New maps offer clearer view of global agriculture
New maps offer clearer view of global agriculture

To know precisely where agricultural land is located for regional and global food security planning, two new maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture.

Performance will prove Bengal is number one: Mamata

West Bengal's future is agriculture and industry and performance will prove that the state is at the top, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

Experts at Indian Science Congress mull over Maharashtra's agricultural issues

State administrators and members of the scientific community addressed the challenges of agriculture.

Take atomic energy seriously, manage it safely: Experts

The need to share worldwide research and development on nuclear energy was highlighted by experts at a symposium on atomic energy today on the third day of Indian Science Congress here.

Khaps demand implementation of Swaminathan Commission report

Representatives of Khap panchayats and farmers unions on Sunday urged the Centre to immediately implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission report and threatened to launch an agitation if their demands are not met.

Punjab records high crop yield despite erratic rainfall
Punjab records high crop yield despite erratic rainfall

Inspite of facing erratic rainfall last year, Punjab was able to see a record production of wheat and paddy crop in the state, a minister said on Thursday.

Role of education paramount in growth of agriculture: Radha Mohan Singh

Agricultural growth is not possible without education, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

Haryana to launch rural scheme on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary

With a view to ensure direct participation of youth in rural development, a scheme will be launched in Haryana on January 12 to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Ancient parchments' DNA can help trace agricultural development across centuries

A team of scientists has found a new technique of analysing DNA that is found in ancient parchments that can help tracing agricultural development across the centuries.

Maharashtra Govt to focus on water conservation to tackle drought

Stating that water scarcity is an issue of grave concern for several regions in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his government would focus on water conservation to make the state drought-free within a specific timeframe.

Telangana to request Centre to implement MGNREGS in all rural blocks

The Telangana Legislative Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to implement Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in all rural blocks of the state and also integrate it with agriculture.

How to live longer while saving the planet revealed

In a new study, scientists have shown that one could significantly reduce the environmental costs of agriculture and live longer if they made healthier food choices.

Farmers will benefit if land acquisition for corporates is minimised: CJI

Expressing concerns for the marginalised and small farmers in the country, the Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday said it would be "immensely helpful" for agricultural community if state governments could minimise acquiring and handing over farm land to corporates even as he stressed for "fair" compensation to agriculturists.

Increased pvt partnership to boost farm sector: Govt

 Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday called for increased private partnership for creating post-harvest management and processing facilities for horticulture produce.

Targeting emissions of pollutants can't protect against long-term climate change
Targeting emissions of pollutants can't protect against long-term climate change

A new study has claimed that targeting emissions of non-CO2 gases and air pollutants with climate effects might produce smaller benefits for long-term climate change than previously estimated.

India assures Afghanistan of cooperation in agriculture

 Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday assured the Afghanistan Ambassador Shaida Moh Abdali of cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

India to ratify protocol to promote innovation in agri, healthcare

 India will ratify a new supplementary protocol which promotes innovation in agricultural and healthcare research and development that is safe for the environment and human beings.

Govt launches 'Grow Safe food' campaign
Govt launches 'Grow Safe food' campaign

Government has launched "Grow Safe Food" campaign to improve agriculture output without comprising on nutrition and quality of the produce.

Chinese scientist claims a new rice production record

Chinese agricultural scientist Yuan Longping, known as "the father of hybrid rice", has claimed to have achieved a new record for hybrid rice production.

Look to agriculture differently: ICAR official
Look to agriculture differently: ICAR official

A plea to shift the focus of agriculture policy from price centric to development centric was made today at a seminar on agriculture here.