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Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana launched by Himachal Pradesh government

The Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana (PKKKY) was launched by the Himachal Pradesh government to promote organic / Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. It is in news recently because out of the total 3,226 panchayats in the state, 2,209 have been brought under the ambit of the scheme. Under the scheme, farmers has been ..

Rajasthan Launches Prachar Rath to Promote Organic Farming

Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lal Chand Kataria flagged off a Prachar Rath to promote organic and zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) among the farmers. Prachar Rath The initiative aims to build awareness among the farmers about organic and ZBNF which reduces agricultural input costs, encourage the use of bio-fertilisers, replace pesticides with traditional material and give tips for ..

Is Contract Farming Beneficial?

The recent spat between the PepsiCo and a handful of potato farmers from Gujarat has again led the debate surrounding contract farming to the forefront. The contract farming has been prevalent for long years in potato growing regions, especially in West Bengal, one of the most productive potatoes growing regions of India. Advantages of Contract ..

Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

Organic Content in Soil

Owing to the efforts under the Green Revolution wherein farmers adopted modern inputs and technology to increase production, India successfully avoided the spectre of food shortages. But this came at a cost in the form of overexploitation of natural resources, especially soil and water. The crisis is so extreme that it has brought the issue ..

Aurangabad venue of 9th International Conference on Micro Irrigation

In Maharashtra, the 9th International Micro Irrigation Conference (IMIC) will be held at Aurangabad on 16th January 2019 with theme “Micro Irrigation in Modern Agriculture”. The 3-day event will be a multi-disciplinary dialogue in the form of a conference discussing issues related to micro irrigation for modern agriculture and various related issues like new techniques ..

India signs $375 million loan agreement with ADB to improve irrigation in Madhya Pradesh

The Government of India has signed a $375 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project (MPIEIP). The aim of the pact is to double farming incomes in Madhya Pradesh by expanding irrigation networks and system efficiency. The project will focus on two large irrigation systems: Kundalia ..

Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)

As climate is changing, creating resilient food systems has become the need of the hour. Agriculture is facing multiple setbacks be it in the form of extreme weather events like floods and droughts or factors such as soil degradation, soil salinity and water shortage. Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important ..