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Big leap in chickpea and pigeonpea research 31.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
ICRISAT partners with Israel’s genomic big-data company
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ICRISAT, Keygene ink research partnership 29.5.2018 Hindu: News
To develop productive crops for small farmers
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Stress test: the need for water management reforms 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Water management reforms are needed to avert public hardship and economic loss
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Yavatmal embraces 'farm pool' scheme with enthusiasm 27.5.2018 General News
The construction of over 6,000 'farm pools' by cultivators to meet the irrigation demand in Maharashtra's drought-prone Yavatmal has set an example for other districts. With the digging of these pools, around 6,000 hectares of land will get "protected irrigation", raising hopes of a better rabi crop, an official said. A farm pool or pond is dug out to harvest rainwater and store it for future use. Since the inception of the state government's ambitious 'farm pool on demand' scheme two years back, the farmers in this district, located in the Vidarbha region, have constructed 6,200 farm pools, the official said. Agriculture is the principal occupation in Yavatmal, which had earlier been in news over a spate of farmer suicides. The district is spread over an area of13,51,966 hectares, of which 9,60,500 hectares is under crop production. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the rainfall in the state has decreased in the past few years, thus adversely affecting ..
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With good pre-monsoon rains, Shivamogga ready for kharif 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
With the district receiving pre-monsoon showers for the past few days, preparations for kharif sowing are in full swing.In the semi-arid regions of Sh
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Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah's welfare schemes can decide Congress' fate 10.5.2018 Latest News
BJP chief ministerial candidate and state party president BS Yeddyurappa has said that his party would retain all the good welfare programmes initiated by the Congress government
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Khattar seeks Israeli investments in Haryana 9.5.2018 General News
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Israeli investors to be a part of Haryana's growth story as he sought to deepen the state's collaboration with Israel in agriculture, water management besides exploring the use of Israeli technology in policing and rescue operations. Khattar is leading a strong delegation from Haryana at the global agricultural technology exhibition, Agritech Israel 2018. "We have five Centres of Excellence already operational in Haryana to help agricultural productivity with Israeli know how and a sixth one in the pipeline. The goal is to increase income of farmers in the state by utilisation of research and technology in Israel to increase agricultural produce," Khattar told PTI. Khattar said he had visited Israeli police departments and witnessed demonstration of rescue operations which were "quite impressive". "We may also explore police and rescue operations training using Israeli technology," the Haryana Chief Minister said. "The rescue team here is
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Haryana CM invites investment from Israeli agri firms 8.5.2018 General News
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today invited Israeli companies to invest and collaborate in the fields of waste water treatment, micro irrigation, precision farming and crop innovation to help increase income of farmers in the state, an official release said. In his address at the global agricultural technology exhibition Agritech Israel 2018 in Tel Aviv, Khattar sought collaborations in the fields of waste water treatment, micro irrigation, precision farming, crop innovation, and sprinkler system to assist and enable the farmers of his state to produce more and increase their income. The Chief Minister invited potential partners, companies, and research institutions from Israel to come forward and be a part of the growth story of Haryana, a Haryana government release said here. Agritech Israel 2018, being held from May 8-10, is one of the worlds most important exhibitions in the field of agricultural technologies. Stressing the need for family and integrated farming, he said ...
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Forgotten foods of Tamizhagam 3.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Chef Shri Bala traces the ancient cuisines and cooking methodologies of the State
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India loses 23 ha of dryland to drought, desertification per min:Vardhan 24.4.2018 General News
Drought and desertification lead to a loss of 23 hectares of dryland per minute in India, resulting further in a loss of 20 million tonnes of potential foodgrain production, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said today. He said India has nearly 70 per cent of its geographical area under drylands, and about 30 per cent of land is affected by degradation and 25 per cent is affected by desertification. Due to desertification, fertile land becomes desert, typically because of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Inaugurating a four-day Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Vardhan underlined the need to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030. Under LDN, the amount and quality of land resources, necessary to support ecosystem functions and services and enhance food security, remains stable or increases within specified temporal and spatial scales and ecosystems. "In India, the total land area under land ...
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For many farmers, the blackbuck evokes mixed responses 20.4.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
We know the blackbuck as either venerated or as victims of poaching. This is not always so
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ICRISAT’s top honour for two women scientists 17.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Both bag Doreen Margaret Mashler Award for their work in plant pathology and biotechnology
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900-yr-long drought led to mass migration from Indus civilisation 16.4.2018 General News
The famed Indus Valley civilisation remained under severe drought for about 900 years around 4,350 years ago, which led to the people to abandon their settlements and migrate to south and and eastward regions of India, according to a study by IIT Kharagpur. The civilisation was the most widespread among the ancient civilisations, covering an area about 1.5 million sq km - now comprising modern India, Pakistan, Baluchistan and Afghanistan. It had a well-developed infrastructure, architecture, metallurgy, besides having trade relations and cultural ties with other concurrent civilizations across the world. A team led by Professor Anil K Gupta of Department of Geology and Geophysics at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has observed that the drought-like phase for the period of 900 years led to reduction in water supply because of the "very weak" Indian summer monsoon, which was under the influence of strong El Nino activity, the climate cycle in the Pacific ocean. This ...
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ICRISAT, DowDuPont sign agreement to share technology 12.4.2018 Hindu: News
CRISPR-Cas and allied technologies to reduce breeding cycle by three to four years
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ICRISAT, DowDuPont to share advance breeding technologies 12.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, on Thursday, inked a multiyear partnership to strengthen food security by improving crops that feed millions through sharing of high-tech and modern breeding technologies. A Master Alliance Agreement (MAA) was signed between Peter Carberry, Director General (Acting), ICRISAT, and Tom Greene, Senior Research Director, Corteva Agriscience. The technology sharing includes CRISPR-Cas gene editing, adapting transformation techniques to new crops, and applying knowledge of plant biochemical pathways with the goal of productivity and quality improvements for crops that feed millions of people. DuPont Pioneer, now part of Corteva Agriscience, will provide access to intellectual property, material and know-how related to CRISPR-Cas and plant transformation. "With Corteva Agriscience and ICRISAT scientists working together we will see rapid improvement in technologies towards ...
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Technology help at hand, but Telangana looking other way? 11.4.2018 Hindu: National
State yet to take advantage of ICRISAT’s ‘successful’ programme for farming sector
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Land decay to displace tens of millions, global survey warns 26.3.2018 General News
Land degradation will unleash a mass migration of at least 50 million people by 2050 -- as many as 700 million unless humans stop depleting the life-giving resource, dozens of scientists warned today. Already, land decay caused by unsustainable farming, mining, pollution, and city expansion is undermining the well-being of some 3.2 billion people -- 40 per cent of the global population, they said in the first comprehensive assessment of land health. The condition of land is "critical," said the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). "We've converted large amounts of our forests, we've converted large amounts of our grasslands, we've lost 87 percent of our wetlands... we've really changed our land surface in the last several hundred years," IPBES chairman Robert Watson said of the findings. "The message is: land degradation, loss of productivity of those soils and those vegetations will force people to move. It will be no longer viable
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Not a DROP to drink! 15.3.2018 Hindu: Health
With the world’s fresh water resources drying up, here’s how Nature can help to tackle the issue.
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Not a DROP to drink! 15.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
With the world’s fresh water resources drying up, here’s how Nature can help to tackle the issue.
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Maharashtra signs MoU with ICRISAT 19.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
To benefit 55,000 families of farmers directly
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