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  • More than 22 crore Soil Health Cards distributes to farmers till date: Agriculture Ministry

    More that 22 crore Soil Health Cards have been distributed to farmers till date. The Soil Health Card scheme was launched by the government in 2015 with a view to address the decline of soil nutrients. Agriculture Ministry has said that in the first phase between 2015 to 2017 over 10 crore cards were distributed, […]

    Techies turn Campus Farmers; A Unique Campus Farming Competition organized at Tech Fest Antahpragnya 2020

    Hyderabad:Movies are an indispensable part of our lives. Movies make us laugh, cry, cheer, move, motivate, inspire… recent Telugu blockbuster movie ‘Maharshi’ had Mahesh Babu’s character take to farming,  leaving his job as the CEO of a large MNC. The movie showcased Weekend Farming, a concept which became popular with techies and other professionals and […]

    Moroccan Agriculture and Rural Development

    By Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir Marrakech In recent years, Morocco has put in place the right frameworks for mobilizing rural communities to advance the nation’s sustainable development goals, yet it falls woefully short when it comes to implementation. As someone who has been engaged in rural development in Morocco for the past 26 years, I have […]

    We need to plant 4 billion trees every year for the next 10 years

    Chennai:  Every minute we lose forest cover equivalent to 36 football fields. This means 13 million hectares of forest land disappear every year, an area equivalent to the size of Greece. The consequences are doubly negative for our planet: deforestation accounts for about 17% of Climate Change. The loss of forests has more impact on greenhouse emissions than the […]

    Collecting and baling straw, rather than burning it, can help fix northern India’s severe air pollution problems

    New Delhi: The critical issues surrounding air pollution in northern India and New Delhi in recent weeks have shed further light on the need for immediate action to preserve air quality. Initiatives led by New Holland Agriculture and its parent Company, CNH Industrial, are demonstrating that straw management techniques could help solve some of the severe […]

    Air quality of Delhi drops to season’s worst after Diwali

    The air quality of Delhi dropped to the season’s worst on the morning after Diwali. A thin layer of toxic haze hung over Delhi in the morning and the overall air quality index stood at 346, which falls under the very poor category. However, according to government agencies, the situation was still better than the last […]

    Kaziranga National Park re-opens for visitors

    The world heritage site Kaziranga National Park in Assam re-opened for visitors today after the annual monsoon closure. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremoniously declared Bagori and Kohora Range of the park open for tourists. Speaking on the occasion, he said the State government has taken numerous steps for beautification, conservation and development of the park. […]

    WTO to host first World Cotton Day celebrations in Geneva

    World Trade Organisation, WTO will host the first World Cotton Day (WCD) celebrations in Geneva today. This event stems from the application by the Cotton-4 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) to the United Nations General Assembly for its official recognition of a World Cotton Day, reflecting the importance of cotton as a global […]

    “Water conservation should be priority”: Parameswaran Iyer

    Mumbai : Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, talked about how Indian villages lack clean water and what could be done to provide clean drinking water to the villagers at the India Today Conclave Mumbai 2019. He also pointed that technology could be used to create awareness on […]

    Global Tiger Day being observed today; PM to release report on conservation of national animal

    Global Tiger Day is being celebrated across the world today. This day is observed every year to create awareness about tiger conservation and protection of natural habitat of tigers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the results of the fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation in New Delhi. The Tiger Estimation exercise is […]