Why Toxic Pesticides That Killed 3 Farmers In 2 Months Are Still In Use In Maharashtra

Chandrapur and Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Rekha Madavi, 45, did not know the name of the pesticide her husband, Rushi, 55, had been spraying on their cotton crop. All their pesticide containers had been ...

Climate Change Will Worsen Disparities, Increase Conflict, Support For Naxals: New Report

Bengaluru: As the effects of climate change on livelihoods become more pronounced, especially for people involved in agriculture and fishing in South and South-East Asia, support for rebel groups and ...

US Position On India’s Subsidies To Farmers Has ‘Infirmities’: Trade Expert

Mumbai: The July 2018 announcement of minimum support prices (MSP)--or subsidies that the government pays the farmer--for the kharif (monsoon) crop may see a battle at the World Trade Organization (WT...

As India Struggles With Climate Change, Farming Couple Learns To Cope And Flourish

.fluid-width-video-wrapper { display: inherit !important; } Kalaburagi district (Karnataka): “Year by year, the quantity of rainfall is decreasing,” said Shyamrao Patil, 55, a lungi-c...

As A Genetic Revolution Collapses, Vidarbha’s Cotton Farmers Dread Coming Season

Akola (Maharashtra): With the onset of a steady monsoon, farmers of water-starved Vidarbha in north-eastern Maharashtra are getting ready to sow cotton. But Tejrao Bhakre, 57, of Goregaon Budruk villa...

Climate Change Crisis: Why Fatuhi Khera In Punjab Changed From Cotton To Rice

Mount Abu: Harsimranjit Brar, 26, has an unforgettable childhood memory of his family’s fields in Fatuhi Khera, a village in Punjab’s Sri Muktsar Sahib district. Just before harvest, it would be a...

Land Degraded In India Equivalent Of Rajasthan, MP And Maharashtra Put Together, $47Bn Loss

New Delhi: The annual economic loss due to degraded land and change in land use in India was valued at Rs 3.17 lakh crore ($46.90 billion) in 2014-15--2.5% of the country’s gross domestic product (G...

How Arctic Weather Could Affect Indian Farmers

Mount Abu, Rajasthan: While the India Meteorological Department has predicted 97% of normal monsoon rains this year, meteorologists at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune are k...

Karnataka Farm Sector Gets 6 Hours Of Power Daily, Least In India

Mumbai: In 2017-18, Karnataka’s agriculture sector received, on average, six hours of power per day--lowest among the states for which data were available--according to latest national data. Wi...

As Karnataka Nears Elections, State Support Fails To Alleviate Farm Distress

Mandya and Yadgir, Karnataka: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for the Karnataka assembly elections 2018 released on May 4, 2018, declared that farm loans upto Rs 100,000 in nationalised ban...