Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicAgriculture sector

Topic: Agriculture sector

NSS survey on farmers is a mid-term report card of Modi’s promise, with ‘fail’ written over it

The NSS survey conceals more than it reveals. It gives the impression that there is at least some progress. But that is misleading.

Crop-related queries, mobile alerts — Amazon tries to tap India’s agri sector by wooing farmers

Amazon has begun offering information through a dedicated mobile app to help farmers make decisions on crops and even deploy machine learning technology.

India gets 5 new chilli hybrids resistant to virus, will ‘save Rs 170-200 crore’ on seeds cost

The chilli hybrids were developed by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in Bengaluru. Leaf curl virus in chillis is estimated to cause losses of about $15 billion per annum worldwide.

How India can benefit from the ongoing feminisation of agricultural workforce

Agricultural yields can grow by 20-30% if women get the same access to productive resources as men. On this International Women’s Day, India can make a resolve.

Why India’s big fuel retailers are focusing on rural revival

Diesel is the most widely used fuel in India, accounting for 40% of total use, and the agricultural sector is the second-biggest consumer of diesel after transportation.

Push for nutri-cereals, export boost — the NITI Aayog tips to tackle foodgrain surplus

NITI Aayog has called for at least a 20-25% increase in export of foodgrain production in the coming years & enumerated multiple benefits of crop diversification.

Why Haryana’s plan to move farmers away from paddy is floundering

Haryana launched Mera Pani Meri Virasat scheme, aimed at encouraging farmers to diversify beyond paddy, in May last year. It promises Rs 7,000 per acre of diversified crop.

Budget should focus on increased spending on infrastructure, education

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As UPA CEA, Kaushik Basu backed farm reforms. Now, he calls Modi’s laws ‘flawed, detrimental’

Kaushik Basu has been critical of Modi govt’s farm reform laws, trashing them on Twitter and in a newspaper article and has sought their withdrawal.

Protests against farm laws rooted in govt’s ‘communication failure’, say agri experts

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, three agricultural experts, Siraj Hussain, Ashok Gulati & Mekhala Krishnamurthy, weigh in on the contentious farm laws and the farmers’ protests.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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