Three ordinances and a protest: Why farmers in Haryana and Punjab are angry

These protests, preceded by sit-ins across Punjab, are expected to gather steam after September 14, when Parliament convenes for the Monsoon Session. On Thursday, farmer organisations in Haryana defied prohibitory orders imposed amid the pandemic to hold a rally at the Pipli wholesale grain market near Kurukshetra. They even blocked the Delhi-Chandigarh national highway for a couple of […]

नई सेवा / किसानों की सुविधा के लिए सीआरआरआई ने लॉन्च किया किसान सभा ऐप, फसल बेचने और खाद-बीज की दिक्कत दूर होगी

News covered by: Dainik Bhaskar Link: किसान सभा ऐप के जरिए किसान ट्रांसपोर्टर, खाद-बीज विक्रेता और कृषि क्षेत्र से जुड़े विशेषज्ञों से जुड़ सकते हैं। 1.कृषि विज्ञान केंद्रों के नेटवर्क से भी जोड़ा जाएगा यह नया ऐप 2.व्यवस्थित कृषि बाजार न होने से काफी फसल बर्बाद हो जाती है नई दिल्ली. लॉकडाउन के दौरान किसानों को […]

PM-Kusum Scheme on Solar Agricultural Pumps and Renewable Energy

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surakshaevam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme for sustainable development of agriculture in India. Note that PM-KUSUM is prominently led by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). This scheme provides a reliable, renewable and sustainable source of irrigation to farmers using solar agriculture pumps. The scheme has three components which include: Decentralized Grid Connected […]

Indian Agriculture goes Hi-Tech with New Technologies like AI, ML, and IoT

With the advent of AI, Machine Learning and IoT, the ecosystem of agriculture in India will be backed heavily by technology. As India still grapples with the ongoing agrarian crisis, a ray of hope emerges with Agriculture technology taking the reins. For a nation that has maximum livelihood in agriculture, government policies and acceptance of […]

Uttar Pradesh govt aims to support 75 MW farmland solar plants in 2019-20

Under KUSUM scheme, the state government will help farmers in setting up an aggregate 75 MW capacity of grid-connected solar plants—in capacities of up to 2 MW—on their barren or cultivable land. The state of Uttar Pradesh has so far distributed 25,511 solar pumps for irrigation. Under  Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) rural solar […]

Explained: How geographical indication can boost agriculture exports

An increased thrust on agricultural exports is well documented in the Agriculture Export Policy 2018, and is also visible through alterations in the tariffs and non-tariffs measures. India continues to be a net agriculture exporting economy, having a high share of primary commodity exports—rice, shrimps, bovine meat, sugar, tea, spices. Most of its imports are […]