Profiting from sustainable farming

Sustainable agro-ecological farming is one way to overcome the limitations of conventional farming. Green College shows us how to do it.… Read More Profiting from sustainable farming

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Event update: State level consultation on planning NRM works under MGNREGA

The Mission Water Conservation (MWC) framework, launched by the MoRD, GoI has been accorded special focus under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for systematic development of land and harnessing of rainwater through the use of ‘watershed principles’. The MWC guidelines also make it mandatory to spend 65 per cent of total MGNREGA expenditure… Read More Event update: State level consultation on planning NRM works under MGNREGA

ब्रह्मपुत्र कछार में आर्सेनिक, फ्लोराइड और यूरेनियम का खतरा

भारतीय भूवैज्ञानिकों ने एक ताजा अध्ययन के बाद ब्रह्मपुत्र नदी के तटीय मैदान में आर्सेनिक, फ्लोराइड और यूरेनियम पाए जाने की पुष्टि की है। अध्ययनकर्ताओं के अनुसार इन हानिकारक तत्वों का असर बच्चों के स्वास्थ पर सबसे अधिक पड़ रहा है। तेजपुर विश्वविद्यालय और गांधीनगर स्थित भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान के वैज्ञानिक ब्रह्मपुत्र नदी के कछार… Read More ब्रह्मपुत्र कछार में आर्सेनिक, फ्लोराइड और यूरेनियम का खतरा

Blueprint of doubling farmers’ income

The fifth volume of the fourteen volume report by Niti Aayog on ‘Doubling Farmers Income’ deals with sustainability concerns in agriculture. It suggests self-sustainable models with improved market linkage as the basis for income growth of farmers. Agriculture has been diversifying even when field crops dominate, with over 55 percent of the area under cereals.… Read More Blueprint of doubling farmers’ income

Towards more profitable and sustainable farming systems

Archana Mahato, a marginal farmer lives in Pitidri, a small village in Purulia district of West Bengal. The district is listed as ‘drought-hit’ even when the rainfall averages to a little less than 1300 mm an annum. Archana’s household of four, all of who are adults have been primarily engaged in wage labour to make… Read More Towards more profitable and sustainable farming systems