Pollutants from agriculture a serious threat to world’s water

Rome – Water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet’s ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers alike, cautions a new report. In many countries the biggest source of water pollution today is agriculture — not cities or industry — while worldwide, the most common chemical […]

India agrees to open two quarantine posts in Nepal

Jun 20, 2018-India on Tuesday agreed to open two quarantine posts in Vittamod, province 2 and Gauriphanta in province 7 in a bid to facilitate better implementation of quarantine measures and reduce hassles faced by traders, during a meeting with a Nepali high-level delegation led by Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and […]

Committed to ensure farmers are not duped by middlemen: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with farmers via video conferencing to highlight his government’s major schemes aimed at boosting their income, and also address farm sector issues. The interaction with farmers was sixth such interaction that began on the eve of Modi government completing four years in office. Talking with farmers, PM Modi said his government has doubled the budget for agriculture to […]

Students turn campus into a farm

Kochi: This monsoon when the new academic year has started, 30 students of the Agri Crop Health Management course of the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School (Boys), Kunnamkulam, Thrissur, are turning their campus into a hub of organic farming by sowing various vegetable seeds and planting seedlings. The students prepared over five cents of land […]

Consumers invest in organic farms

For the first time the consumers came forward to partner with the farmers cultivating millets and pulses using organic methods. The consumers from Hyderabad, who signed an agreement with farmers of Ippapally, Potpally, Ganeshpur, Shashallapur, Arjun Naik Tanda and Lacha Naik tanda, here on Saturday, invested ₹10,000 per acre and in return would get crop […]

Organic Farming – The new age corporate stress buster

In today’s hectic world, most working professionals go through an emotional roller coaster at the offices. Long hours, tight deadlines, and ever-increasing client demands lead to constant stress at work and take a toll on an employee’s performance and productivity, in turn, impacting their physical and emotional health. There are umpteen ways to de-stress and […]

Govt School Makes ₹3-4 Lakh/Year from Farm, Funds Its Own Transformation!

With the dedicated efforts of teachers and students alike, the once barren land is now a veritable farm that grows vegetables like brinjal, bottle gourd, spinach, coriander, cucumber, and ridge gourd as well as fruits like banana and papaya. Several educational institutions across India are going green and introducing intensive environment-centric initiatives which set the […]

Kandi farmer sets example in organic farming

Hoshiarpur: Progressive farmer of backward Kandi area of Hoshiarpur district, Parlad Singh from Namolihar village, has become a role model for others by adopting organic farming. Beginning in 1998 with the cultivation of his 7 acres of ancestral land, he is now successfully practising diversified organic farming. He has been earning a much greater deal […]

India assures support to Nepal in farm sector

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh  met his Nepalese counterpart Chakra Pani Khanal and assured full support for the growth of agriculture sector in the neighbouring country. Khanal, the minister for agriculture, land management and cooperatives in Nepal government, met Singh in the national capital, an official statement said. Singh assured his Nepalese counterpart of “India’s […]

Bihar wants to adopt Sikkim model

Gangtok Organic farming, the brainchild of Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, how has more takers. Bihar now wants to introduce organic farming, using the system of Sikkim as the model. Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar, along with a high-level officers from the state, visited the ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong, last week to know […]

Returned from Singapore to create organic dairy

Nabha, Jun 17 Deepak Gupta left behind the comforts of his promising international career in Singapore to pursue his dream back home. He says he is a happy man now. Gupta, who spent nearly 30 years in Singapore working at a global company connecting the food chain system after completing studies at DAV College in […]

Grain Place to host 25th annual farm tour, field day

MARQUETTE — Kyle Garner, CEO of Organic India and a leading advocate for regenerative organic agriculture, will be the featured speaker when the Grain Place will host its 25th annual Farm Tour and Field Day on Saturday, July 14. Organic India is a leading mission-driven manufacturer of herb-based teas and supplements. Since 1999, Organic India […]

French woman disappears to learn organic farming

New Delhi: The 20-year-old French woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks from Rajasthan has been found alive in Alwar. Gaelle Chouteau had reached Puskhar on May 30 where she stayed in a hotel in ‘Holi Ka chowk’ area before leaving for Jaipur on June 1. She was reported missing since then. Ms […]

How Andhra is taking to ‘natural farming’

Vijaywada/New Delhi: About three years ago, Pawan Kumar, working as an IT professional at Hyderabad, decided to quit his job and return to his village to become a farmer. His father, a small farmer in West Godavari district, tried to discourage him but Kumar who had read about a new method of “natural farming” would […]

Aujla inaugurates plantation campaign

Amritsar, June 13 Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Wednesday started a plantation drive at Mudhal village, adopted by him under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). The MP was in the village to attend a farmer training camp. The camp was attended by 50 farmers from the village. The camp was organised with […]

‘Intensive agri destroying soil nutrients’

Ludhiana, June 11 Like humans and animals, nutrient rich diet also plays a pivotal role in development of plants. Experts believe that soil health has been badly affected by intensive agriculture and introduction of high yielding crop varieties. Farmers often use chemical fertilizers, which increase micronutrient deficiency and affects soil structure. According to experts at […]

Juhi Chawla sends organic produce to friends

Juhi Chawla Mehta, who is the crusader for organic produce, has sent mangoes from Yahvi farm in Maharashtra to all her friends in Bollywood. The actor, who is passionate about saving the environment and sticking to eco-friendly produce, has sent a small note with each of her mango boxes saying — “Nothing spells summer indulgence […]

Identity cards distributed to Sikkim farmers

In a bid to ensure that farmers of Sikkim benefit from the facilities available at Kissan Bazar near Lal Market Traffic point, the Department of Horticulture and Cash Crop Development on Sunday issued identity cards to them. This is the second phase of distribution of identification cards. Zilla Adhyaksha East Samsher Rai handed over identity […]

Goa govt working out scheme to help mechanised farming

Margao: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardessai has revealed that the government was in the process of working out a scheme to set up a co-operative society that would provide implements to farmers to go for mechanised farming and said he would appoint one officer to handle this specifically. Speaking at a function held to distribute paddy […]