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By GovernanceToday
In Agriculture
Jul 29th, 2017
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The Yantradoot Village Scheme seeks to increase agricultural productivity in Madhya Pradesh through dissemination of information and know-how on improved agricultural technologies among farmers in the state. Under the Yantradoot scheme, district level agricultural officers in Madhya Pradesh periodcially demonstrate the use of farm implements to farmers in 25 villages s...
By Ritika Bisht
In Agriculture
Jan 19th, 2016
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Sikkim as the first organic state in the country. PM handed over the Organic Certificate to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. “Sikkim has paved its way into history and has set an example to the entire world that nature needs care and protection”, Modi said while addressing the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture & ...
By GovernanceToday
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Water pollution is a paramount problem in India as almost 80 per cent of its surface water resources are contaminated. Nearly 60 per cent of India’s ground water reserves are already contaminated with toxins – biological, organic, and inorganic pollutants. These contaminated sources have been declared unsafe for human consumption as well as for other activities, ...
By Ritika Bisht
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Over a span of last couple of months, two similar and shocking news hit the headlines. First came from the state of UP where government distributed compensation cheques to farmers whose produce were destroyed by the unseasonal rains in March this year. Some farmers in Badaun district were paid a compensation of Rs 75 and Rs 100. After the news came to light, some reven...
By Sagarika Ranjan
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Once upon a time ME had walked across his field satisfied with his yield. The sand clock ticked ME’s calculations were rigged He didn’t realize! That ‘Suit-clad gentlemen’ told fancy tales You can feed millions, just try the new sale. ME fed his fi elds the new feed All were killed but the weed. ME’s oxen collapsed, so did ME’s crops Infected and one-legged now, ME hop...
By Ramesh Raja
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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The issue of minimum support price (MSP), a form of market intervention by the Government of India to insure agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices, is back in the news for quite some time now. Why would it not? The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) has increased the MSP for rice by Rs 50 per quintal in the 2015-16 season. This works ou...
By Sagarika Ranjan
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Drenched he was. From head to toe. Dripping eyebrows and damp clothes, feeble bent frame and sulking eyes. Somehow managing to sit. On the other side of the table, sat the manager; stern spectacles not displaying even slightest tinge of unease. Comfortable in that tie, he was trying his best to stay at ease in his easy chair. His full sleeves could not keep him warm en...
By GovernanceToday
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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So speculations now have a concrete form and we are on our way to the dead end. Extinctions have happened before and this is the sixth  time, so, is it good news? It hasn’t been long since Haria, a small farmer of Bihar, lost his daughter to kidney failure. Reason, she consumed food and water laced with chemicals. But since when have farmers been growing chemicals? He ...
By GovernanceToday
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Agriculture has been the biggest employer since the time immemorial. Even today, around 60 per cent of the Indian population is employed in it. With 20 agri-climatic regions, all 15 major climates in the world exist in India. India is the largest producer of pulses, milk, tea, cashew and jute; and the second largest producer of wheat, rice, fruits and vegetables, sugar...
By Ramesh Raja
In Agriculture
Jul 23rd, 2015
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Ever wondered why does the prediction of a scarce monsoon send the same wave of fear across India as it would in pre-historic era? The answer is simple: The profession of agriculture has not changed for almost 40 per cent of the population and it  continues tobe their mainstay. The majority of populace is still dependent on the four-month South-West monsoon that accoun...