Articles about Agriculture

Decades after Bt cotton, GM mustard trials get GEAC nod

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of the indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) mustard hybrid DMH-11 to the Ministry of Environment.

19 Oct 2022

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'severe' level as Diwali nears

Ahead of Diwali, air quality index (AQI) has reached a dangerous level at 317 on Wednesday in the national capital Delhi.

23 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

The government's committee on minimum support price (MSP), natural farming, and crop diversification constituted three internal sub-groups to discuss the mandated issues in its inaugural meeting on Monday.

03 Aug 2022

Health & Wellness
National Watermelon Day: Benefits, facts, and how to grow

It is National Watermelon Day today in the US and we cannot get enough of this juicy red bundle of deliciousness. It's a shame we don't get it year-round!

02 Aug 2022

5 exotic fruits you must savor in this lifetime

Fruits are nature's free gifts to mankind. Loaded with antioxidants and other essential nutrients, a fruit-rich diet can reduce your risk of developing several chronic diseases.

24 Jul 2022

Control inflation, reduce prices but without hurting farmers: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, on Friday, called for the government to reduce inflation and lower prices, but with the interest of farmers in mind.

19 Jul 2022

Forget global warming, farmer blames 'Indra Dev' for delayed rains

Troubled by the deficit of rains over the last several months, a farmer in the rural hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh has filed a complaint against Lord Indra.

20 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi
Centre plans to create unique IDs, database for farmers

The central government is reportedly planning to create unique IDs and a database for farmers to help them "seamlessly" avail all farm-related services under various government schemes.

10 Sep 2021

Government enhances scope of TMA scheme for agricultural exports

The government on Friday enhanced the scope of the Transport and Marketing Assistance scheme for specified agriculture products by including dairy products under its purview and increasing assistance rates.

13 Sep 2021

How Taranjeet Singh's AgNext Technologies is revolutionizing food value chains

India is an emerging technology hub and an established agrarian economy. At the intersection of these worlds, Taranjeet Singh Bhamra is redefining horizons for agriculturists and technocrats alike with his leading agritech start-up AgNext Technologies.

28 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi
#MannkiBaat: Modi suggests adopting farming alternatives to increase income

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 75th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Government ready to suspend contentious farm laws for 1.5 years

In a major development in the deadlock between the central government and protesting farmers, farmer leaders said the Centre is ready to suspend the three contentious laws that triggered the agitation.

29 Apr 2020

NITI Aayog
Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

20 Apr 2020

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

India entered the second phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown on April 15, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

28 Nov 2019

These cows were asked to wear a VR headset!

Some Moscow-based farmers tried virtual-reality headsets on their dairy cows. Bizarre as it sounds, they wanted to test if it improved cows' mood, and hence milk production.

12 Sep 2019

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

If you think eating your vegetables is going to assure good health, you might want to check again.

11 Jul 2019

This IIM graduate helped 35,000 farmers by selling their vegetables

When he graduated from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, in 2007, instead of going for a well-paying job abroad, 26-year-old Kaushlendra Kumar went back home to Bihar to help ameliorate the plight of farmers.

29 Apr 2018

Maharashtra to release Rs. 1,100cr to farmers for damaged crops

Under fire from the opposition over delay in financial aid to farmers for crops damaged by pests, the Maharashtra government is set to release Rs. 1,100cr for cultivators in the next few days, Bijay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, said.

16 May 2017

China eyes up Pakistan: Dawn newspaper leaks CPEC master plan

In a shocking instance, reputed Pakistani daily Dawn leaked the Long Term Plan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), currently under discussion at China's ongoing OBOR summit. The document had not been circulated to provincial governments for assent yet.