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August 12, 2022

  • Uttar Pradesh Govt. To Provide Fortified Rice Through PDS To Combat Anemia

    In order to combat anemia and micronutrient deficiencies throughout the state, the U.P. food and supplies department will begin distributing fortified rice through its public distribution scheme (PDS), according to additional commissioner Arun Kumar, who spoke on Wednesday at a workshop hosted by the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) in collaboration with New Concept Information Systems.

  • Naveen Patnaik launches irrigation projects in Mayurbhanj

    On Friday evening, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Deo and Subarnarekha irrigation projects in the Mayurbhanj district and laid the groundwork for a number of development projects. The people of Mayurbhanj and Balasore will benefit from both major irrigation projects, according to the Chief Minister's office.

  • Amit Shah to inaugurate National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks today

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah will open a one-day National Conference of Rural Cooperative Banks on Friday, which is being organized by the Ministry of Cooperation and the National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB). Union Minister of State for Cooperation BL Verma will deliver the conference's closing remarks.

  • Sri Lanka’s pulses production on track for recovery

    With fuel shortages raging across the country and prices skyrocketing as the currency rapidly depreciates and foreign reserves dwindle, Sri Lankans are experiencing difficulties accessing food, among other things. Domestic production of pulses such as black mung bean and green mung bean has returned, and yields for this year are looking promising as farmers prepare to enter the export market, which is showing good prices, according to the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC). Imports are extremely important. Sri Lanka is struggling to adapt to a global trade environment strained by shipping issues, inflation, and skyrocketing commodity prices.

  • Several areas of England have been declared drought-stricken.

    Large parts of England were officially declared drought-hit on Friday, amid prolonged heatwave conditions, which means restrictions on domestic and commercial water use for residents in those areas. Parts of southwest, southern, and central England, as well as all of eastern England, are affected. Before announcing the drought status, the National Drought Group, comprised of senior decision-makers from the Environment Agency, government, water companies, and key representative groups, met earlier on Friday.

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August 12, 2022

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