Month: May 2017

Agriculture

We are hosting a 45 day training workshop on Agriculture

We are hosting a 45 day training workshop on Agriculture for our #Kushalkisan at Angara Mass, #Ranchi. Scientist from Birsa Agricultural University and resource persons from #SyngentaFoundationIndia are taking training sessions for our AEs of #Gola, #Torpa and #Raidih district, Jharkhand. This unique training is targeted at educating and helping our AEs so that they…

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Agriculture

Reaching to the next level of growing plants!

We are grateful to Horticulture Department of Jharkhand Government for sanctioning Green House facility to 16 of our farmers of Raidih & Torpa blocks with a subsidy of Re 2.65 Lakh each for FY 2016-17 We sincerely thank Shri Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Shri Rajeev Kumar, Director, National Horticulture Mission for…

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Agriculture

Are farmers collateral damage of modern economic growth?

People living in villages, who are migrating in large numbers to urban spaces in search of livelihoods, could be victims of our economic development or perhaps the dismal income growth of farm households is semi-deliberate to keep labor costs low Till about 1990 since Independence, our country followed what may be broadly termed an import-substitution…

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Agriculture

Small water pumps script success story in Assam

A survey conducted in South Kamrup in Assam shows that use of small water pumps for irrigation in an area where groundwater is abundant has resulted in significant increases in earnings for smallholder and marginal farmers A few years ago, Umes Deka of Urangapara village in South Kamrup district of Assam was like any other…

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Media Coverage

The other side of Indian agriculture

Farming stories are reported through emphasis on sad stories by Indian media. The flip side can help boost morale and propagate sustainable development If an outsider googles on Indian agriculture, she would be flummoxed by the innumerable problems Indian farmers face. She would find, much to her dismay, horrific stories on the plight of chilli…

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