Meghalaya governor R.S. Mooshahary today asserted the need to introduce an “evergreen revolution” to enhance agricultural productivity and ensure better credit flow to farmers.

GUWAHATI: The State Irrigation Department has geared up to implement new irrigation schemes in Assam and to also complete the schemes that are under construction within this year.

Talking to mediapersons, Irrigation Department chief engineer Tilak Chandra Das said that out of the total 627 minor irrigation schemes under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), 246 schemes has been completed, covering 89,669 hectares of agri land in the State.

Bangladeshi women farmers in rainbow-bright saris survey their flooded rice paddies with dismay: the rains have drowned the tender seedlings and, with them, their livelihoods.

The sixth anniversary of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) saw the government promising reforms in the scheme, which has been criticised for delays in wage payments and depleting farm labour.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the scheme could usher in a second green revolution through land development and irrigation facilities. He was, however, silent on demands to extend the scheme to mainstream agricultural activities.

New Delhi The agriculture ministry is seeking higher budgetary allocation to ramp up the focus on farm mechanisation and sustainable agricultural schemes in the next financial year, as the country

The government’s plan of ushering in a green revolution in eastern states doesn’t seem to have taken off in the country’s biggest paddy (de-husked) rice producing state of West Bengal.

Passengers on an unusual train journeying the through the thick of Punjab polls discuss their ailments afflicting an entire generation. Strangely, for the state's politics, which is as much blinded by materialism as the people there, these problems just don't exist.

The Centre on Monday released Rs 332.87 crore to seven Eastern States to extend the Green Revolution in the current financial year (2011-12).

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to promote agri-allied industry, to treble small and marginal farmers’ income in five years.

A study of the socio-economic situations of three villages in north-eastern Andhra Pradesh shows that while times and values have vastly changed, not much has been transformed in terms of privileges and opportunities. Those belonging to landowning families have managed to get a good education and secure good jobs or set up businesses. But those from the landless or marginal landowning families and communities have been left far behind. The government’s schemes and promises have more often than not yielded very little.