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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Hybrid Seed Prices Cut By 10% For FY18 Kharif Season

Elaborating on the decision, National Seed Association President M Prabhakar Rao said that there is a distress among farmers due to low profitability in agriculture and they appealed to us to bring down seed prices.

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Government Extends Interest Subsidy On Short-Term Crop Loans

The Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 has been approved in the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday (14 June).

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Bring Down Water Requirements For Agriculture: Former ISRO Chairman

Calling for a holistic approach towards water conservation, including recharging of structures, the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Kasturirangan said agriculture in India, particularly paddy cultivation, consumes substantial amount of water.

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Farmers’ Fury & Politics

In Maharashtra, Raju Shetty, an MP from Kolhapur, led a procession from Pune to Mumbai with thousands of farmers, forcing everyone to take notice. Following this, farmers’ unions called a seven-day strike in the state and threatened to stop grocery supplies.

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Rs 56 crore Package For Cauvery Delta Farmers For 'Kuruvai' Crop

100 per cent subsidy on different types of manure and fertilisers for paddy cultivation have been announced, besides granting total subsidy to farmers taking up cultivation of pulses.

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Yogi Adityanath Instructs Banks Not To Issue Default Notices To Farmers

The UP government in April had announced Rs 36,500 crore loan waiver for approximately 88 lakh farmers in the state, one of the biggest loan waivers cleared by any state from its own funds.

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Farmer Protests in MP Hiked Agriculture Commodity Prices By 30%

Tur pulse which had minimum price of Rs 1701 per quintal till June 6 is now selling at minimum of Rs 3300 per quintal.

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Growing Supply Glut Threatens Worse To Come For Restive Indian Farmers

The South Asian nation is still carrying a huge inventory of food grains from last year's record harvest as exports were hit by an appreciating rupee, falling global prices and restrictions on overseas shipments

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Genetically Modified Seeds Can Make India Self-Dependent In Edible Oil

India is largely dependent on the edible oil imports where canola and soybean are mostly GM in nature, then why should we spare domestic farmers from practising sowing of GM seeds

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Coca-Cola To Invest Over Rs 10,000 Crore In Indian Agri Ecosystem

Close to $800 million (around Rs 5,000 crore) of this contribution would be towards the procurement of processed fruit pulp and fruit concentrate for The Coca-Cola Company.

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Farm Loan Waivers To Be 2 Per Cent of GDP By 2019 Polls

The Indian economy is expected to see a consumption driven growth rather than investment and farm loan waivers is likely to add to this trend by stimulating rural demand.

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'If Agriculture Goes Wrong, Nothing Else Will Go Right'

The recent past saw upsurge of farmers in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu over demands of implementing Swaminathan Commission's recommendation and the protests are fast spreading their arms in other states as well

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‘Uttar Pradesh Tops In Sugar Production’; West UP Towns Pave The Way

The minister added that we have made 10.61 per cent recoveries as well, it was our pre-election commitment to farmers for modernisation and technological advancement in sugarcane production.

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Rajasthan Inks 21 Agri Projects Worth Rs 955.37 Crore

The projects include private sub-market yards, agro processing industries, agri-cluster, including cold chain and animal husbandry etc.

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No Politics In Farmer Welfare: Rajasthan CM At Gram 2017

Taking a huge leap forward for the development of agriculture and allied areas, the government of Rajasthan along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has organised a mega agriculture event — Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet 2017 — at Kota

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