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.

Kalam hopes for better foodgrains output despite poor rains

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam Thursday hoped that the country's overall foodgrains production would be better this year despite rainfall deficit.

PIL on farmer suicide: SC seeks Centre's reply

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking direction to the government to take steps to prevent increasing farmer suicides across the country.

Odisha to get its second Agriculture University: Minister

Odisha will soon get its second Agriculture University in the poverty stricken KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) region of the state.

Purple nut sedge was important part of prehistoric ancestors` diet: Study

A new study has found new evidence that our had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

First solar-powered farmbot unveiled in Australia

A new solar-powered robot has been designed for farms to collect data on pests and plant disease, pick weeds, and even harvest crops in future.

Deficit monsoon a cause of worry for farming in Goa

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.