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A move to millets will have huge health benefits

The article has been authored by Neelam Patel, senior adviser and Saloni Bhutani, young professional, agriculture & allied sectors vertical, NITI Aayog.

Environmentalists worry that the increased target for ethanol blending could incentivise water-intensive crops such as sugarcane and rice, and suggest that the government should focus on lower-water intensity crops such as millets. (HTPhoto)
Environmentalists worry that the increased target for ethanol blending could incentivise water-intensive crops such as sugarcane and rice, and suggest that the government should focus on lower-water intensity crops such as millets. (HTPhoto)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST

Australia creates biosecurity framework to protect agriculture

Australia has been on high alert for foot-and-mouth disease in its cattle herds as the disease is has ripped through Indonesia in recent months and traces of the virus were found on imported animal products in July.

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Published on Aug 09, 2022 10:22 AM IST

India to receive average rainfall in August, September, predicts IMD

The overall monsoon rains in the country were 8% below average in June and 17% above average in July, hence the forecast paints a good picture for the farming sector.

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 (File image)
Published on Aug 01, 2022 06:06 PM IST

At 6.80%, unemployment rate in India lowest in 6 months: Report

The unemployment rate in India dropped to a six month low on account of a boost in the agriculture sector due to steady monsoon rains.

Farmers busy sowing paddy in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Farmers busy sowing paddy in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 10:03 PM IST

‘Don’t create panic’: Centre says no fertiliser shortage for kharif

“The availability of fertilisers in the country is more than the expected demand," an official statement said, quoting Union fertiliser minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Fertiliser prices nearly doubled in the country due to a global shortage and supply disruptions due to the Russia-Ukraine war. (AP File photo)
Fertiliser prices nearly doubled in the country due to a global shortage and supply disruptions due to the Russia-Ukraine war. (AP File photo)
Updated on May 03, 2022 04:07 AM IST
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