Soil health

Mobile App for Soil Health Card for Farmers linked through the Satellite

Innovations in agricultural technologies and management have led to rapid agricultural development in many pockets of India. But this development, especially at the soil health level, has led to deficiencies especially in micro-nutrients that has affected the farm output. Soil Health Management (SHM) involves balanced nutrition levels in soil that are required for sustainable agricultural […]

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India’s hunger levels are ‘Serious’, says the GHI Report

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) report published by the Washington based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) suggests that 15.2 per cent of Indians are undernourished and 38.7 per cent of under-five children are stunted. But, practitioners believe that there are other sides of the story as well. According to Dr. S. Srinivasan, a practising […]

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Where are our Mahajanapadas today?

Anybody with basic political awareness is fairly well acquainted with the location and administrative functioning of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Most of you may also be residing in cities like Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain etc. But have you ever imagined that the above mentioned cities and […]

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Crop Productivity in India

Agromet services to enhance crop production in India

Growing weather and climate uncertainties pose a major threat to India’s food security. The combination of long-term changes and the greater frequency of extreme weather events are likely to have an adverse impact on food production in the coming decades.Agromet advisories is the need of the hour. In this regard, India Meteorological Department (IMD), under […]

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Vulnerabilities in Women’s Work and Land Rights

Land and its control are of fundamental importance in sustaining livelihoods in rural India. The relationship between land ownership and poverty has been well established in the past (January, 2001). There are at least four major ways in which owning land has a more direct bearing on rural livelihoods than in urban areas:  land quality […]

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Crop Productivity in India

Increasing Crop Productivity in India

The per hectare productivity of most of the agricultural crops cultivated in India is less as compared to China and many countries in Europe and America. Major reasons for low productivity of agricultural crops in India are varied agro climatic conditions, pre dominantly rain-fed agriculture, inefficient use of irrigation resources, weather extremities, fragmented land holdings, […]

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Seeds of patriarchy yoking Women in Agriculture

Seeds of patriarchy yoking Women in Agriculture New Delhi, March 10 (G’nY news service): Though agriculture forms the backbone of India’s economy, the share of women in agriculture has remained steady at just a little over 30 per cent. It is complicated by the fact that there are pockets that suffer severe outmigration, where women […]

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