Gamma rays can boost maize yield
Bengaluru, Feb 19 : Pre-treatment of maize seeds with a small dose of gamma radiation improves crop productivity and yield without using chemical fertilizers, scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi have found.
Want to double farm incomes? Promote mustard
The Indian government wants to double the income of farmers by 2022. A roadmap prepared by NITI Aayog outlines the rationale, strategy and action plan for achieving this commendable milestone. We believe that such a plan needs a separate set of measures that focus on mustard farmers -- and promotes mustard as a crop. Full Story
Why onion prices are bringing tears to farmers' eyes
New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Narendra Modi government may have promised to double farm incomes by 2022, but farmers in the country's onion-growing regions are appalled at the bizarre market dynamics that keep its retail price hovering between Rs 20-30 a kilogram while they struggle to get even 10-20 per cent of the final cost.
Indian agriculture needs renewal with technology: President
Chandigarh (Punjab), , Dec 1 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Indian agriculture needs a renewal with contemporary technology, protection against climate change, price fluctuations and demand shocks, and sustained investment by and partnership with business for enhanced agricultural value and competitiveness, and better incomes. Full Story