Prometheus Unbound: India Must Look to the Farmer for Way Forward

The low-intensive and high-potential agriculture sector should be the country’s best bet to recover from the economic losses caused by the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns. In his recent nationally televised speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly thanked the Indian farmer and the taxpayer in the same breath. The farmers though wear both hats as they […]

Farmers ditch short-duration crops for soyabean and cotton, bumper produce expected

Timely arrival of monsoon had seen farmers accelerating their sowing activities. As of July 10, India has reported 580.21 lakh hectares (lh) of sowing as against the 402.57 lh of last year. Farmers across the country have increased soyabean cultivation this kharif, with oilseeds reporting the largest year-on-year increase in the country. Oil processors and […]

With 34% rise in direct sowing of rice this year, Punjab farmers save Rs 600 cr, 30% ground water

The pandemic has pushed Punjab’s paddy producing farmers to embrace ‘Direct Seeding of Rice’ (DSR) technique like never before. While bringing record 20 per cent of the total targeted rice area (27 lakh hectares) in the state under DSR, Punjab has increased its DSR area by 34 per cent compared to the cumulative area under the technique […]

“Kisan Pakhwada” Director Agriculture inaugurates Kisan Mela at Akhnoor

Jammu: Director Agriculture Jammu, Inder Jeet today inaugurated a day long Kisan Mela cum Awareness Camp as a part of “Kisan Pakhwada” at Higher Secondary School, Akhnoor.SDM Akhnoor, Gopal Singh, BDC Chairman, Baldev Raj, local farmers and others attended the camp amid observance of all necessary preventive protocols regarding COVID-19.Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers […]

Agriculture Machine to Machine (M2M) Market Extensive Growth Opportunities to Be Witnessed by 2019-2025

Global “Agriculture Machine to Machine (M2M) market”- Report defines the vital growth factors, opportunities and market segment of top players during the forecast period from 2019 to 2025. The report Agriculture Machine to Machine (M2M) offers a complete market outlook and development rate during the past, present, and the forecast period, with concise study, Agriculture […]

Teji Mandi: As monsoon arrives in India, agriculture sector likely to improve

Market has moved on. Who can say this is the same market that was tipped to go as low as 3,000 a couple of months back. The recovery has several threats attached to it but in today’s edition, we are just celebrating the green shoots that are appearing. Indian market is looking up and running […]

Narendra Modi Speech Highlights: Farmers, Taxpayers Behind COVID Welfare Schemes’ Success, Says PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave credit to the farmers and taxpayers for enabling the Centre to provide free foodgrains during the COVID-19 phase to the poor and needy in the country. “If the government today is able to provide free grains to the poor and needy today then the credit goes to […]

PM Modi announces extension of free ration scheme for the poor till november end

Says Government is working on ‘one nation, one ration card’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. In a televised address to the nation, Modi also said the government was […]

Will India’s Contract Farming Ordinance Be a Corporate Lifeline for Agriculture?

Even though India has had a few relatively successful models, contract farming has failed to take off in a meaningful manner. Of the three agriculture-related ordinances promulgated on June 5, 2020, the most predictable was ‘The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020’. Put simply, it provides a legal […]

Promoting Startups in Agriculture

Agriculture in India has shown an increase in its average agricultural output (per hectare), in last 60 years and thisis adding to the growth in total output.The increase in agricultural productivity is directly related to India’s green revolution mission, developed infrastructure of road and power generation, management of Agri-inputs and supply chain, knowledge of Agri-processes […]