Of all states, Uttar Pradesh has the highest deficiency of rainfall this year, leading it to declare 50 of its 75 districts as drought-hit.
Rice millers are making thousands of crores, thanks to an official policy which allows them to sell the by-products from paddy procured for the PDS and keep the money for themselves.
One of the young trainees, Nataraju, left his masonry work in the city where he was earning only Rs. 200-300 a day and is now engaged full-time in palm climbing.
The Centre gave the UP and MP governments Rs. 7,500 crore in 2009 as a relief package to provide much-needed relief to drought-ravaged farmers in Bundelkhand. Thanks to the bureaucrat-contractor nexus, the intended beneficiaries ended up worse off.
Celebrated by Hollywood stars for its health benefits, rising demand for the ‘miracle grain of the Andes’ is pushing its nutritional equal – traditional millets – further into a corner in India.
Compared to 15-20 years ago, young people today are interested to try their hand in agriculture, Madhu Balan, the page’s owner, says.
Depleting grazing lands, the disappearing role for indigenous cattle breeds in agriculture production as providers of milk, energy, manure and beef, coupled with a ban on cattle slaughter have led to plummeting cattle populations
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Agricultural Land Ceiling (Amendment) Bill, 2015, unanimously passed in the two-day monsoon session of the Gujarat state assembly – after Congress MLAs were suspended for creating a “ruckus” – is finally beginning to get national attention. The Bill is lying with President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, awaiting his final […]
If the government does not focus on agriculture and farm distress, an already serious situation could get worse.