Agriculture

  • One District One Focus Product: How products from Nagaland stack up against other states
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 25 The One District One Focus Product (ODOFP) sectors for 728 districts across the country, including 11 districts from Nagaland were finalised in February by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI). The Minister of MoA&FW, Narendra Singh Tomar informed the Lok Sabha on March 23 that the ODOP approach, adopted under the Centrally Sponsored Pr
  • Nagaland government pushing schemes to boost agriculture
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 12 Nagaland’s Governor RN Ravi today said that the Department of Agriculture through its schemes and various interventions is consistently making efforts to provide the requisites for improving agricultural production and income of the farmers. Under Sub–Mission on Agriculture Mechanizations (SMAM), the Department distributed 93 Tractors, 878 Power Tiller, 460 Brush cutters, 215 Rotary Tillers and 372 other smaller but useful machi
  • Explainer: Why many farmers and politicians oppose India's farm laws
    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 22 (Reuters): India's parliament has approved new farm bills that the government says will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the longstanding rules that govern the vast agriculture sector, which contributes nearly 15% of the output of the $2.9 trillion economy an
  • LS passes Agriculture Bills, Harsimrat Kaur resigns from Cabinet
    New Delhi, September 17 (IANS):  The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition as well as BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it an "anti-farmer" move and some staging a walkout, and widespread protests by farmers in various states over the issue. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, of the Akali Dal, resigned from the Narendra Modi government, hours ahead of the voting in the lower House on the Farmers' Produce Trade
  • Keeping tradition alive
    Zhavame Students Union assists farmers   Dimapur, June 14 (MExN): The Zhavame Students’ Union provided free labor service on June 13, by extending help to 15 families at Zhavame village under Phek District.  According to a press release, the initiative was undertaken with the aim to “keep the tradition of our forefather’s goodwill of extending help to those who haven’t completed the transplanting of paddy saplings to the terrace field.&rdquo
  • Nagaland: Second cycle ‘semi-looper’ attack feared
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 27 Even as the agri and allied agencies are making all efforts to control the ‘semi-looper leaf eating caterpillar’ ravaging the potato fields in Khonoma and other villages, there is fear of a “second cycle of attack in a week or so.” Following the report on pest infestation of potato fields in Khonoma village, the Department of Agriculture has swung into action and identified the caterpillar as ‘semi-looper&rsqu
  • Over 1.65 lakh PM-KISAN beneficiaries in Nagaland
    As on January 11, 2020, the total number of Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) beneficiaries in Nagaland were over 1.65 lakh. (Source: https://www.pmkisan.gov.in/StateDist_Beneficiery.aspx)   Morung Express News Dimapur | January 11   As on January 11, 2020, the total number of Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) beneficiaries in Nagaland were over 1.65 lakh (1,65, 664).     The Summary Report of the ‘State wise/Ins