A Bench of the Lok Adalat has observed that the use of banned pesticides has led to cervical and breast cancer among female agriculture labourers in six districts which fall under the Gulbarga revenue division.

The Bench comprising Justice D V Shylendra Kumar of the High Court and A N Yellappa Reddy, a member of the Lok Adalat, in its sitting in Bangalore on Saturday, directed the departments of health and agriculture to conduct a survey among labourers and suggest remedial measures.

This paper analyses data from a household-level survey of 980 agricultural and fishing households in seven sites across southern Bangladesh. It examine the relationship between assets, livelihood strategies, food security and farming practice changes. These households are coping with huge demographic, economic, and environmental changes.

The Kissan Khet Mazdoor Congress (KKMC) of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has demanded a white paper on the steps proposed to be taken by the government for rabi crop.

Acknowledging that agricultural production in the State in recent years had gone down drastically with many a farmer withdrawing from the traditional sector, a meeting of the subcommittee to formul

Sure, the rains are picking up, but droughts will strike again. How the govt can boost incomes of farm help to enable them to face a drought better — in the short, medium and long term.

Social audit of PDS throws up complaints from consumers

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has been extended to agricultural activities in the lands of small and marginal farmers, and farmers belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Castes as per a G.O. issued by the State government, according to Ajay Yadav, Collector of Vellore district.

Experts say the number of agricultural migrants coming to Punjab is not declining. The migrant workers themselves laugh off any claims of a slowdown in migration.

Supply of migrant workers is drying up because of NREGS, say babus, industrialists and farmers. But workers themselves say this is not the case

Punjab’s agricultural sector grew at 1.6 per cent during the 11th Plan against the national average of 3.41 per cent. The growth is tardy owing to near saturation in productivity.

KOLKATA, 4 JUNE: The state Cabinet will approve a proposal to pay Rs 1000 per month to the unwilling farmers and agricultural labourers of Singur at a meeting tomorrow.

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