Protest against land acquisition for a bypass on National Highway 8D

After protests by farmers against a Nirma cement plant in Saurashtra, the proposed special investment region (SIR) near Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar corridor and the Mirthi Virdi Nuclear Power Station, anger is now brewing against land acquisition for a bypass for National Highway 8D near Junagadh in Saurashtra region.

Even the impressive agriculture growth by Madhya Pradesh over the last few years can't ignore this reality: more than a million cultivators have withdrawn from farming activity and there's a simult

Prolonged excessive use of synthetic fertilisers has ruined the soil and agriculture in Medak district Years of dependency on chemical fertilisers has trapped the villagers of Hathnoor mandal of Na

Guwahati, May 23: Minority-dominated Dhubri district has recorded the highest population growth rate in Assam while Kokrajhar has recorded the lowest, according to the 2011 census, the final findin

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday expressed serious concern over the decline in the agricultural work force in the State.

For a state that always takes pride in being called the “Rice Bowl of India”, this is surely disconcerting news. As per the 2011 census, there has been a significant fall in the number of cultivators in Andhra Pradesh during the last one decade.

The percentage of cultivators has declined from 22.52 per cent in 2001 to 16.47 per cent in 2011. The total population of the state is 8.45 crore as per the latest census.

In an order issued on Friday, the Taluk Land Board of Kozhencherry has declared 132 hectares of land originally owned by K.J. Abraham of Kozhencherry as excess land and has directed the Revenue officials concerned to take possession of the excess land, invoking the relevant provisions in the Kerala Land Reforms Act.

The 132 ha of excess include 232 acres of land in Aranmula, Kidangannur, and Mallappuzhasserry villages that had been sold to the Chennai-based KGS Group for construction of a private airport by Mr. Abraham.

The number has come down by over 12% while the number of farm labourers in the state has soared

The number of farmers in Chhattisgarh has come down by more than 12 per cent while the number of farm labourers in the state has soared during the period. The final census report was released Thursday evening that underlined that there was a big reduction in the number of farmers in Chhattisgarh that was once known as "rice bowl" of the country. The number had come down by nearly 450,000 during a decade time from 2001 to 2011.

Absolute Number Of Cultivators Has Fallen First Time In Four Decades, Stands At 119m

New Delhi: There are now nearly 9 million fewer farmers than there were in 2001, the first time in four decades that the absolute number of cultivators has fallen. Census data released on Tuesday shows that while the proportion of cultivators to the total workforce has been falling steadily, this is the first time since 1971 that the number of cultivators has fallen in absolute terms.

As many as 99% of rural households had two square meals everyday througout the year in 2009-10, registering a gradual increase from 94.5% in 1993-94, according to a report by the National Sample Su