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'Soura Jalanidhi' scheme launched in Odisha

By : editor_2, Oct 31, 2018

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Soura Jalanidhi scheme that aims to increase use of solar energy for helping farmers in irrigating their land.


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Solar Power for Agriculture : Maharashtra

By : sustainabilityo..., May 15, 2018

Aiming to provide regular power to farmers through agricultural feeders, the Maharashtra government has issued a tender inviting bids for 2 MW-10 MW capacity solar projects totalling 1,000 MW...

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India asks FAO to remove hurdles in accessing climate funds

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 6, 2017

India today asserted that climate finance is necessary for sustainable agriculture and the UN body -- Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) -- should remove capacity constraints in accessing...

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Salt degradation imperils world's arid farmlands

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 3, 2014

Salt is poisoning around 2,000 hectares of irrigated farm land every day – and has been doing so for the last 20 years, according to new research. Think of an area about the size of 3,000 football fields that can no longer be used to produce food each day. And then remember...

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Tea Board of India defers plant protection code

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2014

The industry is facing increased challenges by the way of awareness among consumers on the need for using safer, healthier and more environment-friendly products.
The Tea Board of India has decided to defer full implementation of the plant protection code (PPC) which...

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