Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicPotato farmers

Topic: Potato farmers

Potato prices crash, living costs rise, farmers distressed. But most Mathura voters forgive BJP

Mathura is part of UP’s struggling potato-farming belt, but its identity is deeply rooted in its status as Krishna Janmabhoomi, and Modi is still seen as saviour.

Case against farmers, poor documentation — why PepsiCo India lost Lay’s variety potato rights

PPVFRA has revoked a plant variety protection certificate granted to PepsiCo India for the FC5 potato, a special variety that was grown exclusively for Lay’s chips.

The potato that’s caught in a row between PepsiCo and Gujarat farmers

With the political controversy around PepsiCo’s lawsuit snowballing, ThePrint looks at the potato that’s in the middle of the legal row.

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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.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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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.
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