Farm

  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers 09-04-2014 11:02 PM

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesdayfrom Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers inJhunjhunu. The nine-member delegation will study organic farming in villages of Jhunjhunu district for a few days. The visit is coordinated by Morarka foundation, an organisation which promotes organic...
  • BJP may adopt Gujarat farm model if voted to power 28-03-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would, if elected, roll out a programme to boost farm efficiency that its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has championed in his home state of Gujarat. India's main opposition party, which opinion polls show winning the most seats in a general election, is...
  • Farming not a preferred profession for 76 per cent rural youth: survey 12-03-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: While the farmers grapple with mounting loses due to the unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight, a survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies has found that 76 per cent of India's youth from rural areas does not want to take up...
  • Despite fear of Taliban's rise, India starts projects in Afghanistan 19-02-2014 09:33 AM

    Kandhar: In an attempt to root out terror, India and Afghanistan inaugurated a new agricultural university in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The project which is part of India's 2 billion dollar development commitment to Aghanistan was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and will cost nearly 8 million...
  • Rape accused BB Mohanty goes into hiding, victim to record statement today 27-01-2014 09:10 AM

    The 23-year-old woman, who had accused a a senior IAS officer of raping her on the pretext of helping her in IAS exam preparations, is likely to record her statement before police on Monday. "She had not appeared for recording her statement on Sunday. She was also not available for...
  • 22 farmers from Afghanistan reach Patna to learn farming techniques 16-01-2014 02:37 PM

    A team of farmers from Afghanistan are in Bihar to study and learn farming techniques, a minister said on Thursday. "The team of 22 Afghanistan farmers, including women, are in Bihar's agriculture field to study and learn techniques for cultivation of mango, litchi and other cash crops," Bihar Agriculture Minister...
  • Johnson uses late charge to win BMW Championship 17-09-2013 08:21 AM

    Lake Forest: Zach Johnson fired a bogey-free 65 in Monday's final round to win the weather-delayed BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, and move into great position for the Tour Championship. Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, used a late charge to finish at 16-under-par 268...
  • Fuming Woods docked two shots at BMW Championship 14-09-2013 08:27 AM

    Lake Forest: A livid Tiger Woods refused to speak to reporters following his second round at the BMW Championship on Friday after he was penalised two shots for a rules violation on his opening hole. The infraction occurred on the par-four first at Conway Farms Golf Club where Woods struck...
  • Tiger Woods tries to regain winning form in Chicago 12-09-2013 09:42 AM

    Lake Forest, Illinois: Tiger Woods and Chicago used to be a great recipe for winning, or at least coming close. He won two PGA Championships at Medinah. He won the Western Open three times and the BMW Championship twice, all at Cog Hill. Woods has finished out of the top...
  • Rajasthan govt promotes 'fertigation automation' for farm efficiency 13-08-2013 03:08 PM

    Rajasthan government, after promoting drip irrigation system in a big way is now focusing on 'fertigation automation' method to increase farm efficiency in the desert state, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said. Fertigation is the application of fertilisers, soil amendments or other water-soluble products through a controlled irrigation system which increases...
  • Greed lured literate investors in Erode into emu scam: RBI 05-08-2013 02:19 AM

    Erode: Most of the duped investors in the multi-crore emu contract farming scam in the district last year were literates and very knowledgeable and had been lured by 'greed', according to a survey by Reserve Bank of India. The investors had been lured by attractive schemes offered by the emu...
  • Modi's micro initiatives for the farm sector are quite an eye opener

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    The oft-talked about Gujarat development model is something that has caught the fancy of the entire nation. What I found particularly impressive was the concept...

  • Tamil Nadu to upgrade barren lands for cultivation 07-05-2013 04:46 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said her government would upgrade 12,500 acre of barren land into cultivable farm land with adequate water facilities while announcing several schemes for ushering in a second green revolution in the state. "With food production to be affected owing to the...
  • Farm loan waiver under scanner: Are big ticket government schemes prone to corruption? 05-03-2013 10:48 PM

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • Farm debt waiver scheme: Finance Ministry orders probe after CAG report reveals lapses 05-03-2013 10:40 PM

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • BJP calls for 'in-depth' inquiry in farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report 05-03-2013 03:25 PM

    "There are things rotting somewhere and that is why we want an in-depth inquiry," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar. ...