Alaska set to finish 2019 with record warm year
with a record average high temperature after a year of extremes ranging from a sweltering summer and rampant wildfires. The turmoil is part of a rapid warming pattern in which Alaska - at the leading edge of climate change due to its proximity to the Arctic - is heating at twice the rate of the planet as a whole, researchers say.
Sugar traders hold tight: India set to roil markets again
Sugar output is expected to bounce back in 2020 from an estimated three-year low th...
Post drought like conditions cause lower cane production
ICRA observes that given the above context, India’s ability to export sugar and cont...
GST compensation to 9 states put at Rs 70,000 Cr
Revenue collections from GST may fall short & compensation requirement of major states could jump.
Onions make debt-ridden Karnataka farmer crorepati
Onion grower Mallikarjuna is now a celebrity in the farming circles in Chitradurga, 200km from Bengaluru, after local media reported his success story. "I have cleared my debt and I am planning to build a house. I want to buy more land to expand the agricultural work in the coming years," he said. Mallikarjuna invested Rs 15 lakh and hit a jackpot.
Utkal Tubers to ramp up production of high yielding seed potatoes
The company plans to increase the production by investing in research and development, introducing new high-quality proprietary varieties of seeds and utilizing technology advancements like cocopeat and aeroponics technologies for seed multiplication.
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Paddy sowing has been badly affected with at least 24 of the 38 districts of the state receiving less than normal rain till August 15.
Pulses export falls on drought-like condition
The exports of Basmati, however, have shown a healthy growth of 16 per cent.
Technique of a farmer from Maharashtra may help Punjab solve its stubble burning problem
Chandrashekhar Bhadsavle from Neral in Mumbai has developed a direct sowing technique called Saguna Rice Technology (SRT), which eliminates need of tillage and stubble burning in rice and other crops. Bhadsavle had developed the SRT technology of rice cultivation in 2011.
India monsoon hits drought-hit Maharashtra: IMD
Maharashtra is the country's second biggest producer of cotton, sugar cane and soybeans, and top producer of onions and summer-sown pulses.
Delay in harvest likely to brew trouble for coffee crop output
Unseasonal rain in Karnataka, the biggest coffee producing state in the country, has hindered arabica coffee harvest, which normally starts by the end of November.
Govt app will track water tanker movements
The Bhoomi Monitoring Cell (BMC) has come up with a solution to ensure people receive drinking water the government has arranged for them, by making it mandatory for tanker drivers to install an app and upload photos and videos of the water supply trips
A season of riches: In 2019, golf shone bright in all fifty shades of purple
Brooks Koepka fattened his resume with another PGA Championship under his belt. There were not one, but two first time winners — Gary Woodland and Shane Lowry. Rory McIlroy won hearts with his consistency and class as he endured more pain in the Masters and then at the Open on home turf.
No drought alert yet, but centre warns of deficit rainfall
Officials, however, maintained that it was too early to predict the June-September monsoon season.
Shiv Sena MP urges Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar to form government in Maharashtra at earliest to help farmers
Speaking on the plight of farmers during Zero Hour, Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali said condition of farmers is very bad in Maharashtra due to drought and there is urgent need to do something in this regard.
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