Erosion of Doon Valley's pride: Basmati rice
Dehradun, Aug 12 : Rice trader Ummed Bora, a resident of Dudhli Ghat in Uttarakhand here, has just started sowing seeds for the Kasturi rice crop, an aromatic variety of rice. While there was hardly any rain during June, steady rainfall in the second week of July has given respite to the farmers in the region. Full Story
Farmers in Mungeshpur using toxic drain water for growing vegetables
New Delhi , July 15 : Risking their lives, farmers in Mungeshpur village in Delhi are using toxic water coming from Mungeshpur drain, one of the longest in north-west Delhi and part of the Najafgarh basin, for growing vegetables due to lack of groundwater for farming and to save money spent on buying fertilisers and urea. Full Story
Fungal virus scab may hit Himachal's apple economy
Shimla, June 27 : A fungal attack, noticeable after 37 years of its epidemic in Himachal Pradesh, may hit the state's Rs 4,000 crore apple economy this year, horticulture experts say. They say scab disease has been recorded in pockets of Shimla, Kullu and Mandi districts.
UP falters in wheat procurement target
Lucknow, June 14 : The Yogi Adityanath government has failed to achieve its target of purchasing 55 lakh metric tonne (MT) of wheat from farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) during the kharif season from March to May.
Punjab seeks hike in MSP for Rabi crops
Chandigarh, June 12 : In a bid to alleviate the woes of distressed farmers in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought a hike from the Centre in the minimum support price (MSP) of various crops for the 2019-20 Rabi season.