Crops(Search results - 37)
Top StoriesSep 8, 2021, 4:24 PM IST
Union Cabinet approves increase in MSP for Rabi crops for 2021-22 crop year
The differential remuneration is aimed at encouraging crop diversification, a release from the CCEA read.
Top StoriesJun 9, 2021, 4:57 PM IST
Cabinet approves hike in minimum support prices for various kharif crops amid farmers’ protest
The Centre hiked minimum selling price (MSP) for various kharif crops for the summer-sown season, ranging between 50% and 62%, following a decision taken by the cabinet on Wednesday.
Top StoriesFeb 20, 2021, 12:50 PM IST
Farmers’ protest: Will burn crops if needed but would not let movement weaken, says Rakesh Tikait
“Farmers have been indulging in the farming of loss for the last 70 years. If they have to sacrifice one more crop, they are ready,” said BKU leader Rakesh Tikait.
Top StoriesJan 15, 2021, 6:33 PM IST
Government- farmers talks remain inconclusive, deadlock continues; next meeting on Jan 19
The farmers have been camping at the Delhi borders for several weeks and are demanding a repeal of the farm laws and a legal guarantee to the minimum support price for crops.
BusinessDec 23, 2020, 2:47 PM IST
AgSpeak: App made by students, made for farmers
Students of IIT Guwahati and alumni of NIT Silchar and Dibrugarh Universities in Assam have developed a new app called AgSpeak that helps farmers manage their crops.
IndiaOct 23, 2020, 11:27 AM IST
Karnataka rains: Crop loss of 6.3 lakh hectares estimated
Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka has said about 12,700 homes have been damaged and there are crop losses on 6.5 lakh hectares of land in North Karnataka due to the floods in October.
IndiaOct 6, 2020, 11:36 AM IST
West Bengal: State government introduces 'Solar Light Trap' for farmers to save crops from locust attacks
Locusts have been eating away at the crops of the land. Although, there are no reports of locusts attacking agricultural land in West Bengal, the state government took the initiative in advance. The 'Solar Light Trap' was introduced for farmers to save the crops of the land from locusts and insects. Farmers can use this special device to prevent insect attacks on land crops.
IndiaSep 8, 2020, 12:49 PM IST
Rs 8,000 crore loss in Karnataka floods: BS Yediyurappa to Centre
Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa has informed the Central team that the total loss due to the floods this year has gone up to Rs 8,071 crore. Crops of 4.03 lakh hectares have been damaged.
IndiaAug 27, 2020, 7:29 PM IST
Vidyadhari river dam breaks again due to excessive rain; huge loss incurred by villagers
The river embankment was broken, and saltwater entered the houses of the people. An old man died after slipping in the saltwater. Crops have been left damaged due to saltwater.
IndiaAug 18, 2020, 3:26 PM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijay Singh writes a letter to Shivraj Singh asking about Basmati’s GI tag
Former CM of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh has written a letter to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in which he has raised the issue of GI tag for the crops produced in the state. In the letter, Digvijay Singh urges Shivraj Singh to join him in a protest for the demand of farmers in front of the PM’s residence in Delhi
IndiaMay 28, 2020, 1:35 PM IST
COVID-19 battle apart, Karnataka government gears up for locust attack
Crops and vegetation in several Indian states have been threatened by desert locust, which is known as the most dangerous of the migratory pests in the world
SCIENCEMay 20, 2020, 10:55 AM IST
World Bee Day: What would happen if bees went extinct?
Bees play a vital role in the global food supply, pollinating crops which feed 90 per cent of the world's population. The population of honeybees alone has been declining rapidly, with a drop of a massive 89% between 2007 and 2016 and this has sparked worries of bees staring at extinction. The truth is, bees are crucial elements of our environment, and almost never get the credit that they deserve. If bees didn't exist, humans wouldn't either. Watch this video to know more.
IndiaJan 24, 2020, 7:40 PM IST
BJP MLA brings basket of locusts into Rajasthan Assembly to bug the government
BJP MLA Bihari Lal Nokha arrived at Rajasthan Assembly with a basket of locusts to draw the attention of the government to farmers whose crops have been destroyed. After 26 years, 11 districts of the state are affected by locust attack.
LifestyleJan 13, 2020, 2:20 PM IST
Happy Lohri 2020: Here are six things you need to know about this festival of harvest
New Delhi: Lohri, which is one of the prominent festivals across India, is celebrated a night before Makar Sankranti or on January 13. Also, this festival has a deep-rooted connection with ancient cultures and traditions and is associated with the harvest of Rabi crops and is considered ideal for harvesting sugarcane crops.