Ways through which farmers’ income can be increased

The aim of the Modi government is to diagnose the problem of farmers and make arrangements for increasing their income. Therefore, the government is not indulging them in adopting populist schemes. For example, in 2008, the slogan of agricultural debt waiver was given, but only Rs. 52, 500 crore of loans were waived off from […]

7 Agriculture Apps to Support Digital Farming

India is going digital in every sector at a remarkable speed. The launch of ‘Digital India’ by the government has ensured that the process is accelerated. Considering the fact that the livelihoods of 58% of rural households still rely on agriculture, it was only a matter of time before agriculture too became digital. In 2015, […]

Going local, going sustainable

Tucked away in a quiet corner of a green neighbourhood in Jayanagar, one of Bangalore’s oldest localities, is Go Native – a farm-to-table restaurant and a retail store that has today become a household organic lifestyle brand name. Step into the Go Native restaurant and store and you will find that the space is a […]

New opportunities for farmers

A few decades ago, there was practically no organic food sector in India’s retail markets. Now it has developed and offers smallholder farmers important opportunities. Founded in 2010, Sahaja Samrudha Organic Producer Company in Bangalore specialises in the marketing and branding of organic vegetables and grain. One of the main challenges India’s organic farmers face […]

Organic jaggery toffees steal the show

Chandigarh, At the Magnificent Millets Festival and Dialogue, organised by NGO Kheti Virasat Mission, some 50 organic farmers from the region exhibited their produce for sale at the staff club and community centre, Panjab University, Sector 25, here. While Umendra Dutt, executive director of the NGO, waxed eloquent on the benefits of growing millets, organic […]

Sikkim CM urges farmers to boost organic produce

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling Friday strongly encouraged farmers to increase production of organic foodgrain to cater to domestic needs. Sikkim, which was declared an organic state in 2016, is trying to achieve self-sufficiency within five years. “We have set a target to make Sikkim self-reliance and self-sufficiency in foodgrains within five years for […]

Millets in our midst

By Bhumika K Organic and millets were our lifestyle mantras, be it in the kitchen or the bedroom From your kitchen to your bathroom, to your clothes and make-up, from infant food to yoga energy bars, the world has been taken over by all things organic or millet. The health-conscious are driving a frenzied demand […]

Organic farming yet to bear fruit in Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair: Despite concerted efforts by the UT administration to promote organic farming system of food production in the islands, majority of farmers are yet to adopt organic farming. Factors such shrinking agriculture land and consumption of agriculture land for commercial and tourism use are set to be the sticking points. Speaking to EOI, the […]

Assam farmers take pledge to make Darrang green

MANGALDAI: “We have taken the pledge to continue our mission to initiate multi-cropping farming instead of the traditional single cropping and to make our fields evergreen throughout the year by adopting the organic cultivation besides concentrating on fish and duck farming, horticulture, piggery etc,” a group of eight progressive farmers of the district has taken […]

6th Women of India Organic Festival of WCD Ministry concludes

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development aims to encourage Indian women entrepreneurs and farmers to connect with more buyers through organizing ‘Women of India Organic Festivals’ across the country. This was stated by Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development after visiting various stalls and Food Court on the concluding […]

Odisha entrepreneurs boost organic farming

PIPILI: After almost sixty years since the introduction of HYV seeds in various states of the country, Odisha has some catching up to do in terms of agricultural productivity. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty and Priyadarshan Routray from Pipili launched the I-Concept initiative in 2016 with a common mission to produce fresh and organic vegetable efficiently. The […]

Inside India’s organics trade

New Delhi: In a bid to maintain good health, Manisha Bhardwaj, a software professional working in Noida, and her banker husband, Sakal Bhardwaj—both turning 40—have decided to bring some changes in their lifestyle and food habits. The couple has not only joined a gym to lose weight but has also completely switched to organic foods—ranging […]

Organic farming in Goa to get boost through centrally sponsored clusters: Vijai Sardesai

Panaji, Jan 10: Agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai addressing a state level seminar on ‘The Agriculture Sector in Goa: Towards self sufficiency and sustainable development’, said that farm produce ‘Brand Goa’ be on line with ‘Whole Foods’ USA as it would provide much needed impetus to the sector. “The centre has sanctioned 500 organic farming clusters […]

Italy to adopt Sikkim model of organic farming

Gangtok, Italy will be transformed into an “organic country” by adopting the farming policy of Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said quoting a communication received from Rome. Speaking to media, Chamling read out a letter he received from the Italian government, citing the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award he had received at the United Nations […]

UP Women soaring to new heights by taking up organic farming

Lucknow: After making their presence felt in male-dominant jobs like police, army and games, women have now given their male counterparts a tough competition by taking up agriculture as their profession. Women at the Dhanpatganj in Vikas Khand have skillfully mastered the art of developing ‘Vermicompost’ and are helping others in organic and disease-free farming. […]

Crave organic food? Govt to sell it cheap online

Fancy organic food? Want them cheaper than market rates? The government will enter the online organic food market and sell a range of products, on sites such as Amazon and Grofers, through its main food-trading agency, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed). “We have just taken a decision last week after necessary […]