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Indian-American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal wins World Food Prize — ‘Nobel’ of agriculture

Dr Rattan Lal's model could help restore soil health, more than double global annual grain yield and decrease the land area under grain cultivation along with fertiliser use.
Workers load sack of Barley onto a truck at a grain market in Rewari, Haryana. | Photographer - Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

How India can stop over-producing cereals & give people what they want — veggies, dal, meat

India spends lakhs of crores to produce wheat and rice, which then doesn’t get sold. It’s because the food policy has remained pro-cereal since the 1960s.
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Modern agricultural methods may end up killing us more than cancer

Indiscriminate use of fungicides in agriculture & food production is perhaps the reason for a sudden rise in drug-resistant infections.
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China has made a shocking food production discovery – electro culture

Increased food production means increased use of resources.

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India’s democracy crumbling? Constitution shows how to create democracy in unlikely settings

Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.