Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicKharif crops

Topic: Kharif crops

Forecast of another normal monsoon expected to boost planting of major crops

A normal monsoon season is critical for India’s crop output and economic growth at a time when the country is battling the world’s worst Covid outbreak.

India gets 5 new chilli hybrids resistant to virus, will ‘save Rs 170-200 crore’ on seeds cost

The chilli hybrids were developed by Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in Bengaluru. Leaf curl virus in chillis is estimated to cause losses of about $15 billion per annum worldwide.

Modi govt plans to procure more pulses this year to guard against inflation & help farmers

Price Stabilisation Fund Management Committee recommends increase in buffer stock of pulses due to continued inflation in market prices & increasing y-o-y production.

Kharif crop expected to be hit as excessive monsoon rain floods fields, sparks pest attacks

The excess rainfall is likely to damage crops such as soybean, onion, urad and moong in major production states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

Kharif sowing doubles, thanks to above-normal pre-monsoon rains in central India

The sown acreage for water-intensive crops like cotton and soybean has seen a multi-fold increase in states like MP, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

BJP, Shiv Sena are busy playing power games, no one cares about Maharashtra’s farm crisis

Experts have pointed out that Maharashtra has seen two major calamities this year — drought & floods — impacting farmers severly.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.