Gujarat elections: Surendranagar district president blames the problems of Saurashtra’s farmers mainly on the poor progress in building the distributaries, minors and sub-minor canals that are supposed to take the Narmada waters to the fields.
Generally, given bountiful supplies, produce prices fall with the mercury. But currently, perishables from tomatoes to spinach are more expensive than in the summer — when prices were, in fact, unusually low. What’s happening?
Delhi air pollution: The current smog and poor air quality in the National Capital Region has been blamed in part on stubble burning by farmers, especially in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana. What is the genesis of the problem? What are its potential solutions?
Chemical fertiliser application, too, was hardly 40,000 tonnes a year in nutrient terms, while artificial insemination didn’t extend beyond trials at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly.
Today, not only does the White Revolution’s contribution to farm incomes surpass that of the Green Revolution, but every fifth rupee generated in the farm sector — which includes the total output value of crops livestock produce and fisheries — comes from milk.
Diwali is an ode to happiness, hope and homecoming, but it’s also a prayer for wealth and well-being. In this special issue, we look at the centrality of finance in our lives. But, first, a brief history of money.
The focus of worry has, instead, now shifted to Madhya Pradesh. Both west and east MP had received good first-half monsoon rainfall — 4.3 per cent above LPA for the former and only 2 per cent below for the latter.
The current rules mandate every meat export consignment to be subjected to microbiological tests, with a health certificate issued by a veterinary doctor from the concerned state animal husbandry department.
Some remarkable similarities exist between the current economic situation and the one that prevailed in the years when the first NDA government under Vajpayee was in power. What stand out more today, however, are the seeming paradoxes in market and investor behaviours, and in trends of slowing growth and the strengthening rupee. How are they to be explained?
Although the country as a whole received four per cent and 1.7 per cent above-average rainfall in June and July, respectively, the Deep South belt — covering much of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala — experienced a dry spell, coming on top of last year’s drought/near-drought conditions.
Sexed semen technology is about preselecting the sex of offspring by sorting or separating the X-sperms from Y-sperms. The aim is to deliver freedom from male calves, by ensuring that cows are inseminated by semen containing only X-chromosome-bearing sperms.
The woes of pulses farmers and traders like Kagi can be put down to all-time-high imports of 6.6 mt (valued at Rs 28,524.05 crore) on top of a record domestic production of 22.4 mt in 2016-17 — made worse by the weak, behind-the-curve policy response whether to do with trade or stockholding restrictions.