Homeopathy is not only a human health care system but a whole science benefiting the entire life forms on the planet including the plants and crops. With the surge in demand for chemical residue free food and growing awareness for sustainability of the system various alternative models are being promoted. Homeopathic preparations specially formulated offer supplementary and complimentary solutions for growing nutrient and plant protection needs without affecting and degenerating the resources and environment.

Stagnating yields, negative impact on environment, soil health and farmers' economy were some of the side effects of green revolution and provided fuel to search new and unexploited areas to ensure increased productivity through eco-friendly or evergreen farming.

Farmers were facing difficulties due to high tax rate
The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday decided to waive Value Added Tax on fertilisers in order to provide some relief to the farmers.

Following a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her government had received representations from farmers calling for relief on VAT being levied on fertilisers. It was stated that farmers were facing difficulties due to the high tax rate on the same.

GUWAHATI: In order to boost farm output in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated the Chief Minister’s special agricultural programme — Mission Double Cropping (MDC) — at a function organized at the auditorium of Dimoria Development Block at Sonapur on Thursday.

Excess phosphorus is polluting our environment while, ironically, mineable resources of this essential nutrient are limited. James Elser and Elena Bennett argue that recycling programmes are urgently needed.

Rotary Club of Pune Gandhi Bhavan and Rotary Club of Pune Hillside presented an organic fertiliser kit to Sarasbaug Ganapati temple authorities for disposal of nirmalya (floral offering to God) in

The Neyyattinkara municipality plans to launch a novel project to promote natural farming for the cultivation of organic vegetables.

A pilot project initiated by Jusco to treat solid waste generated in its command areas in Jamshedpur has been running successfully for the last two months.

A field experiment was conducted at the research farm of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 3 wet and dry seasons of 2003-06 in rice-wheat cropping system. In this experiment different treatments comprising organic amendments such as blue green algae, vermicompost and farm yard manure applied alone or in combination were tested in organic crop production.

There is a need to break yield barriers through multidimensional approch to achieve food security on a sustainable basis for the people of this country. Cooperatives can play an important role in this direction due to their proximity to farmers. The Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), since over the last four decades, is providing services to farmers and cooperatives through various programmes, besides ensuring fertilizers availability.