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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

Himachal Pradesh government developing agro-techniques for profitable farming of medicinal plants

In order to identify species suitable for cultivation in each climatic zone, the state is developing the agro-techniques. 

Feb 26, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

As per the study,Ants belonging to a South American group switched from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to subsistence farming of fungi that grew on decomposing, woody plant matter some 55 to 60 million years ago, shortly after the dinosaurs died out, new research has found.
 

Jul 21, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

DNA: Analysis of pitiful conditions of deprived, impoverished farmers

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May 05, 2016, 23:52 PM IST
Hundreds of acres of agricultural fields damaged as unseasonal rainfall flattens crops in Punjab, Haryana

Hundreds of acres of agricultural fields damaged as unseasonal rainfall flattens crops in Punjab, Haryana

Standing wheat crop was damaged in hundreds of acres of agricultural fields in Punjab and Haryana due to unseasonal rainfall accompanied with high velocity winds over the past 24 hours.

Mar 13, 2016, 12:26 PM IST

Sambhal: Man asks fellow farmers to take up organic farming

A man reaches out his fellow farmers and asks them take up Organic Farming rather than practicing the old and less effective traditional farming. Watch the full video to know more.

Jan 26, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

Boy quits MNC, develops website to serve his village and society

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Jan 12, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

First European farmers came from Anatolia

When farming spread throughout Europe some 8,000 years ago, Anatolia, in present day Turkey, functioned as a hub, spreading genes and the new ideas westward, says a new study.

Jan 05, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

Three young farmers of Mukhtasar provide new insight to farmers

Three young farmers of Mukhtsar have become the inspiration to the other farmers of Punjab by cultivating strawberries in their fields.

Dec 27, 2015, 18:26 PM IST
Millet bridged gap between hunter-gathering and farming

Millet bridged gap between hunter-gathering and farming

The significance of millet is not just in transforming our understanding of our prehistoric past.

Dec 14, 2015, 09:32 AM IST

Meet MBA-turned farmer Amit Kumar from Katihar, Bihar!

If you think farming is all about ploughing the field clad in a dhoti and eating packed lunch under a tree, think again.

Dec 04, 2015, 21:36 PM IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui urges people to help farmers

Nawazuddin Siddiqui urges people to help farmers

Known for delivering scintillating performances in Bollywood films, Nawaz has asked people to join him and donate to help the farmers in the country.

Nov 04, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Study highlights key hindrances to organic farming

The study noted that 95.5 per cent consumers are aware of ill effects of chemical-based agricultural products while 88.6 per cent consumers feel organic products are better than chemical based.

Oct 29, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

China to promote e-commerce

China will promote e-commerce for the farming and agriculture sector, according to an action plan released on Friday.

Sep 25, 2015, 12:45 PM IST

No bride for suitors in this Gujarat village because of polluted water

No one wants to marry their girls and send them to Gujarat's Chausar village because of polluted water.

Jul 12, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

DNA: When will India's dependency on rain end?

DNA: India is an agrarian country, and even after numerous technological innovations, its dependency on rain continues.

Jun 03, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

Mathura to be declared 'Goshala Kshetra': Divisional Commissioner

Aimed at protecting cows and to boost organic farming in the region, Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar said Mathura would soon be declared a 'Goshala Kshetra' (cow-shelter region).

May 14, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Farming is a risky business in India, says expert

According to experts, farming has become a woman’s domain in India as male members of the family do not find it rewarding enough.

May 02, 2015, 09:33 AM IST

Chief Election Commissioner plans to start farming after retirement

Chief Election Commissioner Hari Shankar Brahma on Tuesday said he will take up farming in his home state Assam after his retirement next month.

Mar 24, 2015, 15:15 PM IST

Punjab to set up Organic Farming Board

Punjab government on Monday said it will set up an Organic Farming Board for promoting chemical-free farming in the state.

Mar 02, 2015, 22:14 PM IST