Stethoscope Agriculture A Stethoscope is generally used to detect the heart beat of human beings and animals. Chakradhar Pradhan of Bargarh District, Odisha innovated upon a new utility for this stool in the agriculture sector. The Root borer pest inside the plant could be detected through stethoscope. One can easily able to hear the cutting […]

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The slopes of mountains and the sporadic land patterns do not allow farmers to use tractors to sow or weed on a large scale. Adding to their woes is the climate in the sub-Himalayan hill ranges, which changes drastically. Raj Kumar, a resident of a remote village named Dalchera, Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh was […]

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The oil of Marigold flower has various medicinal properties. While the fragrant yellow flower is used for oil extraction, the rest of the plant goes waste after harvest. Samar Singh Bhadauria, a high-school dropout farmer from a village in Kanpur came up with an out-of-the-box thinking to extract oil from the plant’s stem as well. […]

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Organic Farming Certification Organic farming certification in India is governed by The National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.  The National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) provides for Standards for organic production, systems, criteria and procedure for accreditation of Certification Bodies, the National (India Organic) Logo and theregulations governing its […]

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India is an agricultural country. Agriculture and its allied activities act as main source of livelihood for more than 80% population of rural India. It provides employment to approximately 52% of labour. Its contribution to Gross Domestic product (GDP) is between 14 to 15%. At the time of Independence, India faced food grain shortage. India […]

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57-Yr-Old College Dropout Has Invented Machines To Solve Rural Woes I was considered to be paranoid,” said 57-year-old Uddhab Bharali. In the 1990s, when Bharali was scavenging through scrap materials to find parts to make machines, onlookers mocked him and told him to do something worthwhile. Bharali, unfettered by naysayers, continued with his innovations and […]

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Chart below takes you in detail to understand the disadvantage and advantage of the both. Traditional farming (Soil) Require large piece of land, lots of labor and time. It is not easy for the plant to absorb fertiliser, as the plant absorption is low. Limited by soil fertility, land type and light quality Regular weeding […]

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If you are a new to vegetable planting and thinking to use hydroponic system instead of soil, this “hydroponic systems for beginners” post is for you. These are things you need to know about hydroponic system. But, what is hydroponic system? Hydroponic technology is a kind of soilless culture, which refers to the plant is […]

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