Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicPesticide

Topic: Pesticide

Roadshows with a flying beast: Why Syngenta plans to introduce drones for Indian farmers

The nascent drone market in India is abuzz after the Centre granted interim approval to drone-spraying of 477 agrochemicals.

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.

Move to ban 27 pesticides will hand over Rs 12,000-cr market to China: Indian manufacturers

The Ministry of Agriculture had issued a draft notification on 14 May, intending to ban the chemicals for being harmful to humans and animals.

Draft bill proposes fund to compensate farmers for bad pesticides, hike in penalties

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2020 — meant to replace the existing Insecticides Act of 1968 — will be introduced in the Budget session which reconvenes in March.

GM brinjals are helping Bangladesh farmers earn more, save more, study finds

The study was conducted by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, a government agency.

RSS body accuses minister of giving false info on ‘cancer-causing’ herbicide in Parliament

RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch says contrary to agriculture ministry's claims on glyphosate, the herbicide has the potential to be a carcinogen.

This worm army is marching across India and destroying everything in its path

The Fall Armyworm, from the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Americas, was first detected in Karnataka last year. It's already reached Mizoram.

On Camera

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

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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