Project to double Assam farmers’ income

Guwahati: Union minister for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said the Assam government will launch an integrated cooperative development project in December with the aim of doubling farmers’ income. Talking to the reporters at the BJP state headquarters here, Singh said the Rs 6,000-crore project will cover all potential sectors like […]

Fair promotes organic farming

To promote organic farming, a two-day ‘Mungaru Beeja Mela’ (monsoon seed fair) was held in Bengaluru  from Saturday. In addition to displaying various types of seeds, information was provided to visitors on easier methods of growing vegetables organically on their terrace and on residential premises. Organic farming activist H.R. Jayaram appealed to urban people to […]

Centre to showcase Sikkim’s success in organic farming

New Delhi: In a move aimed at giving a push to organic farming across the country, the Union Agriculture Ministry has decided to showcase the performance of Sikkim in organic farming as the model for its Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY). As per officials, the initiative would help in encouraging farmers to adopt organic farming. […]

External agencies to help Dantewada become ‘fully organic district’

In order to achieve an ambitious target of converting Dantewada into a complete organic district in coming years, engagement of external agencies is being sought to achieve results in a limited time period, officials informed. The Agriculture Department in Dantewada is promoting Organic farming and Sustainable Agriculture based livelihood among the farmers of Dantewada since […]

Special teams formed to promote organic farming

Ludhiana, The Horticulture Department has been sensitising farmers of Ludhiana district under mission “Tandarust Punjab” about the benefits of organic farming.The Department has formed special teams which organise awareness camps in different parts of the district. Dr Jagdev Singh, Deputy Director, Horticulture Department said more than 30 such camps have already been organised in various […]

Organic farming push by CPI(M)

The CPI(M) in Kerala has launched ‘Onathine Orukutta Pachakari,’ an organic farming initiative in the district. CPI(M) District secretary R. Nazar said that the aim of the scheme was to make available pesticide-free vegetables during the Onam season. “Organic vegetable farming is done by farmers and farmer groups across the district. The farmers will be […]

Benefits of organic farming in Pakistan

Organic farming in Pakistan is basically an environmental friendly ecosystem management, which eliminates the usage of all genres of synthetic inputs. It aims to decrease the production cost to attain self-sufficiency in all the inputs of agri-products. Organic farming helps to sustain an environmental friendly impact by avoidance of use of materials from non-renewable resources, by […]

Using organic waste for paddy germination

Generally accustomed to spending their time in a leisurely fashion, the aboriginal people living in natural surroundings of erstwhile united Adilabad district are not known for scheduling events ‘tightly’ in terms of time. In some aspects however, the creative ethnic people seem to ‘break’ this rule that too without ‘straying’ away from nature, as is […]

Women turn entrepreneurs to transform lives in Maha villages

Pune, Jul 15 (PTI) Chingutai Jadhav, in her mid-40s, has taken it upon herself to raise the health and nutritional standards of women in her small village in the drought-prone Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. She wants to counsel people and persuade them to build toilets at their homes for better hygiene. But Jadhav is not […]

IIM sold on organic Dalma label

Jamshedpur: The agro-entrepreneurship model of Dalma has attracted the innovation wing of IIM-Calcutta. Two members from the reputable B-school’s Innovation Park (or IIMCIP, a company formed under the aegis of IIM-C to promote innovation in research and business) conducted a recce at M’ma Farm sprawling over 100 acres at the wildlife sanctuary on July 7-8. […]

White Revolution 2.0

Triptur, A small hamlet about 150 km from India’s Silicon Valley Bangalore, greets people with its green coconut plantations. Life is calm and serene in the village that is home to Karnataka’s largest copra market. Triptur is now hogging headlines for another stream of business. Around 160 organic dairy farms under the brand Akshayakalpa have […]

Pesticide poisoning? Two Yavatmal farmers hospitalised

Yavatmal, July 8 In a case of suspected pesticide poisoning, probably the first in this Kharip season in east Maharashtra, two farmers were admitted to a hospital with symptoms of vomitting and loose motions in Yavatmal district. Prashant Kewade (42) and Sandeep Meshram (24) were admitted in the Yavatmal-based Government Medical College (GMC) on July […]

Central move draws flak

Fair Trade Alliance Kerala, an organisation promoting organic farming and fair trade practices, has flayed the Centre’s decision to constitute a single agency under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to certify organic produce. The alliance said the decision would take away the rights of farmers who had been doing the certification under […]

Organic farming tips

Patna: The Bihar State Seed and Organic Certification Agency (BSSOCA) has set up a facility to educate tillers in organic farming at a government agriculture farm at Fatuha, around 20km east of Patna. The state government has been promoting organic farming in a big way in its third agricultural roadmap, unveiled in November last year […]

Experience country life, up close!

Breathe in fresh air and hear the birds chirp as you enjoy the view of lush green fields glittering in the sun and merging into the distant horizon at these beautiful farm retreats. Immensely popular with travellers for offering a glimpse of Punjab’s verdant countryside and a peek into the tranquil village life, these farmstays […]

Organic cultivation awareness meet held for Andhra tribal farmers

VISAKHAPATNAM: ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bengaluru, organised a tribal farmers’ meet at Pedalabudu village in Araku Valley mandal. Around 130 farmers attended the meeting. The event was organised as part of NBAIR silver jubilee celebrations in collaboration with Acharya N G Ranga gricultural University (ANGRAU) at Andhara Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu […]