In the last four-and-a-half years, Maharashtra has witnessed an erratic pattern in rains wherein, after an initial spell, there are long gaps ranging from 15 to 21 days, which is detrimental for cr

The FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) recently launched a project to empower women in agriculture and is working on key three initiatives.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Safety of GM Crops, 19/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Assistance to Bamboo Producing Farmers, 19/07/2019. The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) has been launched in 2018-19 to focus on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector and link growers with markets.

The world is off-track to meet most of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets linked to hunger, food security and nutrition, according to a FAO report. The report paints a grim picture.

Ensuring healthy diets for an expected global population of nearly 10 billion people in 2050, while at the same time improving the world those people live in, will require sweeping changes to farming and how we produce food, according to the World Resources Report 2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Agri Export Zones, 17/07/2019. The Government had notified 60 Agri Export Zones in 20 States till 2004-05. All the Agri Export Zones have since completed their intended span of 5 years. As such, as of now, there are no functional Agri Export Zones in the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Beneficiaries of PMFBY, 16/07/2019. During 2018-19, about 561 lakh farmer applicants were covered at subsidized premium rates under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in the country. Out of which, about 85 lakh farmers got insurance claims due to loss of their insured crops.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Genetically Modified Crops, 12/07/2019. This Ministry has received some representations objecting to Genetically Modified (GM) Mustard, Brinjal crops etc. on grounds that GM crops may adversely impact environment, biodiversity and human health.

ON JUNE 8, 225 members of the gram sabha of Tolewal in Sangrur district’s Malerkotla tehsil passed a resolution to lease out 25 bigha (about 5.25 acres) of the village’s panchayat land reserved for

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