Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicAgriculture sector

Topic: Agriculture sector

Budget 2022 shows agriculture under change. Gone are talks about doubling farmers’ income

The changes in budgetary allocations of key schemes will likely affect the Indian agriculture sector. Budget 2022 should lay the foundation for PM Modi's ‘Amrit Kaal’.

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.

On Camera

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

India’s founders kept repressive laws in the book. Today’s politicians show how wrong it was

Most parties today are using the law to stifle dissent. Worse, nobody is doing anything significant to oppose it—not the media, and certainly not the judiciary.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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