Sunday, 26 March, 2023

Topic: Agriculture

With MSP procurement for first time, ‘tricky’ moong spells good gains in Punjab mandis

Moong procurement on MSP of Rs 7,275/quintal has started in Punjab, with govt expecting yield of 4.75 lakh quintals. Farmers are optimistic, but crop is tricky to grow and harvest.

Nations sanctioning Russia must know concern over global hunger not unfounded, defuse panic

The problem, of course, is that this war is between two countries which are among the world’s largest food exporters.

Answer to climate shocks? Heat-resistant wheat from ICAR hits markets, ‘grows in 100 days’

'Pusa Ahilya' or HI 1634 is said to allow later sowing without risk of heatwave effects, and have a high yield potential of 70.6 quintals per hectare.

14 crops and a prayer — why Modi govt’s latest MSP increases ride a lot on hope

The govt Wednesday raised support prices for 14 crops by 6 per cent, on an average — the highest in four years.

G-7 sees Modi’s ban on wheat exports as an obstacle to combating rising food prices

India could play a key role in averting a downward spiral of food protectionism at this week’s WTO conference in Geneva.

From tomatoes to wheat, Indian crop forecasting is in the grip of a Raja Todar Mal problem

India’s U-turn on wheat exports is a result of incorrect estimates derived from an archaic crop forecasting system devised 4 centuries ago by emperor Akbar’s finance minister.

Early monsoon may lead to bumper harvests

Monsoon normally arrives in Kerala on 1 June. An early arrival may boost output of crops like rice and oilseeds.

‘Grow indigo in 3 kathas of each bigha’ – How the British forced Indians into debt, starvation

Indigo has made its mark in history as a colonial crop, but what makes this dye such an important agricultural and social symbol?

Cotton, other crops shouldn’t meet fate of wheat. Govt needs an empowered group

The examples of wheat, chana and cotton show agricultural markets are volatile. Govt needs to constantly fine-tune policies.

This paddy cultivation technique is Punjab govt’s answer to ‘save water, avoid crisis’

Worried that water will likely become a big political issue in Punjab in coming years, AAP govt pushing for wider adoption of 'direct seeding of rice' for paddy cultivation.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.