The Mahajan committee, in the voluminous 2-part report submitted on Wednesday, has proposed a pricing board comprising representatives of sugar mills and cane growers against the existing system

Finally, there's some help on the way for farmers in Maharashtra hit hard this time by the unseasonal rains and hailstorms. A local charitable trust has decided to "adopt" a farmer in distress, and

Indian scientists are working on super wheat varieties that can yield 15 to 25 per cent more than the current best varieties. Head of Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) at Karnal in Haryana, S

The European Commission failed to outlaw the import ban on genetically engineered maize declared by Austria and Luxembourg over a year ago. In a vote finalised the Commission failed to get the

The Agricultural Products and Processed Food Export Development Authority and the ministry of industry will shortly contest the patent granted to United States-based Rice Tech for its new basmati

A plantation crop weather modelling project has been taken up by the Coffee Board to study the weather pattern influencing crop production during the ninth plan, commerce ministry sources said. "The

Drought-hit farmers from this Maharashtra district have warned they would sit on dharna in front of the District Collector's official residence from May 1 if the State Government doesn't take note of

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Som Pal said on Monday that the National Agricultural Policy, to be presented in the budget session of Parliament, will focus on rain-fed areas which

The green revolution has boosted agricultural production and transformed semi arid land, but its long term effects on soil quality in India have been ignored

Applying small amounts of flyash - a polluting waste from thermal power plants - to soil can help to improve agricultural yields, says crop scientists. Adding flyash to soil improves growth and yield