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IIT Guwahati students’ startup ‘develops’ multilingual app for farmers to manage crops

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Guwahati
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The agri-tech start-up which is free for small farmers has been developed with the goal of optimising in-farm productivity through Artificial Intelligence (AI), a press release issued by IIT, Guwahati said.
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Farmers drying paddy crop.(HT FILES)
Farmers drying paddy crop.(HT FILES)

Crops not ready for harvesting in parts of Punjab as paddy procurement begins

By Navrajdeep Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Agriculture director Sutantar Kumar Airi has said at present only around 1% of advance varieties of paddy, mainly basmati, are ready for harvesting and procurement in parts of Majha
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As much as 52,551.99 hectares in Andhra Pradesh have been affected. The impacted crops include banana, vegetables, betelvine, onion, papaya, flowers, yam, chillis and tomato.(PTI)
As much as 52,551.99 hectares in Andhra Pradesh have been affected. The impacted crops include banana, vegetables, betelvine, onion, papaya, flowers, yam, chillis and tomato.(PTI)

Heavy rains affected crops like paddy, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables: Govt

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Narendra Singh Tomar also shared the state-wise details of crops affected due to heavy rains, as reported by the state governments.
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Govt committed to procure crops on MSP: Khattar assures farmers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Holding a virtual briefing, Khattar said the Opposition was misleading farmers about the three agriculture related bills introduced by the Central government in the Lok Sabha.
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Rain, wind flatten crop, farmers seek compensation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Hisar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 09:29 PM IST
The department of agriculture and meteorology has predicted more rain till Friday and has advised farmers against starting water irrigation
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While many farmers have re-sown the paddy crop, they said this had put additional monetary strain on them.(File photo)
While many farmers have re-sown the paddy crop, they said this had put additional monetary strain on them.(File photo)

Bharti Kisan Union demands compensation for damaged crops in Muktsar

By Sarbmeet Singh | Hindustan Times, Muktsar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 06:40 AM IST
The farmers alleged that though a month had elapsed since their crop was damaged due to heavy rain, they had still not received relief from the government. The farmers also held protests to highlight the issue but to no avail.
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Residents of Motipur Khalsa village carrying their household items on Monday to a safer place after their houses were flooded,(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Residents of Motipur Khalsa village carrying their household items on Monday to a safer place after their houses were flooded,(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Sutlej breaches its banks, submerges crops on 11,000 acres

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, JALANDHAR
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 10:27 AM IST
During the wee hours on Monday, Sutlej breached its banks at four places in Phillaur and Shahkot sub-divisions. About 11 villages of Phillaur sub-division were evacuated after water entered the houses.
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Agriculture - Paddy - A farmer sprinkle fertilizers on a rice crop on the outskirts of Amritsar, India, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. India's monsoon rainfall, the main source of irrigation for the country's 235 million farmers, may be below normal this year, the government said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)(AP)
Agriculture - Paddy - A farmer sprinkle fertilizers on a rice crop on the outskirts of Amritsar, India, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. India's monsoon rainfall, the main source of irrigation for the country's 235 million farmers, may be below normal this year, the government said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)(AP)

Govt may tweak farm insurance scheme for crops

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 07:13 AM IST
Although several changes to better implement the scheme have already been made since its launch in 2016, delayed payouts, verification of claims, and disputes continue to be big hurdles.
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Essar in a statement said the leakage happened on Wednesday night and it was a clear case of “sabotage” by five or six people. The police is investigating the company’s claim.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Essar in a statement said the leakage happened on Wednesday night and it was a clear case of “sabotage” by five or six people. The police is investigating the company’s claim.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

500 farmers lose crops after fly ash spills from Essar’s MP plant, company cries ‘sabotage’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 06:20 PM IST
Singrauli shares area with Uttar Pradesh, where it falls in Sonbhadra district. The region in the two states, considered backward, has about 10 thermal power plants having a combined capacity of 21,000 megawatts –the largest for one region.
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Be it street style, haute couture or traditional wear, Priyanka Chopra has it right each time.(Priyanka Chopra Jonas/Instagram)
Be it street style, haute couture or traditional wear, Priyanka Chopra has it right each time.(Priyanka Chopra Jonas/Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra shows off belly ring piercing in crop white top and denim. See pics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 05:27 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra is known to pull off even the simplest simple outfits in a stylish way. Be it dramatic haute couture or edgy street style, PeeCee knows how to own the trend.
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A farmer from Maharashtra has destroyed his brinjal plantation after crop fetched mere 20 paise per kg.(Hindustan Times)
A farmer from Maharashtra has destroyed his brinjal plantation after crop fetched mere 20 paise per kg.(Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra farmer destroys brinjal plantation after crop fetches mere 20 paise per kg

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Frustrated with the low income, the distraught farmer uprooted all brinjal plants from his field and threw them away on Sunday.
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The only drinking water well in Beed’s Kamkheda village has dried up.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The only drinking water well in Beed’s Kamkheda village has dried up.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Marathwada: Farmers turn to cities, industries as water runs out, crops fail

By Ketaki Ghoge | Hindustan Times, Aurangabad/beed
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Nearly 50% of the Wadali village had emptied out when HT visited it this week, and rural experts warned that by the summer of 2019, this steady trickle of migration could turn into an exodus.
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Union minister of state for agriculture Parshottam Rupala (centre) addresses people at a press conference in Jaipur on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Union minister of state for agriculture Parshottam Rupala (centre) addresses people at a press conference in Jaipur on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Hike in MSP of crops historic decision, says union minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:22 PM IST
Union minister of state for agriculture Parshottam Rupala on Thursday said increasing the MSP of kharif crops by 1.5 times of their cultivation cost is a ’historic decision’
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