Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: farming

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.

Iran says its economy grew 1.3% during pandemic on manufacturing and agriculture

Abdolnaser Hemmati, head of the Central Bank of Iran, also attributed the recovery to improved cash flow at the country’s banks.

‘Pick any & whisper a prayer’ — How Nagaland residents are helping needy by giving clothes

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

How one-dollar scratch cards are helping farmers plan their future harvest

Farmers feed entire nations, but they often lack the finance to invest in vital seeds and fertiliser to make their fragile agricultural holdings sustainable.

India’s clean air days might be numbered as crop-burning season starts

Covid gave India some of its cleanest skies early this year, but as lockdown measures ease, crop burning could resume, bringing with it chronic air pollution in northern India.

How the millennial demand for high-quality coffee can help climate change

The global coffee industry’s value has nearly doubled to $90 billion in the last decade. But communities with rich histories in coffee farming are struggling.

India’s water crisis is forcing farmers to finally rethink what they grow

Water crisis has forced Modi govt to try & turn around established farming practices & convince farmers to shift from water-guzzlers like rice and wheat.

Why Modi govt’s contract farming ordinance is a win-win for farmers, buyers & even traders

Farmers can lock in prices and buyers for their produce even before the harvest, and intermediaries can be assured of supply and price at the time of harvest.

This is how India can make sure onions are available throughout the year and at good price

India produces about 22.43 million tonnes of onion a year, but consumes only about 15.5 million tonnes. Hence, steady exports are necessary to maintain prices, writes Indian horticulture commissioner.

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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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

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.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.