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Farmers use toxic drain water for growing vegetables in Delhi’s Mungeshpur village
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
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 Najafgarh basin, for growing vegetables due to lack of groundwater for farming and to save money spent on buying fertilisers and urea.
Ginger cropping flourishes in Karnataka’s Shivamogga
Thu, May 09, 2019
Raw wet Ginger farming is blooming in Karnataka’s Shivamogga. It is being sold at Rs 8,500 per quintal now and may reach to Rs 10,000 per quintal shortly. Being a hilly region, Shivamogga has moderate climate that is favourable for ginger cropping. Ginger is one of the major crops in Shivamogga and everyone including officers, politicians and businessmen cultivate it.
Rural incomes: Farmers shifting to safer paddy, sugarcane from riskier crops
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
Better days are ahead for the farmers as rural incomes are forecast to rise faster given the increasing shift to safer crops like paddy and sugarcane in anticipation of further hike in minimum support prices (MSP) and other government doles.
Climate change could reduce agri incomes by 25%, says survey
Mon, Jan 29, 2018
Farm revenues declining for a number of crops despite increasing production and market prices falling below the Minimum Support Price
India's regulator clears use of GM mustard, final approval awaited
Fri, May 12, 2017
Late last year Reuters reported that the GEAC gave its technical clearance for GM mustard, following multiple reviews of crop trial data generated over almost a decade.
Note ban has caused Rs 20,000-50,000 per acre loss to farmers
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
India`s cash-driven agri sector continues to reel under the effects of demonetisation, with farmers growing fruits and vegetables suffering "huge losses," say farm leaders who want the Union budget to "compensate" them for these losses.
Sowing under Rabi crops rise by 6%, rice drops
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Sowing of wheat grew by 7.42% at 278.62 lakh hectares, while pulses (138.25 lakh hectare) and oilseeds (78.08 lakh hectares) recorded growth of 9.95% and 11.35% respectively.
Indian farmers fear lost crops, income after 'black money' move
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
For Indian farmer Buddha Singh, who works a small plot of land in the village of Bajna south of New Delhi, the government`s decision to abolish 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes to crush the shadow economy could hardly have come at a worse time.
Crop insurance to farmers within two weeks: Odisha govt
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
"There has been a delay in payment of insurance amount to the affected farmers. The delay was mostly due to contradictory reports. However, the government is taking steps to provide insurance amount to affected farmers within two weeks," Cooperation minister Damodar Rout told the Assembly while replying to an adjournment debate on the state's alleged failure to release insurance to farmers.
Govt to import additional 90,000 MT pulses to bring down prices
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of Price Stabilisation Fund chaired by Union Consumer Affairs Secretary, Hem Pande here on Friday.
Area sown with Kharif crops lower than last year
Fri, Jul 08, 2016
The late arrival of monsoons could be a reason for this, as the Indian Meterological Department had put out alerts mid-June asking farmers to delay sowing of crops.