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The tree is known for its ornamental as well as herbal properties. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Chandigarh school sets up herbal garden to give practical knowledge to students

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:12 PM IST
In order to impart practical knowledge to students regarding agriculture and waste management, the Government Model Senior Secondary School, in Chandigarh's Dhanas has set up a herbal garden in its premises.
Magh Bihu 2021: Date, significance and celebrations of the harvest festival in Assam, India(Twitter/mi_hilly)
Magh Bihu 2021: Date, significance and celebrations of the harvest festival in Assam, India(Twitter/mi_hilly)

Magh Bihu 2021: Date, significance, celebrations of Assam's harvest festival

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:12 PM IST
  • Magh Bihu 2021: Like Lohri and Makar Sankranti, Assam’s Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu also marks the end of cold and harsh winter months and here’s all you need to know about the date, significance and celebration of the harvest festival in agriculture-based India
Farmers protest against the newly-passed farm laws, Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, December 17, 2020(REUTERS)
Farmers protest against the newly-passed farm laws, Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, December 17, 2020(REUTERS)

What agriculture needs: Risk mitigation

By Shoumitro Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Its absence make farmers less receptive to pro-market reforms which add to income uncertainty
Field Officer advising a Smallholder Vegetable Farmer on suitable agricultural practices(Business Wire India)
Field Officer advising a Smallholder Vegetable Farmer on suitable agricultural practices(Business Wire India)

The revolutionary ‘Uberization of Agriculture’ one step at a time by FarmERP

UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 12:56 PM IST
FarmERP, a market leader in AgriTech, is working effectively towards the Uberization of smallholder farmers and aims towards making them independent and more efficient in their agriculture practices.
A farmer inspects the damaged rice crop due to excess rains.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A farmer inspects the damaged rice crop due to excess rains.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Extreme rains lead to more rural farmer suicides than droughts: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 01:34 PM IST
The international study includes data from Indian rural areas while measuring the impact of some weather events on suicides.
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)

On way to Haryana farmers’ protest at Pipli, Meham MLA Balraj Kundu arrested, later released

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Despite prohibitory orders, the Independent legislator was going to take part in the rally called against the three farm ordinances promulgated by the Centre; Tosham Congress MLA Kiran Choudhry says govt afraid of protesting farmers
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (centre) receiving the economy revitalisation committee’s report in Guwahati on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (centre) receiving the economy revitalisation committee’s report in Guwahati on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Focus on industry and agriculture to revive economy hit by Covid-19, panel tells Assam govt

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 10:41 PM IST
The high-level committee has recommended formation of a farmers’ commission, notification of the state’s agriculture policy, interest subsidy to industry on loans for working capital and a social security scheme for workers in unorganized sector and industry to boost the economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This was the first meeting of Union Cabinet after Central Government entered into its second year in office.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This was the first meeting of Union Cabinet after Central Government entered into its second year in office.(ANI)

Summer crop prices hiked 50-80% for farmers in big Cabinet decision

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 07:14 PM IST
The announcement came as the June-to-September monsoon for 2020, predicted by the India Meteorological Bureau to be normal, made its onset over Kerala, its first port of call in the Indian mainland, on June 1, as predicted.
Swarm of locusts seen above a field in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh.(PTI Photo)
Swarm of locusts seen above a field in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh.(PTI Photo)

The locust menace close to Bihar in east, Karnataka, Andhra and Telangana in south, 16 states warned

Hindustan Times, Varanasi/Nagpur/Bathinda | By Sudhir Kumar/Pradip Maitra and Vishal Joshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:55 PM IST
The locusts next destinations will be determined by the wind direction.
The invading insects from Sindh in neighbouring Pakistan is moving across Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh at a high speed.(AP)
The invading insects from Sindh in neighbouring Pakistan is moving across Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh at a high speed.(AP)

Uttarakhand braces for locust swarm, agriculture dept issues alert

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 05:32 PM IST
The minister has asked farmers to make loud noises, bang utensils, spray chemicals and pesticides and create smoke in a bid to deter the insects from attacking standing crops.
File photo of Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel. (Photo: @bhupeshbaghel)
File photo of Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel. (Photo: @bhupeshbaghel)

