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  • Stubble Burning | How the Green Revolution has left behind grey skies Oct 01, 2021 06:56 AM IST

    Stubble Burning | How the Green Revolution has left behind grey skies

    Stubble-burning is an unintended consequence of the technology developed for the Green Revolution. Some estimates say farmers in northern India burn about 23 million tonnes of paddy stubble every year 

  • UK PM Boris Johnson bans sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2030 Nov 18, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson bans sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2030

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will end in 2030, though hybrid vehicles can be sold until 2035.

  • Editor's Take | Millennial's guide to bank nationalisation Jul 19, 2019 06:26 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Millennial's guide to bank nationalisation

    The wars with China (1962) and Pakistan (1965); a drought in the years that came next followed by the balance of payments crisis were the factors on the economic front.

  • 11 agriculture schemes merged with over Rs 33K cr outlay May 02, 2018 04:10 PM IST

    11 agriculture schemes merged with over Rs 33K cr outlay

    The programme, which was launched last year after clubbing 11 schemes for the sector, has now been approved for continuation beyond the 12th Five Year Plan ended last March.

  • Cabinet approves transfer of 2 acres of IARI land to VCI Oct 05, 2016 12:14 PM IST

    Cabinet approves transfer of 2 acres of IARI land to VCI

    VCI is a statutory body that regulates veterinary practices and education across India. It is located at Bhikaji Cama place in the national capital in an area of 361 sq meters taken on lease from Housing and Urban Development Corporation.

  • Sustainable Energy: The battle for food Mar 04, 2016 07:02 PM IST

    Sustainable Energy: The battle for food

    On this episode of Sustainable Energy, it is all about food and agriculture and how we are going to feed the planet for the decades to come.

  • Modi to visit Singapore in November: Lee Aug 15, 2015 02:54 PM IST

    Modi to visit Singapore in November: Lee

    Modi's "official visit to Singapore in November this year will be an ideal occasion for us to elevate the bilateral relationship to a Strategic Partnership," Lee said in a congratulatory letter on India's 69th Independence Day.

  • PM envisions second green revolution in eastern states Jul 25, 2015 04:04 PM IST

    PM envisions second green revolution in eastern states

    "I can see clearly that the second green revolution will take place from eastern states like Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, and eastern Uttar Pradesh," the Prime Minister told a function of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research here.

  • Only sound govt policy can boost farm output: Swaminathan Apr 23, 2015 10:05 PM IST

    Only sound govt policy can boost farm output: Swaminathan

    According to MS Swaminathan, economic and ecological factors have led to the current farm crisis and there is a serious need to prepare for unfavourable monsoons going ahead.

  • Budget Expectations: Agri Min pitches for crop loan at 3% in upcoming Budget Feb 07, 2012 07:02 PM IST

    Budget Expectations: Agri Min pitches for crop loan at 3% in upcoming Budget

    Agri Min pitches for crop loan at 3pc in forthcoming Budget

  • Punjab, bread basket of India, hungers for change Jan 29, 2012 12:22 PM IST

    Punjab, bread basket of India, hungers for change

    Punjab made Sunil Jain's family rich, but now he wishes he could afford to leave.

  • Refrain from knee-jerk policies to curb inflation: Expert Sep 14, 2011 05:53 PM IST

    Refrain from knee-jerk policies to curb inflation: Expert

    Renowned agri-scientist M S Swaminathan today advised the government to refrain from "knee-jerk" policies to deal with food inflation.

  • Punjab's changing relationship with agriculture Sep 12, 2011 05:13 PM IST

    Punjab's changing relationship with agriculture

    Today looking at the interplay of economics and ecology gone wrong in Punjab, home to independent India’s first modern temple - one wonders how long before the state can gather the political will for course correction.

  • How government plans to modernise farming in India Aug 10, 2011 04:05 PM IST

    How government plans to modernise farming in India

    CARE Research has come out with its report on farm mechanization. As per the research firm the Government of India is committed towards increasing the production and efficiency levels in the agriculture sector and has recognized improvement in farm mechanization is one of the important factors that would push the efficiency levels in agriculture.

  • India achieves 241 MT foodgrain production in 2010-11: PM Jul 16, 2011 01:46 PM IST

    India achieves 241 MT foodgrain production in 2010-11: PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country has achieved a record foodgrain production of 241 million tonnes (MT) in 2010-11 crop year but stressed on ushering in a second Green Revolution to meet the mounting future domestic foodgrain demands.

  • Run survey to know post-green revolution issues: Pachauri May 30, 2011 02:31 PM IST

    Run survey to know post-green revolution issues: Pachauri

    Highlighting post-green revolution problems like declining water table and water toxicity, noted environmentalist R K Pachauri today suggested the government carrying out a survey in some states.

  • Union Budget: Eastern Region poised for Green Revolution Feb 28, 2011 07:47 PM IST

    Union Budget: Eastern Region poised for Green Revolution

    Seeking to usher in a Green Revolution in the Eastern region, including Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's home state West Bengal, the Union Budget today announced an additional Rs 400 crore for the purpose.

  • Budget 2011: Rs 2,200cr allocation for boosting agri output Feb 28, 2011 03:04 PM IST

    Budget 2011: Rs 2,200cr allocation for boosting agri output

    Aiming to control price rise in non-cereal food items, the government today announced a budget outlay of Rs 2,200 crore to boost production of vegetables, pulses, oilseeds, millets and fodder.

  • India's farm sector mess: What will take to clean it up? Jan 08, 2011 11:58 AM IST

    India's farm sector mess: What will take to clean it up?

    “The government has only two options to check food inflation – one is to import wherever you can get and the other is to opt for responsible hoarding,” says MS Swaminathan in an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18. He also says that the second green revolution misses out on being a mass movement, unlike the first.

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