The extent of bamboo bearing area of the country has been estimated 16.00 million hectare. The total estimated green weight of bamboo culms is 278 million tonnes, showing an increase of 88 million tonnes as compared to ISFR 2017.
Vijay Bahadur Maurya was an unhappy farmer in Salon in Rae Bareli till a few years ago. His farm land faced a problem of water seepage from a nearby drain and the crop yield could not even recover the basic costs.
The sweet-delicious smell that uses to come out when sugarcane juice is put on woven for boiling was, undoubtedly, one of the nostalgic experiences of rural upbringing in Tripura, at least, until a few decades ago.
In a country that suffers from water scarcity all year, farmers in the villages of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh have come up with ingenious solutions for rainwater harvesting to address the issue.
At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how change can be brought in the life of farmers at the grassroot level.
In some countries, farmers capitalized on the leaves of their planted Aquilaria tree by producing a tea drink, and thus it is named as ‘agarwood tea’. The tea acts as a natural detoxifier and removes all the toxins from the body.
Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. Syn. A. agallocha Roxb. (Thymelaeceae) is a resinous tree and commonly known as agar. The tree is distributed in South and South East Asia from the foothills of the Himalayas to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.
The lack of necessary infrastructure is concurrently halting the agri-based production of the state. Except the cultivation food grains, no other food product which could enhance the agrarian economy is up to the mark, next to the expectations.
Though, pineapple has been recently targeted to be promoted nationwide as a cash-crop under the aegis of horticultural department, the commercial cultivation of fruits is very much standing in the verge of being impeded in Tripura.
Development Initiative for Sustainable Advancement (DISA) in collaboration with FRC-LE Agartala and Agartala Responsible Citizens (ARC) organized a plant distribution program at Office Lane.
The long term objective of the two organizations for this program was to bring back the greenery in the town and to create awareness among the citizens of Agartala. This initiative will help in controlling natural disasters like flood etc in future.
Food and Civil Supplied minister Manoj Kanti Deb said, the state government is willing to purchase rice from farmers for public distribution system as FCI buys rice of Rs. 600 crore from out of the state.
The FRC-LE planned to introduce the concept of ‘Plantation Festival Initiative’ for Barkathal Village Cluster. The local community has also welcomed the idea and gave it a local name in Kokboroak language as 'Bufang Kaimani Ter'.
On the agenda is a proposal to set up a biorefinery, in the lake landscape, that churns carbohydrate-rich feedstock -- derived from an invasive weed called paragrass -- into alcohol and other value-added chemical products.
In this summit there were 6 youth representatives from Tripura (Pritam Choudhury, Robert Lushai, Monica Debbarma, Manusri Jamatia, Sariel T Reang and Poulami Saha).
The programme was inaugurated by the Regional Director CFLE. In his address Regional Director, CFLE, Agartala, Pawan K Kaushik explains the importance and objectives of the two international days.
A total of 25 farmer trainees from two selected clusters namely Machmara in North Tripura and Barkathal in West Tripura Districts actively participated in the program.
After his visit to Vedavathi basin, Gurudev will inspect and review Kumudavathi river rejuvenation work on Thursday. The Art of Living is currently working on reviving 30 rivers across India.
There are many advantages of using LCVC technique like huge quantities of organic waste can be converted into a valuable product.
Dr. Mamata Saxena said that she visited the state to observe different projects under Rastriya Krishi Vigyan Yojona implemented in the financial years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Bamboo species like Kanak kaich, Pecha, Hill jati, Rupai, Buddha belly and Guadua and other plant species like Chandan, Noni, Ashoka, Areca Palm, Yangchak, Australian Babulwere distributed for planting to the farmers of Yesrai village.
The smugglers are vacating the forest by cutting down valuable trees in large scale. The smugglers cut down the teak wood tree at 36 Mile area of Atharomura Hill at any time at night on Sunday.
Conscious people are thinking that the administration should start awareness programme on bad effect of plucking bamboo shoots at Panchayat to Village Committee level, at block and district level.