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Scanty rains hit paddy farmers in Odisha

Jul 25, 2012
Paddy transplantation could not be taken up so far in about 50 percent of the target area of 1.2 million hectares in Odisha due to...

Rajasthan farmers to get interest-free loans

Jul 23, 2012
In a major decision to push the rural economy, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Kumar Gehlot has decided to provide interest-free lo...

M'rashtra farmers welcome Bt cotton seed ban

Jul 13, 2012
Farmers in Maharashtra have welcomed the state government's move to ban Bt cotton seeds which have created many problems for the a...

Assam govt to bring five lakh hectares under double cropping

Jul 12, 2012
The Assam government is planning to bring around five lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agricul...

'Inflation will be below seven percent after Sep 2012'

Jul 04, 2012
Inflation would continue at the 7.5 percent level till September this year, after which it is likely to go below seven percent, Ka...

Jammu farmers take to cultivating organic basmati rice

Jul 03, 2012
With an eye on growing national and international demand, Jammu's agriculture department has begun cultivating organic basmati ric...

UP cane farmers to study advanced tech in Australia

Jun 28, 2012
A 25-member delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh would soon be visiting countries like Australia, Fiji and Mauritius to study ...

Kashmir farmers hit by freak summer

Jun 11, 2012
The unexpected fall in temperatures on June 9, followed by rains in the plains and fresh snowfall in the hills, is causing serious...

Bt cotton has benefited farmers greatly, says study

Jun 08, 2012
Cotton production in India has risen with the use of the hybrid Bt cotton seeds, benefitting farmers and helping the country to be...

Women central to agrarian and rural economy: MS Swaminathan

May 21, 2012
Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come, and the government must have a centrally-spo...

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