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Growing & sustaining a liquid asset

Rainwater conservation needs planning on a geographically wider scale, keeping in view the entire watersheds, which can span administrative blocks, districts, or states

Growing & sustaining a liquid asset
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 10:09 PM IST

The success story of fish farming

Composite fish farming has, over the years, witnessed some major modifications. One of its notable new versions is vertical fish culture

The success story of fish farming
Updated On : 26 May 2024 | 9:44 PM IST

The increasing profitability of apiculture

Interestingly, while India's honey output has increased since 2005-06 by nearly 240 per cent, exports have bounced by over 260 per cent

The increasing profitability of apiculture
Updated On : 14 Apr 2024 | 10:28 PM IST

Sheep and goats need meaty ideas

The domestic consumption of both mutton (sheep meat) and chevon (goat meat) is also steadily increasing despite their prices being far higher than the meat of chickens, buffaloes, and pigs

Sheep and goats need meaty ideas
Updated On : 17 Mar 2024 | 11:48 PM IST

Finding the right policy for edible oil

The strategy mooted by the finance minister to attain atmanirbharta in edible oilseeds like mustard, groundnut, sesame, soybean, and sunflower involves research on high-yielding crop varieties

Finding the right policy for edible oil
Updated On : 18 Feb 2024 | 10:36 PM IST

Survival and growth of FPOs

The advantages of the FPOs have been borne out and quantified by a study conducted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) in 2020-21 and 2021-22

Survival and growth of FPOs
Updated On : 21 Jan 2024 | 10:36 PM IST

The groundwater reality

The Assessment Report, put together by the Central Ground Water Board with inputs from states, reckons the total water recharge in 2023 to be around 449.53 billion cubic metres

The groundwater reality
Updated On : 24 Dec 2023 | 10:07 PM IST

Not missing either the woods or the trees

Vast untapped potential must be gainfully harnessed to achieve environmental goals and derive potential economic benefits from agro-forestry

Not missing either the woods or the trees
Updated On : 26 Nov 2023 | 9:44 PM IST

Land leasing needs a sound law

The concept of imposing limits on land ownership and acquiring surplus land for allocation to landless people, in fact, seldom served its intended objective of equitable distribution of farmland

Land leasing needs a sound law
Updated On : 15 Oct 2023 | 10:15 PM IST

The unfinished job of farm mechanisation

The current level of farm mechanisation in India, reckoned officially at 47 per cent, is far lower than the 60 per cent in China and 75 per cent in Brazil

The unfinished job of farm mechanisation
Updated On : 17 Sep 2023 | 10:53 PM IST

Animal husbandry: Success and constraints

Unsurprisingly, India now leads the world in milk production. In fact, it replaced the US as the world's largest milk producer way back in 1998

Animal husbandry: Success and constraints
Updated On : 20 Aug 2023 | 9:25 PM IST

The growing popularity of vegan foods

Indian consumers, by and large, are cost-conscious. At present, most vegan products are priced higher than the non-vegetarian foods they are meant to replace

The growing popularity of vegan foods
Updated On : 23 Jul 2023 | 11:44 PM IST

Incentivise eco-friendly fertilisers

Consumer demand for the products grown without the use of toxic chemicals is steadily climbing

Incentivise eco-friendly fertilisers
Updated On : 25 Jun 2023 | 10:14 PM IST

Gender discrimination in farms

Growing rural-to-urban migration by men was leading to "feminisation" of the agriculture sector

Gender discrimination in farms
Updated On : 14 May 2023 | 9:49 PM IST

A G20 opportunity for millets

While the requirements for plant-based food, feed, fuel, and fibre are growing rapidly, the farm sector's capacity to satisfy these needs is getting constrained

A G20 opportunity for millets
Updated On : 16 Apr 2023 | 10:22 PM IST

Some fodder for thought

Uptrend in milk prices can be attributed chiefly to the steadily worsening shortage and the resultant surge in the prices of fodder and feed, accounting for nearly 65% of the cost of milk production

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Updated On : 19 Mar 2023 | 10:09 PM IST

Saving the land for better use

In India, the economic loss due to land degradation and changes in land use pattern was estimated in 2014-15 at Rs 3.17 trillion

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Updated On : 19 Feb 2023 | 11:02 PM IST

Sinful waste that needs to be stopped

The menace of hunger or undernourishment can be mitigated to a considerable extent just by curtailing the wastage of raw food and making a better use of the left-over cooked food

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Updated On : 22 Jan 2023 | 10:12 PM IST

The return of the millets

The research and development initiatives on millets received the much-needed impetus after 2018, which was observed as the National Year of Millets

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Updated On : 25 Dec 2022 | 10:25 PM IST

Growing across nations and continents

According to agriculture ministry estimates, exotic fruits were grown in 2021-22 in over 2.8 million hectares. The area under such crops was almost negligible in the early 2000s

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Updated On : 27 Nov 2022 | 10:08 PM IST