Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Farmer

Heavy rain forecast for October raises concern about India’s rice, wheat crops

Monthly rainfall is expected at 115% of the long-term average based on the India Meteorological Department, posing risks for summer-sown crops such as rice and the planting of wheat.

IIT Guwahati researchers create edible coating to boost shelf life of fruits, vegetables

The layer, made primarily from micro-algae extract, can be directly coated on the vegetable or even morphed into a vegetable storage pouch.

Chicken or egg, farmer comes last in India’s wildly swinging poultry business

Hit by mounting losses, small poultry owners have been reduced to mere labourers, rearing chickens on contract for large suppliers.

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.

Rakesh Tikait urges President Biden to focus on farmers’ concern during meeting with PM Modi

Tikait also appealed to Indians living in the US to raise banners saying 'No Farmer No Food' as mark of protest when Modi will go to speak at the UN General Assembly on 25 September.

Protesting farmers to observe Independence Day as ‘Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas’

Farmers are planning to mark the day with Tiranga rallies at block and tehsil levels following a call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha. However, the farmers stressed they will not enter Delhi.

PM Modi transfers Rs 19,500 cr to over 9.75 cr beneficiaries under PM-KISAN scheme

Govt has so far transferred nine installments amounting to Rs 1.57 lakh crore to farmers under the scheme. Eligible farmers get Rs 6,000 a year in three quarterly installments.

Indian farmer and soldier as ‘he’— why 21st century editors are at war with their keyboards

Grammar is not a divine monolith. If we don’t include all people when we write, even a single pronoun can snip a little girl’s dreams.

Percentage of suicides by daily-wage laborers have nearly doubled between 2014 and 2018

According to the latest NCRB data, the daily wage earners and those with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh accounted for the highest number of suicide victims.

Modi govt must treat farmers as businessmen & introduce ease of doing agri-business index

If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.