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Sustainable Agriculture: What we know and how to scale up

The study has been authored by Niti Gupta and others.
Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs and has touched most Indian farmers, its long-term impacts are now visibly evident.(Swagata Yadavar/Indiaspend)
Green Revolution has ensured India’s self-sufficiency for our cereal needs and has touched most Indian farmers, its long-term impacts are now visibly evident.(Swagata Yadavar/Indiaspend)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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The Mandal moment

It empowered. But it also opened a Pandora’s box
The Mandal moment saw ferocious backlash by sections of upper castes. This opposition was articulated on two axes — the fact that reservations compromised merit, and if at all reservations should open up beyond what was offered to Scheduled Castes and Tribes, it should be on economic lines(HTPHOTO)
The Mandal moment saw ferocious backlash by sections of upper castes. This opposition was articulated on two axes — the fact that reservations compromised merit, and if at all reservations should open up beyond what was offered to Scheduled Castes and Tribes, it should be on economic lines(HTPHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 06:11 AM IST
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Soil health initiative weaning farmers off fertiliser overuse

Soil health cards, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, have cut the use of chemical fertilisers by up to 10%, according to the first study by the National Productivity Council.
Indian farmers have been overspraying subsidised chemical fertilisers on crops for decades, imperiling public health.(REUTERS)
Indian farmers have been overspraying subsidised chemical fertilisers on crops for decades, imperiling public health.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 04:56 AM IST
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CROP MSP DISBURSAL: Punjab food supplies dept wants APMC Act amended to end arhtiya raj

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Published on Jan 24, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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How Punjab’s paddy boom hit Delhi’s air

The boom is partly responsible for the pollution crisis that has become an annual occurrence in recent years as farmers set afire the stubble left behind after harvesting.
A farm worker monitors the burning of rice crop stubble in the Patiala district of Punjab.(Photo: Bloomberg)
A farm worker monitors the burning of rice crop stubble in the Patiala district of Punjab.(Photo: Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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India must not look at its water crisis in isolation

India’s water woes, though, stem largely from its over-dependence on groundwater, and here, the climate links are less pronounced because underground aquifers take much longer to react to changes in temperature and rainfall
Much of India will face a grim water future, and what we do now will have an enduring impact on us and our children(PTI)
Much of India will face a grim water future, and what we do now will have an enduring impact on us and our children(PTI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 02:09 PM IST
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ByAditi Mukherji

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

This week’s good reads include an exploration of Punjab, a translation of an ancient text, and a book of short stories
This week’s picks include a look at Punjab, a translation of one of the oldest puranas, and a book of short stories.(HT Team)
This week’s picks include a look at Punjab, a translation of one of the oldest puranas, and a book of short stories.(HT Team)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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Former DU V-C refutes GM crops criticism by MS Swaminathan

The review article, published in the Current Science journal on Wednesday, was titled ‘When scientists turn against science: exceptionally flawed analysis of plant breeding technologies.
Agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan at the inaugural ceremony of 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016 in New Delhi(PTI)
Agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan at the inaugural ceremony of 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016 in New Delhi(PTI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 06:54 AM IST
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It’s a fact. We don’t want farmers to get rich | Opinion

India’s obsession with keeping food prices low, even when there’s no inflationary pressure, has long hurt farm incomes
A farmer harvesting his crop in a village in Punjab.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
A farmer harvesting his crop in a village in Punjab.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 05:15 PM IST
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Green revolution boosting in Government school of Aligarh district

A growing awareness about pesticides and wax in vegetables and fruits is turning more and more people towards organic food. The idea of a kitchen garden and Urban Bagiya is fast catching up, with schools and individuals practising it with a lot of success.
Aiming to curb malnutrition among school children CISH will help the state education department develop vegetable and fruit gardens in government schools.(HT photo)
Aiming to curb malnutrition among school children CISH will help the state education department develop vegetable and fruit gardens in government schools.(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 04:22 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Left in the lurch, CPI and CPM nowhere in picture

In the assembly polls that year, the CPI won seven seats and the CPM eight, with a vote share of 10.1%.
The emergence of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 80s and the later the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) further dented the Left prospects in the state.(HT Photo)
The emergence of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 80s and the later the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) further dented the Left prospects in the state.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Congress will give minimum income guarantee if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said that his party would guarantee minimum income for all the poor of the country if it formed the government at the Centre after the 2019 elections.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi being received at a convention of farmers, at Rajyotsav Mela ground in Naya Raipur on January 28.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi being received at a convention of farmers, at Rajyotsav Mela ground in Naya Raipur on January 28.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 07:24 PM IST
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Prof MS Swaminathan distances himself from his anti-GM write-up

The article, co-authored with scientist PC Kesavan and published in Current Science journal, said that apart from causing environmental harm, some GM crops also exhibit geno-toxic effects (chemicals that can damage genetic information).
File photo of agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan(PTI)
File photo of agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan(PTI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times. New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Empowered women farmers can help fight malnutrition

Rural women’s close interdependence with agriculture points to solutions which co-opt cultivation practices in addressing malnutrition
Agriculture in India is significantly dependent on women. Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% of agricultural labourers in rural India.(Hindustan Times)
Agriculture in India is significantly dependent on women. Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% of agricultural labourers in rural India.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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ByShashank Bibhu

Smart farm technologies are here in India, but available to just a few

Technology should be welcomed in a country where farm incomes are low, about one-third of those of non-agricultural households.
Nearly 90% of farmers are small and marginal. The average size of a farm is now just 1.15 hectares(ha). 85% of land ownership is of less than 2 ha, only 5% farmers operate on land bigger than 4 ha.(AP file photo)
Nearly 90% of farmers are small and marginal. The average size of a farm is now just 1.15 hectares(ha). 85% of land ownership is of less than 2 ha, only 5% farmers operate on land bigger than 4 ha.(AP file photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 01:01 PM IST
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HT Picks: Good reads of the week

This week’s interesting reads
A book on the ramifications of caste on the Dalits in modern India, a naxalite’s prison diary, and a study of the colonial view of India - all this on the weekend reading list.(HT Team)
A book on the ramifications of caste on the Dalits in modern India, a naxalite’s prison diary, and a study of the colonial view of India - all this on the weekend reading list.(HT Team)
Updated on May 18, 2018 06:47 PM IST
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