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NITI to take organic tips from Giriraj

NEW DELHI: Senior officials of think-tank NITI Aayog are making a beeline for Giriraj Singh, who owes his national recognition to his rabid anti-Pakistan and Hindutva comments, to take lessons on organic farming. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told NITI Aayog officials to consult the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium […]

Bihar all set to get organic farm corridors

From October onwards, officials of Bihars agriculture department have been told to start working on creating an organic corridor along the banks of Ganga and the national highways passing through the state. The states Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, agreed to the proposal at a review meeting and identified organic farming as a core area that […]

5 lakh farmers will go organic: Andhra CM

Visakhapatnam: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said nearly 5 lakh farmers in the State would shift to organic farming to cut down the pesticide and fertiliser usage as well as to produce hygienic food. He was addressing the gathering at NGT’s regional conference on environment organised by Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) and Telangana […]

Hoping for healthy India

Twelve years ago, Satish Kumar Burra was riding high on a successful career travelling across the world while working with Cap Gemini, just a few steps away from getting on to the directorial board when a personal tragedy brought him back home. His brother, just a few years elder to him working with an IT […]

Bhagwat asks RSS Shakhas to conduct organic farming camps

Jaipur, Sep 14 (PTI) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today asked the Shakhas, the Sangh fountainheads smallest units and the backbone of the organisation, to help bring about a change in the society by engaging more in social work. Bhagwat said while continuing to strengthen themselves, the Shakhas should engage with other Hindu organisations to start […]

Go organic, Minister tells Nilgiri tea plantation owners

Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh has called upon plantation owners to adopt organic farming practices to ensure that the Nilgiris teas remained unique and environment-friendly, and also to prevent chemical fertilizer-induced diseases among plantation workers. Addressing the annual conference of the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) […]

Snack it right

Indians love their snacks and millets are now increasingly being consumed for good health. The Orgtree community knew this, then, to be a perfect match and brought them together in line of pure millet-based snacks under the label Kiru (named after the Kannada word for millets kirudhanya). The Orgtree community is trying to bridge the […]

Kangana Ranaut to leave Bollywood and do organic farming?

Kangana Ranauts recent interview left everyone stunned. Just after the interview where she talked about Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi,she made some more revelations. Now, yet again, Kangana has made one of the boldest statements and she seemed quite serious about it! Kangana Ranaut might leave Bollywood and do organic farming. So, thats her plan […]

Voice against GM Crops

Jalandhar, September 9 Founder and Director of Kheti Virasat Mission, Umendra Dutt, who has been working in the field of organic farming and raising his voice against the Genetically Modified (GM) crops gave his views on environment. Recently, an awareness rally against the GM sarson (mustard) was organised, where activists of different NGOs, along with […]

Green Sainikpuri heralds new wave

Secunderabad: They call themselves Green Sainikpurians and live by the anthem Green Sainikpuri. Staying true to their name, 79 families got together and have taken to rooftop vegetable gardening in a big way. Each family gets 60-70 per cent of the weekly vegetable needs from the rooftop. With twelve types of vegetable seeds, these families […]

TAFE focussing on expanding Jfarm in Africa

Coimbatore, Sept 9 (PTI) Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE) was focusing on expanding its Jfarm, a model of integrated farm practises aimed at enhancing production and productivity, in African countries, a top company official said. There was good potential for agriculture in some of the African countries, with good yield, particularly organic agriculture and […]

AP man leaves lucrative job to help farmers

ANANTAPUR/ VISAKHAPATNAM: Kadapas Aneel Kumar Ambavaram, holder of a Masters Degree in Organic Agriculture from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands was not happy with his profession even after working with renowned multinational companies like Dow Agro-Sciences and Dupont for 15 years, even though he had a high-profile career and a handsome pay package. […]

This rice variety is now a sought-after brand

Ernakulam : TK Kathir is cultivated in accordance with organic farming methods in Ernakulam village A local brand of organic rice named after a farmers grandfather and promoted by a political leader. But there is more to TK Kathir than just that. Grown by T.D. Robert, a relatively newly converted paddy farmer of Kanjoor village, […]

UP Govt to promote organic farming in 30 districts

Bareilly: So far, 11 lakh soil tests have been done and the target is 49 lakh, the UP agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi on Sunday said. In a bid to promote organic farming, the state government has selected 30 districts, including Pilibhit and Badaun from Bareilly division, where clusters of 50 acre of land will […]

HP Gov calls for research on zero budget natural farming

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat gave a clarion call to the scientists to conduct extensive research on zero budget natural farming and develop new farm techniques to save the farm community. The Governor was speaking at the 14th Convocation of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Agriculture University, Palampur in Kangra district on Sunday.

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Do farmers markets in cities really benefit farmers?

In the Indian context, any discussion around marketing agricultural produce of farmers begins with depressing statistics. It tells us of loss of so many thousand tons of fresh produce rotten and wasted in the post-production and post-harvest cycle. It is then argued that the country needs to invest heavily in post-production infrastructure and ensure reforms […]

Initiative to promote organic products

Some 16 farmers under a city based organisation, Rythu Mitra, came together to sell their organic produce under a first-of-its-kind initiative of Organic Farmers Market organised by Women in Society through Engagement (WISE), a newly formed womens wing of the Vizagapatam Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) here on Sunday. The initiative saw an overwhelming […]