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Woman farmer from Chitrakoot on her experiences working the fields: 'Women do all the hard work'
India

Woman farmer from Chitrakoot on her experiences working the fields: 'Women do all the hard work'

Despite an overall feminisation of agriculture, due to the increasing migration of men from villages, only 13% of rural women own land in their own name.

Over 1 crore farmers across the country have registered on e-NAM, a portal to sell produce online: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh
India

Over 1 crore farmers across the country have registered on e-NAM, a portal to sell produce online: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh

Singh said in the Lok Sabha that farmers wishing to join e-NAM platform need to register themselves on e-NAM portal and can sell their produce on e-NAM platform in any e-NAM mandi of their choice.

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
India

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.

In beleaguered Yavatmal, one farmer's organic practice could provide a way forward for district
India

In beleaguered Yavatmal, one farmer's organic practice could provide a way forward for district

At this farm in Yavatmal, there are a variety of crops to be grown all year round, thus ensuring long-term employment for labourers | #FirstCulture

Ban on sale of cattle for slaughter: Complicated process, lack of clarity makes Marathwada's farmers dread the new law
India

Ban on sale of cattle for slaughter: Complicated process, lack of clarity makes Marathwada's farmers dread the new law

Why is this increasing squeeze on the cattle market for slaughter making Marathwada's farmers anxious?

Telangana Assembly: Farm loan waiver, demonetisation lilkely to dominate session
India

Telangana Assembly: Farm loan waiver, demonetisation lilkely to dominate session

The issues related to pending dues of farm loan waiver and students' tuition fees reimbursement schemes, besides the welfare programmes of TRS government and demonetisation are expected to dominate the winter session of Telangana assembly.

Israel's experience and technologies can help transform agriculture in India
India

Israel's experience and technologies can help transform agriculture in India

Indian agriculture has made incredible progress over the last few decades, but it needs to undergo a deep transformation. It must make more efficient use of scarce water resources, lest they deplete.

Demonetisation will hit agriculture, informal sector workers the most: Study
India

Demonetisation will hit agriculture, informal sector workers the most: Study

The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will hurt agriculture, informal sector workers — about 482 million people who earn cash incomes — and disrupt India’s consumption patterns for at least the next quarter.

Hail threatens Indian farmers with fourth crop loss in a row
India

Hail threatens Indian farmers with fourth crop loss in a row

Hail and rain have damaged ripening wheat, chickpea and rapeseed in country's key farm belts, potentially exposing millions of farmers to a fourth crop loss in a row.

Prince Charles to help Indian farmers defeat poverty with new charitable fund
India

Prince Charles to help Indian farmers defeat poverty with new charitable fund

Prince Charles announced the plan in his capacity as the Founder and President of the British Asian Trust (BAT).

Sponsored: #SeedTheRise for our farmers today, so that they can reap a better tomorrow
Economy

Sponsored: #SeedTheRise for our farmers today, so that they can reap a better tomorrow

In order to improve the lives of these farmers who toil around the clock and 365 days a year, Mahindra & Mahindra has kickstarted an initiative -#SeedTheRise in concert with the online community.

Saving DD Kisan: Farmers need many things but Amitabh Bachchan is not one of them
Entertainment

Saving DD Kisan: Farmers need many things but Amitabh Bachchan is not one of them

A source close to Amitabh Bachchan told the media the superstar is “personally very excited and enthusiastic about promoting Kisan”, that is Doordarshan’s new farmers channel, not a jam.

PM Modi asks Pepsi, Coke to blend fruit juices in fizzy drinks
India

PM Modi asks Pepsi, Coke to blend fruit juices in fizzy drinks

PM Modi said multinational cola giants PepsiCo, Coca-Cola should help augment fruit sales for Indian farmers by adding fresh fruit juices to their drinks.

India’s farmer suicides: film indicts US corporate greed
Life

India’s farmer suicides: film indicts US corporate greed

Films like <em>Bitter Seeds</em> are pure exasperation for the entire pro-Bt lobby which claims that things have improved for the Indian farmer since the government allowed the introduction of GM cotton by Monsanto in 2002.