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Punjab Bags Jaivik India Award

Punjab Government was honored with the Jaivik India Award for the promotion and implementation of organic farming in the state. The award was received by Punjab Agro Director Sibin…

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585 Mandis Integrated With e-NAM

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare in a press release dated Jan 4 stated that 585 wholesale regulated markets have been integrated with e-NAM , the National Agriculture M…

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Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 to Be Held In Bengaluru

The Organics and Millets 2019, International Trade Fair will be held in Bengaluru from Jan 18-20, 2019 at the Bengaluru Palace. The much awaited second edition of the event shall r…

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We Consider Farmers as Annadata: PM in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation of several irrigation projects in Jharkhand, including Rs 2,391.36 crore Mandal dam that will provide irrigation to 19,…

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Odisha Minister of Agriculture Resigns

Odisha’s Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Empowerment Minister, Pradeep Marathy resigned from the Navneen Patnaik’s cabinet on Sunday, Jan 6, after his controversial remarks on…

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Farmers to Protest against Insurance Firms Cheating Them

Farmer Leader Shantanu Naik announced that the farmers of Balangir district, Odisha would stage demonstration before the collectorate from Jan 12 to 16 against the private insuranc…

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Sigh! Delhi Air Quality Improves After Rainfall

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution levels this year on Monday after the rains cleansed the air by washing away the pollutants. However, the air quality still stayed in the ‘very p…

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GDP Growth: 7.2% Predicts CSO, 7.3% World Bank

India's GDP is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5 per cent in the following two years, the World Bank has forecasted owing to the rise in consumpt…

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Interest Free Loans for Farmers Soon: Uttarakhand CM

Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Chief Minister assured the farmers of the state on Wednesday to get interest free loans soon. "We are already giving loans at two per cent intere…

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Farmers to Get Back Land Acquired by Tata Steel in Chhattisgarh

The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has decided to return the land of farmers in Bastar district acquired by the government in 2008 for then proposed Tata Steel plant project i…

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Mushrooming Mushrooms in Manipur through Machines

Angom’s machine is capable of doing automatic work like compost loading, cultivation bag making, compost filling, compost pressing and cultivation bag sealing. Mushroom cultiva…

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Hailing Modi Govt. as ‘KisanHiteshi,’ BJP passes resolution

Ahead of the LokSabha polls, the BJP on Friday convened its National Executive meeting at Ramlila ground in New Delhi. Describing Modi government as 'kisanhiteshi' (pro-farmers), t…

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CHAI Pe Survival! Since 30 long years...

A hot cup of tea on a cool winter morning is surely tempting, but imagine surviving only on tea for years. Surprising! Isn’t?

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CM Unveils Sweet Potato as the Mascot for Krushi Odisha

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled ‘Sweet Potato’ as the mascot for Krushi Odisha 2019, the annual farmers’ convention to be held from January 15 to 19 in Odisha, in coll…

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Farmers Attack Sugar Factories over Delayed Payments

The protests of sugarcane farmers across western Maharashtra over delayed payment for their crop have turned violent with offices of several sugar factories in the region being att…

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Bengal Government releases Rs.1600 cr for Paddy Procurement

Mamta Banerjee’s government in Bengal has released Rs.1600 cr for paddy procurement for the farmers, raising the total amount allocated to the purpose to 5100 cr since November las…

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Jharkhand Government Sends 24 Women Farmers to Israel

With the aim to link farming community of Jharkhand with the advanced agro technology, 24 women farmers of the State were sent to Israel on a four day trip by CM Raghuvar Das’ gove…

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Department of Fertilizers interacts with Fertilizer Industry

Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Secretary, Department of Fertilizers held an interaction on various issues with the management (CMD/MD/CEOs) of Fertilizer Industry and officials of Fertili…

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Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on Jan 18, Registrations Close Today

Vibrant Gujarat 2019, expected to be Vibrant Enough. Leaders of 5 countries, Over 20000 delegates to attend!

