10% organic fertilizer production to be made mandatory

The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog or National Cow Commission will suggest the new government at the Centre to make it mandatory for companies like KRIBHCO and IFFCO to manufacture 10 per cent bio-fertilizers from cow dung and cow urine out of their total annual production. It will also propose incentives for private fertilizer companies for producing […]

AP Farmers asked to adopt novel measures

Srikakulam: Farmers need to adopt novel measures in cultivation of crops, suggested principal secretary to Andhra government for agriculture B Rajasekhar. Participating in an awareness programme on ‘Emerging techniques in farming sector’ held here on Monday, he appealed to farmers to adopt organic farming to protect soil health. Farmers need to adopt mechanisation process to […]

It took just one acre to grow faith in organic farming

Cotton farmers in M.P. are getting higher yields at lower input costs An innovative project aimed at promoting cotton cultivation the organic way, by replacing chemical pesticides and fertilisers with environment-friendly manures and sprays, is bringing rich dividends for cotton farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Dasrath Patil, 50, like most inhabitants of Jobni village, comes of […]

Vandana Shiva urges decisive move toward organic farming

We are already a water-challenged planet. As global climate change continues, we are likely to become more so, according to Vandana Shiva, a noted environmentalist. Shiva was this year’s Adlai Stevenson lecture series speaker at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State universities. Shiva said civilization requires water, during a conversation on GLT’s Sound Ideas. Melting ice […]

Women are championing the fight against climate change

To fight the extreme climate change affecting India, including rising temperatures and irregular rains, these women have been ideating and implementing different strategies across the country. According to the Economic Survey 2018-19, farm revenues have declined for a number of crops despite increasing production, and market prices falling below the Minimum Support Price (MSP). It […]

Making woman the nutrition champion in rural homes through NRLM

Making woman the champion fighter against malnutrition in her home and in society,  and recognising the key role that enhanced livelihood plays in providing nutrition, millions of women across rural India have been made part of Self Help Groups and are involved in varied activities like organic farming, or as Mahila Kisans, Pashu Sakhis – […]

Farmer in the city

The early morning sun lights up several shades of green at SLV Krishivihaar, BK Bhavya’s expansive organic farm. She is caressing the tender stalks, as if waking them up gently. Shaking off the morning dew from a bunch of freshly-plucked leaves, Bhavya holds out the four kinds of greens that she grows in 12 huge […]

Changing trends in the Indian organic food industry

Ceaseless utilization of synthetic concoctions and composts, bringing about low-quality nourishment with an unsafe effect on human wellbeing, has constrained individuals to locate an elective arrangement, which is healthy and natural. In a previous couple of years, organic products have increased huge ubiquity as the millennial age is progressively getting to be mindful of the […]

Where bees help farmers grow

One of biggest village in a cluster of 49 and right at the edge of northwest Delhi bordering Haryana, Qutubgarh, according to its residents, has changed for the better since it has witnessed the “honey revolution”. At 82, Umed Singh Rana has aced the art of giving interviews to news channels and researchers who have […]

How Tamil Nadu’s towns are scripting the new startup story

Singara Chennai is home to several prominent entrepreneurs. But the spirit of entrepreneurship in Tamil Nadu is not limited to the capital city alone. Interesting startups with great potential are emerging from Tier II and Tier III cities and even though they may not be garnering the media attention as their metro-city counterparts, they sure […]

Organic farming ensures safer, healthier world: Expert

Organic food is not prepared using chemical fertilizers. It does not contain any traces of chemicals and thus does not affect the human body in negative ways. This apart, organic food is tastier than conventional food and they are usually directly picked from farms and are fresh, said retired Professor A Mahakud, while addressing the […]

Battling antibiotic resistance on Madhya Pradesh’s agenda

Following in Kerala’s footsteps, Madhya Pradesh, India’s second largest state will roll out its action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) containment with emphasis on treatment of hospital effluents and restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry. In the central Indian state, initiatives for AMR containment, aligned with the country’s national action plan and […]

Nature dictates the outcome

There is always resistance to change. Jeevaram, a farmer in Sutrapada village of Gir Somanath district, Gujarat, faced the typical dilemma of whether to go in for zero-budget organic farming or stick to using chemical fertilisers and pesticides. He was apprehensive about this new concept. Should he take the risk when the cotton crop he […]

Affordable organic initiatives gain momentum in UAE

In a bid to feed the growing demand for organic produce among families in the UAE, enthusiasts are working tirelessly to establish initiatives to get their fruits and vegetables from sources other than the supermarkets. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of consuming ethically-farmed produce, and are not depending on mainstream retailers to […]

Au natural

Chandigarh’s organic produce markets have grown into effective forums for farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and further afield Wellness has a peculiar way of reaching out to you from the most unlikely of places. This time, it was peeking out from a confined space between upcycled cloth jewellery and studio pottery at a pop-up […]