Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Acres of wheat flattened by rain in Haryana. Farmers worry about aid, ICAR confident of 112 mn tonnes target

Farmers registered under PM insurance scheme say they’re not entitled to state govt relief while the latter says it has reopened its portal for beneficiaries.

Aquaculture feeds billions every day – 4 ways to ensure its future is sustainable

Blue foods – sourced from oceans, lakes, seas – are the most highly traded food products in the world. But some industry practices must change.

UP potato farmers’ problem of plenty — a bumper crop but limited places to sell, store

Last year's high profits and lower chances of the crop being destroyed by stray cattle drove farmers in UP to grow potatoes over wheat, leading to higher supply than demand.

Is bajra the new wheat? How ICAR’s turning humble millet into versatile, ‘luxury’ ingredient

A team at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute is using age-old Indian technique to make millet flour softer, last longer & to present it as an alternative to wheat and rice flour.

Maharashtra farmers march to Mumbai over price woes; Congress threatens ‘kursi chhodo andolan’

The ‘long march’ that began from Nashik will reach Mumbai on 20 March.

‘What option do we have other than suicide?’ Onion farmers in Maharashtra cry for help amid crashing prices

Farmers in Lasalgaon call for a base price of at least Rs 1,000 per/kg and governments' intervention

Pink Bollworm-resistant GM cotton gets green light for field trials in Haryana’s Hisar

India’s biotech regulator GEAC gave Bioseed Research India approval to conduct BRL-1 trial for resistance against Pink Bollworm during the Kharif season.

Govt to continue rice export restrictions to ensure domestic price stability, adequate stocks

New Delhi/Mumbai: India does not plan to lift a ban on broken rice exports and cut a 20% tax on overseas shipments of white...

Govt panel to assess impact of higher temperatures on wheat crop, say officials

Lack of winter rains has raised temperatures in parts of North India, where farmers grow wheat. Last week, the daily average temperature hit March levels, according to weather officials.

After India, Bangladesh & Vietnam, now Philippines harvests GM Golden Rice to cure ‘hidden hunger’

Vitamin A-enriched rice found in India consists of reconstituted rice. However, Golden Rice is a genetically modified variety developed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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Xi wanted to meet Zelenskyy, Modi beat him to it. ‘Opportunist’...

Indian pursuit of ‘national interest’ weakens China’s strategy to maximise the ‘benefits’ of the Russia-Ukraine war. But there is another reason Modi-Zelenskyy meet has unsettled China.
Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water | Illustration by Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Watchdog proposes first set of global rules for crypto sector

International securities watchdog IOSCO proposed the first global approach to regulating cryptoasset markets, applying lessons from the collapse last year of FTX exchange.


Capsized Chinese fishing vessel | By special arrangement

India helps China locate missing fishing vessel that capsized in Indian...

Navy deployed assets in southern Indian Ocean in response to inputs about sinking of Chinese fishing vessel Lupeng Yuanyu 028 with 39 crew members onboard.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

A broken Manipur is out of sight, out of mind. Here’s...

For most of us, the Manipur crisis is out of sight, out of mind. The story in a state so small and so far out is a ‘Big Yawn’ for many. I try to persuade you to wake up.