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'Farming' - 213 News Result(s)

  • Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    THIRUTHURAIPOONDI, TAMIL NADU: For Nel Jayaraman, the realisation that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, Mr Jayaraman saw yields falling and farmers’ debt rising as their reliance on modern seeds and pes...

  • Free Trade Deal To Hurt Women Farmers, Say Activists

    Free Trade Deal To Hurt Women Farmers, Say Activists

    Mumbai: A regional free trade agreement being negotiated this week will hurt the livelihoods of farmers, women and indigenous groups and increase conflicts over land as businesses get easier access, rights groups said on Tuesday. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, b...

  • Her Husband Drank Pesticide. Now, She’s A Telangana Farmer, Needs Help

    Her Husband Drank Pesticide. Now, <i>She’s</i> A Telangana Farmer, Needs Help

    Yadadri, Telangana: Two years after her husband drank pesticide and killed himself unable to pay off farm debts, Manjula Karnala is a farmer herself. At her home in a village in the Yadadri district of Telangana, about 80 km from Hyderabad, there are no photos of her husband, Sridhar Karnalala. Manjula explains that’s because her young son was t...

  • Mud Baths And Faceplants, Bulls Run Thai Style

    Mud Baths And Faceplants, Bulls Run Thai Style

    Languidly ploughing flooded paddy-fields, Thailand's buffaloes don't usually strike people as the quickest of beasts. But farmers in eastern Thailand today showed off their fastest bovines in a unique, muddy speed test.

  • Farmer Could Not Afford Oxen, Uses Daughters To Plough Fields

    Farmer Could Not Afford Oxen, Uses Daughters To Plough Fields

    Bhopal: A farmer, too poor to buy oxen, was forced to use his two young daughters to pull the plough through his field in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore, the home district of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who also pioneered the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao‘ (Save girl child, educate girl child) campaign. Sardar Barela, the father of the two girl...

  • Are India's Agri-Tech Startups Helping Or Harming Farmers?

    Are India's Agri-Tech Startups Helping Or Harming Farmers?

    Agri-tech startups are offering farmers services such as farm inputs, online financial assistance, weather updates, soil checkups and equipment on rent.

  • 10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District

    10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District

    An estimated 10 lakh coconut trees have died across Tamil Nadu's Salem district, farmers have said, due to the state's worst drought in 140 years.

  • Anil Madhav Dave: An Amiable Man Of Varied Interests

    Anil Madhav Dave: An Amiable Man Of Varied Interests

    Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, who died on Thursday, was a man of varied interests - the environment, social work, and flying - with a preference for organic farming and an Indian way of life to deal with climate change.

  • Government Panel Clears Use Of Genetically Modified Mustard. Final Approval Awaited

    Government Panel Clears Use Of Genetically Modified Mustard. Final Approval Awaited

    A government panel has cleared an application seeking approval for commercial use of indigenously developed genetically modified mustard. The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee of the ministry of Environment recommended the use of what would be India's first GM food crop on Thursday.

  • Farmers Commit Suicide As They Are Away From Natural Farming, Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Farmers Commit Suicide As They Are Away From Natural Farming, Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Bengaluru: A Natural Farming Summit to reaffirm faith in organic farming was held at the Art of Living Headquarters in Bengaluru on Tuesday. It saw participation from farmers, scientists, bureaucrats and activists. In the last five decades, 75 per cent of the planetary destruction is due to industrial farming, said environmentalist and activist  D...

  • Farming Vehicles, Construction Vehicles Exempt From BS-III Ban: Supreme Court

    Farming Vehicles, Construction Vehicles Exempt From BS-III Ban: Supreme Court

    Tractors and construction equipment vehicles follow different emission norms and the misinterpretation of the Supreme Court's order on the ban of BS-III compliant vehicles has affected their sales.

