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Long after the sun sets on a quiet farm in the Dutch town Lelystad, one of its fields comes to life with a beautiful display of red, blue and ultraviolet LED light beaming across its crop of leeks.(Reuters)
Long after the sun sets on a quiet farm in the Dutch town Lelystad, one of its fields comes to life with a beautiful display of red, blue and ultraviolet LED light beaming across its crop of leeks.(Reuters)

Crops' chance to shine in 'Grow' project by artist Roosegaarde

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:12 PM IST
The installation pairing the plants' natural beauty with the futuristic LED show is part of "Grow", artist Daan Roosegaarde's latest project intended as an homage to farmers and to inspire them to experiment with artificial light in outdoor farming.
Salman Khan shared a new video from Panvel.
Salman Khan shared a new video from Panvel.

Salman Khan enjoys farm life, shares video of planting rice saplings in ankle-deep water. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Salman Khan shared a fresh video of his team and him planting rice saplings in his farm in Panvel. Watch it here.
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, but the industry currently needs more support than any other. Can technology be the answer?(Bloomberg)
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, but the industry currently needs more support than any other. Can technology be the answer?(Bloomberg)

Can smart farming help India?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HTC
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, but the industry currently needs more support than any other. Can technology be the answer?
Crops, plantations, even livestock in 151 districts, or slightly more than one-fifth of the total districts in India, are susceptible to the impact of climate change.(REUTERS)
Crops, plantations, even livestock in 151 districts, or slightly more than one-fifth of the total districts in India, are susceptible to the impact of climate change.(REUTERS)

Farming in 20% of districts in India threatened by climate change

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 07:56 AM IST
The effects of climate change on India’s agriculture, which employs half the population and accounts for 17% of the country’s economic output, are no longer about distant projections. The latest research, cited by the ICAR study, shows the impact of climate change will be increasingly felt , as demonstrated by extreme weather events.
If farmers, the world over, including in emerging economies such as India, are able to benefit from such approaches towards price and yield risk management, they will be able to build a great deal of resilience in their approaches towards agriculture.(Getty Images)
If farmers, the world over, including in emerging economies such as India, are able to benefit from such approaches towards price and yield risk management, they will be able to build a great deal of resilience in their approaches towards agriculture.(Getty Images)

Risk management is the way forward for farming

By Nachiket Mor
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 11:53 AM IST
If agriculturalists can benefit from price and yield variations, they will be able to build long-term resilience
Rice farming near Kharegoan village, in Thane.(Praful Gangurde/HT File Photo)
Rice farming near Kharegoan village, in Thane.(Praful Gangurde/HT File Photo)

Government finalises liberal farm policy to boost agricultural exports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 07:19 AM IST
Processed food items and organic produce would be totally deregulated and made freely exportable under the framework, an official said requesting anonymity.
Goa agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai said the BJP-led state government would promote “cosmic farming” with a view to increase crop yield.(Picture for representation)
Goa agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai said the BJP-led state government would promote “cosmic farming” with a view to increase crop yield.(Picture for representation)

Chant mantra, adopt cosmic farming for better yield: Goa minister’s advice to farmers

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Goa agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai said that the state’s paddy yield would increase if its farmers chanted vedic mantra in their fields and adopted “cosmic farming” techniques.
The state government provides five-day fish cultivation and marketing training sessions to farmers throughout the year and provides loans to farmers at minimum interest rates.(HT Photo)
The state government provides five-day fish cultivation and marketing training sessions to farmers throughout the year and provides loans to farmers at minimum interest rates.(HT Photo)

41.5 acre increase in area under fish cultivation in Patiala district

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Under the Tandarust Punjab mission, the state government aims at providing best quality fish for consumption.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders launch the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in 2016.(HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders launch the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in 2016.(HT File Photo)

PM’s crop insurance plan gets hi-tech helping hand, app to assess crop loss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:06 PM IST
For a transparent estimation of crop losses, the agriculture ministry has developed an android app and harnessed satellite technologies, such as remote sensing.
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