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How Vishala Reddy is bringing millets back into vogue — and she's 'banking' on it big time!

You knew that millets were healthy. But did you know how grossly neglected they are as a crop? When Vishala Reddy found out, she decided she was going to turn that whole situation around with farmers

Published on 9th September 2020
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How this youngster in AP gave up his software job and transformed his village into an agro-paradise

What Yazali, a small town in Andhra Pradesh, has achieved is because one youngster decided to ditch his corporate job, get youngsters involved and go back to his village to help its farmers

Published on 1st September 2020
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Venkaiah Naidu asks IITs to work towards solving problems of farmers, rural India

Calling upon the IITs to pay attention to the problems faced by the farmers and rural India, Naidu asked them to focus on the production of nutritious and protein-rich food

Published on 17th August 2020
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Mysuru start-up Econut is making coconut water cool again while getting the farmers their due 

The coconut water kiosks you see at leading IT parks in Bengaluru have been set up by Econut Coconut Producer Company, who procures coconuts from farmers directly, cutting out the middle men

Published on 6th July 2020
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Eat Local: This Facebook page is connecting Kerala's farmers to eager consumers using videos and flyers

Lovelocalbuylocal was introduced to connect local farmers in Kerala with customers or markets to help them survive the economic threat of the lockdown

Published on 1st July 2020
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This Coimbatore-based start-up is making pens and pencils out of newspapers. Here's how

Pepaa Products collaborates with over 800 farmers and rural women to make their range of plantable, sustainable products

Published on 26th May 2020
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Govt announces free foodgrain to migrants, concessional credit to farmers

As many as 2.5 crore farmers will be provided Rs 2 lakh crore of concessional credit through Kisan Credit Cards

Published on 14th May 2020
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This Pune start-up is buying produce from farmers and supplying it to people amidst the lockdown

Puneet Sethi, Founder of Farmpal tells us about their initiative to ensure farmers continue to sell their produce in spite of the travel restrictions

 

Published on 24th April 2020
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How the Organic Farm-hand is helping farmers deal with wastage of produce during the lockdown

Alladi Mahadevan, Founder of The Organic Farm, has been harnessing the power of social media to connect farmers directly to customers in a bid to reduce wastage caused by the lockdown

Published on 23rd April 2020
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Punjab ties-up with OLA to launch automated technology app to issue e-passes to farmers

The app, installed on the mobile phones of farmers will alert them about rush spots, passissuance, expiry and validation

Published on 15th April 2020
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Karnataka farmer's 'Areca nut bike' gets over 1000 buyers in just seven months

In June, last year, Ganapathi Bhat invented the bike which is powered by a 2-stroke engine, using which the farmers can easily climb the areca nut tree to spray pesticides and also harvest the crop  

Published on 4th March 2020
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How astrophysicist Ajay Tannirkulam abandoned a lucrative opportunity abroad to help small farmers in Tamil Nadu

The organisation he co-founded, Magasool, procures technological solutions that help improve yield and reduce the use of pesticides and makes them available to farmers in 9 districts of Tamil Nadu

Published on 16th January 2020
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Why this short film will make you feel the pain of India's farmers

Yashowardhan Mishra, Director and Writer of short film Mandi talks about the agrarian crisis and the problems faced by farmers in India

Published on 22nd October 2019
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How these Earthlings are trying to bring Hyderabad's green cover back

Sriram hails from a family of farmers in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. He moved to Hyderabad in 2008 and has seen the city lose its green cover every day

Published on 1st October 2019
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This coating made from rice husk, by Shiv Nadar University, can save India's monuments from corrosion

Developed by extracting the nano-silica particles of rice husk — an agriculture waste product, it also has the potential to offer an alternative to crop residue burning by farmers

Published on 23rd September 2019

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