  • Arun Jaitley Rules Out Niti Aayog Member's Suggestion To Tax Agriculture

    Arun Jaitley Rules Out Niti Aayog Member's Suggestion To Tax Agriculture

    Taxing farm incomes has been a political hot potato in India.

  • Maharashtra Government To Give Free Seeds To Tenant Farmers, Reassures On MSP

    Maharashtra Government To Give Free Seeds To Tenant Farmers, Reassures On MSP

    Addressing the issue of agricultural distress widespread in the state, the government of Maharashtra is planning to supply free seeds and pesticides free of cost to small and marginal farmers to keep cost effective farming alive in the state.

  • Meet the Indian Startups That Want You to Grow Your Own Food

    Meet the Indian Startups That Want You to Grow Your Own Food

    Urban farming startups are trying to help people make the most of unused space in rooftops and balconies.

  • Kerala Farmers Going Back To Traditional System To Beat The Climate Change

    Kerala Farmers Going Back To Traditional System To Beat The Climate Change

    Kuttanad: Farmer Moncy Joseph, who grows rice on land below sea level in Kerala’s Kuttanad region, is determined not to be beaten by climate change. Last year, the 44-year-old bought two Kasaragod Dwarf cows, an endangered native breed that grows just 3 feet (91 cm) tall and whose dung makes extra-rich fertiliser. Last season’s bitter gourd vin...

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'Farming' - 213 News Result(s)

  • Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    Battling Century's Worst Drought, Tamil Nadu Farmers Revive Traditional Grains

    THIRUTHURAIPOONDI, TAMIL NADU: For Nel Jayaraman, the realisation that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, Mr Jayaraman saw yields falling and farmers’ debt rising as their reliance on modern seeds and pes...

  • Free Trade Deal To Hurt Women Farmers, Say Activists

    Free Trade Deal To Hurt Women Farmers, Say Activists

    Mumbai: A regional free trade agreement being negotiated this week will hurt the livelihoods of farmers, women and indigenous groups and increase conflicts over land as businesses get easier access, rights groups said on Tuesday. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, b...

  • Her Husband Drank Pesticide. Now, She’s A Telangana Farmer, Needs Help

    Her Husband Drank Pesticide. Now, <i>She’s</i> A Telangana Farmer, Needs Help

    Yadadri, Telangana: Two years after her husband drank pesticide and killed himself unable to pay off farm debts, Manjula Karnala is a farmer herself. At her home in a village in the Yadadri district of Telangana, about 80 km from Hyderabad, there are no photos of her husband, Sridhar Karnalala. Manjula explains that’s because her young son was t...

  • Mud Baths And Faceplants, Bulls Run Thai Style

    Mud Baths And Faceplants, Bulls Run Thai Style

    Languidly ploughing flooded paddy-fields, Thailand's buffaloes don't usually strike people as the quickest of beasts. But farmers in eastern Thailand today showed off their fastest bovines in a unique, muddy speed test.

  • Farmer Could Not Afford Oxen, Uses Daughters To Plough Fields

    Farmer Could Not Afford Oxen, Uses Daughters To Plough Fields

    Bhopal: A farmer, too poor to buy oxen, was forced to use his two young daughters to pull the plough through his field in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore, the home district of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who also pioneered the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao‘ (Save girl child, educate girl child) campaign. Sardar Barela, the father of the two girl...

  • Are India's Agri-Tech Startups Helping Or Harming Farmers?

    Are India's Agri-Tech Startups Helping Or Harming Farmers?

    Agri-tech startups are offering farmers services such as farm inputs, online financial assistance, weather updates, soil checkups and equipment on rent.

  • 10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District

    10 Lakh Coconut Trees Die Due To Drought In Tamil Nadu's Salem District

    An estimated 10 lakh coconut trees have died across Tamil Nadu's Salem district, farmers have said, due to the state's worst drought in 140 years.

