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The Indian Subcontinent – A Cradle Of Aquaculture

Sep 28, 2021 Tarun Shridhar

Aquaculture is a traditional activity in Southern Asia Region, particularly the Indian subcontinent. The earliest examples of aquaculture were raising fish in homestead ponds primarily for family consumption.

Greenhouse Horticulture Is Expanding At A Rapid Pace, But…

Sep 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In India, construction of new greenhouses is heavily subsidised. Government also provides support to farmers and horticulturists in growing safe food products.


‘Greenhouse Farming Should Be Well-Planned Business’

Experts agree there are advantages in taking up greenhouse farming but also add a word of caution.

This Himachal Bank Will Conserve Indigenous Organic Seeds

Jul 24, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

As the state celebrates its Golden Jubilee year, the government has proposed a Rs.550-lakh programme to conserve indigenous seeds varieties


Organic Farming For Sustainable Agriculture And Food Systems In India

Use of sustainable farming practices has rejuvenated soil fertility, increased water retention and has led to growing of healthy foods

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13 July, 2021

PM Kisan 9th Instalment: About Account Status, Beneficiary List

Outlook Web Bureau

Income support is provided in three equal instalments to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding of up to 2 hectares


06 July, 2021

Ornamental Fishery: Could Farmers Reap Gold?

Tarun Shridhar

Platinum Arowana, a freshwater ornamental fish, holds the record for selling at US$ 4,00,000. Yes, four lakh dollars for just one small animal!


04 July, 2021

This Minimum Price Does Not Offer Enough Support, Protest Farmer Unions

Outlook Web Bureau

Most of them claim that while the amount is less, even the number of beneficiaries is too little compared to the number of farmers in the country


24 June, 2021

Imports Of USA Blueberries Increased Despite Pandemic: USHBC

Outlook Web Bureau

Nutrients in blueberries are said to be essential to fighting not just common health issues but helping boost immunity too


18 June, 2021

The Inspiring Story Of Assam's Nabanita Organic Farm

Outlook Web Bureau

The farm is today a mini agri-hub: producing flowers, rice, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables; and includes aquaculture and poultry too


16 June, 2021

Need To Address Challenges To Agriculture, Mainly From Covid

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar pointed out that India performed well during the severe COVID-19 pandemic


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09 June, 2021

Resilient Livestock Key To Global Food Systems In Post-Pandemic World

Tarun Shridhar

Feeding ten billion people by the year 2050 will be quite a challenge against the background of certain developments where agriculture-driven growth is at risk


04 June, 2021

Amidst Covid-19 Wave, Tractor Sale In India Takes A Hit

Outlook Web Bureau

Figures compiled by Tractor Junction show 55,599 units sold in May 2021 against 60,441 in May 2020, registering a drop in tractor sales by 8%


02 June, 2021

Climate Change Fans Spread Of Pests, Threats Plants And Crops: Study

Outlook Web Bureau

It is estimated that pests destroy up to 40 percent of global crops and cost $220 billion of losses.


01 June, 2021

Raise A Glass: It’s World Milk Day!

Tarun Shridhar

India accounts for 22% of the global milk production of 906 million tonnes and produces more than 52% of the 379 million tonnes of milk produced in Asia.


25 May, 2021

Subsidy Not The Solution For Fertiliser Price Hike: Farmer Unions

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Indirect subsidy is neither in favour of farmer nor the country. This is only in favour of industry, claims farmer union leader


19 May, 2021

For 3 Successive Years Apple Produce In Kashmir Takes A Hit

Naseer Ganai

Growers say that due to rapid weather changes and the continuing cold weather and hailstorm, there is extensive damage to apple orchards


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19 May, 2021

Farmer Unions Protest Fertiliser Price Hike

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Price hike before Kharif season will add to farmers’ woes as they use DAP as a primary fertiliser during sowing of crops like paddy, cotton, groundnut, etc.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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