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Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20
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Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20

The country is estimated to achieve an all-time high foodgrain production of 295.67 million tonne in 2019-20 crop year, the fourth consecutive year of record production, buoyed by good rains, the Agriculture Ministry's latest data released on Friday said

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon
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Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon

The agriculture ministry aims to increase foodgrain production by 6.35 million tonnes to record 298.3 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year riding high on hopes of normal monsoon

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops

To ensure sufficient supply during the lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase the monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries

Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains
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Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains

Wheat production has been estimated at a record level for this year as acreage under wheat crop has increased substantially due to better soil moisture following good monsoon rains.

Delhi air pollution crisis: Money, political will, clear data or steadfast public attention — what really matters?
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Delhi air pollution crisis: Money, political will, clear data or steadfast public attention — what really matters?

India does not have hourly, source-apportioned data across cities and neighbourhoods in an accessible format, which obfuscates public understanding and dilutes political will. The kind of staccato concern we show on air pollution cannot compete with the sustained focus of lobbying efforts

What 3,000-year-old Egyptian wheat tells us about the genetics of our daily bread
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What 3,000-year-old Egyptian wheat tells us about the genetics of our daily bread

In Pharaonic Egypt, emmer was common wheat and the Romans referred to hulled wheat as Pharaoh’s wheat.

Govt hikes minimum support price of wheat by Rs 85 per quintal and pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal
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Govt hikes minimum support price of wheat by Rs 85 per quintal and pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal

The government on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 85 to Rs 1,925 a quintal and for pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal, official sources said

Jal Sahelis: How women across Bundelkhand are reviving water harvesting techniques
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Jal Sahelis: How women across Bundelkhand are reviving water harvesting techniques

700 Jal Sahelis have changed the fate of over 200 villages with their efforts related to water awareness and availability, by reviving water harvesting structures and traditional water bodies through community participation.

Delhi air quality to remain 'very poor' for next two days; pollution levels raised by stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana
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Delhi air quality to remain 'very poor' for next two days; pollution levels raised by stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana

Delhi's air quality on Thursday dipped to 'very poor' barely few days after staying in the 'poor' category. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 337.

Delhi smog: Don't blame the farmers for poor air! Stubble-farming is compulsion, not choice when no cheap options exist
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Delhi smog: Don't blame the farmers for poor air! Stubble-farming is compulsion, not choice when no cheap options exist

It is easy to criticise why farmers burn stubble when it equally impacts their health but the major problem is with the small farmers who are at the receiving ends.

Cabinet hikes minimum support prices of Rabi crops; MSP for wheat up by Rs 105 per quintal for 2018-19
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Cabinet hikes minimum support prices of Rabi crops; MSP for wheat up by Rs 105 per quintal for 2018-19

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in its meeting on Wednesday approved minimum support prices (MSP) of Rabi crops

Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon
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Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon

India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farming
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Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farming

A report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry states that between 2004-05 and 2011-12, a large percentage of the workforce across states moved away from agriculture.

India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministry
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India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministry

In its fourth advance estimate released on Tuesday, the ministry revised upward the total foodgrain production by 5.3 million tonnes from the previous projection of 279.51 million tonnes for the 2017-18 crop year.

Scientists detail full genome of wheat containing 1,07,891 genes for first time
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Scientists detail full genome of wheat containing 1,07,891 genes for first time

The world needs more disease-resistant wheat varieties and breeds that can grow with less water.

Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocks
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Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocks

Irrigation needs of wheat, a Rabi crop, have driven 69 percent of the increase in demand for water for agricultural purposes, while rice, is the most inefficient crop in nutrient production as well as water usage

Revamping agriculture: Govt scores high on intent, patchy on implementation; litmus test will be persuading states to reform
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Revamping agriculture: Govt scores high on intent, patchy on implementation; litmus test will be persuading states to reform

If PM Modi is really serious about doing his bit for agriculture, he and Amit Shah must push BJP governments to execute the needed agriculture reforms.

Nano-fertilizers in right doses can enhance the nutritional quality of wheat by increasing zinc content
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Nano-fertilizers in right doses can enhance the nutritional quality of wheat by increasing zinc content

A scientist said, "our work defines a new paradigm in micronutrient application - use nano-fertilizers at the right place, right time and in right doses".

Hyderabad-based scientists get a step closer to developing disease-resistant variety of maize
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Hyderabad-based scientists get a step closer to developing disease-resistant variety of maize

orghum Downy Mildew (SDM), which is a foliar disease caused by a fungus called Peronosclerosporasorghi, has been an issue of concern for maize farmers.

Indian wheat poised to enter Afghanistan: Why this is a milestone moment in the history of bilateral ties
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Indian wheat poised to enter Afghanistan: Why this is a milestone moment in the history of bilateral ties

In the cyclical nature of Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship, the recent 'away tilt' creates more space for India to tap the new dynamic and expand its presence in Afghanistan.