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Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:54

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

360 villages under Lal Dora, restriction on farm land eased

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 19:36

Lal Dora refers to land which is that part of the village `abadi` (habitation) which is used for non-agricultural purpose only.

No wealth tax on farm land: Finance Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 18:30

Finance Minister P Chidambaram Tuesday ruled out levying wealth tax on agriculture land and roll back of the duty hike on SUVs but relaxed residency norms for investors from countries like Mauritius for the purpose of tax benefit.

Oil spill in 100 acres farmland after pipeline crack

Last Updated: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 14:30

A pipeline carrying crude oil for refining developed cracks and spilt oil in about 100 acres of farmland in a village in the district.

Fresh changes in Land Acquisition Bill draft

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 21:36

The percentage of land owners, whose consent is a must for acquiring land for private purpose, has been raised from 67 percent to 80 in the proposed bill.

Govt should allow agri-land acquisition in rare cases: Pawar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 14:27

Pawar, who heads the Empowered Group of Ministers on Land acquisition Bill, said there is a pressure on farm land because of rising population.

China to become world's top farm products importer

Last Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 11:07

China will become the world's largest importer of agriculture products in 5 to 10 years as the country faces from shrinking farmland and other constraints on production, a top government think-tank researcher was cited by local media as saying.

No farm land acquired for Rajiv Gandhi Trust: Cong

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 23:57

Congress on Wednesday termed as "height of fertile imagination" the controversy surrounding land-lease in Gurgaon to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.

Ethiopia offers India farmland 2/5th Punjab’s size

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 18:32

Ethiopia has offered to Indian investors 1.8 million hectares of farmland, equalling nearly 40 percent the total area of principal grain-growing state of Punjab, in what could give a big push to the country`s food security.

`Farmers to get farmland along Indo-Pak border`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 14:14

All cultivable land along the Indo-Pak border, would be handed over to the farmers for cultivation.

Indian fungus to boost UAE farmland produce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 03, 2010, 12:32

An Indian fungus that helps turn arid soil into farmland could help UAE grow more of vegetables.

Illegal colonies in farmland: Govt to act against officials

Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 19:00

The Delhi government Monday warned of strict action against the builders and officials found involved in allowing illegal colonies in agricultural land in the capital.