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Agriculture

‘Data, AI to be game-changers in Indian farm sector’

We run different agricultural schemes and have huge data under each scheme. We can leverage that data for better targeting of the scheme: Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal

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Agriculture

Cultivation of aromatic crops in hilly areas advisable

The CSIR-IHBT team imparted 133 trainings on cultivation and processing of aromatic crops to 2,900 farmers, unemployed youths in remote areas

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Agriculture

Paddy stubble burning declines by 41% in N-W India

Paddy crop residue burning in north-west India contributes to air pollution, health hazards, disruption of transportation, school closures and soil degradation.

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Agriculture

SJM cites IARC conveniently to demand glyphosate ban

… the consensus among national pesticide regulatory agencies and scientific organisations is that labelled uses of glyphosate have demonstrated no evidence of human carcinogenicity. Relevant citations have been included in this report.

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Agriculture Sci-Tech

Crop genetically modified to conserve water, resist drought

West Gregory, Illinois: Agriculture already monopolizes 90% of global freshwater — yet production still needs to dramatically increase to feed and fuel this century’s growing population. For the first time, scientists have improved how a crop uses water by 25% without compromising yield by altering the expression of one gene that is found in all […]