Lac cultivation to be given status of agriculture: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The CM instructed Agriculture, Forest and Cooperative departments to present a proposal in the next meeting of the cabinet to include lac and other such profit-yielding produce in agriculture.
Chemicals and water spray is being used to kill locusts when they settle down on trees as seen here in the picture.(Sourced Photo)
Chemicals and water spray is being used to kill locusts when they settle down on trees as seen here in the picture.(Sourced Photo)

MP battles with swarms of desert locusts heading towards Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 11:43 PM IST
The locusts have to be prevented from breeding otherwise they will pose a threat to the kharif crop, said an expert.
Union agriculture & rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar assured that farm labourers are getting full wages and are not forced to accept lower wages.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Union agriculture & rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar assured that farm labourers are getting full wages and are not forced to accept lower wages.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Covid-19 won’t be able to damage Indian agriculture: Narendra S Tomar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 04:01 AM IST
The Centre has given several exemptions to the rural and agricultural sector from the lockdown -- including all farming operations and mandis. This has definitely helped maintaining continuity in the supply chain, says Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
The farm-to-fork supply chain has been disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The farm-to-fork supply chain has been disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 lockdown chokes farm-to-fork supply, could hit India hard

Hindsutan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq and Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, countrywide restrictions were announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24.
Crops getting damaged in locust attack in Rajasthan’s Barmer.(HT Photo)
Crops getting damaged in locust attack in Rajasthan’s Barmer.(HT Photo)

4 Rajasthan districts hit by biggest locust attack, says report

Hindustan Times, Barmer/Jaipur/ Jodhpur | By Mukesh Mathrani and Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 02:59 AM IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot directed the state’s disaster management and relief department to start payment of compensation to affected farmers in two days.
Prakash Javadekar said that the intention for the move was to increase farmers’ earnings.(HT photo/Sanket Wankhade)
Prakash Javadekar said that the intention for the move was to increase farmers’ earnings.(HT photo/Sanket Wankhade)

Govt hikes MSP for wheat and pulses, says move to ‘increase farmers’ income’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 05:03 PM IST
“In a move to increase farmers’ income, the Cabinet has increased the minimum support price (MSP) of rabi (winter-sown) crops for the current year,” said Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
India is the world’s biggest producer of sugar, cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of wheat and rice.(Rajanish Kakade/ HT Photo)
India is the world’s biggest producer of sugar, cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of wheat and rice.(Rajanish Kakade/ HT Photo)

Why strong monsoon rains are not necessarily good news for farmers

Mumbai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 09:51 AM IST
While rain would normally cheer the agricultural heartland, the monsoon was erratic and has left many crops damaged.
Centre for Vedic Science will research agricultural practices of the Vedic era and take them to the farmers of today. (Representational image)(REUTERS)
Centre for Vedic Science will research agricultural practices of the Vedic era and take them to the farmers of today. (Representational image)(REUTERS)

Centre to study, promote Vedic agricultural practices

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 01:37 PM IST
To increase soil fertility, cow dung manure was commonly used. Cow dung manure always increases fertility and keeps the soil healthy, Prof Tripathi said, adding that this has now been proved in several researches.
Niti Ayog member Ramesh Chand said onion prices were elevated right now and prices would come down when summer crop hit markets by November.(Photo: HT file photo)
Niti Ayog member Ramesh Chand said onion prices were elevated right now and prices would come down when summer crop hit markets by November.(Photo: HT file photo)

Food prices forecasting system to avoid shocks?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:02 AM IST
Niti Aayog said that India needs its own annual “agricultural outlook”, which refers to an economic forecasting system to assess demand and supply situations to avoid seasonal rise in prices of food items, such as onions.
Jeffries faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the town for the pigs that have been spotted on and alongside the town road for weeks, creating a nuisance for drivers and pedestrians, according to the town.(AP image)
Jeffries faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the town for the pigs that have been spotted on and alongside the town road for weeks, creating a nuisance for drivers and pedestrians, according to the town.(AP image)

250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns

ORANGE, Vt. | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:28 AM IST
Several farm workers and a couple of volunteers who heard about the loose pigs trudged up and down the dirt road hill Thursday trying to drive any pigs back into the Sugar Mountain Farm in Orange.
Agriculture is a major contributor to the rural Indian economy(PTI)
Agriculture is a major contributor to the rural Indian economy(PTI)

Unemployment and Agriculture: How Rural Management can bridge the gap?

