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Need to equip farmers with better farming technology: Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:03

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the farmer has made a big contribution towards the development of the country.

Rajasthan govt announces Rs 155.50 cr grant to farmers for ponds, tanks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 03:42

Rajasthan government today announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management.

Maharashtra tops farmer-suicides list

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 21:01

With 3,146 distressed farmers ending their lives last year, Maharashtra has topped the list of farmland suicides in the country, an activist said here Friday.

Deficit monsoon a cause of worry for farming in Goa

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 10:38

Goa`s agriculture department is worried as the rain deficit in the first month after arrival of south west monsoon may pose problems for farming activity in the state.

Himachal Govt lays stress on trout farming in higher reaches

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 23:13

With a view to boost production of exotic rainbow trout fish in ice cold waters of Himachal Pradesh, the state government is promoting fish farms in high altitude and tribal areas.

US scientist growing asparagus in meteorites

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 18:35

A US scientist is attempting to grow asparagus in meteorites to prepare humans for space farming.

Space farming to help humans colonise other planets?

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:47

Even if humans settle down in other planets in future, will they have asustained food supply, considering the huge cost of transporting food from earth?

Centre may launch pilot scheme on organic farming

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:56

The Centre may consider pilot programmes on organic farming based on successful experiments conducted in Karnataka.

Direct subsidy to farmers for buying farm equipments

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 19:19

Punjab government has launched a special scheme to release direct subsidy to farmers, allowing them to purchase agricultural and horticultural implements from any empanelled firm of their choice.

Brad Pitt learns farming

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:26

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is currently spending time learning about farming. The `Moneyball` star bought French winery Miraval in 2012 and the 50-year-old actor said he loves learning more about the vineyard and the winemaking process as he finds it relaxing, reportedly.

Chili pepper farming originated in Mexico

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:47

Farming of chili peppers, the most widely cultivated spice crop that have conquered cuisines around the world, was born in central-east Mexico, says a study.

Couch potatoes date back 7,000 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:21

Thought couch potatoes are the product of a modern lifestyle? They may have evolved 7,000 years ago!