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New Delhi, Aug 28 : The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Thursday rubbished claims made by the poultry industry that antibiotic residues found in Indian chicken were lower than the EU standard and accused it of "misleading" the people.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : To help Indian farmers in achieving healthy yield in pomegranate production, Israeli experts visited India to update scientists and farmers on the new technologies available to increase the production of fruit, an official with the embassy said Thursday.
New Delhi Aug 27 : The union budget presented last month is the first since India's independence that has accorded agriculture its rightful place in the country's economic scheme of things, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Wednesday.
Shimla, Aug 24 : The state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation (HPMC), which is mainly into marketing apple juice concentrate, will procure 89,496 tonnes of apples this year, an official said here Sunday.
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Aug 21 : Move over nutritionists for men and women. Here comes a nutrition expert for fruit-bearing plants who helps growers in Himachal Pradesh reap bumper high quality harvests.
London, Aug 14 : Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, 'smart' fruits are coming at a grocery store near you.
New Delhi, Aug 7 : City based Krishi Rasayan Exports has been exporting agrochemicals to Nepal consistently for fructifying development in agriculture.
Shimla, Aug 5 : Adani Agrifresh plans to procure 30,000 tonnes of apples in Himachal Pradesh this year, an official of the agro-commodities trading house said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 4 : India should follow the Gujarat model on agriculture to achieve food security, says noted farm sector economist Ashok Gulati, adding this state alone has managed to log three times the nation's growth in this crucial sector.
New Delhi, Aug 1 : A group of scientists Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi protesting the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's decision to carry on experiments on GM crops as these adversely impact the environment.
New Delhi, July 31 : The Congress Thursday sought a special package for farmers affected by floods and drought in the country.
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, July 30 : Big, crunchy and luscious apples from Himachal Pradesh are tastier this time, but they are going to pinch your wallet more.
New Delhi, July 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India needs to increase its per hectare productivity of crops to meet the growing demand.
London, July 23 : The recent rise in temperatures is taking a toll on India's wheat production, an alarming study by geographers at the University of Southampton in Britain said.
Imphal, July 18 : It is widely known as 'Bhut jolokia' in Assam, 'Raja mirchi' in Nagaland and 'U-morok' in Manipur - the world's hottest chilli grown in different parts of the northeast has become a hot business for the locals in Manipur.
Washington, July 12 : A new study has recently documented the advantages of organic food and crops over their conventional counterparts.
New York, July 11 : In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees.
New Delhi/Agartala/Guwahati, July 10 : Organic farming, agricultural research, surface connectivity, sports and entertainment are set to get a boost in northeast India with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's first budget allocating funds for these purposes.
New Delhi, July 10 : The government will set up a Price Stabilisation Fund of Rs.500 crore to help farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Thursday while presenting the 2014-15 budget.
New Delhi, July 10 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that a kisan (farmer) TV would be launched in 2014 to provide real time information on various issues related to farming and agriculture.
New Delhi, July 3 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday has called for the rapid development of the dairy sector to meet the future demand of the country.
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Panaji, July 2 : Factors as innocuous as the humble grain-carrying sack to the mighty El Nino could have a varying impact on grain production and delivery this year, experts suggest.
New Delhi, July 1 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said that his ministry is planning to submit a proposal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the predicted drought situation in western India.
Chandigarh, June 29 : The Punjab government Sunday announced that sugarcane growers in the state will get instant payment for their produce on the lines of wheat and paddy growing farmers.
Kolkata, June 27 : The West Bengal government has launched a "State Seed Mission" to cater to 65 per cent of the state's seed demand in the next five years.
New Delhi, June 25 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has exhorted the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) to take research and technology to the doorstep of farmers.
Hyderabad, June 23 : The government is planning to develop a policy for aquaculture growth in the country.
Kolkata, June 23 : Farmers in West Bengal now have a comprehensive guide for cultivation in the form of a 'Crop Calendar' - a 15-page booklet that gives them information regarding cropping practices.
Bharmour (Himachal Pradesh), June 22 : To boost production of exotic rainbow trout in the cool waters of this hill state, the government Sunday laid the foundation stone of a fish farm with an outlay of Rs.4 crore.
By Vishal Gulati, Sirmaur/Shimla, June 19 : Sirmaur, the leading garlic-producing district of Himachal Pradesh, has seen a bumper garlic this season. The sowing area is also increasing. And, for the first time, the bulk of the crop has found a market in south Indian cities and the farmers are getting remunerative returns.
New Delhi, June 16 : Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday held detailed discussions with a team of experts from Karnataka on organic farming, to understand the salient features of successful experiments in the state in organic farming.
