NEW DELHI: With high prices of pulses a major worry, the Centre has re-oriented its strategy from this kharif season with farmers being given incentives to go for mechanisation through custom hiring of tractors, ridge and furrow planters and rotavators or rotary tillers.
Pune Chandrakant Ligade, a farmer-turned-entrepreneur has developed an instant milk cooler that has a small diesel generator and works on a single phase. The cooler can help farmers in keeping milk cool for a longer duration, thereby reducing the chances of it getting spoilt.
SHILLONG, May 4: State Chief Minister Mukul Sangma distributed agro-service machinery to 28 beneficiaries from Betasing and Zikzak Blocks under BRGF scheme at a function at the Ampati Mini Stadium in Garo Hills yesterday.
Drought, a scourge of humanity, makes living impossible for farmers, destroying land, men and farm animals alike. With the death of cattle, and lack of water for irrigation, ploughing barren fields becomes futile.
Credit support to farm mechanisation, seed production for pulses, horticulture, and speeding up crop insurance compensation to farmers were among the imperatives in Tamil Nadu, according to the Chief Secretary, Mr K.S. Sripathi.