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Radha Mohan Singh gives Keynote Address at BS Agriculture Round Table 2019

Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh gave the keynote address at the second edition of the Business Standard Agriculture Round Table in New Delhi’s PUSA Campus.

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Owners of Stray Cattle to be Fined Rs 5000

On Wednesday, Jan 16, The Noida Authority doubled the penalty imposed on owners of animals and cattle found roaming at public places and roads in the city. So far the penalty amoun…

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Indus Food Held in Noida Secures Deals worth $1 Billion

The second edition of the Indus Food saw business deals worth $1 billion which are expected to materialize in a few months. “We had 800 global buyers from 78 countries who particip…

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Ask Saudi Arabia Lift Ban, Horticulture Exporters Plead Government

Exporters of fruits and vegetables are knocking the door of the Union Government seeking its help in getting Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on imports from India.

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A Global Change in Diet and Food Production can Save the Planet

A report published in medical journal ‘The Lancet’ states that an international team of scientists are developing a diet that can improve health while ensuring sustainable food pro…

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Year’s First Cattle Camp in Maharashtra Home to over 7000 Animals

“We’re getting water and fodder for the animals. And it’s good quality fodder, which means milk production is above average. I cannot ask for anything more,” says Pamabai Mane of H…

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MP: Congress ends BBY Scheme for Farmers

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh decided to end the Bhavanatar Bhugtan Yojana which was started by the BJP to provide a cushion to farmers against the falling prices of ag…

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Farmer gets Loan Waiver of Rs. 13 instead of Rs. 24000!

A 55-year-old farmer in Madhya Pradesh was shocked when he got a loan waiver of just Rs 13 instead of Rs 23,815 under a scheme announced by the Congress government in the state.

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Relief Package for Farmers Expected to be Approved, Meeting delayed

The Union Cabinet’s meeting scheduled for today, Monday to tackle farm distress has been deferred as per the PTI.

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Meet the Farmers who won the Padma Shri Award

The prestigious Padma Awards announced on the eve of Republic Day awarded 12 farmers. It’s a proud moment for an agrarian country which hails agriculture as the backbone, that the…

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MP: Cold Weather Destroys Crops, Farmers Seek Compensation

Intense cold weather accompanied with hailstorms have destroyed the crops in the Damoh region of Madhya Pradesh. There have been adverse weather conditions for the past one week.

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Pariksha Pe Charcha 2: Tips by PM Modi

In the second edition of the Pariksha Pe Charcha, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with around 2000 students from the nation. With board exams round the corner, PM interacted…

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George Fernandes Passes Away, Nation condoles

Former Defence Minister, George Fernandez passed away at the age of 88 on Tuesday. He was the Defence Minister in the Vajpayee government, when the Kargil war broke out and India c…

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Budget 2019: Finance Ministry Denies Reports of Full Budget

After the media reports been circulated that the Finance Ministry has instructed the staff to call the upcoming budget as ‘General Budget,’ the Ministry has clarified that there’s…

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Rs 2000 Cr Farmer Loan Scam by BJP Government Alleges Kamal Nath

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath alleged Rs 2000 cr farmer loan scam on the previous BJP government that ruled the state for the past 15 years.

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Weather Alert! Thunderstorm, Hail in Delhi over Next Two Days

Thunderstorms along with hail are expected over the next two days in Delhi. The temperature shall see a dip, it shall go down below the lowest recorded 5.2° C.

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BUDGET 2019: Unorganized Workers to get Rs. 3000 Pension

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan. Under the scheme, an assured monthly pension of Rs.3000 shall be provided to the workers in the unorg…

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NSSO Report leaked: No Jobs, Unemployment Rate 45 years high!

The National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO) Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), revealed the country’s unemployment rate stood at a 45 year high of 6.1% in 2017-18. The unemploymen…

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Deadly Swine Flu hits Himachal after Rajasthan

At a meeting held in Himachal Pradesh, lead by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, it was brought to notice that as many as 86 people have been tested positive for swine flu from the 27…

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International Dairy Expo & Summit, China in April

The International Dairy Expo & Summit, China is a prominent annual dairy industry and animal husbandry event. It is a well-known, highly influential international brand show in the…

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Center Plans to Create Ease of Agri Business Index

The Parliament was informed on Tuesday that the central government is planning to launch an index in order to rank the states on basis of ease of doing agriculture business.

