Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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Topic: Rice

Erratic monsoon hits cereal, pulses, oilseed sowing in top producing states amid inflation

Deficient rainfall has hit sowing of crops like moong, urad, and soybean, which has severely pushed up food inflation marked by high prices.

India wants to use food grain stock for ethanol. That’s a problem in a hungry country

The Modi government plans to use India’s central pool stock of grain like rice to match its ethanol commitments. In an undernourished country, that’s a bad policy.

It’s not all bad news in Covid. India’s farm exports soared to 6-year record high. Here’s how

National agricultural commodity export grew by nearly 25% over $15.9 billion in 2019-20. This was driven by rice & wheat exports that touched record high of almost 20 MT in 2020-21.

Yuan Longping, the poor farmer’s son who created hybrid rice & saved millions from famine

'Father of hybrid rice', Chinese agricultural scientist Yuan Longping died aged 90 Saturday. His invention helped transform China into a surplus grain economy.

Indian farmers defied Covid to sell record high rice and wheat. Time to expand PDS cover

Despite Covid risk, farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan not only harvested their crops but also sold them in mandis. Bihar and UP must learn the lesson.

How a surprise revolution in Chhattisgarh made it No. 2 for paddy procurement in India

Chhattisgarh is 7th in rice production, but procures much more than other states thanks to its policies. Better-paid farmers have ensured higher yield too.

India set for record foodgrain production, nearly 9% higher than last 5 years’ average

Sugarcane production is set to surge by 7.3% to 397.66 MT, while foodgrains, oilseeds and other crops will likely hit record levels too.

4 lessons that Modi govt and Twitter warriors should take from the farmers’ protest

Farmers of Punjab, Haryana and UP know that the wheat-rice cycle cannot continue forever. Anxiety over MSP is its result.

Rice with zinc, wheat with protein — Bio-fortified crops can fight India’s hidden hunger

India has one of the highest number of undernourished people in the world. PM Modi’s promise of 17 bio-fortified varieties of 8 crops can help.

To tackle anaemia, Modi govt plans to make fortification of rice mandatory in next 3 years

The central government plans to fortify rice, the staple food of more than 70 per cent of the Indian population, with iron, folic acid and vitamin B-12.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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