West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

Paddy helps remove border farming barrier

“It has never come to our mind that paddy can be sown on our land. We were in despair as despite having agricultural land, we had to work as migrant workers. After the lockdown, we were in utter...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.10.20

Apple farming thrives in Bokaro

A Ranchi agriculture officer has started an apple farming initiative in Dorio village in Bagodar Block of Giridih along the Grand Truck road. Rameshwar Nath Mehta, a native of Dorio, has planted arou...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Social outfit sows seeds of alternative farming

Rupantaran’s beneficiary Sankar Dhara, 58, a farmer in Kusumtala, said he had cultivated paddy on his 2 bigha land last year and earned Rs 12,000. But, Amphan had damaged his crops this year. &...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Mousuni Island (South 24-Parganas)

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.09.20

Farmer embraces organic to turn a corner

The farmer sprinkles and also makes the fertliser reach to the crops via small drains. “I have started making Jeevamrut at my home. It’s easy to make. I am highly satisfied after adopting ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.20

NBU organic watermelons in Siliguri

A private company, IXB Agritech, in collaboration with the Centre for Floriculture & Agri-Business Management (COFAM) of North Bengal University has started farming organic watermelons at a villag...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

India  /  Published 26.08.20

Kerala resort fishes in Covid waters

With tourism drying up, Aveda Resorts and Spa in the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom is trying to ensure that it is not fish out of water. The holiday resort in Kerala has converted its swimming ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 26.07.20

Assam seeks pig supply curbs

The Assam government and pig farmers in the Northeast are unhappy with the Centre’s decision to transport pigs from Punjab and Haryana to the region hit by African swine fever (ASF). ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 25.11.19

Government tests waters on farmland lease

The Centre has set up a group of ministers to examine the feasibility of enacting a law that allows farmland to be leased to tenants.Analysts said such a move would help millions of sharecroppers acce...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.12.18

Gerbera entrepreneur to help veggie farmers

The New Year is expected to bring glad tidings for some East Singhbhum farmers, thanks to steel-city farmer-entrepreneur Sudipta Ghosh.Ghosh (46), who started farming gerbera flowers in 2016 in her fi...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Ordinance passed under 'One Nation, One Agri Market'

Paving the way for 'One Nation, One Agri Market' for farmers, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to allow barrier-free trade in agriculture produce outside the notified APMC mandis.T...
By PTI in New Delhi


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