No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC

No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud considered the statement of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, that the government is considering various aspects of the matter and has invited suggestions and objections on the commercial roll out of GM crops.

Jul 17, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development

The breakthrough was made by the team from the Australian National University (ANU), reports Xinhua news agency.

Jun 26, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

Fields on fire: Farmers left empty-handed in different parts of UP

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Apr 10, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice.

Nov 28, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

BSF helps distraught farmers to grow crops amid tension on border

Even as the situation in the border areas remain highly tensed, the Border Security Force on Monday allowed the farmers in the border areas to cross the fencing to harvest their crop.

Oct 04, 2016, 08:54 AM IST
How are rising carbon dioxide levels affecting crops? NASA finds out!

How are rising carbon dioxide levels affecting crops? NASA finds out!

US space agency NASA is among those contributing toward this by carrying out studies in order to create awareness regarding these threats.

May 04, 2016, 20:21 PM IST
Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI

Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI

 All these varieties are resistance to both biotic (pests and insects) and abiotic (water, temperature, light) stresses.

Feb 08, 2016, 19:34 PM IST

Cellular sensor helps plants find light: Study

Plants wage wars to absorb sunlight and outgrow each other by using their cellular sensors that can set off an internal alarm when threatened by the shade of other plants, scientists have found. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from essential sunlight it needs to survive.

Dec 26, 2015, 00:28 AM IST

Decline of wild bees threatens US crops' pollination

The decline in the population of wild bees threatens agriculture in the US, where 39 percent of crops dependent on such pollinators may not receive the insects this year, a study says.

Dec 23, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

Back-to-back droughts for the first time in nearly 30 years mean some rural areas in the north are running out of water for human consumption and agriculture, prompting warnings of serious consequences if urgent action is not taken.


Nov 28, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

'Deficient monsoon puts 4 states, 5 crops at highest risk'

As many as four states, which contribute more than one-third of total foodgrains production, and five crops totals to one-fourth of total output are most hurt by deficient rains, a rating agency said Wednesday.

Aug 19, 2015, 19:53 PM IST

Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Cabinet on Wednesay approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, according to sources.

Jul 01, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

CCEA aaproves hike in paddy MSP by Rs 50 per quintal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal for this year.

Jun 17, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

UP farmer hangs self over delay in relief for crop loss

A 25-year-old farmer died in Faridpur Khas village in Baniyather area after he allegedly committed suicide over a delay in getting monetary relief for his damaged crops, a district official said on Tuesday.

Jun 09, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

Foodgrain output to fall by 5% to 251 MT in 2014-15

The country had registered a record foodgrain production of 265.04 million tonnes in 2013-14 crop year (July-June). Wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses are part of foodgrain basket.

May 13, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

Haryana farmers not keeping luster loss crop for consumption

 With untimely rains and hailstorm causing widespread damage to wheat crop, growers in Haryana are not keeping luster loss crop for their own consumption and bringing the same to mandis for sale, which is leading to more than expected arrivals in ongoing procurement season.

May 06, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Wheat procurement falls to 21.73 mn tonne despite eased norms

The government has kept wheat procurement target of 30 MT for the current year, as against the actual procurement of 28 MT in the last year.

May 06, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

Nitin Gadkari advises farmers to stop relying on God or government

Advising farmers to stop relying on God or government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said they need take charge of their own lives to improve the lot.

Apr 11, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

BBV: Is Govt's 'concern' enough for grieving farmers?

There has been an upward trend in cases of farmers suicide across the country after unseasonal rain damaged hectares of crops since mid-February this year.

Apr 08, 2015, 00:32 AM IST

Centre ready to relax quality norms for wheat procurement

The Centre on Tuesday said it is ready to relax quality norms for procurement of wheat from farmers in view of crops being affected by the unseasonal rains and hailstorms in various parts of the country.

Apr 07, 2015, 19:41 PM IST