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Promoting organic farming through art

Nov 29, 2016- Japanese artist Setsu Suzukis solo installation art exhibition, titled Taauye (which translates to paddy plantation in English), has concluded on Monday, in Harnamaadi, Hetauda. The three-day exhibit was organised jointly by Harnamaadi Art Council and Kathmandu-based Srijana College of Arts. During the event, Suzukis artworks were installed in actual paddy fields, in […]

Rich paddy palette in Wayanad

Wayanad is turning into a hub of rice diversity in the country. As many as 219 traditional varieties of paddy are being cultivated at the Rice Diversity Block (RDB) established at Panavelly under the Save Our Rice campaign involving farmers, environmental activists and voluntary organisations. The first aerial photographs of the RDB have been released […]

Financial aid for farming clusters

The Kerala Agriculture Department will select 18 productive farming clusters from the Kozhikode district this month and give them financial aid of up to Rs.3 lakh each to explore newer marketing opportunities. Residents associations engaged in small-scale vegetable farming will primarily be the beneficiaries of the initiative that will also boost large-scale marketing of home-grown […]

Farmers mull winter crop holiday

VISAKHAPATNAM: Farmers in Visakhapatnam district are mulling a winter crop holiday keeping in view the side effects of demonetisation. However, agriculture and horticulture department officials are trying to prevent the farmers from doing so as such a move will make the price of pulses, vegetable, onions and certain commercial crops grown during the winter season […]

Reviving farming in 300 acres of fallow land in Kerala

With the expected participation of around 2,000 workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the Cheruvannur panchayat will venture into paddy farming in 300 acres of its kole land at Avalapandi on December 3. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will launch the project, which is claimed to be the first of […]

Importance of backyard poultry farming in NE India

India’s modern commercial poultry production is barely 50 years old, although backyard poultry farming dates back to prehistoric period. Backyard poultry production is an old practices in rural India. Mostly in North East region, backyard farming is usually practiced which usually comprises of rearing indigenous birds with low production performances. Usually the potentiality of indigenous […]

4 complete organic farming districts planned in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Government has launched schemes to develop Dantewada, Bijapur, Sukma and Gariaband as complete organic farming districts, officials informed on Saturday. This apart, one development block from each of the other districts will be included under Organic Farming Mission Scheme. The State Government operates several social welfare schemes through the medium of Co-Operatives. The […]

More farmers taking to organic in Punjab

Amritsar, Organisers of the fresh food and natural products market hosted by Shahzada Nand College every Sunday have now invited farmers to watch a live demo of organic farming techniques. These workshops are trying to promote healthy produce by educating consumers on growing suitable vegetables and fruits in their kitchen gardens.

AP Govt to subsidise cows to promote organic farming

Guntur: The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to bring more land under natural farming to meet increasing demand for organic food and to get premium price to the farmers who cultivate paddy and other crops through natural farming. Following instructions of the government, the farmers started natural farming in 131 clusters in 13 districts in […]


Grows 50, develops 4 varieties of paddy

Nagula Gangaram alias Chinnikrushnudu, a farmer from Chintaloor in Jakranpally mandal, defines progressive farming as he has developed four new paddy varieties using modern methods of cultivation. He has also been growing 50 paddy varieties which are rare and are believed to be useful for improving human health. He has distributed different varieties of seeds […]


Organic farming drive sees large turnout in Kerala

Students from several schools in the district joined the organic farming drive in the State by taking part in the agricultural training programme organised at the Holy Angels Convent Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram. As part of the programme, members of the Jaivagramam team at SKV NSS School, Nanniyode, set up an organic food exhibition […]

Kidai herders dream of boom in organic farming

With rapid urbanisation and conversion of agricultural land into residential colonies, ‘kidai maadu’ (cattle reared for dung that is used as manure) herders are increasingly finding it difficult to carry on a tradition. Pasture lands and water sources for the cattle are shrinking by the day and cowherds, who mostly rear indigenous cow breeds, are […]