By Anurag Dey, Kolkata, June 15 : Known worldwide for its Darjeeling tea, West Bengal is now making its first foray into coffee cultivation, courtesy a joint initiative by the state government and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP).
New Delhi, June 9 : The government is committed to reverse the "unfortunate trend" of many farmers being driven to suicide due to financial problems, and will make farming a "profitable venture" through scientific practices and agro-technology, President Pranab Mukherje said Monday.
Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, June 6 : Two northeastern states - Assam and Tripura - among India's five largest tea producing states are facing a huge production loss this year due to deficient or erratic rains, tea experts and producers say.
Chandigarh, June 2 : Over 65 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured in Haryana this season, an official said Monday.
Washington, May 30 : Researchers have said that global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow - but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely damage agriculture.
New Delhi, May 28 : Adequate and timely supply of fertilisers to all farmers for the upcoming kharif season is his first priority, new Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar said Wednesday.
Chandigarh, May 27 : With a bumper wheat crop in the state this year, the Punjab government has made a payment of Rs.15,473.15 crore to farmers for wheat procured by government agencies, an official said Tuesday.
Mumbai, May 26 : At least 25,000 farmers cultivating over 50,000 acres of land in India are expected to benefit from a sustainable farming practice which has shown to more than double the average mango yields.
Chandigarh, May 19 : Beating the record of recent years, Punjab and Haryana have procured over 180 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, officials said here Monday.
Chandigarh, May 13 : Food grain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 176 lakh tonnes of wheat, officials from both states said Tuesday.
New York, May 13 : In view of growing concerns about genetically modified crops cross-contaminating other crops, scientists have now devised a way to grow dwarf corn stalks in caves and abandoned mines without affecting their yield.
Chandigarh, May 8 : Signalling a bumper crop this year, Punjab and Haryana have seen arrival of over 170 lakh tonnes of wheat, food and supplies officials from both states said Thursday.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, May 7 : A bumper wheat crop this season should have brought smiles on the faces of Punjab's hard-working farmers. But a variety of adverse circumstances, including the weather, has left them dispirited.
Patna, May 1 : Bihar is expecting a bumper Shahi (royal) litchi crop this year - at least 20 percent more compared to last year.
Chandigarh, May 1 : Nearly 56 lakh tonnes of wheat has arrived in grain markets across Haryana, officials said here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 29 : The National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) has led to an increase in the annual income of farmers in 500 villages in India from Rs.15,000 to Rs.200,000, an official said here Tuesday.
Srinagar, Apr.5 : The Floriculture Department in Jammu and Kashmir has started selling flower seedlings and saplings at subsidised rates to its residents, flower growers and enthusiasts, in the valley.
New Delhi, March 19 : Even after the agricultural reforms of 2002-03, for wheat, rice, and pearl millet farmers in India, grain markets are still pretty sticky.
Mumbai, March 19 : Alarmed by the renewed spate of farmers' suicides - at least 32 since Sunday - Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday appealed to them not to end their lives.
Washington, March 18 : Researchers have shown that global warming of only 2 degree Celsius will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields after 2030s.
Washington, March 5 : Researchers have suggested that plants are more intelligent than we believe, insisting that they are also able to make complex decisions.
Washington, March 5 : Researchers have claimed that exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants.
Agra, March 4 : Farmers in Agra and its neighbouring districts are on the warpath demanding compensation for the heavy loss to standing potato and mustard crops by untimely rain and hailstorms.
London, March 3 : A novel way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to changing climate, new research shows.
New Delhi, March 2 : Tata Motors-owned luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover is likely to invest 100 million pounds (USD 167.4 million) in a new plant in the Gulf kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
By Rahul Vaishnavi, Gharaunda (Haryana), March 2 : Vertical farming, drip irrigation, soil solarisation and the like were terms that mystified Deepak Khatker, a 40-year-old farmer, when he first visited the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables here a couple of years ago. Intrigued, he adopted the Israeli farming skills and, within months, saw production increase a staggering five-fold.
Washington, March 2 : Researchers have engineered a simple apparatus which can create smoke solutions and help stimulate seed germination, a study said.
Chennai, March 1 : The centre's sanction to field trials for around 200 genetically modified (GM) food crops, including paddy and wheat, is equivalent to killing Indian agriculture with acid, PMK founder S. Ramadoss said Saturday.
By Brij Khandelwal, Firozabad, Feb 26 : More than 12,000 farmers from 506 villages, whose bank loans amounting to over Rs 34 crore (Rs.340 million/USD 5.5 million) had been waived more than a year ago but who were still in the clutches of middlemen and corrupt officials, were "liberated" by a single stroke by an enterprising Uttar Pradesh government official who decided to address the issue head-on.