Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

‘Good money’ but a ‘big risk’: Why Punjab farmers are taking a gamble on moong this season

Moong cultivation in Punjab has nearly doubled from last season, mostly due to early wheat harvest. CM Mann’s promise to procure yield at MSP is a boost, but 'a bit late' for some farmers.

Punjab family beats paddy-wheat trend, earns Rs 50L profit growing mushrooms in 1.5 acre ‘AC farm’

An air-conditioned building near Amritsar contains the Randhawa family’s ‘progressive’ farm, where different varieties of mushrooms — button, shiitake, oyster, paddy straw — are grown.

Let farmers lease land like people rent houses – Land laws are holding India back

All states place restrictions on who can buy farmland. India’s low score on the protection of property rights harms farmers.

Hungry India, a nawabi US President, ‘Mexican blood’ — The real story of Green Revolution

I don’t ever want us to have to beg for food again, Indira Gandhi said after a call with US President Lyndon Johnson. Science, Swaminathan and Subramanian made sure she didn’t have to.

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.

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

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Paddy to chilli — What Tamil Nadu farmers’ ‘Red Revolution’ can teach Punjab

Aided by a company called Aachi Masala and a natural farming group called Nallakeerai, farmers in Thiruvallur are making a shift that is likely to boost their earnings manifold.

What happened when AI and traditional farmers competed in a strawberry-growing contest

As part of a ‘Smart Agriculture Competition’ in China, four technology teams competed with farmers over four months to grow strawberries.

Off The Cuff with Dr Rupinder Singh Sodhi

Watch this conversation between ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and Amul's managing director R.S. Sodhi, as they discuss farming, farm reforms, the country's changing consumption habits and Amul's future business plans at length. Sodhi argues that the three farm laws passed last year are beneficial for the farmers but the government has failed in communicating their benefits. Politicisation of...

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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