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Waste is Money, Green Activist Demonstrates Home Composting

Addressing the students of Green Beans, The Environment Society of Kamala Nehru College, Mr. T.R.N Rao encouraged people to take up home composting as part of Social Responsibility…

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Dangerous Fall Armyworm Risks Crops, Agri Experts Distressed

The agricultural experts of KVK, Bastar are distressed as a dangerous insect called the Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been found in a few areas of the region. Native to tropical and sub-…

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Collateral-Free Agricultural Loan limit raised to Rs 1.6 Lakh

In order to help small and marginal farmers get access to credit, The Reserve Bank of India raised the limit of collateral-free agricultural loans to Rs 1.6 lakh from the existing…

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Agribusiness Incubators to be established by KAU

Kerala Agriculture University (KAU) has initiated steps to create agribusiness incubators (ABI) under Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation (RAFTAR…

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Agricultural Internship Opportunity at Organic Farms in Himachal

With its vision to create Sustainable Value for Smallholders in Himalayan Ecosystems, Gram Disha Trust is about to commence a six week internship for B.Sc. Agriculture students at…

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Opportunity! Scheme for SHGs and B-Plan Competition launched in MH

Suresh Prabhu, the Union Commerce Minister launched a scheme, ‘Hirkani Maharashtrachi’ today with an objective to provide a platform for women Self Help Groups (SHGs) and a ‘Distri…

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Zomato with Feeding India: Battling Food Wastage and Hunger

Zomato and Feeding India have joined hands in an effort towards solving the problems of food wastage, hunger and malnutrition. India ranks 100 on the Global Hunger Index. Ironical…

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National Convention on Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture on Feb 14-15

Keeping in view the need for sustainable development of Rainfed Agriculture and bringing these areas into the growth path, the RRA Network along with several collaborating organiza…

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Farmers to get Rs 10000 announces Andhra Pradesh Govt.

Under the investment support scheme, ‘Annadata Sukhibhava,’ the Andhra Pradesh state government has promised annual financial assistance of Rs. 10000 to every farmer in the State,…

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Animal Husbandry Park worth Rs 396 crore to Set up in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government announced on Wednesday that Rs 396 cr animal husbandry Park, the biggest multidisciplinary facility in Asia including facilities for bovine, dairy and fis…

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9 Tips by CBSE Chief for Boards: ‘Face’ books, ‘Insta’ studies

The CBSE board exams of class 12th and 10th exams are round the corner. Wishing good luck to students appearing for the exams, Anita Karwal, CBSE Chief sent across her advice to st…

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College of Agriculture, Pune is Fighting Pests with Pests

In view of the growing awareness to adopt organic farming, the College of Agriculture, Pune, has started cultivating five species of friendly insects and bio-pests.

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Committee Recommends Rs.9750/ Month as National Minimum Wage

An expert committee set up by the government has suggested a rise in minimum national wage making it Rs 375 a day, as against the existing rate of Rs 321 for agriculture or unskill…

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Farmer is a Wrestler: An Exhibition with an Emotion from Feb 20

Addressing the urgency of the agrarian crisis, Punjab Lalit Kala Academy in Chandigarh presents ‘Farmer is a Wrestler,’ an exhibition by Delhi based artists Jiten Thukral and Sumir…

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GO ENROLL! Unorganized Workers can now subscribe to PM’s Monthly Pension Scheme

Informal workers can now subscribe to the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PMSYM) scheme, which provides an assured monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to unorganized workers with mont…

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‘BASAI’ Launched at BioAg World Congress Today

BASAI, the Biological Agri Solutions Association of India has been launched at the BioAg World Congress today (20th Feb) in Hotel Le Meredian, New Delhi. The logo of BASAI was unve…

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Workshop on Nano-biotechnology to be held by Deakin University with Department of Biotechnology, GOI

Celebrating 25 years of engagement in India, Deakin University, Australia in association with Teri-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, Gurugram and the Department of Biotechnology, Go…

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‘Food and Agribusiness’ Batch 2019 – IIMA gets 100% placement

The final process of placement for Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management, Batch of 2019 at IIM Ahmedabad concluded with all 45 students securing placements.

