Agriculture

Solar-powered water pumps offer ray of hope for Spiti’s farmers -Gaurav Bisht

-Hindustan Times Diesel-run generators used for irrigation not only burnt a hole in their pockets but were also an environmental concern Chandigarh: Solar-powered water pumps have come as a ray of hope for tribal farmers of the remote Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh that otherwise offers limited...

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Farmers cash in on demand for immunity boosters -Catherine Gilon

-VillageSquare.in With no signs of the coronavirus infection abating, moringa farmers in Tamil Nadu use the increasing demand for natural immunity boosters to their advantage, by value addition Karur, Tamil Nadu: As Tamil Nadu fights an uphill battle against coronavirus, with 52,759 confirmed cases, as on 07...

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The harvest of collaboration -Vijay C Roy

-The Tribune Farmer producer organisations (FPOs) attempt to address problems faced by small and marginal farmers, such as dwindling income, rising input costs and decreasing landholding Perturbed about his dwindling farm income, Kamalvir Singh, a marginal farmer from the nondescript village of Sirkapra in Patiala district, registered...

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Bathinda cotton farmers adopting bed plantation technique to reap benefits -Vishal Joshi

-Hindustan Times The unconventional system of cultivation is considered useful in controlling weed, saving water and reducing crop lodging Chandigarh: Progressive cotton farmers in Bathinda district have taken to unconventional narrow raised bed technique. According to information, about 3,500 hectares in the district is under this system...

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Farmers are among the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic -Akila Kannadasan and Chitradeepa Anantharam

-The Hindu Amid stories of farmers struggling to sell their produce due to the lockdown, there is also a ray of hope in those who sell locally, creating more self-sufficient communities Vegetables are the new gold. Whoever thought one would dream of roasted potato and carrot raita?...

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