Under pressure from civil society groups to increase the wages of the MGNREGA workers, the rural development ministry has sought clarification from the finance ministry on the issue.

The basic purpose of this manual is to provide the users of data/information on Agricultural Prices and Marketing with a ready?to?use reference guide on methodological aspects of Agricultural Prices and Marketing that facilitate international comparison and help in aggregation of statistics needed to derive meaningful conclusions.

Why can't India design ergonomic farm equipment?
Surinder Sud / New Delhi September 7, 2010, 0:01 IST

Consider these startling facts. Nearly 45,000 agricultural workers lose their lives every year working in the fields and 755,000 others suffer various kinds of injuries, many of which can be wholly or partially debilitating.

Rajasthan is under the grip of severe food insecurity with 22 of its 32 districts being labeled as ‘most food insecure’ in this study released by Institute for Human Development & World Food Programme.  

This new report on the state of food insecurity in urban India by MSSRF shows that the period of economic reforms and high GDP growth has not seen an unambiguous improvement in urban food security across all States.

Trinamul Congress and Congress MLAs today staged a walk out in the Assembly demanding withdrawal of two Bills ~ The West Bengal Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and The West Bengal Acquisition of Homestead Land for Agricultural Labourers, Artisans and Fishermen (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Komal Amit Gera / Chandigarh June 15, 2010, 1:15 IST

The recent pre-monsoon showers and the central government

Punjab farmers have been struck a double blow on the eve of the paddy transplantation season, which starts tomorrow. Reliant on migrant labour to transplant paddy on 26 lakh hectares, they are witnessing a few arrivals on trains coming in from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.