agriculture

Women from the area are spreading awareness about chemical-free and disease-free farming by endorsing organic cultivation.

Mumbai: Afghanistan on Saturday invited Indian businesses to invest in its agriculture sector, promising to roll out great opportunities in the fields of manufacturing, processing, packaging and marketing of farm products. Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Agriculture Naseer Ahmed Durrani said that the country’s farm production and exports were growing and urged Indian businesses to explore investment …

Bengaluru: When the rest of the India is submerged in flood and heavy rainfall, 23 districts out of 30 have been declared drought-hit in Karnataka. The state government declared these districts drought-hit as they received deficit rainfall this monsoon season. “Though the monsoon (June-September) was near normal in coastal, south interior and Malnad regions with record …

New Delhi: Gross cropped area in the city has fallen by 52 per cent compared to 2000-01 and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) at 1.6 is among the lowest in the country, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18, tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Monday. On the positive side, per capita expenditure by the government …

Nagpur: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said profitability of farm sector had declined and there was a need to bring entrepreneurship in the farming process to increase it. Unless value chain involving the producer till consumer was created, profitability of farming would not improved, he said in his address at an agriculture conference here. …

Lucknow: Assured of adequate support by the government at the Centre to accelerate annual growth rate to ten percent,  the Uttar Pradesh government is moving faster to remove bottlenecks from the areas which could hinder growth. Agriculture and industry make large contribution to the state economy and for higher growth  in these sectors better availability …

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting on Friday to review the progress made by new schemes related to agriculture sector which are aimed at doubling the income of farmers by the year 2022. The review meeting will be attended, among others, by the top officials of the Agriculture ministry. The meeting …

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh may become a model for development for socially and economically  backward states like Bihar, going by the current interest shown by the Prime Minister’s Office or PMO in this most populous state. The PMO  has asked the planning body to send a high-level team headed by its vice-chairman, Arvind Panagariya  to the …