From the Field

Madhya Pradesh prepares to roll out new crop insurance across 51 districts

Our bureau Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh), June 22: Shambhu Singh, from Sonpur village who has around 46 acre of agricultural land, is quite upbeat and prepared land for kharif soyabean crop, which would be sown shortly with the onset of monsoon. Many farmers like Singh in this village are optimists about[…]

Chhattisgarh to make changes in food security act

Our bureau Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Jan 2: Chhattisgarh, which pioneered the food security law in the country in 2012 and is credited with dramatically improving its public distribution system, has come to realise that the model has flaws. The state government has now decided to shift the entitlement of highly subsidised[…]

Huge Taxes and levies, exacerbated by inter-state trade disparities in taxation hit India’s Basmati rice trade

Our reporter Karnal (Haryana), Rajpura, Khanna (Punjab), Dec 5: A heavy burden of taxes and levies, exacerbated by inter-state trade disparities in taxation and under-developed market infrastructure in key producing states like Uttar Pradesh, is threatening to dent India’s lately acquired export competitiveness in basmati rice. In 2013-14, India’s basmati[…]

SABmiller helps India’s barley farmers through assured buy back and inputs better farm practices

Our bureau Chomu, Rajasthan, March 26: Boduram Yadav, a farmer from Chimanpura village part of Jaipur district has seen yield of barley, which is grown as rabi crop in the northern India rise steadily in the last few years. Yadav who has sown barley in 4 acre of land this[…]

Pepsi help Maharashtra farmers in adopting Drip irrigation which helps increase potato yield

Pepsi help Maharashtra farmers in adopting Drip irrigation which helps increase potato yield Our bureau Satara, Maharashtra, Jan 9: The excessive rainfall last year’s monsoon season has not bothered Sudhir Tambe, a farmer who is growing potato in  his 19-acre of land in Bhusangarh village, part of Satara district. Farmers[…]