By Dr. Pankaj Gupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 11:28 AM IST
India essentially is a rural nation, where agriculture, horticulture, handicrafts, fisheries, poultry, and dairy are the major contributors to the rural economy. Yet, the contribution of agriculture has been dwindling, creating a space for inequalities.
The Modi government on Friday launched the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana, a pension scheme for small and marginal farmers of the country.(ANI Photo)
The Modi government on Friday launched the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana, a pension scheme for small and marginal farmers of the country.(ANI Photo)

Modi government launches pension scheme for farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 03:35 PM IST
Under the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana, any farmer between 18-40 years can register himself for the pension scheme and on completion of 20 years, he or she will get a monthly pension of Rs 3000.
(HT File)
(HT File)

10 upcoming and promising careers in agriculture

By Malini Saba
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 02:34 PM IST
With a share of 32% of the country’s total food market, the Indian Food processing industry ranks fifth in production, consumption, export and expected growth.
The results of EAMCET were declared at Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) office at Tadepalli in Amaravati on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file)
The results of EAMCET were declared at Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) office at Tadepalli in Amaravati on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file)

AP EAMCET Results 2019 declared, 74% qualify for engineering and 83% for agriculture, check top 10 rank holders’ list here

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 02:08 PM IST
As many as 1,38,160 out of 1,85,711 students, who appeared for Engineering and Agriculture Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-2019) have qualified for admission into various engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
The use of GM crops is contentious, with arguments existing on both sides. Still, with India not allowing the use of GM brinjal, the developments in Haryana are a clear violation of the law.(File Photo)
The use of GM crops is contentious, with arguments existing on both sides. Still, with India not allowing the use of GM brinjal, the developments in Haryana are a clear violation of the law.(File Photo)

Scientists fear widespread contamination of Bt Brinjal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:02 PM IST
To understand the extent of the damage, the Haryana agriculture department is getting the state’s brinjal crop tested to determine whether it is GM-free at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), which will share the test results with the Haryana government next week.
Decades of intensive agriculture has added to water stress and declining soil health(PTI)
Decades of intensive agriculture has added to water stress and declining soil health(PTI)

Systemic transformation in agriculture must put the farmer at the centre

By Arunabha Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Farming must become sustainable since agriculturists are struggling to build resilience against many threats
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.(Thinkstock)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.(Thinkstock)

University Grants Commission bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 07:22 PM IST
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.
Through a scaled, countrywide effort, China raised farm productivity by 11% while reducing the use of nitrogen fertilizers by 14-18%(REUTERS)
Through a scaled, countrywide effort, China raised farm productivity by 11% while reducing the use of nitrogen fertilizers by 14-18%(REUTERS)

How India can increase its farm productivity

By Nachiket Mor, Srivalli Krishnan, Kate Kuo
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Addressing the knowledge gap among smallholders can significantly improve productivity, farmer prosperity, and environmental sustainability all at the same time
Elections are an opportunity to find the answers to big questions, educate the public as well as seek their legitimacy for policy.(PTI)
Elections are an opportunity to find the answers to big questions, educate the public as well as seek their legitimacy for policy.(PTI)

An election that will shape India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 07:39 AM IST
It is time to ask India’s political parties what they have in mind to steer the country through some big transitions.
For resolving the agrarian crisis, the most important requirement is massive investment in agriculture but unfortunately it is not happening(HT)
For resolving the agrarian crisis, the most important requirement is massive investment in agriculture but unfortunately it is not happening(HT)

Why agriculture needs peasant-oriented policies

By Hannan Mollah
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 07:19 AM IST
The approach of bringing landless people to urban production system and reducing the number of farmers like in the West is flawed for a country of our size and population.
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