If the figures presented by AHIVF & Infertility Research Centre, Ranchi are to be believed then rural males associated with agriculture are facing the risk of becoming infertile due to their ex

Punjab -- famed as the granary of the country -- continues to be troubled by suicides in the agriculture sector.

The latest to join the victims was one Jugraj Singh of Hassanpur village near Budhlada in Mansa district. His brother, who is admitted to a hospital at Mansa, also made an attempt to end his life. Thirteen years ago, their father had died in the same manner. There are so many similar stories.

Malihabad: Voter consciousness and power of democracy came to the fore at Jankinagar village of Malihabad area where none of the 378 voters exercised franchise to protest apathy of leaders.

Focus on the Global South, with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), has started a collaborative programme to bring out educational materials and other publications focusing on the small and marginal farmers.

The 1.7 million farm labourers in Chhattisgarh have reason to smile on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday today.

The Pocket book on Agricultural Statistics 2013 is intended as a quick reference guide for essential data frequently used by the policy makers and officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and related agencies. Data for this pocket book is largely derived from the Flagship Publication of the Directorate of Economics and Statistics “Agricultural Statistics at A Glance” published every year and used widely by policy makers, academicians and researchers.

States that increase minimum wage will have to bear extra cost from their own resources

A committee set up by the Ministry of Rural Development to revise wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has offered suggestions that are likely to iron out long-standing issues relating to disparity in earnings under the scheme.

For years, mysterious epidemics of kidney disease have been simmering within agricultural hotspots in the developing world, from tropical El Salvador to the South Asian highlands of Sri Lanka and I

Only 18% Have All 3 Facilities; Fall In Agriculture’s GDP Share: Report

One in five rural households has none of three basic facilities — drinking water, electricity and sanitation — while only about 18% have access to all three. The India Rural Development Report 2012-13 released by Jairam Ramesh on Thursday also shows that while rural poverty has reduced significantly from over 40% to just 26%, there is large variation in poverty reduction between regions, districts and social classes with persistent pockets of deprivation.

Contrary to tall claims by both state and central governments about reining in the suicide trend among farmers and agriculture labourers of Punjab, a survey conducted by state's universities reveal