Farming

  • Budget session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly begins on Monday 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Presentation of Budget, Telugu Desam Party government's white papers on different sectors, its proposed 'vision documents' for development and poll promises like farm loan waiver would be part of the agenda of Andhra Pradesh Assembly's Budget session which begins on Monday. This would be the first Budget session of the...
  • Electronics giant Panasonic is growing and selling vegetables in Singapore August 4, 2014

    Singapore: Japan's Panasonic, best known for its television sets and home theatre systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce. A unit of the electronics conglomerate last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' July 20, 2014

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • Farm loan rescheduling in AP, Telangana yet to get RBI nod July 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Reserve Bank of India is yet to give its approval for the proposed rescheduling of farm loans in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, its Deputy Governor R Gandhi said on Monday. Contrary to claims made by the Andhra Pradesh government that RBI had agreed to the farm loan rescheduling, Gandhi...
  • IndusInd Bank launches tractor and farm equipment division June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Private sector lender IndusInd Bank on Monday launched tractor and farm equipment finance vertical to cater to financial needs of agricultural community. The bank has announced flexible schemes for rural population to encourage easy payment options from time to time with hassle-free documentation, the bank said in a statement....
  • Renovation of George Orwell's house in Bihar begins June 27, 2014

    Renovation work on legendary British author George Orwell’s house in a Bihar town where he was born has begun, officials said on Thursday. “Finally, renovation of Orwell’s birthplace has started,” said East Champaran district magistrate Abhay Kumar Singh, who launched the work. Singh said the district authorities would provide all possible help...
  • Chhattisgarh government sanctions Rs 1200 crore for bonus to paddy farmers June 25, 2014

    The BJP government in Chhattisgarh has sanctioned about Rs 1,200 crore to disburse a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal to farmers against their paddy, thereby fulfilling its poll promise. To implement the election manifesto promise, the state government on Tuesday formally directed disbursal of bonus of Rs 300 per quintal...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan pledges Rs 1 crore to revive Mahatma’s Tolstoy Farm June 10, 2014

    To nurture the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, where he first began his Satyagraha, the Madhya Pradesh government will donate Rs. 1 crore for the restoration of his Tolstoy Farm. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced this during a visit to the now derelict area, south of Johannesburg, owned...
  • 1,200 litres illicit liquor seized in Arwal, 3 arrested June 6, 2014

    The police busted a gang involved in brewing illicit liquor and seized over 1200 litres of distilled and non-distilled country liquor from Rohai village in Arwal district. Three persons, Ramesh Chaudhary, Amarendra Kumar and Mahendra Vishwakarma, have been arrested in this connection. Arwal SP Shafiul Haq said the operation was conducted on...
  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers April 9, 2014

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesday from Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers in Jhunjhunu. 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 farming. ...
  • BJP may adopt Gujarat farm model if voted to power March 28, 2014

    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 pushing...
  • Farming not a preferred profession for 76 per cent rural youth: survey March 12, 2014

    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...
  • Answers for India's progress: Dairy farming turns to a professionally managed industry March 8, 2014

    India is known as the 'oyster' of the global dairy industry and is the largest producer and consumer of milk. The dairy farming is now evolving from just an agrarian way of life to a professionally managed industry. ...
  • Despite fear of Taliban's rise, India starts projects in Afghanistan February 19, 2014

    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 January 27, 2014

    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 medical...
  • 22 farmers from Afghanistan reach Patna to learn farming techniques January 16, 2014

    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 Narendra...
  • Johnson uses late charge to win BMW Championship September 17, 2013

    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 for...
  • Fuming Woods docked two shots at BMW Championship September 14, 2013

    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 his...
  • Tiger Woods tries to regain winning form in Chicago September 12, 2013

    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 August 13, 2013

    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 the...
  • Greed lured literate investors in Erode into emu scam: RBI August 5, 2013

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu to upgrade barren lands for cultivation May 7, 2013

    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...
  • Punjab: No lessons learnt as grains left to rot due to poor storage March 29, 2013

    Sangrur: Punjab has yet again reaped a bumper crop, but the big question is where will it be stored? Starting April 1, 150 lakh tonnes of wheat are set to arrive in Punjab's procurement centres, but only 60 lakh tonnes can be stored safely. Worse, only 15 crore of the...
  • Punjab Assembly passes 16 Bills in absence of Congress MLAs March 26, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Assembly on Monday passed 16 bills, including Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill 2013 and Punjab Contract Farming Bill 2013 before the House was adjourned sine die. Meanwhile, the opposition party Congress on Monday continued to boycott the assembly proceedings of the Budget session in protest against the...
  • Maharashtra: People battle severe drought in Ahmadnagar March 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is reeling under its worst drought in over four decades and the situation in Marathwada region is very severe. In Marathwada farmers had prepared their fields for sowing crops but due to lack of rains and water, all their hard work has been of no use. Ahmadnagar resident...
  • Have proof of corruption in farm debt waiver scheme: Anna March 17, 2013

    Nagpur: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Sunday claimed to have sufficient proofs of alleged irregularities committed in the farmers's loan waiver scheme of the Centre which was brought out by CAG report recently. "If the state government is interested in going through the proofs, I am willing to hand them over...
  • CAG report on farm loan waiver to be discussed in LS today March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the CAG report on the farm loan waiver scheme on Thursday. On Wednesday, the House was adjourned after repeated ruckus by the Opposition. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had promised stringent action against defaulters. The Prime Minister's statement in the Rajya Sabha...
  • PM assures action if irregularities are found in farm loan waiver March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured that action will be taken if irregularities are found in the farm loan waiver scheme. The Prime Minister's statement in the Rajya Sabha came after loud protests by the Opposition in the House. The Lok Sabha, too, witnessed a demand from...
  • Uproar in LS over CAG report on farm loan waiver scheme March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday after uproar over alleged scam in farm loan waiver scheme. The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday had criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. The loan waiver scheme was brought by the...
  • BJP demands CBI probe in farmers loan waiver 'scam' March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday alleged that nearly 34 lakh farmers had been denied their right under the loan waiver scheme of the UPA government and demanded a CBI inquiry to unearth the real extent of the "massive scam". Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said this revelation further...