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Jul 08, 2019
Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next weekSome of the states in East and North East India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam should be prepared for heavy to extremely heavy rainy spells this week.
Jul 02, 2019
India needs to move its paddy farms out of Punjab, Haryana to prevent desertificationShifting wheat cultivation out of Punjab into dry parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Gujarat will add to existing water stress.
Jun 19, 2019
Ancient Turkish proto-city and modern cities today face many similar problemsCatalhoyuk was inhabited for 1,150 years but abandoned due to environmental degradation and dry climate.
May 15, 2019
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwaterWhile the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
May 07, 2019
Still All About the MonsoonAround 250 districts in the country have been under drought conditions for five consecutive years, and deficits have plagued 13 monsoons since 2000
Apr 10, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: In dry Ramda village of UP's Kairana, Mallah community has little choice but to migrateThe current trend of migration in Mallah community is depriving the next generation of schooling as well.
Mar 25, 2019
Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops failBarmer is reeling under what is claimed to be the severest drought of the decade as rains have evaded the district for the fifth consecutive year.
Jan 04, 2019
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edgeHere is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.
Dec 18, 2018
Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, BengalThe impact of global warming will also affect the quality reducing the concentration of grain protein. The heavy rainfall due to climate stress will affect the production of tomato and onion and production of the latter may go down by 27 percent in 2020.
Nov 30, 2018
Assam students set up seed bank to help rice farmers preserve indigenous varietiesLocal strains have many advantages over high-yielding rice strains & should be preserved: Researcher.