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India employs satellite mapping for effective irrigation, boost crop yield

Mar 27, 2015

India employs satellite mapping for effective irrigation, boost crop yield

Union cabinet secretary Ajit Seth has urged wider use of remote sensing to benefit farmers, many of whom live a precarious existence on tiny plots of land. #Economy #India #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Monsoon #Irrigation #farming #Normalised Vegetation Difference Index #Soil Health Card
Modi govt bets on satellite imaging to boost crop production

Mar 27, 2015

Modi govt bets on satellite imaging to boost crop production

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to have a new satellite crop monitoring system working in time for the peak of this year's monsoon in July. #Agriculture #Crop #Satellite imaging #satellite crop monitoring
Why Mamata's readiness to ban potato exports scares food processors

Mar 23, 2015

Why Mamata's readiness to ban potato exports scares food processors

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's readiness to ban the movement of potatoes out of the state every time prices rise has had a chilling effect. #Economy #McDonald's #Mamata Banerjee #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #West Bengal #potato #PepsiCo #Cold storage #mccain #Bardhman #Simplot
Govt assures relief for farmers hit by rain, hailstorms

Mar 19, 2015

Govt assures relief for farmers hit by rain, hailstorms

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government has full sympathy with the farmers in this hour of natural crisis and the Centre would take all possible steps. #Economy #Congress #Digvijaya Singh #Sitaram Yechury #Narendra Modi #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Land Acquisition Act #Trinamool Congress #Arun Jaitley #PJ Kurien #hailstorm #Unseasonal rains
AIADMK supported land bill expecting favour in return, alleges CPI(M)

Mar 17, 2015

AIADMK supported land bill expecting favour in return, alleges CPI(M)

CPI(M) on Tuesday alleged that AIADMK had supported NDA's 'anti-farmer' Land Acquisition Act in the Lok Sabha "expecting a return favour." #Politics #AIADMK #Agriculture #Land Acquisition Act #J. Jayalalithaa #CPI(M) #TheySaidIt #farmers #Land Bill