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The word agriculture is a late Middle English adaptation of Latin agricultūra, from ager 'field' and cultūra 'cultivation' or 'growing'. While agriculture usually refers to human activities, certain species of ant, termite and beetle have been cultivating crops for up to 60 million years. Agriculture is defined with varying scopes, in its broadest sense using natural resources to More

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  • Araku Valley: Slow travel through the coffee paradise Oct 01, 2022 09:42 PM IST

    Araku Valley: Slow travel through the coffee paradise

    Pause and explore the tribal lands in the heart of a rainforest, where there are world-class coffee estates, including ones that speak of terroir like winemakers do.

  • World Coffee Day | A revolution is getting stronger in India as premium coffees get massy Oct 01, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    World Coffee Day | A revolution is getting stronger in India as premium coffees get massy

    The go-to wake-up drink for millions is seeing a makeover, as farmers and roasters join hands.

  • Agriculture sector and rural demand remain resilient: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Sep 30, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    Agriculture sector and rural demand remain resilient: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

    “The private sector has been holding up. Rural demand is also gaining gradually, investment demand is picking up...the agricultural sector remains resilient,” Shaktikanta Das said.

  • Coromandel International, Chambal Fertilizers and Indian Potash sign MOU with Canada's Canpotex Sep 28, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    Coromandel International, Chambal Fertilizers and Indian Potash sign MOU with Canada's Canpotex

    In a bid to lessen India's import dependence for potash on foreign countries and to mitigate supply side issues, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers oversaw the signing of an MoU between Canada based Canpotech and leading Indian fertilizer companies.

  • Farmers lift road blockade on NH-44 in Haryana after government intervention Sep 24, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    Farmers lift road blockade on NH-44 in Haryana after government intervention

    Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the decision to end the stir was taken after the government agreed to consider procuring 30 quintals of paddy per acre instead of the earlier 22 quintals.

  • Agri supply chain fragmented, need well-thought-out market interventions, SLCM Group’s Sabharwal says Sep 23, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    Agri supply chain fragmented, need well-thought-out market interventions, SLCM Group’s Sabharwal says

    India’s farm sector faces multiple challenges: knee-jerk interventions, disorganised supply chains and a lack of profitability, says the CEO of one of the country’s largest private warehousing firms

  • Centre's attempt to corporatise power, agriculture sectors will be disastrous: K T Rama Rao Sep 23, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Centre's attempt to corporatise power, agriculture sectors will be disastrous: K T Rama Rao

    Speaking to reporters in Siricilla on Thursday, he said if the Electricity (Amendment) Bill brought in by the Central government turns into an Act, farmers would lose free power, Scheduled Caste members, Scheduled Tribe persons, poultry farmers, washermen, barbers, weavers, and others will have to bid goodbye to power subsidies.

  • India's rice production may fall 6% to 104.99 million tonnes in kharif season of 2022-23 Sep 21, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    India's rice production may fall 6% to 104.99 million tonnes in kharif season of 2022-23

    The agriculture ministry has released the first advance estimates for kharif season of 2022-23 crop year (July-June).

  • India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary Sep 21, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary

    India’s wheat and paddy crops have been affected this year due to heat waves and deficient monsoon showers in some parts of the subcontinent

  • Government to dangle carrots over farmers in bid to spur natural farming Sep 19, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Government to dangle carrots over farmers in bid to spur natural farming

    Natural farming, which skips chemicals and fertilisers, uses biomass recycling, and lays emphasis on mulching, use of cow dung-urine formulations, and periodic soil aeration

  • Agri, processed food products exports up 30% to $9.6 billion in April-July: APEDA Sep 13, 2022 07:56 AM IST

    Agri, processed food products exports up 30% to $9.6 billion in April-July: APEDA

    For 2022-23, an export target of USD 23.56 billion has been fixed for the agricultural and processed food products basket, the commerce ministry said.

  • Niti Aayog, GCMMF working jointly to implement Gujarat's cooperative model in Uttarakhand Sep 08, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Niti Aayog, GCMMF working jointly to implement Gujarat's cooperative model in Uttarakhand

    One such initiative is establishing cooperative dairy plants and developing vegetable value chains in Uttarakhand by Gandhinagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), Patel said.

