Gadkari for organic farming to bail out distressed farmers

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mr. Nitin Gadkari has called for adoption of organic farming techniques and combining allied and processing activities with the traditional farming with a view to bail out the distressed farmers who have had to face a series of natural calamities this year. He was speaking at the … Continue reading Gadkari for organic farming to bail out distressed farmers

Untimely rain in UP, AP & Telengana causes widespread damage to standing crop

Unseasonal rain has caused damage to lives and standing crops in Uttar Pardesh, Andhra Pardesh and Telangana. In Uttar Pradesh, rain lashed most parts of the state for several hours for the second consecutive day yesterday. Hamirpur, Kanpur Dehat, Jaunpur, Amethi, Sultanpur, Lucknow and Farrukhabad among other districts witnessed mild to heavy rainfall which has … Continue reading Untimely rain in UP, AP & Telengana causes widespread damage to standing crop

Wheat production to decline by 4-5%: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that country’s wheat production is likely to decline by 4-5 per cent in the current crop year from the initial estimates of 95.76 million tonnes due to unseasonal rains. Speaking at a national conference on Agriculture for kharif campaign in New Delhi today, Mr Singh said, according to … Continue reading Wheat production to decline by 4-5%: Agriculture Minister

CoP-11: India needs to protect biodiversity from hazards of GM crops

Ashok B Sharma / TIA

NEW DELHI: India will now face the challenge of not only ensuring protection against the hazards of genetically modified (GM) crops at home but also across the globe as it is slated to assume of the Presidency of the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP-11) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) early next month.

367 lakh hectare area covered under cultivation of rice

Over 367 lakh hectare area has been covered under the cultivation of rice so far in various parts of the country. According to the data released by the Agriculture Ministry, the sown area is about 4 lakh hectare more than the total covered area for rice cultivation in the last weak.

M.P. Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramkrishan Kusmaria get Award

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh was awarded with Prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award 2012 for outstanding works in Agriculture sector. Union Minister of State for Agriculture Harish Rawat awarded M.P. Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramkrishan Kusmaria at a function organised by Agriculture Today Magazine held here today. Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Production Commissioner M.M. Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary Agriculture R.K. Swain and Director Agriculture was present on the occasion.


NEW DELHI: (AMN) Rice has been sown in 376.77 lakh hectare as on today (September 16). As per data received from States, It represents an increase of 33.55 lakh hectare over last year’s acreage on this date. Higher area coverage has been reported from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.  

1003 more banks opened in rural areas

TIA Correspondent
NEW DELHI: 1003 bank branches have been opened in rural areas of the country during 2010-11. These branches were opened by Scheduled Commercial Banks during 2010-11 in rural areas with population less than 10,000.

Women participation to boost farm growth

For achieving 8-10% overall GDP growth agricultural policy and schemes should be revisited to bring necessary changes for more participation of women in agriculture.

Soil health card for every farmer by 2013

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The government is planning to provide soil health card to every farmer in the country by 2013.



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