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  • Meet the couple growing strawberries, oyster mushrooms and other exotic vegetables in arid Jodhpur Jan 06, 2023 02:33 PM IST

    Meet the couple growing strawberries, oyster mushrooms and other exotic vegetables in arid Jodhpur

    They also curate open-to-sky dining with tables perched in a guava orchard and meals carved using fresh vegetables from the field. The bucolic scenery also includes appearances by peacocks and other birds.

  • India extends suspension on futures trade in key farm commodities by a year Dec 21, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    India extends suspension on futures trade in key farm commodities by a year

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had last year ordered a year-long suspension of futures trading in key farm commodities, as the world's biggest importer of vegetable oils and a major producer of wheat and rice struggled to tame food inflation.

  • Budget 2023: Tax sops will provide much-needed impetus to agri-tech, agri-finance, warehousing Dec 13, 2022 10:24 AM IST

    Budget 2023: Tax sops will provide much-needed impetus to agri-tech, agri-finance, warehousing

    Tax incentives to agriculture value-chain players will help enhance business operations, which will in turn help the government achieve its goal of doubling farmer incomes.

  • Kerala seed farm declared as first carbon neutral farm in the country Dec 10, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    Kerala seed farm declared as first carbon neutral farm in the country

    A significant reduction in carbon emission has helped the seed farm, under the Agricultural Department, achieve the carbon neutral status, he said making the announcement.

  • Time has come for innovations in Indian agriculture, NCML CEO Gupta says Nov 15, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    Time has come for innovations in Indian agriculture, NCML CEO Gupta says

    Farm productivity has plateaued and large-scale farming is difficult as land holdings are scattered. The government’s push to reform agriculture markets through legal amendments has stalled

  • Farm fires' share in Delhi's pollution 38%, highest this season Nov 03, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Farm fires' share in Delhi's pollution 38%, highest this season

    The increase in stubble burning has kicked off a political slugfest, with Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday saying that there had been a 19 per cent rise in farm fires over 2021 in Punjab and that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had turned the national capital into a gas chamber.

  • Congress to waive farm loan, restore old pension scheme in Madhya Pradesh once voted to power in 2023 Assembly polls: Kamal Nath Oct 21, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    Congress to waive farm loan, restore old pension scheme in Madhya Pradesh once voted to power in 2023 Assembly polls: Kamal Nath

    In 2018, the Congress had returned to power in the state after a gap of 15 years by riding on the poll promise of waiving farmers' loans.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases 12th tranche of farmer income support Oct 17, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases 12th tranche of farmer income support

    More than 8 crore farmers received over Rs 16,000 crore in their bank accounts under the 12th tranche of the PM Kisan Samman Nidi scheme

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • India not facing any wheat crisis, assures agriculture minister Jul 22, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    India not facing any wheat crisis, assures agriculture minister

    India had in May banned wheat exports to ensure domestic availability but has been allowing shipments to select countries.

  • Retail inflation for farm, rural workers rises to 5.59%, 5.94% in February Mar 17, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    Retail inflation for farm, rural workers rises to 5.59%, 5.94% in February

    Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (consumer price index for agricultural labourers) and CPI-RL (consumer price index for rural labourers) stood at 5.49 per cent and 5.74 per cent in January 2022 and 2.67 per cent and 2.76 per cent in February 2021, a labour ministry statement said.

  • SKM meets to review progress on promises made by Centre to farmers Mar 14, 2022 11:42 AM IST

    SKM meets to review progress on promises made by Centre to farmers

    The closed-door meeting is being held at the Gandhi Peace Foundation at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg and will continue till 5 pm.

  • India reaps high growth from agriculture, allied products in FY22 Jan 12, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    India reaps high growth from agriculture, allied products in FY22

    An intense focus on securing market access abroad and promoting Indian goods saw dozens of new products including Himachali millets and Chandauli’s black rice being shipped from India to several new destinations such as the UAE, and Denmark

  • M&M rejigs top management in auto, farm divisions Dec 23, 2019 01:40 PM IST

    M&M rejigs top management in auto, farm divisions

    Announcing changes in the group corporate office as well as in auto and farm sectors, to be effective from April 1, 2020, the company said Veejay Nakra will be appointed as CEO of the auto division.

  • Jharkhand Assembly Election | Will waive farm loans if Oppn alliance comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi Dec 12, 2019 03:20 PM IST

    Jharkhand Assembly Election | Will waive farm loans if Oppn alliance comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a poll meeting here, in support of JMM candidate Ketubbudin Sheikh, Gandhi said farmers would receive a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 2,500 for every quintal of paddy, if the Cong-JMM-RJD coalition wins majority.

  • Govt's stringent commitment to low inflation resulted in farm distress: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee Oct 22, 2019 09:40 AM IST

    Govt's stringent commitment to low inflation resulted in farm distress: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

    Striking a note of caution, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more faith in corporates than him.

  • India's farm, marine exports to be hit by US trade action: Exporters' body Mar 05, 2019 10:21 AM IST

    India's farm, marine exports to be hit by US trade action: Exporters' body

    US President Donald Trump on Monday said he intended to end India's preferential trade treatment under a program that allows $5.6 billion worth of Indian exports to enter the United States duty free.

  • Editor's Take | Are loan waivers really the way to address farm distress? Dec 28, 2018 05:10 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Are loan waivers really the way to address farm distress?

    Uttaresh Venkateshwaran is in conversation with Ravi Krishnan, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol, to discuss the feasibility of income support schemes as an alternative to loan waivers.

  • Agriculture minister urges Moldova to explore farm imports from India Aug 14, 2018 07:55 PM IST

    Agriculture minister urges Moldova to explore farm imports from India

    The minister called for strengthening traditional ties between the two countries by promoting closer cooperation in the agriculture sector, an official statement said.

  • Is agrarian distress behind the Maratha quota stir? Aug 13, 2018 05:43 PM IST

    Is agrarian distress behind the Maratha quota stir?

    The Marathas' call for greater representation in education and government jobs could be as much a product of the stress on the agrarian economy, as the role of age-old caste equations

  • IPO-bound Crystal Crop in fray to acquire two more India businesses of MNCs Jul 31, 2018 02:16 PM IST

    IPO-bound Crystal Crop in fray to acquire two more India businesses of MNCs

    The company is looking to raise around Rs 1,000 crore via the IPO that will comprise both fresh issue and share sale by existing promoters.

  • India hits back at US with higher import duties on farm, steel products Jun 21, 2018 03:20 PM IST

    India hits back at US with higher import duties on farm, steel products

    India's move came a day after the EU's decision to charge higher import duties on a range of U.S. products.

  • Growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%: Agriculture Ministry Jan 08, 2018 08:03 AM IST

    Growth likely to be higher than CSO estimate of 2.1%: Agriculture Ministry

    Last week, Central Statistics Office (CSO) had pegged farm and allied sector growth at 2.1 per cent for 2017-18, much lower than 4.9 per cent achieved in the 2016-17.