Non-fumigated wheat

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? From March 31, 2017, the wheat imports to India must be fumigated with methyl bromide at the port of origin, else, the cargo would be disallowed from entering Indian shores. What is fum…

February 26, 2017 0 185

Farmer’s Suicide

Editorial GS III Agriculture

The unremitting wave of farmer suicides has resurfaced, now haunting the farming heartlands of Tamil Nadu. Troubled by a severely deficit monsoon which triggered the worst drought in 140 years, over 1…

January 28, 2017 0 283

Sustainable Agriculture

Editorial GS III Agriculture

Agricultural sustainability is intrinsically linked to food security, and therefore critical to India’s progress and socio-economic development. What are the challenges? One of the biggest c…

January 17, 2017 0 323

Big Data for the next green revolution

Editorial GS III Agriculture

What is big data? The term "big data" often refers simply to the use of predictive analytics, user behavior analytics, or certain other advanced data analytics methods that extract value …

January 14, 2017 0 352

Making Fertilizers cost effective

Editorial GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Due to gas scarcity and the difficulty of gas pricing, fertilizer production in India does not inspire confidence for fresh investment. No fresh investment has happened for the …

January 11, 2017 0 353

Silk Self Reliance

Editorial GS III Agriculture

Why in news? The recent Union Budget announcement of a rise in customs duty on import of raw silk from five per cent to 15 per cent has brought cheer to silk farmers in the southern states.   H…

January 01, 2017 0 429