HIREN KUMAR BOSE
Sustainable farming is picking up pace.
Ever since Sikkim was declared fully organic in January 2016, local farmers say it is helping them increase their income, although connectivity for rapid transportation of farm produce continues to be...
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A success story from Nemmeli village in Tamil Nadu.
On a recent visit to Kerala, the change sweeping across the state and rapidly turning into a way of life for many was palpable. Everywhere in God's Own Country, people are using the backyards of their homes, terraces, rooftops and any other available space to produce several varieties of vegetables and fruits that not only provide tasty meals but are reassuringly free of pesticides and toxic chemicals.
There's been a lot of buzz recently about Sikkim becoming a completely organic state. The state government has won kudos from many quarters, from being featured on the popular TV show Satyamev Jayate to being effusively praised by PM Modi. While there is no doubt that Sikkim is one of better governed small states in India, a more balanced view has been missing from the general discourse.
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NEW DELHI -- Ahead of his visit to the Northeastern states of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his government is working for all round development of the region and leaving no stone...
An exhibition showcasing products like aromas, flavours and vibrant colours brought together by over 500 women farmers, weavers, artisans from across the country to promote organic farming will be ina...
I SAY ORGANIC
The science of nutrition is, and always has been, a confounding mess. Are carbohydrates good or bad? Do you really need to banish fat from your diet? Can salt actually cause irreparable harm? The answer to these questions changes every few years. Add to this the plethora of diets that keep coming in and going out of fashion every few months, and you're left confused about what really is healthy. However, the one trend that has been consistent is the organic food movement.
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In honour of World Environment Day, a celebration of awareness and action for a sustainable planet, here are 10 reasons why we think going organic means you're getting what you pay for.
AHMEDABAD — Looking at the rising demand for organic farm products the world over, Gujarat government today announced subsidy for farmers engaged in this rapidly growing system of agriculture in the s...