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Mar 27, 2015
Modi govt bets on satellite imaging to boost crop productionPrime 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.
Mar 03, 2015
Brace for higher vegetable prices in Maharashtra as unseasonal rains damage cropsAs per the preliminary assessment by government officials, while a total area of 17,000 hectares has been damaged due to rains, it has caused a total loss of around Rs 1,000 crore.
Dec 08, 2014
India's new corn bowl: Bihar's farming success could be copied across countryThe arrival of global traders and the establishment of a market for the crop gave small farmers the confidence to invest in higher-yielding hybrids.
Nov 04, 2014
Smog, air pollution reduced grain production in India by 50%, says studyThe historical research generally confirms what chemists and other scientists have said in past studies about the impact of air pollution on food production.
Sep 30, 2014
In spite of delayed rains, harvesting of kharif crop on schedule: govtNormally harvesting of kharif crops begin from end of September till November.
Aug 28, 2014
Scientists discover gene to help engineer drought-resistant cropsDrought is the major cause of crop losses worldwide. A dry spell at a crucial stage of the growing season can cut some crop yields in half.
Aug 20, 2014
South Asia's growth to fall 9% by 2100 thanks to climate change: ADBThe costs of countering climate change in South Asia will also increase over time and will be prohibitively high in the long term, the ADB's "Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia" report said.
Aug 05, 2014
No monsoon worries: Govt to buy 13% more rice from local farmers this yearIndia, the world's second-biggest rice producer, buys the grain from local farmers at a fixed price to run its mammoth food welfare programme. Guaranteed prices encourage farmers to produce more.
Jul 24, 2014
July monsoon revival keeps rain above averageA month and half-long weak phase in the monsoon pushed rainfall a quarter below the average so far for the season that started in June. But a revival after mid-July pushed the rain level to above average last week.
Jul 22, 2014
Govt allows GM crops after full scientific evaluationIn India, cotton is the only GM crop (Bt cotton) approved for commercial cultivation.