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Easing pressure on land resources through natural farming
posted by sheonarayan on 5/18/2013 11:53:22 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1339
Cruising through the winding roads of the Halsema highway, one is delighted with the scenery of fields on a rolling terrain of temperate vegetables.
But for all the picturesque sight, a large portion of the soil here holds a menace to the environment and the health of both farmers and consumers....
MNREGS killing entrepreneurial spirit of rural AP, says study
posted by sheonarayan on 2/14/2013 9:37:06 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1714
The UPA government's pet programme - the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) - may have been started with the objective of securing the livelihood of the residents of rural India by providing assured employment for 100 days in a year, but has ended up choking the entrepreneurial spirit in the hinterlands of Andhra Pradesh.
From zero investment to earnings of Rs. 6 lakh a year
posted by sheonarayan on 12/19/2012 10:44:22 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1679
Cultivate the sour gooseberry and experience the sweet after-taste that the fruit is famed for. This was the mantra that turned a farmer into a businessman in drought-prone Sidlaghatta taluk in Chickballapur district .Farmer V. Narayanaswamy, who used to be involved in the less-lucrative rearing of silkworms, now earns lakhs of rupees annually from his five-acre dryland in Jangamasigehalli.
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