Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicIndian farmers

Topic: Indian farmers

India’s wheat planting gathers momentum, latest data shows acreage up by nearly 10%

Indian farmers have planted wheat on 4.5 million hectares since 1 October, when the current sowing season began, up 9.7% from a year ago, showed the latest farm ministry data.

In Iowa’s fields, tech is an ally: What Indian soybean farmers can learn from US counterparts

Average US yield is more than three times that of India, where low productivity means that the country relies excessively on imports.

Roadshows with a flying beast: Why Syngenta plans to introduce drones for Indian farmers

The nascent drone market in India is abuzz after the Centre granted interim approval to drone-spraying of 477 agrochemicals.

Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

An ancient crop is helping Punjab farmers fight climate change. But sustainability is key

It is clear that Punjab must diversify away from rice and embrace alternate crops. And they're turning to a nutrient-rich 'superfood'.

Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make institute great

Kamakoti Veezhinathan, who took charge as IIT Madras director in January, says there will be no tinge of caste bias at institute, talks of plans to bring rural India into tech ecosystem.

PhonePe & Google Pay reach saw steep growth in rural India during pandemic, industry study shows

Between April 2020 and September 2021, PhonePe's monthly transaction value rose to Rs 3 lakh crore from Rs 0.6 lakh crore while Google Pay experienced month-on-month growth of 7%.

I am launching a civil disobedience movement against moratorium on GM crops. Here’s why

I respect the rule of law but today, I will plant Bt brinjal on my farm to launch the ‘Feed India civil disobedience movement’. GM crops need revival.

Celebrations on farm laws repeal can wait. Time to write new manifesto for Indian agriculture

The future of Indian agriculture lies in following an Indian path, designed for our agro-ecological conditions, our limited resources and our contemporary needs.

Gandhi is back. Farm laws repeal shows even the most hostile enemy can be transformed

It might be irresistible for some to enjoy the manner in which the mighty PM Modi has been ‘humbled’. But that would certainly be the antithesis of Gandhi.

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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...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

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.