Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicFood production

Topic: food production

One way Indian govt can remedy food crisis and boost production — vertical farms

These farms occupy buildings or shipping containers where they produce greater yields than traditional outdoor farming and use 70 to 95 per cent less water.

By 2050 you’ll be eating fake bananas and finger millets

The war in Ukraine highlights the dangers of relying on a few globally traded foods. To keep the world fed, scientists have identified alternate staples.

For Pakistan’s battle with food shortages, blame policies, corruption and water wastage

From an absence of banking systems to concentration of resources among cartels, Pakistan continues its never-ending battle with food shortage

Processed food can repeat India’s automobile export success

Despite Covid, agricultural exports boomed in 2020-21. Export earnings can go up if India shifts focus from primary processed agricultural commodities to value added processed food products.

India needs food processing revolution through public-private partnership, says PM Modi

The prime minister said the public sector has mainly contributed towards R&D in the agriculture sector, and now time has come to increase the private sector's participation in it.

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.

India can become a food production hub, hope farmers & govt clinch a deal — Danish envoy

Ambassador Freddy Svane says Uttarakhand glacier burst is a sign that India & Denmark need to work more closely on climate change issues.

With ragi, sesame, mahua flavours, Chhattisgarh eyes bite of organic protein bar market

Chhattisgarh will use its forest produce to manufacture and sell energy bars high in protein. The organic bars will also be supplied to children under the anganwadi scheme.

Indians consumed less meat, fish, ice-cream in first half of this fiscal due to Covid fear

CARE Ratings data show impact of Covid fear on consumption, reduction in discretionary spends, a drop in demand from hotel, tourism & aviation industries led to a production slump.

Indian-American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal wins World Food Prize — ‘Nobel’ of agriculture

Dr Rattan Lal's model could help restore soil health, more than double global annual grain yield and decrease the land area under grain cultivation along with fertiliser use.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.