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"Agri sector to drive social, economic transformation in India'

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The agriculture sector will be at the centre-stage of innovation and will lead India towards overall social and economic transformation by 2020, R Chandra Babu, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, has said. The country has witnessed a jump in agri-tech start-ups...

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Air pollution levels rise by 30% in India as farmers align to new groundwater depletion policy

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

A new groundwater conservation policy in northwestern India is increasing air pollution in the already haze- and smog-filled area, new research reports. The problem is caused by how water-use...

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Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 19, 2019

Diversifying the crops in India can be an effective way to adapt its food-production systems to the growing influence of extreme climate change, said US researchers including Indian-origin. The...

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Agriculture is taking the hardest hit of climate change in Chhattisgarh

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2019

Climate change is slowly beginning to affect the most important cog in the economic wheel of India – agriculture. Rain-fed agriculture systems are taking a hard hit with monsoons becoming...

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Understanding The Economic Consequences Of Climate Change For India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2019

As per a report authorized by the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), India's exposure and high vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change could hinder its economic...

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Gurugram’s new age farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2019

In Gurugram, urban farmers are attracting attention and urban farming has found a new meaning and definition. In the cyber city, over 200  organisational heads, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs,...

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TERI to set up incubation centre in Odisha for biotech solutions

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 14, 2019

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), one of country’s leading think-tanks, will set up an industrial incubation facility of TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Research Centre, in Odisha. ...

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Over 20 million got Rs Rs 2,000 under PM-KISAN scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 7, 2019

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said the government has transferred the first instalment of Rs 2,000 under the PM-KISAN scheme to over 20 million farmers across the country. He said the...

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Delhi Budget: Cabinet approves subsidy on electricity for farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2019

The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to give farmers a subsidy of Rs 105 per kilowatt on the fixed charge of electricity given under the agriculture connection in the national...

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Odisha to implement PM-KISAN; farmers to benefit from central and state schemes

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 22, 2019

The Odisha government has agreed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), deciding to share the first list of beneficiaries under its own farm-intervention programme for...

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