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Organic farming saved us: Bhagwat

Patna: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) “sarsanghchalak” or chief Mohan Bhagwat presided over a meeting at Muzaffarpur with farmers selected from all 58 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand where he said that early strides in organic farming in India saved fertility of land. He discussed various other issues too.

MP has largest area in India under organic farming

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country where organic farming is being done over 1.48 lakh hectares, the largest in the country, MP cooperative minister (independent charge) Vishwas Sarang said on Thursday. “Organic farming is being done in 1.48 lakh hectares area, which is the largest in the country,” Sarang said, inaugurating […]

Pumpkin Tales: Where organic farming meets gourmet cooking

Ive never made a pineapple pie before, squeals Chef Dana Ewart excitedly, holding out the still-warm pastry topped with perfectly ripe, golden-yellow fruit. She sets it down on the table and slices through the flaky, buttery layers. Theres a caramelised edge where the juice has run under the pie, she says, taking an appreciative bite. […]

MSP hike is good, execution is key

Agriculture has not been doing well. In the latest Economic Survey, it has been pointed out that the estimated growth rate of agriculture is only 2.1 per cent for the year 2017-18. Agriculture is the biggest source of livelihood and employment in this country. As it was expected, the government did focus on rural and […]

Workshop On Biodynamic Farming

The Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI)is conducting a 5-Day Workshop on Biodynamic Farming. All participants are invited to the “Gems of Araku” event on 15th March where the best biodynamic farmers of the region will be awarded the prizes. Fees: If registered before 1st March: Rs. 13,500/- From 2nd March, the fees will be Rs. […]

Date 16th March to 20th March 2018

Kerala women script success story in organic farming

Two paddy harvests later, Samruddhi, a joint liability group (JLG) of Kudumbasree in Malayinkeezhu panchayat that has scripted a success story, has stretched its wings to set up an organic fertiliser and compost business. Started by four women Sathi K., Anila Kumari, Manju Chandra, and Priya R. the JLG has been into paddy farming, and […]

National conference on doubling farmers income from Feb 8

JAMMU, Feb 4: Society for Integrated Development of Agriculture, Veterinary and Ecological Science (SIDAVES) & SKUAST-Jammu are going to organize a national conference on theme Innovative technological interventions for doubling the farmers income. Deliberations in the three-day conference from February 8 to 10 will be held by more than 400 distinguished scientists and policy makers […]

Patanjali aims to increase farmers’ income tenfold

Guwahati (Assam) : Patanjali is moving forward with an aim to increase the income of farmers tenfold, said company CEO Acharya Balkrishna on Saturday. Speaking at Advantage Assam-Global Investors Summit’18 in Guwahati, Balkrishna said, “Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a target of doubling the income of farmers, if businessmen and industrialists take a pledge […]

1,099 clusters to provide pesticide-free vegetables

Kerala Minister for Agriculture V.S. Anil Kumar informed the Assembly on Wednesday that 1,099 clusters would be formed in the Agriculture Department to make available pesticide-free organic vegetables and fruits. In addition to the 118 eco-shops functioning in the State, another 317 would be set up by the department.

Workshop on practices and policies on rainfed farming systems

While rain fed farming systems are considered the backbone of rural communities, they are prone to several issues ranging from water stress, eroded and unsuitable soil, crop failure, food insecurity, inadequate nutrition, declining income levels, migration in search of alternative livelihoods, etc. Urgent interventions are required to revitalize rain fed farming systems and make them […]

Date 14th Feb to 15th Feb, 2018

Centre sanctions Rs 1,500 cr for organic farming in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand. The amount was sanctioned by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh when Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met him in New Delhi yesterday, an official release here said. This is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision […]

Organic Manipur brand launched

IMPHAL: Conveying that organic stores/outlets will be opened in Bishnupur, Thoubal and Imphal East districts in the first week of February this year, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Th Shyamkumar stated today that machines to authenticate organic products will be also made available at the stores. He was speaking as the chief guest at the […]

HP CM launches Zero Budget Natural Farming project

Dharamshala, (PTI) Exuding confidence that farmers of his state would adopt organic farming, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today launched Zero Budget Natural Farming project. While launching the project at Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalay in Palampur, Thakur lauded the efforts of Sikkim for taking the lead in organic farming.

Small farmers go big with organic farming

Small and marginal farmers, who cant afford costly agricultural inputs, are turning a new leaf by going organic because of lower costs and higher margins, data from the first impact study of the Modi governments Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) shows. Among key findings, the study shows the programme launched in 2015 has seen 6,211 […]

National Banana Festival 2018

The National Banana Festival (NBF) 2018. The festival is organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social action (CISSA) in partnership with Kalliyoor Grama Panchayath and a host of National and State organisations. The festival is planned in such a way that it will benefit all who have an interest in the banana sector […]

Date 17th Feb to 21st Feb 2018

MPEDA and Swiss company tie up develop organic aqua farming

MARGAO: In a first-of-its-kind tie-up in India’s marine sector, COOP Cooperative, one of Switzerland’s biggest retail and wholesale companies, is partnering with Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to develop export-oriented organic aqua farming in India to cater to the growing demand for organic seafood products across the globe. To start with a pilot project […]