Everything might not be coming up roses for Bengaluru’s floriculturists

Owing to high input costs and lack of access to schemes, the future for rose farmers seems bleak. If you travel to Anekal, 40 km from Bengaluru city, you begin to notice its floricultural settings. The minute you reach Chandapura or Jigani, depending on the route you take, you begin seeing flower carts selling heaps […]

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Youngsters are unlikely to work in agricultural sector

Youngsters are abandoning their own farm land due to high-cost modern farming technology and a water shortage. They are relocating to new positions and opting for other jobs. Harsha Yadav, a 19-year-old student, living in Golahalli, Bengaluru, returned home from his college.  He began reading his computer class textbook right away. He expressed his desire […]

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Small farmers unable to benefit from e-markets

Lack of knowledge about technology is making farmers continue to sell in traditional markets. Despite the state and central government’s effort to help the farmers sell their crops by creating advanced digital platforms like ReMS (Rastriya e-market service) and National Agriculture Market (e- Nam), many farmers lack technological knowledge about its usage. A farmer in […]

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Farmers become the torch bearers of protests in India

Farmers breeze through the cold waves of winter and set ablaze their protest. DELHI: India has become the stronghold of protests in recent years. The anti-CAA protests in 2019-2020 saw many parts of the nation coming together with masses speaking out their anger against the newly introduced Citizenship Act at that time. The Muslim community […]

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New call center to facilitate inter-state agriculture transport

The Union Agriculture Minister has launched an All India Agri Transport Call Centre to ease the inter-state movement of perishable items amid lockdown. Srijita Sen April 17, 2020 An initiative of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Government of India, the 24/7 operating call centre is mandated to solve inter-state problems of […]

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COVID-19: Farmers unaware of agriculture ministry guidelines

The Union Agriculture Ministry has specified guidelines for farmers in the time of the global health crisis but most of the farmers remain unaware. By Labani Mahanandy Farmers are hardly aware of the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to guide them on safety measures that need to be specifically followed during kharif crop […]

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Lockdown: Government launches call centres to assist agri-traders

Experts think this step will encourage farmers and traders  as it will bring down the prices of perishables By Arghyadeep Dutta April 16, 2020 The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, on April 15,  launched the All India Agri Transport 24×7 toll-free call centre numbers 1800-180-4200 and 14488 to facilitate the interstate movement […]

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