Keeping the growing demand for electricity connection among farmers in the state, the Gujarat government today announced an 'Immediate Power Connection Scheme 2013'. The new scheme will look to offer new power connections to farmers in the state.
NEW DELHI: Milk output is likely to expand by 4.5 per cent to reach a record 140.6 million tonnes in 2014 calendar year on a normal monsoon, increased demand for dairy products and rising consumer income, says a USDA report.
COIMBATORE: The steps taken by the government to support dissemination of 420 proven farm technologies in 5,000 locations nationwide has seen a success rate of just eight per cent, according to a top official in the International Water Management Institute, Hyderabad.
Cyclone Phailin has ruined more than 70% of banana fruit in Bihar's Vaishali district, hub of cultivation of the fruit located north of Ganga.
Initial reports suggest that more than 70% of the banana crop has been destroyed due to Phailin, District Agriculture Officer (DAO) Dinesh Prasad told PTI today.
NEW DELHI: Bogged down by huge debt and mounting cane arrears, sugar mills all over the country have delayed crushing until the government makes cane price linkage clear.
Staring at an estimated everhigh surplus stock of 10 million tonne of sugar in the coming season (October 2013-September 2014), Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said that high cane cost and low sugar prices have made the working of the industry unviable.
NEW DELHI: The government has proposed to set up intermediate grain storage facilities at block level in each state, a move aimed at ensuring steady flow of foodgrain under the National Food Security Act.
According to the proposal, the Centre will provide Rs 450 crore while the land for construction will be given by the states that are willing to come up with these facilities.
Silicon Valley is about 100 miles or so from California’s Central Valley, which is among the larger agricultural regions in the U.S. The technology that’s being developed and refined by the Bay is increasingly being used inland by farmers that want to bring the power of data to agriculture, said Lance Donny, founder and CEO of OnFarm Systems.
The Indo-U.S.-Africa triangular programme on agriculture by the Jaipur-based National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) has opened up new vistas in sharing knowledge and capacity building of the Officers of Agriculture from Africa to play an effective role in meeting the challenges of food security and globalisation.
A ready market for produce becomes a big bonus for growers. “Whatever be the crops grown, availability of an immediate selling point and a good price from a prompt buyer encourages a farmer to grow more,” says Mr. S. Rajaratnam, a progressive papaya grower from Mettupalayam region, Tamil Nadu.
The farmer is presently cultivating red lady variety papaya (well known in the region) in about 75 cents and is able to earn more than Rs. 2 lakhs in 15 months.
Animal products' relevance are rising as food habits change. Milk, meat and egg consumption in India is rising much faster than that of cereals, according to Credit Suisse.
Not surprisingly, 37% of agricultural output growth between 2005 and 2011 came from animal products. Within this category, output of eggs and meat has risen faster, and poultry the fastest, Credit Suisse in its report, “Agri 101: The rise of India's animal farm”, said.