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  • The Madhya Pradesh government is promoting bamboo cultivation. Experts are calling it 'green gold' for the farmers as bamboo farming is one of the most profitable crops. The specialty of the bamboo crop is that it does not get spoiled in any season and does not require much maintenance.
    Date : 17 January, 2022
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV) has developed two varieties each of oats and wheat, one type of rice and three varieties of niger, which have been notified by the Centre as being suitable for production. Officials said that these new crops possess a combination of several desirable traits such as high-grain yield, resistance to diseases, good grain quality and short duration harvest.
    Date : 16 January, 2022
  • The government of Assam will form an Agricultural Commission composed of specialists and agricultural scientists to investigate commercial agricultural production solutions
    Date : 16 January, 2022
  • On January 13, 2022, the Department of Fisheries, Government of India, in collaboration with Startup India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, launched the “Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge.” The competition was created with the goal of giving start-ups in the country a forum to present their creative solutions in the Fisheries and Aquaculture sector.
    Date : 14 January, 2022
  • On the occasion of National Youth Day, 2022, Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Association (RKPA), one of the leading farmers’ bodies that was at the vanguard in pleading for the Right to technology in the country, today asked chilli growers of two major states to unite and jointly fight regulators who are stumbling block in getting quality agri-input especially in – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana –and advocated the usage of modern agritech practices to tackle invasive pest like ThripsParvispinus.
    Date : 12 January, 2022
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will encourage people to create Aarogya Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) in his Republic Day speech, on January 26, 2022. The PM hopes to increase participation in the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) scheme by doing so.  
    Date : 11 January, 2022
  • Since last year, ambitious farmers in Andhra Pradesh have been cultivating the Dragon Fruit crop, and the harvests have been encouraging. The fruit is grown in seven regions, with Chief Minister Jagan Mohan setting a goal of 200 hectares for the state's production.
    Date : 09 January, 2022
  • According to a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) research, India is on track to be the world's third-largest ethanol market after the United States and Brazil by 2026. This comes after India increased ethanol use to a projected 3 billion liters between 2017 and 2021. 
    Date : 07 January, 2022
  • AI-based mobile app developed by Chandigarh University Research AI-based mobile app developed by Chandigarh University Research Scholar Amit Verma that can assist farmers in the early detection of crop diseases. Dr. Rashmi Singh, Scientist F of SEED, NCSTC Division, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, and Prof. Sanjeet Singh, Dean Research, Chandigarh University, launched the Mobile App.
    Date : 06 January, 2022
  • The government is likely to increase farm credit target to around Rs 18 lakh crore in the Budget 2022-23, which will be presented on February 1, in order to boost the agriculture sector. The government has set a credit goal of Rs 16.5 lakh crore for the current fiscal year. 
    Date : 05 January, 2022
  • State governments keep giving some gifts to their farmers. Some similar news is also coming from Rajasthan. Actually, now 'Krishak Uphar Yojana' will prove beneficial for the farmers across the state including the district. Prize money will also be given to farmers for selling crops worth more than Rs 10,000 in Agricultural Markets.
    Date : 04 January, 2022
  • The Kerala State Horticulture Mission plans to buy and distribute Arka Vertical Garden structures to individuals living in urban areas around the state in order to boost urban farming.
    Date : 04 January, 2022
  • Farmers should adopt zero-budget natural farming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised on Saturday while releasing the tenth instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), a cash-transfer scheme for farmers, which would disburse ₹20,000 crore to nearly 100 million agricultural households.
    Date : 03 January, 2022
  • In line with the continued commitment and resolve to empower grassroot level farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released 10th installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme today via video conferencing. This enabled the transfer of an amount of more than Rs. 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families.
    Date : 01 January, 2022
  • Farmers are often blamed for northern India’s terrible air quality. Every winter, smoke from stubble burning mixes with construction dust and industrial emissions to produce a toxic cocktail that blots out the sun, grounds flights and overwhelms h... The low-cost bio-enzyme, called Pusa decomposer, breaks down straw and turns it into fertilizer.
    Date : 30 December, 2021
  • The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has issued a notification to all ICAR institutes and vice-chancellors of agriculture universities to take initiatives for the promotion of natural farming in India.
    Date : 29 December, 2021
  • Everyone is emphasizing that the agriculture sector can be revolutionized through cheap technology. Farmers benefit greatly from the use of technology in agriculture. But for farmers, using technology can be an expensive deal and not many farmers are technologically that sound.
    Date : 29 December, 2021
  • Hyderabad: Cocoa farmers in Andhra Pradesh have written a new success story by surpassing their counterparts in other states in cocoa production in the country.
    Date : 27 December, 2021
  • December 23 every year is celebrated as 'Kisan Diwas' in India to mark the birth anniversary of fifth prime minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh. This year, the day comes after farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, ended their year-long protest following the rollback of three central laws by the government.
    Date : 23 December, 2021
  • NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday released the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the use of drones in the farm sector, including for spraying pesticides as well as other soil and crop nutrients.
    Date : 21 December, 2021
  • VADODARA: “One of the mistakes that had crept into the traditional methods of farming is the issue of stubble burning,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned in his virtual address at the National Conclave for Natural Farming held at Anand on Thursday.
    Date : 18 December, 2021
  • Krishi Udyami Krishak Vikas Chamber, in collaboration with the Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, and the Sikkim State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd, hosted the Progressive Agriculture Leadership Summit-2021 today at the university.
    Date : 18 December, 2021
  • Tractors are the next vehicle to go all-electric, after automobiles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, buses, and micro trucks. Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, has announced that a battery-electric tractor will be launched in the coming days, lowering the overall cost of farm output.
    Date : 17 December, 2021
  • The Prime Minister said our journey till the 100th year of independence is to adapt our agriculture according to new requirements, new challenges. Those who will benefit the most from natural farming constitute about 80% of the farmers of the country
    Date : 16 December, 2021
  • There is good news for the fishermen. On the instructions of the government, now Kisan Credit Cards will be distributed to them every Tuesday. DM of Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, S Rajalingam said that on the instructions of the Director of Fisheries Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, the camp will be put up on Tuesday. 
    Date : 14 December, 2021
  • Farmers protesting at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri, and Ghaziabad borders will take out a  victory march today as they return to their villages in Punjab and Haryana after a 15-month protest that forced the centre to drop three contentious farm laws.
    Date : 11 December, 2021
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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Dec 2021

One Size Fits All Will Not Work, Indian Agriculture Needs Decentralised Farm Reforms

There is consensus that Indian agriculture is in desperate need of reforms. These reforms are necessary for farm incomes to rise. If farmers in Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) or Doaba (Punjab) region have a speci