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Carbon sequestration is the process of long-term capture and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is the most common greenhouse gas.(HTPhotos)

47% mango orchards are on wasteland in Maha: Study

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:22 AM IST
The ICAR and IIHR’s findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Science, in May
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A caterpillar Fall Armyworm which can destroy maize fields.(HT PHOTO)
A caterpillar Fall Armyworm which can destroy maize fields.(HT PHOTO)

ICAR scientists raise alarm after dangerous pest detected in Northeast

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The insect called Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) which lays to waste crops like maize was detected in the maize research farm of ICAR, Manipur Centre in the outskirt of Imphal city and also at Chandonpokpi village farm in Chandel district.
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NTA to conduct ICAR AIEEA AICE exams 2019(NTA)
NTA to conduct ICAR AIEEA AICE exams 2019(NTA)

NTA to conduct ICAR AIEEA, AICE JRF/SRF 2019, application begins on April 1, check details here

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 04:36 PM IST
NTA will conduct ICAR AIEEA, AICE JRF/SRF 2019, application begins on April 1.
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.(Thinkstock)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.(Thinkstock)

University Grants Commission bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 07:22 PM IST
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.
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Increased temperature and freak weather events will also reduce nutritional value of crops and reduce agricultural productivity. An Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) study said one-fifth of Indian districts are already susceptible to climate change impacts.(AP)
Increased temperature and freak weather events will also reduce nutritional value of crops and reduce agricultural productivity. An Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) study said one-fifth of Indian districts are already susceptible to climate change impacts.(AP)

India needs to fight the syndemic on a war footing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 10:48 AM IST
Increased temperature and freak weather events will also reduce nutritional value of crops and reduce agricultural productivity. An Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) study said one-fifth of Indian districts are already susceptible to climate change impacts.
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ICAR NET (II) 2018 admit card released at icar.org.in(HT Photo)
ICAR NET (II) 2018 admit card released at icar.org.in(HT Photo)

ICAR NET (II) 2018 admit card released at icar.org.in, here’s how to check

By Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 04:25 PM IST
The ICAR NET (II) exam will be conducted from December 27 and 31, 2018.
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The panel, on whose recommendation three government and three private institutes had been selected, came up with its second list on Friday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The panel, on whose recommendation three government and three private institutes had been selected, came up with its second list on Friday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Expert panel recommends 24 institutions for Eminence status

By Amandeep Shukla | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 10:43 AM IST
The Narendra Modi government tasked the four-member panel headed by Goplaswami to select 20 ‘institutes of eminence’ as part of the initiative to build world class educational centres.
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Crops, plantations, even livestock in 151 districts, or slightly more than one-fifth of the total districts in India, are susceptible to the impact of climate change.(REUTERS)
Crops, plantations, even livestock in 151 districts, or slightly more than one-fifth of the total districts in India, are susceptible to the impact of climate change.(REUTERS)

Farming in 20% of districts in India threatened by climate change

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 07:56 AM IST
The effects of climate change on India’s agriculture, which employs half the population and accounts for 17% of the country’s economic output, are no longer about distant projections. The latest research, cited by the ICAR study, shows the impact of climate change will be increasingly felt , as demonstrated by extreme weather events.
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India produces more than 20 million tonnes of maize every year, with the highest area under cultivation in Karnataka.(For representation)
India produces more than 20 million tonnes of maize every year, with the highest area under cultivation in Karnataka.(For representation)

Warning issued about threat to India’s maize crop from invasive worm

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 09:58 PM IST
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research on July 30 issued a ‘pest alert’ based on results of surveys conducted between July 9 and July 18 that recorded more than 70% prevalence of the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in a maize field in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka
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Basmati fields in Tarn Taran, Punjab(Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)
Basmati fields in Tarn Taran, Punjab(Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)

India earns Rs 18,000 crore a year from export of basmati rice: Agri minister

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 06:28 PM IST
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed many new varieties and technologies which have helped transform India from a food importing nation to a food exporter, Radha Mohan Singh said.
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Farmers thresh harvested wheat crop on the outskirts of Ajmer in Rajasthan .(AFP Photo/Representative image)
Farmers thresh harvested wheat crop on the outskirts of Ajmer in Rajasthan .(AFP Photo/Representative image)

3 years after announcement, digital soil-testing labs yet to see light of day

By Mukesh Mathrani | Hindustan Times, Barmer
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 09:52 PM IST
In order to provide farmers an easy tool to check nutrients of the soil before opting for suitable crops in their farms, the Union agriculture ministry had announced to equip every gram panchayat in the country with a mini soil testing lab or “mridaparikshak”.
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