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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has objected to the varsity, sending an email to teachers to attend a programme, online, of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25(HT Photo)

PAU scientist objects to varsity wanting profs to listen to Modi

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
After refusing to receive a national award in Delhi earlier this month to express solidarity with the protesting farmers, principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has now written an open letter to university vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon.
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Representational image.(PTI file)
Representational image.(PTI file)

Students from Tamil Nadu secure 25% ICAR seats in TNAU

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Coimbatore
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:12 PM IST
The AIEEA ICAR allotment of students for the year 2020 has been released in the ICAR exam portal and the total ICAR seat matrix of 120 students from different states has been allotted to TNAU.
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Namrata Goenka, is a former patent lawyer who now grows mushrooms full-time. She succeeded growing them in a spare room in her home, and is now in the process of expanding her business, via a commercial unit in Bengaluru that will contain temperature-, light-, humidity- and nutrition-controlled chambers.
Namrata Goenka, is a former patent lawyer who now grows mushrooms full-time. She succeeded growing them in a spare room in her home, and is now in the process of expanding her business, via a commercial unit in Bengaluru that will contain temperature-, light-, humidity- and nutrition-controlled chambers.

Mushrooms are having a moment

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 08:17 PM IST
They’re popping up in papads, jams and cakes; as health boosts in bread and coffee; and in urban gardens
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This winter will be a test case for whether the Centre’s scheme for in-situ management of crop residue has been a success.(AP Photo)
This winter will be a test case for whether the Centre’s scheme for in-situ management of crop residue has been a success.(AP Photo)

How crop diversification and mechanisation can help clean Delhi’s air

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 04:15 PM IST
Half of the Rs 1,150 crore fund allotted by the Centre was utilised last year, another half is being utilised this year to offer subsidies on machinery to manage stubble.
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Over 20% of our farmers live below the poverty line. Evidence suggests that the speed with which the agriculture sector reduces rural poverty is at least twice of what the rest of the economy and when growth in agriculture is rejuvenated, poverty decline became faster.(PTI)
Over 20% of our farmers live below the poverty line. Evidence suggests that the speed with which the agriculture sector reduces rural poverty is at least twice of what the rest of the economy and when growth in agriculture is rejuvenated, poverty decline became faster.(PTI)

India’s future prosperity depends on extending opportunities to farmers

By Purvi Mehta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 07:59 PM IST
Almost every agri-category needs to know how to adequately market their produce to realise the best prices. Yet the farmer-to-consumer relationship has not been harnessed in ways that could benefit the former. Policy makers must ask what interventions in this area are required to enable the farmers to get the best possible prices.
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To lower juvenile bycatch, Tarun Shridhar, secretary, department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, issued an advisory in February, directing all coastal states to implement a minimum legal size for catching, landing and trade of fish.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
To lower juvenile bycatch, Tarun Shridhar, secretary, department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, issued an advisory in February, directing all coastal states to implement a minimum legal size for catching, landing and trade of fish.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Overfishing, killing of juvenile fish on rise along Maharashtra coast’

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 08:38 AM IST
After analysing data collected throughout the year, the CMFRI, Mumbai, has concluded that juvenile fish catch across Maharashtra led to an overall loss exceeding 686 crore in 2018. The amount was 355 crore for 2017.
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Coastal wetlands get two big protectors(PTI)
Coastal wetlands get two big protectors(PTI)

Coastal wetlands get two big protectors

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 03:54 AM IST
As per the MoU, the institutes aim to identify and demarcate wetlands, and protect them through coastal livelihood programs.
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to launch an ambitious scheme to promote trans-disciplinary research (Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times)STORY BY SAURAV ROY(HT Photo)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to launch an ambitious scheme to promote trans-disciplinary research (Photo-Diwakar Prasad – Hindustan Times)STORY BY SAURAV ROY(HT Photo)

UGC plans scheme on trans-disciplinary research

By Amandeep Shukla | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Trans-disciplinary research is a team effort by investigators from different disciplines to create new conceptual and theoretical innovations that go beyond the confines of a subject-specific approach, a UGC official said, not wishing to be named.
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India produces more than 20 million tonnes of maize every year, with the highest area under cultivation in Karnataka.(For representation)
India produces more than 20 million tonnes of maize every year, with the highest area under cultivation in Karnataka.(For representation)

Warning issued about threat to India’s maize crop from invasive worm

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 09:58 PM IST
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research on July 30 issued a ‘pest alert’ based on results of surveys conducted between July 9 and July 18 that recorded more than 70% prevalence of the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in a maize field in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka
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Farmers thresh harvested wheat crop on the outskirts of Ajmer in Rajasthan .(AFP Photo/Representative image)
Farmers thresh harvested wheat crop on the outskirts of Ajmer in Rajasthan .(AFP Photo/Representative image)

3 years after announcement, digital soil-testing labs yet to see light of day

By Mukesh Mathrani | Hindustan Times, Barmer
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 09:52 PM IST
In order to provide farmers an easy tool to check nutrients of the soil before opting for suitable crops in their farms, the Union agriculture ministry had announced to equip every gram panchayat in the country with a mini soil testing lab or “mridaparikshak”.
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