Monthly Archives: November 2011

Gadkari aims to make agriculture profitable

November 27, 2011 THE TIMES OF INDIA http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Gadkari-aims-to-make-agriculture-profitable/articleshow/10892127.cms NAGPUR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Nitin Gadkari, who has big plans for making agriculture a profitable vocation in the region, is organizing the second exposition for farmers – Agrovision 2012. Leaders of other political parties have been roped in to ensure maximum participation. The expo… Continue reading »

Cows conserving carbon

MATTHEW CAWOOD http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/livestock/cattle/cows-conserving-carbon/2307077.aspx?storypage=2 03 Oct, 2011 05:00 AM WHEN it comes to climate change, livestock animals have become confused with human management of livestock, Tony Lovell says.A cow is just a cow, the co-founder of Soil Carbon Australia observed, but how a cow impacts on the environment is entirely the product of human decisions. Those… Continue reading »

Panel seeks ban on plastic, pesticides

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Panel-seeks-ban-on-plastic-pesticides/Article1-774921.aspx The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) has recommended a blanket ban on plastic in the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats on the lines of the ban that is currently in place in hill stations such as Ooty and Mahabaleshwar. The panel has also suggested phasing out of pesticides and using the organic farming model… Continue reading »

Sticky: ‘Wrong government policies force farmers to commit suicide’: ASHA releases report

Sticky: ‘Wrong government policies force farmers to commit suicide’: ASHA releases report

95 farmers committed suicide in 6 Andhra districts between 7 October and 8 November, says report Tehelka.com Bureau New Delhi http://www.tehelka.com/story_main51.asp?filename=Ws251111AGRICULTURE.asp Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture members have demanded a parliamentary forum to voice farmers’ problems Blaming official policies for the increasing number of farmer suicides across the country, farm activists have demanded immediate… Continue reading »

Sticky: రాష్ట్రం లో రైతు ఆత్మహత్యల లెక్క దాస్తున్నారు -డిల్లీ లో ఆశా నివేదిక విడుదల

Sticky: రాష్ట్రం లో రైతు ఆత్మహత్యల లెక్క దాస్తున్నారు  -డిల్లీ లో ఆశా నివేదిక విడుదల

రాష్ట్రంలో గత ఏడేళ్లలో 3775 మంది బలవన్మరణం; జయతి ఘోష్‌ సిఫార్సులు ఇంతవరకు అమలు చేయలేదు; ప్రభుత్వ విధానాల వల్లే ఆత్మహత్యలు; రాష్ట్రంలో తీవ్ర దురి్భక్షం నెలకొంది; ‘ఆశ’ స్వచ్ఛంద సంస్థ పరిశోధన నివేదిక న్యూఢిల్లీ – న్యూస్‌టుడే పెరుగుతున్న ఖర్చులు, తరుగుతున్న ఆదాయం, ప్రభుత్వాల సవతి తల్లి విధానాలు కలగలిపి అన్నదాతల గొంతులకు ఉరితాళ్లు పేనుతున్నట్లు ‘అలయన్స్‌ ఫర్‌ సస్టెయినబుల్‌ హోలిస్టిక్‌ అగ్రికల్చర్‌'(ఆశా) అనే స్వచ్ఛంద సంస్థ తేల్చింది. ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ ప్రభుత్వం రైతుల ఆత్మహత్యలను తక్కువచేసి… Continue reading »

Big plans for mechanisation of farming in 2012-17: Pawar

New Delhi, Oct 19 (PTI) http://www.deccanherald.com/content/199116/big-plans-mechanisation-farming-2012.html Faced with labour shortage after the rural employment guarantee scheme, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today announced that the government plans to launch a mega programme in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) for mechanisation of the farming sector. He expressed the confidence that the country’s foodgrains production in the… Continue reading »