KOCHI: If all goes well, Kochiites will soon be able to savour quality-rich organic vegetables. ‘Zero Waste and Safe-to-Eat Vegetables’, a major project by the district administration in association with District Agri- Horticultural Society and the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council (VFPCK), will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on May 7.

Two decisions taken by the Government of West Bengal, one, to facilitate easier extraction of groundwater, and the other, the application of a fi xed connection fee for an electricity connection to farmers could well lead to a quantum leap in agricultural production.

In flood-hit fields in the Philippines, farmers are testing a hardy new variety of rice that can survive completely submerged for more than two weeks.

Jorhat, April 22: A lonely cowherd who spent lazy afternoons planting trees while his cattle grazed along a sandbar on the Brahmaputra and single-handedly grew a forest, was honoured by the Jawahar

Bill Proposes Penalties To Keep Check On Uprooting, Felling Of Trees

Jaipur: The bill framed to check shrinking green coverage and to increase plantation in the state is yet to be presented before the cabinet due to the state government’s lackadaisical approach.

JAIPUR: The bill framed to check shrinking green coverage and to increase plantation in the state is yet to be presented before the cabinet due to the state government's lackadaisical approach.

Chief Minister meets Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in New Delhi The Odisha government on Wednesday urged the Centre to take effective measures to realise the unsaturated agricultural potential of the State and to make the second green revolution a success in the eastern region of the country.

The demands of the State with regard to agriculture were taken up before Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi.

“India's farmers need to change with the times to enhance their efficiency”

Experts taking part in a panel discussion on agricultural technology here over the weekend laid emphasis on giving a fillip to farm technology and underscored the need for adopting modern methods to boost farm productivity, even as the country's agro-based economy is stated to be on the threshold of a second green revolution.

GUWAHATI: State Agriculture Minister Nilomoni Sen Deka today expressed happiness at the increasing interest among Assam’s farmers towards organic farming. He also said that the government was looking at popularizing the concept of organic farmers further. The minister was speaking at the programme ‘Bringing Green Revolution to Assam’ at Shilpgram in Guwahati today.

There is a growing consensus that climate change is transforming the context for rural development, changing physical and socio-economic landscapes and making smallholder development more expensive. But there is less consensus on how smallholder agriculture practices should change as a result.