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Last updated: Jun 23 2017 21:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How an Indian tree is fighting climate change in the Maghreb 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
In the fight against water scarcity and desertification, the Acacias for All project is working to raise awareness amongst farmers of new and profitable ways of improving soil quality. One such method is the cultivation of the moringa tree, an Asian acacia.
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Farmers in three Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region 23.6.2017 Zee News : States
According to the KVK data, agriculture income from this watershed area was Rs 27 crore in 2012-13 when rainfall was just 29 per cent of the annual average. In 2015-16, the income rose to Rs 42 crore when rainfall was 60 per cent. Before the watershed project, the average yearly income in the villages was Rs 77 lakh. 
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Farmers in 3 Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region 23.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
When massive crop failure and farmers' suicide afflicted the Marathwada region in Maharashtra during the 2012-16 drought, farmers in three villages of Jalna district were not much concerned about the lack of rainfall.
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HC demands copy of panel report on farmers’ reform 16.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Asks State to file affidavit to implement report’s proposals
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Over 800 waterbodies being desilted 10.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
More than 800 waterbodies in the district were being desilted to increase the storage capacity after the government allowed farmers to take silt, earth and gravel from the waterbodies to use them for ...
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Six clusters identified for dryland farming in Erode 10.6.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Agriculture Department to train 1000 farmers in the district
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‘Water is my life, my happiness, my teacher’ 9.6.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Community is everything, says the waterman of India, best known for reviving a river in arid Rajasthan
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Monsoon seen checking into Central India during June 9-15 3.6.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
Most part of Central India and East India (except parts of extreme North and North-West India) may come under the influence of the monsoon during June 9 to 15. This is as per an extended range wea...
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ICRISAT to assess desilted tanks under Mission Kakatiya 2.6.2017 BusinessLine - Real Assets
A. Deshpande to be nodal officer for project
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How climate change is affecting Kinnaur's apples - and more 29.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
On April 16, Roshan Lal Negi woke up to find snow carpeting the courtyard of his home in Jangi village. Boys with smartphones quickly made videos to share on WhatsApp but more than a month later, the snow -- now filthy -- still sits on the lower parts of most peaks in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh.
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Pre-monsoon rain spurs agricultural activities in Shivamogga district 25.5.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Buoyed by the recent spell of pre-monsoon rain in the district that has remained wide-spread, the farmers have commenced the agricultural activities.Joint Director, Department of Agriculture, Madhusud...
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‘Pigeonpea DNA re-sequencing will lead to superior varieties’ 23.5.2017 Hindu: News
Research traces its likely origin to Madhya Pradesh
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Scientists crack tur dal code to enhance varieties, yields 22.5.2017 BusinessLine - News
The scientists may have just zeroed in on the origin of domesticated pigeon pea or arhar or tur dal. A multi-institute research, which has re-sequenced the genome of this crop, have traced the likely...
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Scientists look to develop better varieties of tur dal 22.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
In a big breakthrough, a team of 19 scientists have re-sequenced the genome or DNA of 292 pigeon pea (arhar dal) varieties that would help in development of better varieties of this crop and boost production.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives, his 4th home visit in poll year 22.5.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Gujarat on Monday, on a two-day visit to the state.
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Crops on 9,666 hectares of land in Shivamogga damaged by drought 18.5.2017 Hindu: National
Most borewells have dried up leading to scarcity of water for standing crops
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Big data analysis to guide farmers 16.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
App developed by ICRISAT and Microsoft to advise ryots on when to sow, what to sow
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Satellites find "hidden forests" helping fight against global warming 12.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Umberto Bacchi MILAN, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vast tracts of land previously considered barren are actually covered by forests "hiding in plain sight", scientists said on Friday, a discovery that could help the fight against climate change and desertification.
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After Rs 36,000-cr waiver, Yogi govt eyes Rs 41,600-cr crop loan disbursal 10.5.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
State also aims to disburse over 4.7 mn Kisan Credit Cards to help farmers buy inputs
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Pulse priority 9.5.2017 All Opinion Stories
These are areas where other crops fail or produce low yields
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