How to use organic matter to improve the health of the soil?

It will be impossible to satisfy the steadily expanding demand for food if soil health is poor. Legumes, manures, compost, and certain planting techniques can all be used naturally to improve soil quality. By incorporating chemical fertilizers, it can also be increased in an inorganic way. However, this has led to a rise in output […]

India needs to usher in Green Revolution 2.0 to promote less water-intensive crops

India needs to usher in Green Revolution 2.0 with a view to promote farming of less water-intensive crops such as pulses and oil seeds and discourage free power for the agri sector, economic think tank GTRI said on Thursday. There is a need to “promote less water-intensive crops like pulses, oil seeds, and vegetables like […]

Farm Mechanization in India’s Agriculture Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

Agriculture sector’s integral role in India The Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Food Processing recently investigated farm mechanization and equipment spanning 2020-23. While representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare provided a thorough briefing on the status of modernization in farming, it did raise concern about the lack of […]

Govt’s solution for farmers: What it means for each of the parties

An “out-of-the-box” solution has come up in the fourth round of talks between the Central government and the leaders of protesting farmers. For a week, farmers from Punjab have been gathering on the borders with Haryana to reach Delhi to press for their demands. The third round of talks on February 15, just like the […]

Farmers pause protest before next round of talks; Centre says solution soon

The ongoing farmers’ protest march demanding legalising the minimum support price (MSP) regime paused for a few days. The farmer unions would hold another round of negotiations with the representatives of the Centre on Sunday.Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur told reporters on Friday that talks with the agitating farmers were on and a solution […]

Oilmeal exports up 1% in January

An increase in the export of soyabean meal helped India register 1 per cent growth in total oilmeal exports during January. Data compiled by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) showed that India exported 4.77 lakh tonnes (lt) of oilmeals in January 2024, against 4.72 lt in January 2023. However, overall export of oilmeals […]

Average Wholesale Prices of Guar Fall Sharply in February With a Slump in Prices in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Haryana

The wholesale mandi price of guar fell in the benchmark markets across India, due to high supply and subdued demand for the crop, according to experts. The average wholesale prices of guar plummeted month-on-month to Rs 2,536.17 per quintal in February from Rs 5,074.64 in January, according to the Agmarknet portal, run by the Union Ministry of […]

Organic Fertilisers in Agriculture- Importance and Its Type

This blog will discuss organic fertilisers used in organic farming. But first, let’s define fertilisers in general. The increasing awareness about the negative impacts of chemical fertilizers on human health and the environment has led to a shift towards organic farming practices. One essential aspect of organic agriculture is the use of organic fertilizers, which […]

Centre released Rs 15,948 crore to sugar mills in last 5 years

The centre has released about Rs 15,948 crore under different schemes in the last five years till January 31 to various sugar mills to improve their liquidity for clearing cane price dues of farmers, Parliament was informed on Friday. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel said the central government, with a view […]

Elements that impact agricultural yields

A thorough grasp of the dynamics involved in food production is essential for improving food security. Research has proven that increasing food yields dramatically reduces poverty. Several factors influence yield, which is the amount of harvested crop product in a given area. A variety of factors impact agricultural output quality and quantity, and if not […]