Sunday, 26 June, 2022
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‘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

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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...

Vertical farming could feed world’s poor, but it depends on the cheapest lightbulb

Though vertical farming solves problem of supply and shrinking farm land, its produce is far more expensive than conventionally farmed goods and even most organic produce.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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