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MP to receive award from President for highest grain produce

By Suchandana Gupta January 14, 2013 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/MP-to-receive-award-from-President-for-highest-grain-produce/articleshow/18023089.cms BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has been selected to receive the Krishi Karman Award of the Union government for best performance in agricultural production in 2011-2012. The cash prize award of Rs 2 crore will be given away by President Pranab Mukherjee to chief minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in New Delhi on Tuesday. Chouhan’s agriculture minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria will also accompany the chief minister in the award giving function. The Krishi Karman Award for year 2011-12 is being conferred to Madhya Pradesh for food production. In addition, Raisen farmer Radhabai Dube and Hoshangabad’s Gambhir Singh Pal will be honoured by the President for best […]

Hope for farmers: Biotech firm pulled up for crop losses

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Hope-for-farmers-Biotech-firm-pulled-up-for-crop-losses/Article1-833223.aspx Zia Haq, Hindustan Times New Delhi, March 31, 2012 A farm biotech company has been held accountable for losses from genetically modified (GM) crops for the first time in India, a move that could address the issue of farmer suicides in the country. The decision, however, is being legally challenged. Two-thirds of Indians depend on agricultural income for subsistence, and according to figures reported in Parliament, over 700 farmers had committed suicide in 2010-11 due to crop losses. The Indian arm of German-origin Bayer Cropscience was ordered to pay Rs 45 lakh to 164 farmers in Maharashtra’s Dhule district after one of its BT cotton hybrids failed. In Madhya Pradesh, […]

Hybrid maize yields less than 50 % of Govt projection’ in Madhya Pradesh

  INDORE: The state government’s ambitious plan to increase maize production through hybrid varieties appears to have come a cropper. An umbrella group of voluntary organisations working to promote organic farming has reported that the actual increase is less than 50 per cent of governmental projections for maize yield using hybrid seeds. Incidentally, agriculture minister Ramkrishna Kusmariya has vociferously opposed Monsanto, which was awarded tenders for the pilot project, and has repeatedly exhorted the virtues of organic farming. He has also written to Union science and technology minister Vilasrao Deshmukh expressing reservation over the draft BRAI Bill (Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill). When contacted director, agriculture DN Singh said […]

3 soyabean farmers committed suicide in State last month

As many as three debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in Hoshangabad district in the month of October, owing to damage of soybean crops due to rust, and yellow mosaic virus and no substantial help from the insurance companies to bear the loss. These facts were revealed in a detailed report prepared by Sunil, an activist working in the district, which was released in the State capital on Sunday. Sunil, citing the report further informed that Central Government with the help of State Government started Mausam Beema Yojna in the district but it was implemented in the district without consent of farmers. He further said that most of the farmers are […]

Country’s first agri cabinet in MP meets on June 18

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Country-s-first-agri-cabinet-in-MP-meets-on-June-18/Article1-703843.aspx The first agricultural cabinet in the country, formed by the Madhya Pradesh government under chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, will hold its first meeting on June 18. Coincidentally, monsoon would have arrived in the state by then. In the first effort of its kind, Chouhan has carved out a cabinet specially focused on agriculture from the existing cabinet, enjoying the cabinet’s powers. The chief minister will head the agricultural cabinet, and principal secretaries of 10 farming-related departments will assist him. “Agriculture will continue to be the lifeline of the country. We have created this cabinet to strongly underline its importance,” Chouhan said. Besides being a soyabean hub, MP is […]

Govt moots organic farm policy to promote cultivation

Organic Farming Policy (Hindi version) download http://www.mpmidday.com/madhya-pradesh/bhopal/15874.html Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that farmers of organic farming products should get proper prices. There should be a proper arrangement for branding and marketing or organic farming products and efforts are being made in this connection. These views were expressed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing a State-level symposium on ‘Role of youth in making agriculture profitable through organic farming’ at Samanvay Bhavan here on Thursday. Those present on the occasion included Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria, agricultural scientist Piyush Bhargava, journalist Devendra Sharma, environmentalist Vandana Shiva and Bharat Pathak of Deendayal Shodh […]

मध्य प्रदेश सर्कार की जैविक कृषि नीति

organic policy,mp download जैविक खेती क्यों ?ह्ण मृदा स्वास्थ्य व पर्यावरण – आज यह तथ्य निर्विवाद हो चुका हैं कि रसायनिक उर्वरकों तथा पेस्टीसाइडों के लगातार तथा अविवेकपूर्ण उपयोग के चलते मिट्‌टी के स्वास्थ्य मे गिरावट तथा पर्यावरण प्रदूषित हो चुका हैह्ण रसायनों के उपयोग से पैदा होने वाले खाद्यान्न, फल और सब्जियॉं विषैले होकर इनमें स्वभाविक स्वाद नहीं रहा हैं । ह्ण मनुष्य स्वास्थ्य – रसायनों के उपयोग से मनुष्यों में तरह-तरह की बीमारियों देखने में आ रही हैं। ह्ण अधिक उत्पादन लागत – रसायनों के मॅंहगें तथा अत्यधिक उपयोग के कारण खेती की लागत बढ़ रही हैं जिसके कारण कृषकों का खेती से मोहभंग हो रहा हैं।ह्ण विषरहित […]

Every 8 hours a farmer commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh

Every 8 hours a farmer commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=97171 Bhopal: Every day, three farmers committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh — that is one death every eight hours — during the past five years, the state’s home minister told the Assembly. Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta said as many as 5,838 farmers ended their lives during the period from 2006 to 2010. Surprisingly, the minister maintained that only six of the 5,838 farmers killed themselves due to being overburdened with debt. Prior to this, replying to Congress legislator Ramnivas Rawat’s query, the home minister said that 89 farmers had committed suicide in 87 days since Nov 6, 2010. However, […]

Seeds of strife

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/node/1737 Author(s): Latha Jishnu Issue: Aug 31, 2010 The Seed Bill takes away states’ power to regulate seed prices, could lead to Centre-state confrontation Photos: Surya Sen IT WAS yet another meeting in a series that began six years ago. On July 28, close to 40 members of Parliament and state leaders met in Room 124 of Krishi Bhavan, the Delhi headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, in what seemed a last-ditch attempt to thrash out the contested points in a proposed law to regulate the seeds trade. The meeting was called by Minister for Agriculture Shared Pawar, who had put together the first draft of the Seed Bill in […]

1,232 farmers committed suicide in MP

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20081217/1712101.htm Bhopal, Dec 16: Though Maharashtra has once against toped the list of suicides by farmers in the country with the state recording 4,238 such cases last year, the situation in Madhya Pradesh on this front is also turning out to be grim with the state recording 1,232 cases of suicides by farmers last year, as per the latest report of the National Crimes Record Bureau. In terms of suicides by farmers in the country, Madhya Pradesh ranks fifth. The states which are ahead of Madhya Pradesh in this regard include Maharashtra (4,238), Karnataka (2,135), Andhra Pradesh (1,797) and Chhattisgarh with 1,593 cases of suicides by farmers. However, if the […]

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