Crop nutrient management using digital tool improves yield, reduces greenhouse gas emissions: Study

India, March 5 -- More than 80% of 1,594 participating farmers reported an increasedcrop yield and farm income, according to the study Use of field-specific fertiliser in Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) c... Read More

Agriculture ministry set to get its disaster management plan soon: MHA official

India, March 2 -- The plan identifies 34 hazards that pose a risk to the agricultural sector and where timely interventions are needed, the official said The Union agriculture ministry, in a first, i... Read More

Back to the borders: Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off mahapanchayats in Punjab

India, Feb. 16 -- The union leaders said they wanted to clear up the misconception that the protests have run out of steam in Delhi As many as 32 Punjab farmers' unions under the umbrella of Samyukt ... Read More

PM-KISAN: Agriculture ministry tells Parliament Rs 23,727 crore yet to be used

India, Feb. 11 -- Rs 2,326.88 crore of Rs 139,370.15 crore was disbursed to thoseineligible for the scheme; Rs 231.76 crore has been recovered The Union government was yet to spend Rs 23,727 crore of... Read More

India lost crops on 18 million hectares to extreme floods from 2017-2019: Govt

India, Feb. 11 -- Madhya Pradesh hardest-hit; figures show gross underestimation of crop losses due to floods India has suffered a huge crop loss on 18.176 million hectares (mha) of land, roughly 8.5... Read More

How will Centre double farmers' income by next year? Union Budget 2021-22 has no answer

India, Feb. 2 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set the ambitious target in 2016 Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a brief mention in her budget speech of the Centre's plan to double f... Read More

Union Budget 2021-22: Despite farmer protests, agriculture concerns hardly addressed

India, Feb. 1 -- Overall budgetary allocation to agriculture down 8% from last year, no major announcement for flagship schemes The Union Budget 2020-21 did not seem to address concerns over the agri... Read More

Agri share in GDP hit 20% after 17 years: Economic Survey

India, Jan. 29 -- Agriculture was the only sector to have clocked a positive growth at constant prices in 2020-21 The share of agriculture in gross domestic product (GDP) has reached almost 20 per ce... Read More

State cracks down on farmer protest, lookout notices against 44

India, Jan. 28 -- Amarinder Singh blames Delhi Police for using January 26 protests as excuse to harass genuine farmers The government started to crackdown on farmer leaders and at protest sites Janu... Read More

No surrender: Farmer unions refuse Centre's proposal to 'hold' farm laws

India, Jan. 21 -- Farmer unions say they will stop at nothing short of a repeal of laws; talkson tractor rally inconclusive The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a joint front of farmer unions protesting against... Read More