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Independence through seed art

Gram Art Project is sowing seeds of change for the women of four villages On the border between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh lies a little village called Paradsinga. Its a village with a difference, and has been the hub of culture and education in the area for the past three years or so. One of […]

Dantewada farmers lauded for taking up organic farming

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb 18 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday lauded the farmers of Naxal-hit Dantewada for bringing in a green revolution through organic farming. “This is a peaceful answer to Naxalism that Green Revolution can bring in a positive change in society rather than violence,” said Raman Singh. “The ‘Adim’ rice […]

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Pioneers then, role models now

Chennai: Back in 2006, when organic wasnt as big a buzzword as it is now, a group of 30-year-olds, troubled by the spate of farmer suicides and lack of empathy among the public to the issue decided that a change was in order. After interacting with farmers across India, they decided to start ReStore a […]

Karnataka focus on dryland farming

Raitha Belaku scheme seeks to provide Rs. 5,000 a hectare for growers of rainfed crops The budget for agriculture runs contrary to the expectation that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would come out with a series of sops for the farming sector with an eye on the forthcoming Assembly elections. Its focus is on dryland farming in […]

Organic farming in 5.75 lakh hectare in MP

Much work has been done in organic farming in the last few years in Madhya Pradesh. According to Agriculture and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority (APEDA) currently, organic farming is being done in nearly 5.75 lakh hectare area. More than 40 per cent organic agricultural products are being produced in the State which is […]

Food fest from Feb. 17

A festival that shows how eating safe will have a restorative effect on ones health Restore is organising a Safe Food Festival on February 17 and 18 at Stella Maris College on Cathedral Road, Teynampet. The festival commemorates the 10th anniversary of Restore, a not-for profit organisation, which works with marginal farmers to revive traditional […]

Ryots reap rich dividends with organic cotton

Parvathipuram (Vizianagaram): Tribals of Parvathipuram agency area were on cloud nine for getting good money for their produce.Organic farmers earning good income not only on fruits and vegetables but also commercial crops. Generally, people are willing to pay more price to organic fruits, vegetables, leafy vegetables. Even the farm expenditure is also very less in […]

Perfect roti, kapda and kisan budget

Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys last pre-poll Budget was one of the most keenly awaited events in recent times. Almost everyone on the streets expected huge sops, fiscal stimulus and even Income-Tax cuts, moves that were seen as big pull factors in an election year. The hopes of the middle class may have been dashed, with […]

Bihar for zero budget organic farming

Patna: The Bihar agriculture department is going to promote low-cost farming, which has been named “zero budget farming”, as part of its efforts to promote organic farming as well as reduce the input cost of farmers to increase their profit margin. The new farming technique entails use of traditional inputs for getting better productivity from […]

Huge potential for organic farming in A&N islands

New Delhi, Feb 15 Andaman and Nicobar Islands has huge potential to scale up organic farming, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said. Currently, organic farming is being taken up on a small scale in about 321 hectares of the Union Territory. “The island has immense potential and is favourably placed for organic farming due […]

Industry writes its own rules for assessing pesticides, GMOs

Eleven out of 12 EU pesticide and GMO risk assessment methods studied were developed or promoted by industry, a new report from Pesticide Action Network[1] (PAN) shows. The report says that harmful effects observed in animal safety studies on pesticides can be swept under the carpet by using these methods. For example, tumours seen in […]

‘Indias thrust on organic farming could tackle food insecurity, migration’

ROME: Alternative methods of farming, such as organic farming, introduced by the Indian government in several states is the right strategy to tackle food insecurity, improving nutrition and alleviating poverty in the country, Gilbert F Houngbo, the president of the International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD), said here on Tuesday while announcing a target contribution […]

KVK stresses on commercial organic farming, floriculture

REASI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) stressed on commercial organic farming and commercial floriculture in the national conference entitled as Innovative Technological Interventions for Doubling Farmers Income which was held at SKUAST-J from Feb 8-10, 2018 and was attended by many scientists from different states of […]

Special purchase centre for organic rice

Gajwel: Telangana government is setting up special purchasing centres for organic rice variety Telangana Sona in Siddipet market yards in order to encourage organic farming. Distrcit Agriculture Officer Shravan Kumar on Wednesday launched a special purchase counter for organic rice at Gajwel Agriculture Market Yard. The official said with the special focus on planning of […]

Telengana will support organic farming: Harish

Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao said the Telengana government will support to organic farming in a big way. He stressed the need for consumption of food grains produced through organic fertilizers. Rice and other food grains produced through organic fertilizers are good for health, he remarked. A group of farmers from Datharpally village of Gajwel […]

Organic farming saved us: Bhagwat

Patna: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) “sarsanghchalak” or chief Mohan Bhagwat presided over a meeting at Muzaffarpur with farmers selected from all 58 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand where he said that early strides in organic farming in India saved fertility of land. He discussed various other issues too.

MP has largest area in India under organic farming

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country where organic farming is being done over 1.48 lakh hectares, the largest in the country, MP cooperative minister (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang said on Thursday. “Organic farming is being done in 1.48 lakh hectares area, which is the largest in the country,” Sarang said, inaugurating […]