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5th National Organic Farming Convention (www.organicconvention.in)

In continuation of our tradition to organize Biennial Convention, the 5th National Organic Farming Convention will be organized at NITTTR in Sector-26 of Chandigarh during 28th Feb. to 2nd March, 2015 jointly with National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) and Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM). Please […]

Date 28th Feb. to 2nd March, 2015

Modi flags off two trains in Arunachal

Correspondent ITANAGAR, Feb 20 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the 21.75-km long Harmuti-Naharlagun rail line and flagged off the Naharlagun-Delhi AC Express and the Inter-City Express between Naharlagun and Guwahati, thereby bringing the strategically located border State of Arunachal Pradesh to the country’s railway map.

The Epicenter of Organic Farming Is India, Not Berkeley

By Lauren Rothman February 19, 2015 When you think of organic farming, your mind’s eye might lead you to the carefully tended rooftop gardens of US metropolitan areas, or to Italy, where rich volcanic soils burst with pristine San Marzano tomatoes. But it’s actually the world’s developing nations that are leading the way in chemical-free […]

For the love of the seed industry

17 February 2015 – POTUS and the missus could not make it to the city of love last month, but there is another couple that renewed its vows in Agra this Valentine’s Day. The alliance is that of the large private seed industry and the public agricultural sector in India. The National Seed Association of […]

Denmark Launches ‘Most Ambitious’ Organic Venture, to Double Organic Farming by 2020

Mike Barrett February 6, 2015 Over in Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country. Excitingly, the new strategy involves doubling organic farming in order to serve more organic food in the nation’s public institutions. The Danish government […]

Millet Mela

Date: 21-22nd Feb 2015 Venue: Durga Parmeshivery Temple Ground, Opp Ranga Shankara ,J.P.Nagar, 2nd Stage, Bangalore Millet Mela is celebration of millet diversity that is grown with care for your health and environment by our farmers.  

Date 21-22nd Feb 2015

Only 10 days for Kisan Krishi Mela

Kisan Fair is a 3 day event being held from 26th February to the 28th February 2015 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. This event showcases products like farm, agricultural, agricultural financing, to that of farming, and teaching associated with this field etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry industry. Contact: 09595389389

Farmers trying to preserve local crop varieties

Snehlata Shrivastav, TNN | Feb 16, 2015, NAGPUR: The promoters of organic cultivation, mostly farmers, across Vidarbha are also trying hard to conserve the traditional varieties of crops. They are in their own way contributing towards conservation of these indigenous and straight varieties for future generations in a well-planned and systematic manner.

Farmers compare notes as Beejotsav takes off

TNN | Feb 14, 2015 NAGPUR: The organic farmers from Nagpur and nearby districts believe the challenges they face could be overcome from the experiences of other such farmers rather than the scientists with whom they can hardly relate. This was the view emerging from a panel discussion took place at the start of Beejotsav […]

Organic cotton Textile Park in Maharashtra

Mumbai February 14, 2015 Increasing use of Bt cotton has reduced cultivation of organic cotton, which is considered eco-friendly To promote organic cotton cultivation in India, the government Maharashtra is setting up a first-of-its-kind specialty textile park in the state. Announcing the decision, Textile Minister Chandrakant Patil, said, “The government of Maharashtra is committed to promoting […]

Poison in your plate: Veggies laced with banned pollutants make their way from Meerut to Delhi

Feb 10, 2015 Pankul Sharma | TNN Meerut: A study has revealed the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), organic compounds resistant to environmental degradation which have been banned throughout the country, in many vegetables grown in Meerut district. These vegetables are also supplied to markets in Delhi, NCR and parts of UP. The study, […]

Seed fest to boost organic farming

TNN | Feb 10, 2015 Nagpur: To promote organic farming, several agriculturists from the city have teamed up to organize a three-day seed festival, ‘Beejotsav’, from Friday. The initiative has been taken to discourage the use of chemical fertilizers and genetically modified seeds, and support farmers to rely more on organic and sustainable farming.

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A green twist to paddy cultivation

Anitha Pailoor, Feb 10, 2015: Farmers in Davangere and Shivamogga have opted for green manure plants to improve soil fertility and decrease cultivation costs, writes Anitha Pailoor. Dakshayanamma, a farmer in Kumbaluru in Harihar taluk in Davangere cannot remember a time when she had such a good crop, that too with such a low input. […]

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Wear it on your sleeve!

HEMA VIJAY February 9, 2015 Tula largely stays clear of chemical dyes. And, of course, grown organically, the cotton dust from Tula is non-allergic The soft, unbleached fabric feels good on the skin, its texture is lovely to touch, and its natural, creamy hue emanates an aura of benign calm. The fabric also gives the […]

Maharashtra farmer suicides: 50% of kin denied relief

Chittaranjan Tembhekar,TNN | Feb 9, 2015, MUMBAI: Families of nearly half of the farmers in Maharashtra who have committed suicide over the last four years are not eligible to get even the paltry Rs 1 lakh compensation thanks to government rules. Maharashtra, along with Tamil Nadu, WB, AP, Chhattisgarh and MP, registers a high number […]

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Maharashtra’s nod for GM crop field trials: Problem is the falling farm incomes; and the solution being offered is the controversial GM crop technology.

February 5 It is not a coincidence. The State-level expert committee headed by nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar, which gave clearance for field testing five genetically modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, did so while releasing a report on ‘Global Status of Biotech Crops’ by the international GM industry lobby group, ISAAA.

Welcome to Nagpur Seed Festival 2015

Come with friends n family to the Exhibition cum Sale of Seed Diversity, Farm produce & Books, Interact with Seed Savers & Farmers, Enjoy Song & Music, Discussions & much more.. And please carry you own glasses to avoid use of plastic cups! Concept note and schedule attached herewith. ON 13-14-15 February 2015 ( starting at […]

Date 13-14-15 February 2015