Improvements in horticultural sector can provide significant scope to absorb a work force, and there is vast scope for the growth of this sector within agriculture for farmers to look forward says this report by Dalwai committee on doubling farmer’s income. There is scope for expanding the area under horticulture crops by 4 million hectares and that with an enhanced yields by 60 per cent. This generates 8 million additional employment opportunities in horticulture says the report.

The eight volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines productivity led production, with perspective that farmers must be able to benefit from technologies and practices that allow them to create value in a more optimal manner.

The eight volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines productivity led production, with perspective that farmers must be able to benefit from technologies and practices that allow them to create value in a more optimal manner.

The State Agriculture Policy is aimed at developing a road map that will seek to actualize the vast untapped growth potential of the agriculture, promote value addition, accelerate the growth of agri-business, create employment in rural

The State Agriculture Policy is aimed at developing a road map that will seek to actualize the vast untapped growth potential of the agriculture, promote value addition, accelerate the growth of agri-business, create employment in rural

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sought Rs 5,700 crore to strengthen Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in the 12th Plan.

Temperate climatic condition of Kashmir is well suited for bivoltine sericulture. The sericulture in Kashmir valley sustains on tree type of mulberry. These plants are available on roadside, river bund and the borders of agricultural fields as they can grow under
diverse climatic conditions. The present trend is towards establishing intensive tree type of mulberry plantations, which will serve as a source of leaf for the rearers and will have positive effect on the environment.

Sericulture, a combination of agriculture, forestry and industry, is both an art and science of rearing silkworms for silk production. Sericultural practices constitute an important livelihood support system for 66 lakh families in rural India.

SHILLONG, May 10 – The Central Silk Board (CSB) and State Space Application Centres has taken up a project to extend the silk cultivation area in the State to meet the growing demand of silk in the

Farmers Diary - Recalling biodiversity, farming the Agnihotra way. Homa farming is a system which comes from ancient science of Vedas. Homa is a Sanskrit word used here synonymously with Yajnya. Yajnya is the technical term from the Vedic science of bio energy denoting the process of removing the toxic conditions of the atmosphere through the

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