Karnataka will face drastic change in its climate in the near future due to global warming, said M B Raje Gowda, professor of agrometerology at University of Agriculture Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vig

Surprised at the disappearing grasslands across the world? The blind use of fertiliser is the culprit that may have destabilised grasslands at 41 locations on five continents.

The expenditure on subsidies for food, fertiliser and fuel for 2014-15 is budgeted at Rs 2,46,397 crore, as against Rs 2,45,452 crore in the revised estimates

The biggest mystery on the day of the interim Budget had to do with the rollovers for the next financial year on the subsidy front. While the fertiliser, food and petroleum sectors were demanding more money, Finance Minister P Chidambaram insisted that there would be no rollovers, except for Rs 35,000 crore on fuel subsidy.

Increases food subsidy by a whopping Rs 23,000 crore

As government seeks to roll out the food law, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today sought to raise total subsidies on fuel, food and fertilisers to over Rs 2.46 lakh crore in the 2014-15 fiscal.

Proposing no fresh taxes in a populist budget for 2014-15, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Thursday declared the State’s agriculture and horticulture sectors fully tax-free for the next financial year.

“Most of the agriculture and horticulture related items were already tax-free. Yet we used to charge a toll tax of Rs. 65 per quintal on entry on all fertilisers followed by Valued Added Tax at the rate of 5 per cent of the price.

Replying to question in the Rajya Sabha on role of chemicals and fertilizers in land degradation Tariq Anwar, the Minister Of Agriculture And Food Processing Industries said that "the Government is promoting balanced use of fertilizers through soil test based judicious use of chemical fertilizers in conjunction with organic manures, use of customized fertilizers etc to minimize adverse effect on the agricultural land" and also presented statewise-data on the arable degraded lands.

Indigenous fish species, particularly the small ones, are on the verge of extinction due to sharp declining of breeding and grazing fields of the fish species in the vast Barind tract.

Sri Lanka is the highest user of agro-chemicals in the world.

This UNEP report focuses on trends in chemicals production, use and disposal, while offering policy advice aimed at meeting the 2020 goal. It focuses particularly on the challenges and opportunities facing developing nations.

National Census of Agriculture 2011/12, the sixth of its kind in Nepal is one among the large scale statistical operations of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Besides providing information about the structure of the agricultural system of Nepal, it has attempted to capture the production of the major crops for the first time.