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India is at the cusp of a new frontier in agriculture growth and development — one that farmers, businesses, government and consumers will build together.(Bharat Bhushan/HTPhoto)

Creating a new farm ecosystem

By Rajnath Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Reforms will help farmers, ensure self-sufficiency, and cement India’s position in the global market
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Now the arrival of winter just heralds a spike in rates of respiratory illnesses(iStock)
Now the arrival of winter just heralds a spike in rates of respiratory illnesses(iStock)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Every Breath You Take...

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 09:54 PM IST
...is reducing your life as the pollution season descends upon us. So, what’s the best way to cope?
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The loans were given to the farmers by the lenders out of their allotted periphery and, thus, were declared as illegal lending.(HT Photo)
The loans were given to the farmers by the lenders out of their allotted periphery and, thus, were declared as illegal lending.(HT Photo)

13 farm schemes, loan waiver, SMART project get state nod

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:37 PM IST
The cabinet gave its nod to waive off 66.56 crore worth of loans taken by 46,735 farmers from 1,393 private money lenders.
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According to reports, farm mechanisation in the state has reached its ‘saturation point’ and therefore ‘no more viable, both economically and environmentally’.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT photo)
According to reports, farm mechanisation in the state has reached its ‘saturation point’ and therefore ‘no more viable, both economically and environmentally’.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT photo)

Why stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab has intensified in last 10 years

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Burning of crop residue has intensified over the past decade because of multiple reasons
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Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan was chairing a meeting to review the preparedness of NCR states for preventing a spike in pollution during winter.(File Photo)
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan was chairing a meeting to review the preparedness of NCR states for preventing a spike in pollution during winter.(File Photo)

NCR states given 10 days to check stubble burning

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 06:27 AM IST
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday asked Delhi’s neighbouring states to ensure that farm equipment being distributed to tackle stubble burning should be made available to farmers in the next 10 days in order to prevent stubble burning this paddy harvest season.
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