The sensitivity of agricultural productivity to climate depends strongly on crop selection.
Pre-monsoon rainfall 22% lower than usual across India, says IMD; highest deficiency recorded in all 4 southern states at 46%
Pre-monsoon rainfall from March to May, which is a phenomenon vital to agriculture in several parts of the country, has recorded a deficiency of 22 percent, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.
World Water Day 2019: UN highlights need to provide safe water 'for all'; take this quiz to know more about water usage globally
World Water Day is recognised by the United Nations to highlight the goal to provide clean water "for all" by 2030
NCRB's silence on farmer suicides: RTI reply reveals why organisation has not released data since 2016
The number of farmer suicides is the tip of the iceberg of an agricultural crisis, and by not making “uncomfortable” figures public under various pretexts, the government is doing a disservice to itself and to the public at large
Agrarian crisis: Bias against agriculture needs to go for revival; higher investment, change in attitude towards sector a must
More attention to agriculture by way of higher investment and positive attitudinal changes, therefore, may actually bring about better economic dividends and put India into a higher development trajectory like other Asian nations. The sooner this is realised, the better it would be to revitalise agriculture and rural economy.
Climate change may reduce rabi and kharif crop earnings by up to 13.7% and 5.5%; farmers left to their own resources to cope
The farmers of Sri Muktsar district chose to play it safe; elsewhere farmers might choose to deal with climate change differently.
Amid corruption and bureaucratic red-tapism, RSS farmers' body warns Centre of stronger agitation if unheard
RSS-affiliated farmers' body BKS has raised a red flag against the existing government policies related to the agricultural sector and the bureaucratic functioning, alleging that these factors have impoverished Indian farmers and compelled them to commit suicide.
The controversy over the Land Acquisition Bill is threatening to reinforce the image that evolved with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pinstriped suit.
The financial support to banks, NGOs and the state government in Karnataka by NABARD touched an all-time high of Rs 6,053 crore last fiscal, a rise of about 40 percent from 2010-11.
Farm loan disbursal is expected to exceed the target of Rs 4.75 lakh crore and touch Rs 5.20 lakh crore in 2011-12 on the back of good monsoon, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development said today.