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India’s rural distress set to worsen
Fri, May 15 2015. 02 21 PM

India’s rural distress set to worsen

The ministry of agriculture projected that foodgrain production of cereal and pulses was likely to decline by 5.3% in 2014-15
From cotton to kinnows: new crops, age-old misery
Fri, May 15 2015. 11 34 AM

From cotton to kinnows: new crops, age-old misery

High costs, fast depleting water levels and uncertain returns push farmers to shift to potentially lucrative but risky crops such as kinnow and guar
Monsoon to reach Kerala two days early on 30 May: IMD
Fri, May 15 2015. 08 00 AM

Monsoon to reach Kerala two days early on 30 May: IMD

D.S. Pai, a scientist at the Met department, said El Niño weather conditions could affect the southwest monsoon
Small farmers struggle for survival in Punjab
Mon, May 11 2015. 09 07 AM

Small farmers struggle for survival in Punjab

How increased mechanization, volatile prices and stressed farm incomes are leading to a consolidation of agricultural land in Punjab
Monsoon may hit Kerala on June 1, says Met
Sun, May 10 2015. 12 52 PM

Monsoon may hit Kerala on June 1, says Met

But rainfall may remain below normal, prompting the government to put in place a contingency plan and push crop insurance
Global food import bill may fall to five-year low in 2015: FAO
Fri, May 08 2015. 12 45 AM

Global food import bill may fall to five-year low in 2015: FAO

Food price index declines 1.2% in April, 19% lower than a year ago
Red Sanders: What is it?
Wed, May 06 2015. 05 31 PM

Red Sanders: What is it?

The economics behind a rare wood in high demand in international markets
$3 billion of unpaid bills fails to deter sugar farmers in India
Wed, May 06 2015. 12 56 AM

$3 billion of unpaid bills fails to deter sugar farmers in India

Sugar production in India will probably exceed demand for a sixth year as farmers maintain plantings in spite of unpaid dues by mills
Climate change sparks tension in India’s tea gardens
Tue, May 05 2015. 11 05 PM

Climate change sparks tension in India’s tea gardens

Unrest is brewing among Assam’s so-called Tea Tribes as changing weather patterns upset the economics of the industry
Nitin Gadkari’s tip for fertilizing plants: Use your urine
Tue, May 05 2015. 12 14 PM

Nitin Gadkari’s tip for fertilizing plants: Use your urine

Gadkari says he uses his urine to grow his plants faster
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