Regulating GM paddy: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the ministry of agriculture, department of biotechnology under ministry of science and technology and the environment ministry to clear their stand on the regulatory process for approval of genetically modified (GM) crops (see

Mahesh Kulkarni / Bangalore March 31, 2009, 0:48 IST

The Union Agriculture Ministry has sanctioned a Rs 53-crore project to Karnataka for the implementation of the Integrated Fisheries Development Project (IFDP) over a period of three years, starting from 2008-09. Funds for the project have been sanctioned under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

Surinder Sud / New Delhi March 30, 2009, 0:43 IST

Thanks to about 3.8 million tonnes (or 3 per cent) additional land brought under cultivation, the foodgrains harvest in the rabi season, at its fag end now, is likely to top last year

MONOCROTOPHOS, A common pesticide, is also popular among some Indian farmers for a grimmer purpose: acutely toxic for humans, yet dirt-cheap, it is the instrument most farmers have chosen to end their lives with. A dubious claim to fame for the pesticide industry, even as its effectiveness in pest eradication is highly questionable.

Four farmer communities from different parts of the country were recently felicitated by the Government for their efforts at preserving different original varieties of rice genomes.

The communities are Vrihi Beej Binimoy Kendra (Bankura, West Bengal), Kuruchiya and Kuruma tribal communities (Wayanad, Kerala), tribal communities from Jharkhand, and P Narayanan Unny (Palakkad, Kerala).

With the forthcoming wheat harvest and its subsequent procurement, having the potential to sway elections in the rural areas of Punjab, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today assured Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal that every grain of wheat would be lifted from the Punjab Mandis during the season.

New Delhi: In the backdrop of protests against land acquisitions and SEZs that have stalled various projects, the UPA Government has decided to get the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2007, and the Bill to amend the Land Acquisition Act cleared by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

KOLKATA, Feb. 12: The state government will set up two potato export facilitation centres in the state. The centres will help promote export of potato to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, minister for food processing Mr Mohanta Chatterjee said today.

Standing Committee on Agriculture, present this Forty-Seventh Report on

Standing Committee on Agriculture, present this Forty Sixth Report on