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Will rice spoil India’s inflation math?

A look at how rising prices of cereals, particularly rice, are turning out to be a major concern.

There are rain-related concerns with India's rice production this year.
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Haryana: As floodwater recedes, protecting standing paddy crop an uphill task for farmers

After the water receded, Haryana farmers are facing another challenge of protecting the crop from the impact of floodwater. They are now digging roads, pumping out excess water and using fertilisers to protect the crop from sand.

Even as water has receded from most of the affected areas in Haryana, farmers’ woes are far from over as the sand deposited by the floods pose a serious threat to the standing paddy crop, leaving thousands of cultivators of northern districts high and dry. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 01:03 AM IST
By, Karnal

Seeds of brotherhood: Kurukshetra farmers clear their land to sow paddy for flood-hit farmers

Joginder Singh Kajal, Sukhwinder Singh Khangura, Prince and Gurlal Singh of Pehowa of Kurukshetra, whose area was spared from the nature’s fury, have cleared a part of their land to prepare a paddy nursery for flood-hit farmers.

As farmers in several parts of the state are struggling to protect their crop from the impact of floods, a group of farmers have together to help their fellows. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 03:47 PM IST
By, Karnal

The veggie with mass a-peel: Swetha Sivakumar on the potato

It can grow where not much else does, is easy to harvest and cook, ably supplements a diet.See why else the gnarly spud eventually found takers around the world

What would chaat be without potato? Unthinkable, and rather pointless. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:56 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Cherry cheer for Himachal growers as high demand pushes prices up

Cherry yield 35% lower due to dry winter this time; premium quality of fruit grown in Nankhari area of Himachal’s capital Shimla fetches record ₹400 to ₹900 a kg

The fruit’s arrival in markets was delayed by a fortnight due to the dry winter and hailstorms that damaged the crop. (HT File)
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:00 AM IST
By, Shimla
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