Crop diversification has become an important topic of discussion among policy makers. All of this has been in discussion because India, as an economy, needs to have a sustainable approach towards agriculture.
The Amritsar police have arrested around 26 farmers in different areas for participating in a protest at railway stations in Amritsar, Tarn and Taran. The farmers had announced their intention to block railway tracks earlier, to demand for an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agricultural products.
Agriculture and livestock experts Thursday said more could have been done for the sector in the union budget for 2103-14.
The Finance Minister has allocated a sum of Rs. 7,00,000 crore for agricultural credit schemes under the Union Budget 2013-14.
Lending by public sector banks to minorities has increased to more than 15 percent of the total priority sector lending, an official statement said Tuesday.
Bihar will export organic mushrooms and vegetables grown by hundreds of farmers in Nalanda district to Japan, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Hungary among other countries, official said.
Israel's Ambassador Alon Ushpiz Monday called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in New Delhi.
The sal leaf industry in Orissa’s Kandhamal district is fading out, owing to the lack of scope for the business. Sal leaves are used in the manufacture of plates and cups. Many have given up this work as it requires a lot of effort, say veterans from the industry.
Stressing the need for a re-think on agriculture, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said that economic viability of the farm sector is still a challenge.
Food grain states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 170 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials in Chandigarh said Sunday.