In a move that could give a boost to export of agriculture and processed food from the country, India is framing its own organic products policy with clearly prescribed safety standards, traceability norms, soil certification guidelines and good agricultural practices.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, has urged the scientists to focus on farmer-oriented research activities to improve the agriculture sector of the country.
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala intends to bring back farming practices to the controversial Methran Kayal wetlands by raising paddy and other suitable crops. This was decided at a meeting between the State Agriculture Minister VS Sunilkumar and Agriculture Secretary Raju
The arrival of the South-West monsoon has kickstarted seasonal farming activity with farmers taking up sowing of key kharif crops such as rice, pulses, oilseeds and cotton, among others, across many States. According to the preliminary data put out by the Agriculture Ministry, sowing of kharif crops
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