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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Farm Growth Needs To Be Concomitant With Water Conservation Techniques

India’s per capita use of water will increase from 99 litres per day now to 167 litres per day by 2050. The per capita consumption of water in the United States, on the contrary, will reduce from 587 litres to 484 litres per day in 2050

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Cost Of Water Surges, As A Business Booms

As municipal supplies deteriorate in quality bottled water sales soar to 4.4 billion litres, worth Rs 7,040 crore

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Economy In Troubled Waters?

Could the profligate use of scarce water drive India’s industrial and agricultural users to tears in the long run? Anuradha Shukla takes stock of a situation that could dent the GDP by 6% if not rectified on time

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ITC Working On Programmes To Create 10 Million Sustainable Livelihoods By 2030

The company is already carbon positive, water positive, recycling positive, and gets 48 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

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‘Food Processing Can Help Farmers Double Their Income’

Things like India being the fastest growing country in the world today and with the highest amount of FDI coming in the country, looking at ease of doing business, GST, transparency and eliminating red tapism and other measures have helped people see a new India

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Punjab Seeks Rs 2,000 Cr From Centre To Stop Paddy Straw Burning

As the central government fixes the minimum support price of paddy, it is its responsibility to address the issue of paddy straw

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Foodgrain Output May Drop 2.5% In Kharif Season This Year

​The country had produced a record 138.52 MT in the kharif season of 2016-17 crop year (July-June) on good monsoon rains

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No Shortage Of Sugar, Won't Allow Prices To Go Up: Ram Vilas Paswan

At present, retail prices of sugar are ruling firm at Rs 43 per kg, slightly higher than Rs 40 a kg in the year-ago period, as per the data maintained by the consumer affairs ministry

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Agrarian India Showing Growing Resilience To Nature's Whims: Report

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall across the country till August 23 was 94 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), which was below-normal levels

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Aim Is To Increase Productivity, Ensuring Farmers Get Remunerative Price Of Their Produce: Radha Mohan Singh

The government is also ensuring that along with special focus on dairy/animal husbandry/fishery, the agriculture education, research, and expansion system is further extended

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Top Cotton Buyers Flock To India As Hurricanes Hit US Crop

Dealers expect contracts similar to last week in the next few months, which could help India's exports grow by a quarter in the 2017/18 season beginning October

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High Area And Production Expected; Yields to Remain Low: USDA Cotton Estimates

Trade sources indicate that cotton consumption is expected to remain relatively flat as mills focus on manufacturing blended yarns and fabrics with a higher percentage of man-made fibre to offset cotton price volatility

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Why John Deere Acquired A Robotic Start-Up For A Hefty $305 Million?

Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire a start-up that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants

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Onion Exports Decline 14% In April-June

The total value of exports stood at Rs 1,098.58 crore and the volumes 9.45 lakh tonnes in April-June of 2017-18, according to the data maintained by the National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF)

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Sugar Prices Indifferent To Raw Sugar Imports In Near Term: ICRA

According to ICRA, this move is unlikely to have any significant impact on sugar prices or profitability of the sugar mills in the near term, given that the quantum of import permitted is very small

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