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.

After growing at a fast rate, the farm sector today faces stagnation. The possibility of a second Green Revolution rests with the marketing and development of crops other than rice and wheat.

Decentralisation of food procurement could facilitate universalisation of the public distribution system under the proposed National Food Security Act. Non-green revolution crops such as millets, coarse cereals, pulses, oilseeds, etc, should also be covered in the PDS.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said the state would get its share of water from Punjab following a three decade-long dispute over it.

"For the first time in 30 years, the state would be getting its share of water from Punjab's Ranjit Sagar Dam," Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Moh-ud-Din, said while addressing a public rally in Doda district.

Why would farmers keep their own land fallow as part of a voluntary “crop holiday protest movement” in a part of Andhra Pradesh is a question that has puzzled many. A field visit to the Konaseema region reveals that the dynamics of class contradictions in the area are also responsible for the nature of the movement that goes beyond the issue of remunerative prices.

Mahyco confident of regulatory approvals, plans launch within a year.

Bt brinjal may have gone into the deep freezer, but that has hardly dampened the enthusiasm of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco) from coming up with new genetically modified (GM) crops.

Farmers form companies by pooling together land and sign lucrative deals with retailers and exporters

Farmers in Assam, who have traditionally remained content with a single crop per year, now have reasons to go for two or more crops beginning the current rabi season.

Chandigarh: Congress MP from Gurdaspur, Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday raised the issue of deteriorating groundwater level in Punjab in the Lok Sabha and informed the House that the groundwater use h

Despite the implementation of several programmes and spending crores of rupees on the agriculture sector, the income level of farmers has not registered any perceptible improvement, said Chief Mini