  • Tiger Global-backed Ninjacart sets up advisory board, ropes in former agriculture and IT secretaries, others Sep 07, 2022 12:27 PM IST

    Tiger Global-backed Ninjacart sets up advisory board, ropes in former agriculture and IT secretaries, others

    Other members of the newly formed board are Prakash Bakshi, former chairman of National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD), and Anand Sinha, retired deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India

  • Telangana govt, IISc to create India's first agricultural data exchange Sep 06, 2022 04:12 PM IST

    Telangana govt, IISc to create India's first agricultural data exchange

    ”ADEx will be built upon India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), a pioneer in enabling the use of data for public good,” Bengaluru-based IISc said in a statement on Monday.

  • Sri Lanka imports 600,000 metric tonnes of substandard rice due to flawed chemical fertiliser ban: Minister Sep 01, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    Sri Lanka imports 600,000 metric tonnes of substandard rice due to flawed chemical fertiliser ban: Minister

    Last year, the government of former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa put a blanket ban on imports of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides, to encourage organic farming.

  • Paddy sowing down by 5.99% so far; major lag in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh Aug 26, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    Paddy sowing down by 5.99% so far; major lag in Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh

    Paddy was sown in 390.99 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, the data showed.

  • Interview | India must open up the agri sector to ease the burden on farmers: Government MSP panel’s Gunvant Patil Aug 26, 2022 01:21 PM IST

    Interview | India must open up the agri sector to ease the burden on farmers: Government MSP panel’s Gunvant Patil

    The need of the hour is to bring people out of farming, which is largely a loss-making enterprise, said the veteran farm leader.

  • Monsoon likely to start withdrawing in first week of September: IMD Aug 25, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    Monsoon likely to start withdrawing in first week of September: IMD

    The normal date for withdrawal of the southwest monsoon is September 17.

  • Sugar export may decline 28.57% to 8 million tonnes in next season: Senior food ministry Official Aug 25, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    Sugar export may decline 28.57% to 8 million tonnes in next season: Senior food ministry Official

    According to a senior food ministry official, the nation's sugar exports are predicted to fall by 28.57 at roughly 8 million tonne in the 2022–23 season due to anticipated lower opening balance stock and higher diversion for ethanol.

  • The Game Changers Summit 2022: Innovation In Agriculture & Dairy Farming Aug 24, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    The Game Changers Summit 2022: Innovation In Agriculture & Dairy Farming

    [Partnered] [Vivriti Presents The Game Changer Summit 2022 In Partnership With CNBC-TV18] This is a space where pathbreakers meet path makers and innovation can provide inspiration. As part of the summit, Vivriti and CNBC-TV18 bring to you series of podcasts, a celebration of impactful stories of innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Paddy sowing continues to lag, acreage down by 8.25% till August 18 Aug 21, 2022 09:08 PM IST

    Paddy sowing continues to lag, acreage down by 8.25% till August 18

    In case of pulses, total sown area was down by 7.08 lakh hectare at 125.57 lakh hectare till August 18 of this kharif season from the year-ago period.

  • Modi govt surpassed previous govts in increasing agricultural budget: Jagat Prakash Nadda Aug 20, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    Modi govt surpassed previous govts in increasing agricultural budget: Jagat Prakash Nadda

    Addressing a public meeting at the municipal council ground in Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmour district, Nadda claimed that no other government worked so much for the farmers as the current dispensation.

  • We can’t double farmers’ incomes without leveraging agriculture exports Aug 19, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    We can’t double farmers’ incomes without leveraging agriculture exports

    Farmers can benefit from a sensible agriculture export policy. Instead, exports are held hostage to a shortage mentality and knee jerk reactions to price spikes

  • Agriculture ministry expects record output in fourth advance estimate for major crops Aug 17, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Agriculture ministry expects record output in fourth advance estimate for major crops

    The Union Ministry of Agriculture estimates that the current production of food grains will be 315.72 million tonnes in the year 2021-22.

  • Rice crop in India suffers setback as patchy rains reduce plantings Aug 13, 2022 07:46 PM IST

    Rice crop in India suffers setback as patchy rains reduce plantings

    Total rice acreage in the South Asian nation, the world’s second-biggest grower, has fallen 12% so far this season, according to the farm ministry.

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