What will food look like in the year 2099? India wants to know now
India, the world’s second most populous nation, has already been grappling with the impact of climate change. This year’s monsoon, which typically waters more than half of the country’s total farmland, caused floods and poor rains at the same time.
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Monsoon fury leaves 25 dead in Tamil Nadu, 1000 people in relief camps
An official release said eight persons died in various rain-related incidents between November 29 and December 1. Further, 17 people were killed in a wall collapse in Coimbatore on Monday, taking the total to 25. As many as 58 head of cattle perished while over 1,700 thatched and tiled roof houses suffered damage.
Rains improve Delhi's air quality
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 136 at 8.47 am which falls under the 'moderate' category. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
Mustard cultivation shrinks as rains make farmers turn to wheat, pulses
The sown area of mustard in Rajasthan—the largest producer of the oilseed—has shrunk to around 2.1 million hectares this winter from 2.5 million hectares a year ago. Mustard seed prices generally follow an uptrend during winters when mustard oil is widely used for body massage.
India's wettest monsoon in 25 years could lift 2020 wheat output to record
The country received monsoon rains during the June-September season that were 10% above average and the rainfall continued during October and November, increasing soil moisture levels required for crop sowing. Rainfall also lifted the water level in India's key reservoirs to 86% of capacity compared to 61% a year ago and a 10-year average of 64%.
India’s GDP growth hits over 6-year low; analysts say economy has bottomed out
India’s GDP growth slumped to 4.5% in the September quarter, its weakest pace since 2013.
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Credit channels through the banking sector or NBFCs have to clear up.
India’s ominous future: Too little water, or far too much
Climate change is now messing with the monsoon, making seasonal rains more intense and less predictable. Decades of shortsighted policies by the government is leaving millions defenceless in the age of climate disruptions. The rains this year did nothing to solve the community’s drinking water shortage, first, it was too less then too much.
Government extends stock holding limit on onion traders indefinitely to check price rise
Besides stock holding limit, he said, the Centre has banned exports of onion and importing 1.2 lakh tonnes to control prices. Onion prices are ruling at Rs 70-80 per kg in retail markets across major cities. "Stockholding limit on retailers and wholesalers are being further extended until further orders," an official statement said.
Maha CM announces Rs 5.3k cr relief for rain-affected farmers
Fadnavis had held a meeting with his deputy Ajit Pawar a day earlier to discuss ways to provide additional support to distressed farmers.
Volume and revenue good but rains played spoilsport for UB: Shekhar Ramamurthy
This year, barley prices are almost 15% higher than last year, as also glass prices.
MMTC contracts to import 6,090 tonnes onion to boost supply, cut prices
Consumer Affairs Secretary A K Srivastava held a review meeting with various states on demand, supply and prices of this key kitchen item. Sources said it was informed that MMTC has contracted 6,090 tonnes of onion and the consignment from Egypt would reach Mumbai port soon.
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