Lack of zest at Zest Fest

Due to communication barriers rural entrepreneurs were facing problems in selling their products. Khasi oranges attracted few buyers  at the Zest fest here in Bangalore today. The fest reported lack of salesbecause of less footfall.. Orange farmers  from Meghalaya ,said that the business flopped at first day but they are expecting to make good sales […]

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HOPCOMS losing out to online stores

Farmers say that their produce yields no profit at HOPCOMS. The Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd. (HOPCOMS) are running  out of profitability as customers prefer alternative options like online grocery stores and supermarkets farmers produce. Ramakrishna, Board Secretary at HOPCOMS said that, there are 280 HOPCOMS outlets in Bangalore, out of which […]

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E-portal yet to bear fruits for remote farmers

Lack of awareness about the online software Farmer Registration and Unified beneficiary Information System (FRUITS) makes it difficult for farmers to benefit from government schemes. Farmers in Devagere are unable to benefit from Karnataka government’s FRUITS online portal and mobile app as they are unaware of its existence. Basavaraj, a sericulture farmer from Devagere did […]

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More farmers adopt solar appliances

Expert believes there is scope for widespread solar implementation if government and private entities can raise awareness at the grassroot level. Solar appliance manufacturers in the farming sectors are enjoying an increase in sales in recent years. Awareness for renewable and sustainable energy sources has been credited as a major driver behind this increase, manufacturers […]

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