  • Anil Madhav Dave: An Amiable Man Of Varied Interests

    Anil Madhav Dave: An Amiable Man Of Varied Interests

    Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, who died on Thursday, was a man of varied interests - the environment, social work, and flying - with a preference for organic farming and an Indian way of life to deal with climate change.

  • Government Panel Clears Use Of Genetically Modified Mustard. Final Approval Awaited

    Government Panel Clears Use Of Genetically Modified Mustard. Final Approval Awaited

    A government panel has cleared an application seeking approval for commercial use of indigenously developed genetically modified mustard. The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee of the ministry of Environment recommended the use of what would be India's first GM food crop on Thursday.

  • Farmers Commit Suicide As They Are Away From Natural Farming, Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Farmers Commit Suicide As They Are Away From Natural Farming, Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Bengaluru: A Natural Farming Summit to reaffirm faith in organic farming was held at the Art of Living Headquarters in Bengaluru on Tuesday. It saw participation from farmers, scientists, bureaucrats and activists. In the last five decades, 75 per cent of the planetary destruction is due to industrial farming, said environmentalist and activist  D...

  • Farming Vehicles, Construction Vehicles Exempt From BS-III Ban: Supreme Court

    Farming Vehicles, Construction Vehicles Exempt From BS-III Ban: Supreme Court

    Tractors and construction equipment vehicles follow different emission norms and the misinterpretation of the Supreme Court's order on the ban of BS-III compliant vehicles has affected their sales.

  • Arun Jaitley Rules Out Niti Aayog Member's Suggestion To Tax Agriculture

    Arun Jaitley Rules Out Niti Aayog Member's Suggestion To Tax Agriculture

    Taxing farm incomes has been a political hot potato in India.

  • Maharashtra Government To Give Free Seeds To Tenant Farmers, Reassures On MSP

    Maharashtra Government To Give Free Seeds To Tenant Farmers, Reassures On MSP

    Addressing the issue of agricultural distress widespread in the state, the government of Maharashtra is planning to supply free seeds and pesticides free of cost to small and marginal farmers to keep cost effective farming alive in the state.

  • Meet the Indian Startups That Want You to Grow Your Own Food

    Meet the Indian Startups That Want You to Grow Your Own Food

    Urban farming startups are trying to help people make the most of unused space in rooftops and balconies.

  • Kerala Farmers Going Back To Traditional System To Beat The Climate Change

    Kerala Farmers Going Back To Traditional System To Beat The Climate Change

    Kuttanad: Farmer Moncy Joseph, who grows rice on land below sea level in Kerala’s Kuttanad region, is determined not to be beaten by climate change. Last year, the 44-year-old bought two Kasaragod Dwarf cows, an endangered native breed that grows just 3 feet (91 cm) tall and whose dung makes extra-rich fertiliser. Last season’s bitter gourd vin...

  • Animosity Among Royal United Kingdom Siblings Over GMO Crops Benifits

    Animosity Among Royal United Kingdom Siblings Over GMO Crops Benifits

    Britain's Princess Anne may have sparked some royal sibling rivalry after saying genetically modified crops had real benefits to offer, putting her at odds with her older brother Charles who says they would be an environmental disaster.

  • What is Organic Farming?

    What is Organic Farming?

    Organic farming is a system of agriculture where the use of chemicals and synthetic inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and feed additives are avoided.

  • How Climate Changes Are Affecting The Rural Women In India

    How Climate Changes Are Affecting The Rural Women In India

    New Delhi: Men migrating to bigger towns in search of employment to support their families in the villages is not uncommon. Climate change, which has caused a spike in natural disasters, has caused this change, adding to other factors like poverty and unemployment. Not only has there been a rise in trafficking of women, but a World Bank study has a...

  • 6 Basic Methods of Organic Farming

    6 Basic Methods of Organic Farming

    Organic farming is done to release nutrients to the crops for increased sustainable production in an eco-friendly andpollution-free environment.

