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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.

Organic farming helps farmers increase their resilience to climate change

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 12:52

Mathuralal Patel is not sure why someone in New Delhi or Mumbai would prefer vegetables from his farm to his neighbour`s, but he knows that the way he grows crops is good for his soil.

IGNOU offers course on organic farming

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 16:12

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for a course in organic farming, a statement from the varsity said on Saturday.

'Organic farming to usher evergreen revolution in country'

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 17:29

Emphasising the need to educate farmers for making right use of fertilisers, noted agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan on Thursday said the wave of organic farming will usher in the "evergreen revolution" in country.

After horse meat, now organic farming scandal hits Europe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 16:32

Germany is hit by a new food scandal as authorities struggled to restore consumers` confidence in meat products shattered by the recent discovery of horse meat in thousands of ready meals sold across Europe labelled as beef.

Bihar potato farmer sets new world record

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 12:59

Bihar is the third-largest potato producing state, after Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Last year, five farmers here created a world record, producing 224 quintals of paddy per hectare.

'Organic farming can generate 80lac jobs in Rajasthan in 5yrs'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 15:51

The study said promotion of organic farming in the state can generate over 65 lakh jobs apart from additional about 15 lakh jobs in on-farm storing, processing, value addition, packaging and marking facilities are included.

Rs 35.38 cr project to boost organic farming in Assam

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 17:53

Assam`s agriculture department would implement a Rs 35.38 crore project to boost organic farming in the state.

‘All help to farmers adopting organic farming’

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 15:01

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said his government would provide all-possible help to farmers for adopting "organic farming".

Organic Farming in Bihar for green revolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 10:54

After good roads, improving law and order, education and health services, Bihar is turning its attention to popularizing and promoting organic farming in the state to usher in a new "Green Revolution" in agriculture.

Organic farming in Bihar

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 18:19

Bihar govt has prepared an agricultural roadmap for promoting organic farming.

Maha encourages organic farming, prepares policy draft

Last Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 19:12

Concerned about side-effects of chemicals on farming lands, Maharashtra Government has taken an initiative to encourage organic farming in the state and come up with a policy draft for the purpose.