Tribals clash over cultivation in Bengbhata reserve forest, 25 injured

Bijepur IIC Prasanta Kolharas said a dispute erupted between villagers of Sindhibhata and Thuangpadar over the issue last year following which a peace committee was formed by police.

published on : 21st June 2022

Talks under way to make hemp cultivation legal in Tamil Nadu

The State Planning Commission held a discussion on 'promoting hemp crops in Tamil Nadu' and asked the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University to submit a feasibility report.

published on : 16th June 2022

Kuruvai paddy cultivation yet to gain pace in Thanjavur

According to sources, the early release of water from Mettur was expected to increase paddy coverage to 70,000 hectares in the district, against the usual 44,000 hectares.

published on : 15th June 2022

Weddings, temple fests push flower prices up in Dharmapuri district

P Murugesan, a farmer, said, "Price of Jasmine and Crossandras sold between Rs 500 and Rs 600 per kg. The price of marigold has also increased to Rs 100. Last month it was sold at Rs 50-60 per kg."

published on : 11th June 2022

Crop loan disbursement to exceed Rs 12,000 crore across TN this year, says minister

Last year, crop loan disbursement in Cauvery delta districts alone stood at Rs 2,800 crore against the previous year's Rs 1,400 crore.

published on : 8th June 2022

Pandal cultivation in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district falls due to rising cost, low yield

Most of the farmers from Thondamuthur and Perur block have left their Pandal structure without cultivating  or reduced their cultivation land.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Dakshina Kannada farmers reap rich dividends with cultivation of palm for oil

A palm tree grower from the district said that two months ago, one tonne of palm fruit used to get sold for Rs 15,000, but now it is getting Rs 6,300 extra due to increased demand.

published on : 16th May 2022

Sri Lanka to receive 65,000MT of urea from India

Sri Lanka is aiming to boost its agriculture sector to avoid any disruption in the agriculture market following the drop in the paddy cultivation in the Maha session.

published on : 14th May 2022

Will take all steps to get due share of Cauvery water, says Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

The State government had declared the Cauvery Delta region as a Protected Agricultural Zone as per the Tamil Nadu Protected Agricultural Zone Development Act, 2020.

published on : 12th May 2022

SRI method requires less input costs, improves paddy yield: Study in Telangana's Narayanpet

The study assessed the significance of SRI in terms of water savings, input costs, plant growth and other social impacts.

published on : 12th May 2022

Widespread rains help summer paddy, early Kuruvai cultivation in Thanjavur

A farmer said that the showers have helped sesame, cotton and sorghum cultivated in the area and the rain will also be helpful to plough fields in preparation of Kuruvai paddy.

published on : 11th May 2022

Delay in compensation, insurance for crop loss irks Ganjam farmers in Odisha

The State government assured compensation and the district had administration conducted a survey in January this year. 

published on : 9th May 2022

Farmers crib over pest attack, demand survey and subsidy 

Farmers of Kundra, Jeypore, Kotpad and Borigumma have demanded the district agriculture department to survey the damage caused by pests during rabi crop in the region. 

published on : 8th May 2022

Centre’s push for alternative fuels to help change Nizamabad’s fortunes?

Sources said the Centre has decided to blend as much as 30 per cent of ethanol in petrol by October in comparison to the 10 per cent allowed currently. 

published on : 6th May 2022

Kuruvai cultivation prospects brighten with Mettur reservoir level rise

The comfortable level has raised hopes among delta region farmers of undertaking short-term Kuruvai paddy cultivation

published on : 5th May 2022
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