Father of green revolution MS Swaminathan on Friday said to attract the younger generation, India should make the agriculture sector economically viable as at this moment it is not yielding any profit currently. The younger generation thinks it is far risky a profession and insurance... Read more
CHENNAI: A decade ago, when S Raghavan visited Golaghat, a remote village 200km from Guwahati, he came across farmers who lived in abject poverty. He wanted to do something for the small and marginal farmers in the region.
Eminent agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan has termed the direct income support announced by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal as a good step.“The interim budget obviously cannot introduce new schemes. Therefore the Interim Finance Minister’s statement largely summed up all the steps taken during... Read more
From Bihar’s famous Kisan Chachi, a timid homemaker who became a successful organic farmer and helped several women form Self Help Groups (SHGs), to UP’s banana king who used tissue culture to earn Rs 48 lakh a year, India’s 77th Republic Day witnessed the Union Government conferring... Read more
The Union Budget is not only a source of getting financial support for important projects, but it is also an index of the importance of different sectors of the economy. During the last few years, the importance of agriculture is getting realised largely through agitation.
For India to balance nutritional security and environmental protection, improving the quality of vegetarian diets to incorporate greater diversity remains a challenge, a section of experts have said in the wake of the launch of a report on a proposed planetary health diet.
The northeast monsoon is here and farmers across the southern state of Tamil Nadu are busy planting their crops. But, there is a lull in Elandarmade, a coastal village at one edge of the Cauvery delta in Cuddalore district. Sea level rise and salinity ingress have turned large tracts of... Read more
Not many Malayalis may have heard about pokkali, but Kerala’s very own indigenous rice variety is inspiring scientists the world over to develop new rice cultivars in an effort to build resilience against climate change.