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Sugarcane crisis forces UP sugar mills to close prematurely, price given above Rs 400

Sugarcane crisis forces UP sugar mills to close prematurely, price given above Rs 400

In the last days of the crushing season, there is competition among sugar mills...

Ground Report: A New Era in the Jaggery-Khandsari Industry with Tech-Savvy Entrepreneurs

Ground Report: A New Era in the Jaggery-Khandsari Industry with Tech-Savvy Entrepreneurs

The rapid increase in the number of sugar mills in UP threatened the existence of...

Tech-savvy UP jaggery maker raises recovery by 3pc, creates new benchmark for less moisture in bagasse

Tech-savvy UP jaggery maker raises recovery by 3pc, creates new benchmark for less moisture in bagasse

Hans Heritage Jaggery, a jaggery factory located in Oon in Shamli district of Uttar...

International Day of Rural Women: Success stories of Pramila Devi, Rani Devi highly inspiring

International Day of Rural Women: Success stories of Pramila Devi, Rani Devi highly inspiring

Pramila Devi and Rani Devi are no high profile names. They come from non-descript...

Smile returns on the faces of Makhana farmers, Gurri sells at Rs 17,000 a quintal

Smile returns on the faces of Makhana farmers, Gurri sells at Rs 17,000 a quintal

Kosi, Seemanchal and Mithilanchal regions of Bihar are famous for the cultivation...

Odisha tribal girl making waves, pursuing graduation despite abject poverty

Odisha tribal girl making waves, pursuing graduation despite abject poverty

A Bonda tribal is making waves not only in her home state Odisha, but all over the...

'Agenda for Rural India': Issues of life and livelihood of rural community discussed at Bhubaneswar brainstorming session

'Agenda for Rural India': Issues of life and livelihood of rural community discussed at Bhubaneswar brainstorming session

A brainstorming event was held in Bhubaneswar to address the question of ‘how should...

Going back to roots, KP Singh sets up automated Jaggery unit, gives higher prices of sugarcane to farmers and employment to villagers

Going back to roots, KP Singh sets up automated Jaggery unit, gives higher prices of sugarcane to farmers and employment to villagers

Krishana Pal Singh, a resident of Oon village in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh,...

Saroj Devi, Rajasthan's successful hybrid millet farmer

Saroj Devi, Rajasthan's successful hybrid millet farmer

43-year-old Saroj Devi is a millet farmer from Rasilpur village in the Roopwas block...

Brainstorming meet on agri, rural prosperity by Rural Voice, Socratus Foundation

Brainstorming meet on agri, rural prosperity by Rural Voice, Socratus Foundation

To promote participation of farmers and villagers in framing policies on agriculture...

Farmers suffer as mustard price fall below MSP due to low price import of edible oils

Farmers suffer as mustard price fall below MSP due to low price import of edible oils

Mustard prices are ruling below the MSP of Rs 5,450 per quintal by Rs 1,000-1,200...

Millets: The lost and found crop - thanks to FAO-backed community seed banks

Millets: The lost and found crop - thanks to FAO-backed community seed banks

Over the past two decades, communities in central and eastern Indian states had...

Women agripreneurs leading the way

Women agripreneurs leading the way

at present women constitute only 14 per cent of the total entrepreneurship in India...

India, dairy to the world by focusing on animal productivity and breed improvement

India, dairy to the world by focusing on animal productivity and breed improvement

Even with an average milk production of 2.5-3 litres per cattle, we are the largest...

Potato goes the onion way - neither price nor buyer, farmers are upset

Potato goes the onion way - neither price nor buyer, farmers are upset

after the crash of onion prices, when the bumper crop of potatoes came in the market,...

Laxmi & Saraswati make their mark on Int’l Women’s Day

Laxmi & Saraswati make their mark on Int’l Women’s Day

Laxmi Bai is a member as well as farmer group representative of Chirayu Women Crop...

Food prices bring down retail inflation to 5-month low of 4.85pc in Mar

Cooling food prices led to a fall in retail inflation, which dropped to a five-month low of 4.85 per cent in March.

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