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Waste to Wonder Park Inaugurated in Delhi

The Waste to Wonder Park was inaugurated by Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Thursday 21st February, near Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has made…

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Tribal Farmers Earning Lakhs through Drip Irrigation

As per PTI, Tribal farmers in 68 villages of Harichandanpur block, who were dependent highly on monsoon and harvested just one crop in a year, have used drip irrigation to reap ben…

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Farmers get ‘Kalia’ Assistance in Odisha

Officials on Friday said that around 30 lakh small, marginal, landless farmers and share croppers have benefitted from Odisha government’s flagship Krushak Assistance for Livelihoo…

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Bharat Darshan: A Special Train to Statue of Unity

The Indian Railways will run a special train for tourists visiting the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue in Gujarat from March 4.

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Free Tickets through IRCTC- SBI Credit Card. Why not apply?

The State Bank of India (SBI) and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)  have together announced ‘IRCTC SBI Platinum Card’, the only credit card that gives the po…

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Flying Bulldog Rediscovered after 40 years

The world’s largest bee – a giant insect as the size of a human thumb has been rediscovered after 40 years in Indonesia on Thursday. The International Union for Conservation of Nat…

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Monsanto’s Patent on GM Cotton Seeds Valid: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that Monsanto’s patent claim on genetically modified (GM) Bt. cotton was valid. The order set aside a 2 May order of the Delhi High Court, which h…

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Budget Must Address Farm Distress: MD Dhanuka Agritech

It shall be soon time for the budget to be proposed. Industry leaders expect a lot from the government. The expectations and suggestions ahead of the release of the government budg…

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KOEL Launches iGreen Gensets: Monitoring through Mobiles

KOEL, Kirloskar Oil Engine Ltd, a market leader in power generating set manufacturers launched their latest product range of technologically advanced intelligent DG (diesel generat…

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IIL Launches a New Insecticide for the Tea Growers of North-East India

Leading agrochemical producer, Insecticides India Limited (IIL) launched its new combination product with brand name “ENCOUNTER” that will strengthen the company’s presence in the…

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Conventional problems, Unconventional solutions: Birth of Triton Foodworks

The conventional problems associated with agriculture can be solved through unconventional means, the belief was turned into reality by the young entrepreneurs in Delhi. Deepak Kuk…

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Growing your Own Food is the New Gold!

“If health is wealth, growing your own food is the new gold. I would urge people to reclaim a piece of land and start giving back to the planet. It’s a very rewarding journey. Trus…

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Humble Coriander Can Help You Fetch High Profits

“I have hit the jackpot,” says Savelram Nana Kute who made returns of 13.5 lakhs in a week’s time from selling the coriander he had grown in his 8 acre farm in Pimpri Pendhar villa…

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‘Avartansheel Kheti’ Helps Him Earn Rs.15 to 20 Lakhs Yearly: A Paradise in Parched land of Bundelkhand

The story of Prem Singh from Banda’s Badokhar village sparks a ray of hope for the farmers of Bundelkhand who are rather distressed and plan to abandon the ancestral agriculture. I…

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Genabhai Patel: Fighting Polio, Fetching Profits through Pomegranate

“There is no life without challenges and there is no fun without challenges. Where people stop, I start from there. I never felt that there is something I can’t do. What do you say…

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Farmers Are Crying Over Onions in Maharashtra

Its fire sale time in Maharashtra. On January 4, the minimum price for the old onions was ₹100 per quintal as against ₹251 in early December and the pole/red onions traded for as l…

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Farmers Have Uprooted Their Cotton Plants: CAI on Releasing Dec Estimates

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its December estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-19 beginning from 1st October 2018.

