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‘Badly-timed, serious infestation’: Official on locust attack

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2020

With a locust outbreak ravaging parts of western India, a Union Environment Ministry official said on Tuesday that it was a very badly-timed “serious infestation” that has occurred when the country is already in the middle of a pandemic. “Locusts are a regular feature in the...

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AP: Uninterrupted power for farmers, Work on 10,000 Mw solar park to start soon

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

Chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has directed the energy department to provide nine-hour uninterrupted power supply during the day to agriculture pump sets during the next Rabi season. The CM asked the officials to complete all pending works to provide day-time power to...

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IMD to come out with 2020 monsoon forecast today, agri ministry gears up for sowing operation

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will on Wednesday come out with its forecast for this year’s monsoon, indicating the amount of seasonal rainfall the country would get during June-September period. The forecast is important for preparing farm for the upcoming sowing...

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India’s plans to tackle impact of climate change on agriculture

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 23, 2020

Global warming associated with the increase in concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is one of the reasons for the increase in extreme weather events. Due to global warming, agriculture sector is likely to be affected and climate change is expected to impact...

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Need for sustainable agriculture practices

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

India's food security programs are among the largest in the world and cover more than 800 million people in the country by providing affordable access to grains. Thereby significant progress has been made in improving food and nutrition security. For instance, stunting among...

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Himachal signs pacts with WB to boost agriculture

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

The central government, the Himachal Pradesh government and the World Bank on Wednesday signed an $80 million loan agreement to improve water management practices and increase agricultural productivity in selected gram panchayats in the hill state. The Integrated Project for...

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Andhra Pradesh govt proposes to set up solar plants to produce 10,000 MW

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

The Andhra Pradesh government has proposed to set up its own generating units to produce 10,000 MW of solar power to meet the energy requirements of the agriculture sector. The government has already issued an order for setting up the Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation...

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Farm sector booster dose through Kusum scheme for solar pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

The UP government is likely to lend a budgetary push to the ambitious PM Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan (PM-Kusum) scheme envisaging solarisation of agricultural pumps up to a capacity of 7.5 horse power. Power officials confirmed that the energy department would...

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Jitendra Singh announces pilot projects in J&K, Ladakh, NE for peaceful applications of nuclear energy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Union minister for department of atomic energy (DAE) Jitendra Singh on Friday made plans to start pilot projects in the northeast and two Union territories of J&K and Ladakh to educate masses there about various peaceful applications of nuclear energy. During a programme...

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: ‘Waste To Energy Is Our Future’ At Conclave On Energy Efficiency In MSME

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Bureau of Energy is organising “National Conclave on Enhancing Energy Efficiency in MSME sector”. The two day conclave cum exhibition commenced on 23 September. On the first day, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was the chief guest for the event and inaugurated the conclave along...

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