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A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. (PTI)

IIT Kharagpur researchers train farmers in micro-irrigation techniques

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 08:33 AM IST
The farmers, who followed the techniques of farm machineries and equipment, reported decrease in labour cost, reduced cost of cultivation, timeliness of operations, and an increase in soil fertility and production, a statement issued by IIT Kharagpur said.
Farmer communities face one of the greatest risks of income losses in what is a key spring harvest season for a range of crops, such as wheat, potato and onion. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Farmer communities face one of the greatest risks of income losses in what is a key spring harvest season for a range of crops, such as wheat, potato and onion. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Local officials not getting lockdown instructions right: Centre to states

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 01:51 PM IST
The communication comes amid reports that tight rules to enforce social distancing are being applied to exempted essential activities, which district officials are regulating with lockdown permits.
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‘Pioneers of change’: CM lauds farmers not burning stubble

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
Farmer burning paddy straw at Devigarh village near Patiala on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Farmer burning paddy straw at Devigarh village near Patiala on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Punjab records 45% jump in farm fires

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 11:35 PM IST
As per PPCB data, Punjab reported 630 incidents of stubble burning till Oct 11 this year as compared to 435 last year
On September 6, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that air pollution in the capital came down a quarter per cent over four years due to multiple measures.(HT image)
On September 6, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that air pollution in the capital came down a quarter per cent over four years due to multiple measures.(HT image)

App cuts crop burning, but problem stays

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 02:59 AM IST
Authorities say the incidence of farm fires came down 41% in 2018 over 2016 because of cheaper, order-on-app farm equipment to deal with leftover straw on the back of a Rs 1151.80-crore subsidy programme launched by the Union government in 2018.
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