  • Wanted: High-Tech Graduates To Work With Aussie Farmers

    Wanted: High-Tech Graduates To Work With Aussie Farmers

    The nation's largest cattle firm Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is one of the local firms in the sector that has regularly been hiring tech-savvy youngsters.

  • Union Budget Allocates Rs 10 Lakh Crore For Agricultural Credit

    Union Budget Allocates Rs 10 Lakh Crore For Agricultural Credit

    The budget also announced an initial corpus of rs 5,000 crore for micro irrigation schemes. The government will also bring a model law on contract farming which would be circulated among states for adoption.

  • In Tamil Nadu, Sikh Farmers Turn Barren Land Into Orchards

    In Tamil Nadu, Sikh Farmers Turn Barren Land Into Orchards

    At a time when crop failure is increasing in Tamil Nadu due to deficient monsoon, these Sikh farmers in the state's Ramanathapuram district stand out with their innovative methods of farming - turning a barren land into orchards.

  • Women Farmers Battle Tradition, Self-doubt To Own Land In Uttar Pradesh

    Women Farmers Battle Tradition, Self-doubt To Own Land In Uttar Pradesh

    By Rina Chandran Taardeh, Uttar Pradesh: Anjali has worked on the land nearly all her life, first with her tenant-farmer parents, and then alongside her husband in Uttar Pradesh. But she has never owned land – a right she has been denied by inconsistent inheritance laws and her community’s rigid custom that led her to believe only a man should ...

  • Major Earthquake Jolts Chile Tourist Region On Christmas

    Major Earthquake Jolts Chile Tourist Region On Christmas

    A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region.

  • Only A New Law Will Guarantee Women Have Land Rights: MS Swaminathan

    Only A New Law Will Guarantee Women Have Land Rights: MS Swaminathan

    By Rina Chandran Chennai: India must pass a law granting women equal rights to land as men if the country is to ensure more food is grown for its more than 1 billion people and greater respect for the environment, a leading scientist said. MS Swaminathan is known as the father of India’s ‘Green Revolution’ for developing high-yielding varie...

  • Uttarakhand Needs to Promote Separate Farming Policy: Study

    Uttarakhand Needs to Promote Separate Farming Policy: Study

    Uttarakhand needs to promote a separate hill farming policy as the state has a meagre 14 per cent net sown area, more so as three-fifth of the state's total working population is engaged in agriculture, a study has recommended.

  • Farmers Take to Profitable Medicinal Farming

    Farmers Take to Profitable Medicinal Farming

    Ever since Sachidanand Rai, a farmer from Khushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, started growing medicinal plants, he has significantly increased his income, while also contributing to preservation of rare medicinal species. Earlier, Rai used to grow traditional grains, including wheat and rice, on his five-acre farm.

  • Leh Engineer Who Inspired Aamir Khan-Starrer '3 Idiots' Bags Global Award

    Leh Engineer Who Inspired Aamir Khan-Starrer '3 Idiots' Bags Global Award

    Viewers would remember having been left awe-struck by Aamir Khan's many science experiments in the 2009 blockbuster '3 Idiots' - now Sonam Wangchuk, the inspiration behind Aamir Khan's "Phunsukh Wangdu" character in the film, has gained further global recognition bagging the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016.

  • Rahul Gandhi Must Apply His Mind, Farm Income Still Tax Exempt: Arun Jaitley

    Rahul Gandhi Must Apply His Mind, Farm Income Still Tax Exempt: Arun Jaitley

    Rejecting Rahul Gandhi's charge that the demonetisation move has hit farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Congress leader must "apply his mind" and understand that those in farming will not face any tax whether they keep their money at home or in banks.

  • A Creative Kind of Farming is Taking Root in a Coastal Hub Town Above Alaska's Arctic Circle

    A Creative Kind of Farming is Taking Root in a Coastal Hub Town Above Alaska's Arctic Circle

    The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska's Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for boreal roots to take hold.

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