Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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E-initiative to Boost Farmers’ Trade

The state of Karnataka has brought in an e-initiative system to make agricultural trade more transparent. By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The state of Karnataka has introduced an E-initiate system known as the unified market platform (UMP) which is aimed at bringing a fair system of agricultural trading for the farmers. To use […]

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Joint Venture for Sustainable Agriculture

Farm 2050, AgTech startup signed an MoU with American company AmHydro in a deal to promote sustainable agriculture By Rudrankar Raha Bengaluru, April 9, 2019 American Hydroponics (AmHydro), a US company that provides agriculture solutions plans to invest in India and is going to set up an office in the silicon valley of India: Bengaluru. […]

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Corporate Farming is the Need of the Time

By Rudrankar Raha Bengaluru, March 6, 2019 India is a country heavily dependent on agriculture. According to the Economic Survey of 2017-18, more than half of the country’s population works in agriculture sector and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) share is about 17-18 percent. But this margin could be improved. “Jowar and Bajra are our […]

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State Wakes up to Water Scarcity

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy inaugurated ‘Jalamrutha'(Water Forever, for Everyone), a new programme today at Ambedkar Bhavan in Bangalore. Mahesh, the joint director of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), exclusively in an interview with Softcopy, said, “The project is up to the Gram Panchayat level which will be implemented for two years. […]

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Farmers Seek a Solution from the Chief Minister

After yesterday’s protest, the farmers meet the Chief Minister (CM). Farmers today from various districts of Karnataka spoke to CM HD Kumaraswamy, to find a solution for the ongoing sugarcane problem. More than 100 farmers had come from various districts. The meeting was held at Vidhana Soudha. Kumaraswamy has told the farmers that he will […]

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