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2021 monsoon shows impact of climate change. Here’s what it’s doing to kharif crops

The erratic progress of monsoon this year will impact crop yields due to combination of three Ds — drought, dry spell, delay — and excessive rains.
Samples of pulses are displayed in a wholesaler at Khari Baoli spice market in New Delhi (Representational Image) | Photo: Ruhani Kaur | Bloomberg

Festive season sees drop in pulses prices from June peak: How Modi govt made that happen

The prices of pulses like tur, urad and moong are hovering near the Rs 100/kg mark in retail and wholesale markets. This is around 10-15% lower than the peak this year.
Sukhminder Singh from Sapera Village at his farm in Ambala. | Photo: Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

Awareness camps, machines, inspection — how Haryana’s Ambala cut farm fires by 80% in a year

Ambala saw 702 farm fires last year between 15 September and 30 October. This year, figure has fallen to 146. Numbers compare quite favourably with Haryana’s overall figures.
Representative image | File photo of farmers planting cotton seedlings in Nagpur | ANI

Scientists seek Karnataka govt permission to conduct biosafety field trials for new BT crops

Agricultural experts and scientists have pointed out that despite the success of Bt Cotton in India, no other crop enhanced by biotechnological methods has been released in the country since 2002.
A farmer in Sirsa, Haryana | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Not just farmer suicides, let’s talk about rural debt due to government policies

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Residents wait in line to get water in Chennai | Bloomberg Phoho

9.1 crore Indians don’t have basic water supply. But India isn’t paying attention

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India will lose on agri-tech, experts tell PM, seek quicker approval for gene-edited plants

Experts associated with IAAG have written to PM Modi claiming approvals for gene-edited plants have been ‘inordinately delayed’ as the regulatory body has sought opinion of states.
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How an agritech firm is helping Haryana, Punjab farmers use bio-decomposer to curb stubble burning

A Bengaluru-based firm is providing bio-decomposer in the form of ready-to-use spray solution to help farmers eliminate crop residue burning.
A farmer rides past fields of corn in Karnal, Haryana | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File Photo

SubscriberWrites: Indian farmers are the modern ‘holy cows’

India has had many holy cows. Some have been dethroned. Some have remained holy cows. Even now, some are being elevated to the status of being holy cows, writes BN Gururaj.
Farmers at a rice paddy field | Representational image | Commons

India’s small & marginal farmers have essentially become wage labourers, data shows

Agricultural households possessing less than an hectare of land earn only a third of their monthly income from farming, shows govt report released last month.
Representational image | PM Modi and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at Ram Janambhoomi Pujan | ANI

There’s a crisis in Hindutva politics. It comes from its success

The unprecedented electoral triumph of BJP under Modi has created an impression that Hindutva is invincible. But it’s intellectually bankrupt now.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.