In 7 states, FCI will use the portable AnnadarpanSMART device to determine the quality of rice at 3 stages — procurement, storage and distribution.
But India’s native rice species are disappearing fast: decreasing from around 1 lakh different strains to just 7,000 since the 1970s.
In a country where a third of the population lives in cities, agriculture uses about 90% of fresh water in India, compared with 64% in China, 60% in Brazil, and 44% in Nigeria.
For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.
To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.
In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.
That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.