State working with Centre for bringing changes in crop patterns, modifying investments.

Crop insurance has always been a knotty issue with the two previous ones, National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NIAS) of 1999 and the Modified NAIS of 2010 failing to address the concerns.

Horticultural Statistics at a Glance 2015 is the premier publication of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, which serves as an authentic source of data on various aspects of horticultural crops of India. The publication presents a comprehensive picture of the Indian horticulture sector by using statistical data across states, districts and time periods, covering diverse aspects such as area, production, productivity, growth trends, percentage share, value of output and so on for major horticultural crops.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Subsidy for Drought, 08/12/2015. The Union Government had announced a relief package of Rs.300 crore to provide diesel and seed Subsidy among others in order to save standing Kharif crops affected due to drought and deficit rainfall.

The paddy-wheat monoculture induced a decelerating agricultural trend in Punjab which has been felt in the form of stagnation in output, deteriorating productivity, environmental degradation, declining farm incomes, depeasantization and suicides by farmers.

Forecasting a serious threat to sustainable crop production, scientists have estimated that by 2050 salinity may affect about 20 million hectares of arable land, causing over three-fold increase in

BHOPAL: State's horticulture department is yet to finalize horticulture plan for different cities in the state including state capital Bhopal.

Jackfruits are soft and delicate, are more prone to damage and spoilage during handling and storage. Due to their high perishability, the postharvest management required is also high. It starts right from harvesting, field handling, transportation to pack house, pre-cooling and subsequent storage. Cold chains are essential component of horticultural postharvest infrastructure. It ensures maintenance of freshness of produce for extended period of storage. This article highlights problems and prospects of jackfruit cultivators-a study with reference to Tamilnadu.

A farmer of Erakudi in Uppliyapuram block has shown the way in increasing cultivation using greenhouse. She has been cultivating 1,000 square metre area under the greenhouse concept.

New Delhi: Union government is implementing a cluster based programme called Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)to encourage organic farming, Ministry of Agriculture said.