AGRICULTURE

  • Farmer suicide's due to crop failure on the rise 2 days ago

    Unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have destroyed millions of acres of farmland, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers, and leading dozens to kill themselves. In Madhya Pradesh alone fifteen farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. ...
  • No amendment of the Land Bill is against the farmer: Nitin Gadkari 3 days ago

    Nitin Gadkari said that not even a single amendment of the land acquisition bill is against the farmers. "I always challenge people who oppose the bill. This is totally in the interest of the rural, agriculture people," said Gadkari. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 5 days ago

    This Citizen Journalist Show talks not only about the harsh impact of land acquisition on the farmers but also the harassment by builders of high rise apartments in the urban areas who have failed to deliver what they promised. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @swativashishtha...
  • My Land My Right 5 days ago

    Pratap Singh Rathore turns a Citizen Journalist to speak out against the forceful acquisition of land by the government for the Kishangarh Airport project and to continue the three year old battle that he and the other farmers are fighting. The injustice that they face continues as they do not...
  • Farmers Against Land Acquisition: Video Volunteer Report 5 days ago

    From Ramgarh in Jharkhand to Godda in Odisha, farmers speak out against delay in compensation and the forceful acquisition of their land in the name of industrialization and development. Video volunteer community correspondents get us these reports. ...
  • UP: Over 100 farmers commit suicide as unseasonal rains destroy several hectares of crops April 3, 2015

    As PM Modi was speaking at an RBI conference in Mumbai, 1200 kms away in Ferozabad an old father was mourning the death of his 25 year old son. Bhupender singh had taken 20 acres of land on lease and a loan of 5 lakh rupees to...
  • Have protection for farmers like crop insurance system: Agriculture expert March 21, 2015

    Agriculture expert MS Swaminathan said that it had rather been a sad year for the farmers. "Towards harvest time we have this unfortunate event of unseasonal rains and hailstorms which do more damage. We don't have enough protection for farmers like a crop insurance system which can insulate them from...
  • Unsung heroes of Indian agriculture November 24, 2014

    Crystal National Agri awards 2014 is a unique initiative that honours people who have made a significant difference to the agriculture ecosystem in India. ...
  • For first time in Budget, agriculture, farmers got priority: Radha Mohan September 2, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government completed 100 days in office, each ministry is giving its report card. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan said for the first time in Budget, agriculture and farmers got priority. He said, "Two important schemes Pradham Mantri Irrigation Plan and Soil Health Cards to be given...
  • Change India: Ideas on curbing food inflation, helping agriculture August 24, 2014

    In this edition of the 'Change India: What India Wants' series, we discuss how can we curb food inflation and increase agricultural productivity. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Tapas Pal apologises for his rape remark July 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. ...
  • Change India: How can we transform stagnant agriculture sector February 16, 2014

    In the seventh edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM', ten policy initiatives that will enable the next prime minister to transform India's stagnant agriculture sector have been highlighted. ...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security December 7, 2013

    In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. ...
  • People cut down onion consumption as it hits Rs 80 per kg September 17, 2013

    The humble onion is again making the headlines as it touched Rs 80 per kilogram on Tuesday. The rates are likely to remain same for the next two weeks. ...
  • News 360: Onion prices skyrocket, reach Rs 80 per kg September 17, 2013

    The humble onion is again making the headlines as it touched Rs 80 per kilogram on Tuesday. The rates are likely to remain same for the next few days. The Agriculture Ministry has blamed rains and hoarding by the traders for the short supply and the spike in Onion prices. ...
  • Should onion exports be banned? August 13, 2013

    In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. ...
  • Onion prices reaches Rs 70 per kg, double in August alone August 13, 2013

    In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. It's selling between Rs 70 and Rs 80 rupees per kg. ...
  • Economic growth expected to slow down further: Experts November 30, 2012

    There are more concerns on the economic front as quarter 2 GDP dipped to 5.3 per cent from 5.5 per cent in the first quarter. ...
  • Drought situation worrying, says Sharad Pawar July 29, 2012

    Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar has raised an alarm over possible drought this year. "Low rainfall has led to drought problem in several regions of the country. I am hoping and praying that there will be adequate rain in August and September which will provide relief. But as of now...
  • Weak monsoon: Is the govt ready to stem the rural distress? July 16, 2012

    Agriculture Ministry is ready with its contingency plan which focuses on supply of alternative seeds. ...
  • Late monsoon may affect pulses, not paddy: Sharad Pawar July 6, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that the monsoon situation was worrisome as far as the pulses were concerned. ...
  • The Last Word: How serious is the monsoon situation? July 3, 2012

    In the wake of the weak monsoon, what steps should the government be considering? ...
  • Pawar prepares contingency plan to tackle drought July 3, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar met officials on Tuesday morning to take stock of the situation. ...
  • Drought fears: Agriculture Ministry prepares contingency plan July 3, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is expected to hold a highlevel meeting on Tuesday to take stock of the droughtlike situation in many states. ...
  • GDP growth dives to 5.3 pc for the fourth quarter May 31, 2012

    For the year, growth dropped to a three year low 6.5 per cent against a robust 7.8 percent last year. ...
  • More public sector investment needed in agriculture sector: Left March 16, 2012

    Left leader D Raja on Friday said that the government will have to step up investment in agriculture sector and social sector. ...
  • 'Increase agriculture productivity to control inflation' November 4, 2011

    CNNIBN is putting forth 3 solutions and its probable impact to control inflation. ...
  • Face The Budget: Challenge of agriculture February 24, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, 'How India will tackle the problem of agriculture'. ...
  • Budget 2011: Nisha Agrawal's suggestions February 18, 2011

    Ahead of Budget 2011, Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, suggests ways to tackle inflation. ...