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As Global Hunger Grows, Easy Solutions Disappear

The vast majority of the hungry are still in Asia [image from: SOFI 2019 report]

Last week, alongside the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) which monitors the progress on the global Sustainable Development Goals, UN agencies …

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Global Biodiversity Is Collapsing, Warn Scientists

Stumps on the valley caused by deforestation and slash and burn type of agriculture, Madagascar

Of the estimated eight million species on earth, around a million face extinction, according to biodiversity specialists from around the …

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Wrong Perception To Call Odisha A BIMARU State : Naveen Patnaik

File Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has  said the state has made significant strides in several sectors since the presentation of …

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Migration Always Good? There’s No Straight Answer

As agricultural productivity flounders in the Sundarbans, unskilled labour is all the residents have to sell [image by: Mike Prince]

By Rituparna Hajra and Tuhin Ghosh In India, 55% of male migrants send remit­tances to support households have left behind. …

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To Discuss Farm Issues Prime Minister Narendra Modi Calls A 2-Day Meet

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a national conference on 19-20 February in order to address farm distress . The …

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Government Outlines Measures to Deal with Apparent Agricultural Distress

File Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle

Presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament, Arun Jaitley -Minister of Finance (FM) promised to reduce poverty, expedite infrastructure creation …

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Union Budget 2018 : Take A Quick Glance And Find Out Which Sector Gets How Much

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The union Budget presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the last one for the Narendra Modi government ahead …

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Soil Health Cards: High Hopes, Low Returns

Source: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare  Recently, India celebrated the World Soil Day with a pledge of the …

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From Bread Basket To Basket Case

The burning of crop residue in Punjab and Haryana is creating serious air pollution hazard over northern India [image by: Richardt Radek Larsen]

 Soumya Sarkar After degrading rich farmland through reckless use of chemical fertilisers and depleting aquifers by overusing groundwater – an …

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Farmers’ Perception of Climate Change

Image: Outline India By Amarnath Tripathi Climate change has increasingly become an interesting area for researchers in India but most …

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