Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicAgriculture

Topic: Agriculture

As India’s mango exports to US resume, traders hope ‘smoother’ pre-clearance measures will help

Mango exports to US are restarting after 2 years, because Covid stopped US officials from coming for pre-clearance. Govt bodies say Indian officials will now clear consignments.

MSP is not easy maths. Government delay in making it legal understandable

The Modi government said last year that it will set up a committee to decide on MSP. Its delay reveals how complex the decision is.

Pomegranate to prawns — how Barmer is moving beyond desert staples bajra & cumin

Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra have helped farmers in Rajasthan's Barmer district grow fruits and vegetables never grown here before, and earn up to five times more.

How to climate-proof Indian agriculture through innovation – from fertiliser to farmer networks

Small-scale farmers have been spending about 35% of their overheads on synthetic fertilisers, which can place them at greater financial risk from climatic shocks.

Hunger deaths to ‘rice bowl’: How Odisha’s Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput corridor turned a corner

Until about 2 decades ago, KBK corridor was once among the most backward regions in the country. Today, it is making big strides forward, even if progress remains uneven.

Liberate Indian soil from chemical fertilisers, PM Modi says at natural farming conclave

Fertilisers helped raise agricultural production and led to the Green Revolution, but there is a need to keep looking for alternatives, PM Modi said.

Zero-budget natural farming should become a mass movement, says PM Modi in Varanasi

Addressing an event in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, PM Modi said people should be made aware of the benefits of zero-budget farming, which reduces the cost of agriculture.

End of farm agitation brings closure but agriculture still needs reforms

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What did the farmers’ movement achieve? The original andolanjeevi, Gandhi, has an answer

The final victory of the farmers is that they and everyone else have discovered their political heft. It’s time to use that clout.

Potato, mango, guava, gram, mustard can transform UP’s farm economics, ADB report says

ADB report notes that these crops have a ‘high potential’ to double farmers’ incomes and create opportunities for public-private partnerships and investments.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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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