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Jute Exports Rise 24% since 2014: Smriti Irani

Speaking at a textile outreach programme in Kolkata, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has claimed that the exports of jute diversified products have risen by 24% since 2014. Sh…

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Gujarat Procures 3 lakh Tonnes of Groundnut via PSS

With bumper groundnut crop, the government of Gujarat has procured around 3 lakh tonnes of the crop under its Price Support Scheme (PSS).

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BigBasket Expands ‘bbGoodDiet’ Range with Organic Products

BigBasket, the Bengaluru based firm unveiled a new range of gluten free and healthy products under ‘bb GoodDiet’ at the Organics and Millets Trade Fair. The FMCG Company is increas…

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Onion Goes Hi-Tech: 75% of the Onion Cultivation Process Mechanised

Onion, one of the most cultivated crops in the country is set to be ‘technologically driven’ and get a mechanization push. It grows on nearly 13.5 lakh hectares in the country.

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Sustainable Farming Sustainable Profits: Best Practices to Follow

Wendell Erdman Berry, an American environmentalist and poet has quoted it so beautifully, “A Sustainable Agriculture is one which depletes neither the people, nor the land.” Qu…

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Need for Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture

India is ranked first in Rainfed Agriculture globally, in area (86 million ha) as well as value of produce. It accounts for around 60% of net sown area, where almost 60 % of farmer…

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Know the Super Snacks - Seeds

The story of your tasty little toasted treats, snack –seeds goes way back to your granny who asked you not to throw away seeds of some of your favorite or maybe not-so-favorite fru…

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Busting Myths - Good Food Mood

New Year is here. Trying to keep up the resolution of healthy diets excluding your favorite foods? What if you are misled… and the food that you’re excluding is actually good for y…

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Diabetes Alert! Skipping Breakfast can be Dangerous

Skipping breakfast 4 to 5 times per week increases the risk of type 2 diabetes up to 55%. In the research published in the Journal of Nutrition, German researchers concluded, b…

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An EGG is an EGG! Most Liked Picture can definitely be the Most Liked Food!

Imagine the photograph of an egg taking the internet by a storm, and create a World Record as the Most Liked Picture on Instagram. “An egg is just an egg!” says the man who clicked…

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Less Wine in Indian Markets, High Import Duty

According to Philip Staveley, head of research at Amphora Portfolio Management, the high import duty on wine in India doesn’t let global wine makers tap in the large market that th…

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New from the Old: Know how to Use your Old Spices!

As per a report by Popular Science, spices spread the small amount of chemical they contain in our food. Spices keep changing phases, the clock starts ticking after they’re harvest…

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Borrow and forget? Loan waivers aren’t the right solution

Agriculture in India is not a very smooth space— fragmented land holding, depleting water table, deteriorating soil quality, rising input costs, low productivity along with the dep…

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A Call to Collective Action! Agricultural Cooperatives for a Brighter Future

Path of profits and success require a cooperative walk. There’s no alternative but to invest in organizing and building institutions of small and marginal farmers if they have to b…

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BAZAAR OR SUPERMART: Where should you buy from?

‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan!’ Heard this enough? You must have. It was raised back in 1965 to increase food grain production in our country, reduce dependence on imports and most importa…

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Pongal is here! Thai peranthal Vali Perakum

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated in South India. During the four day festival, people show their gratitude to the Almighty and generosity of the land for the harvest. Tues…

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71ST ARMY DAY: Saluting the Guardians

Army Day is observed on January 15 in India. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir F…

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2019: The ‘Year of the Pig’ in China

Walk on streets in China and you’ll see chubby pigs everywhere announcing big offers. Be it on the famous Chinese liquor bottles, T-shirts or supermarkets, the happy faces of pigs…

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Photo Feature : Khari Baoli , Ace Race & Marketplace

In the Alleys , By-lanes of Chandni Chowk

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