ORGANIC FARMING

  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Bihar potato farmer sets new world record February 18, 2013

    Patna: Bihar's farmers have done it again. A farmer from Sohdih village of Bihar's Nalanda district has set a new world record in potato production through organic farming this year. The potato farmer, Rakesh Kumar, has harvested 108.8 tonnes of potato per hecrtare and set a new world record in...
  • India Positive: Novel ideas and the grit to see them through July 14, 2012

    On this episode we bring you stories of real life heroes who inspire others through word and deed. ...
  • Jaipur: Retired Army men turn organic farmers July 11, 2012

    Jaipur: The Indian Army has taken up a unique initiative to promote organic farming. By doing so, they are also giving retired officers and jawans a new purpose in life. The men are completely at ease handling vermi compost, haymaking forks and seeds. It is a familiar turf for most of...
  • What organic farming is about June 25, 2012

    With everything going green/raw/natural, the term 'organic farming' is very familiar to us these days. But what actually is organic farming? In simple terms, organic farming is a method of farming which works in harmony with nature rather than against it. This involves using techniques to achieve good crop yields without...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Organic farming, need of the hour June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Did you know that there are 67 types of pesticides which are banned all over the world, but are still used by Indian farmers. Everyday through fruits and vegetables, we consume 400500 % more pesticides than the permissible limit. Aamir Khan highlighted the bad effects of chemical farming...