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Indian dream of plentiful food from African farms runs into trouble

Indian dream of plentiful food from African farms runs into tr...

Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's call earlier this month asking Indian companies to produce pulses and oilseeds in Africa to meet the country's production shortfall may have emphasised the need to diversify agriculture. But it also ..., 2 months ago
Hindustan Times

Now, Bihar pitches for climate smart villages

How about climate smart villages in Bihar? Yes. That's one of the recommendations made by agricultural scientists to fight climate change which threatens to compromise crop yields and leave Bihar farms bare of production. The first-ever action ...
 Hindustan Times23 hours ago
Times of India

Hiware Bazar, a village in drought-hit Maharashtra that never goes dry!

The alarming condition of drought in Maharashtra is now well known. The state is going through one of the toughest time in the history and the government is putting all effort to help the people in the Marathwada region by sending water from other ...
 Meri News1 week ago An oasis in drought-hit Maha, village sets e...  Times of India1 week ago An oasis in drought-hit Maharashtra, village sets example  Times of India1 week ago This Village Is An Oasis Amidst Drought-Hit Maharashtra And The Villagers Here Dont Care About Government Or Policies  Indiatimes1 week ago
Asian Lite

Drought hits rabi produce, cereal output to fall by 41%

MUMBAI: The state's production of cereals is set to plummet by as much as 41% and oilseeds by 56% in the recently concluded rabi season on account of the fierce drought in the state. The production of rabi pulses is also expected to fall by 30% ...
 Times of India6 days ago Hard times in this parched land  Millennium Post3 weeks ago India Faces Cereal Scarcity  Asian Lite3 weeks ago Maharashtra drought: Cereal output to fall 41%, pulses 11% as state's farm crisis deepens  Firstpost.com3 weeks ago

The withered lives of Latur

Tanker aalah aahe kaa (Has the tanker come)? Tanker aalah aahe (The tanker has come)! These two sentences define life in Latur since February, when water stopped flowing from the taps of its nearly five lakh homes. The first is a question that ...
 Hindu Business Line1 week ago

Adopt rainwater harvesting system: Brijmohan

ulture and Water Resources Minister Brijmohan Agrawal on Wednesday said it is the responsibility of all to save water. Today's generation according to the Minister is not serious towards rain water conservation and its promotion. He suggested ...
 New Delhi Pioneer1 week ago

The circle of economy, the cycle of drought

Drought has devastated the once-prosperous Latur. In this two-part series, (text) and Vivek Bendre (photographs) report from the district. The water train chugging into Latur last week captured national attention. But it took the spotlight away ...
 The Hindu2 weeks ago

Narendra Modi to launch digital platform for trading farm produce today

The e-platform called National Agriculture Market will connect 21 mandis or markets from eight states in the first phase New Delhi: Trading of farm produce in India is set to go digital as the government plans to introduce an electronic trading ...
 Livemint.com3 weeks ago
VOA News

India Hoping for Plentiful Monsoon

NEW DELHI— At a time when large parts of India are reeling under severe drinking water shortages and a farming crisis triggered by two straight years of drought, forecasts of plentiful monsoon rains this year have raised hopes that distress in ...
 VOA News3 weeks ago

PAU gives tips on pest management to railway staff

Ludhiana: A one-day training programme on "rodent pest management" for railway staff was organized by the department of zoology. The training was attended by 12 participants, including senior officers, managers, engineers and health inspectors of ...
 Times of India1 month ago
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