While earlier it was only paddy stubble burning that had Punjab officials on its toes after harvesting in October-November, now the trend to burn wheat stubble is catching up among farmers.

Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat, warns a new FAO report released at the start of a global symposium.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Manager & Others Vs Abdul Majid Babaso Momin & Others dated 02/05/2018 regarding loans for the incoming agricultural season. Supreme Court directs that farmers whose loan amount is upto Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) can receive loan for the incoming agricultural season. This order shall be subject to order/orders as may be passed in the Special Leave Petition (16087/2017) which would be listed for hearing on 28th August, 2018.

Environmental activists, farmers, advocates and political parties join hands in Tiruvannamalai

The world is witnessing major shifts in dietary patterns and – in parallel – the threat to agricultural biodiversity. The implications for human health and the resilience of our food systems are significant. Agricultural landscapes are becoming increasingly simplified as the number of crops and crop varieties grown on farms declines.

This study examines the performance of the public agricultural extension system in three high growth states as well as three comparatively moderate performing states.

Ranchi: Lending a fillip to organic farming in the state, the Jharkhand government has decided to identify and develop 3,000 clusters across Jharkhand for promotion of organic farming.

UN Climate Change yesterday launched its first-ever Annual Report, laying out the key 2017 achievements and pointing to the future of the climate change process.

The Lake Victoria Basin is internationally recognised for its high freshwater species diversity and endemism, which are of critical importance to local livelihoods and national economies within the basin.

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana environment ministry has taken action in 35 cases of wheat-stubble burning in the state since January 1 this year and imposed fines totaling to Rs 27,500.

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