroponic farming are in great demand in metro cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

published on : 24th October 2021

Girl who ploughed her own furrow: 25-yr-old U'khand woman runs farm, trains locals on cultivation

Today, Babita has become a source of inspiration for hundreds of village women, who she trained in mushroom and vegetable farming, besides allied fields.

published on : 24th October 2021
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