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Farming goes hi-tech with Artificial Intelligence 14.12.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
Tech Mahindra, Microsoft develop AI-based systems to assist farmers
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5 yrs after Food Security Act, poor Indians to get millets at Rs 1/kg 11.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
So far, only a few states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had made available millets and that too only in certain pockets
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‘Only way forward for Karnataka is to move to climate-resilient farming’ 10.12.2017 Hindu: National
By doing so, it should be able to grow anything at any time of the year in any region, says Israeli expert
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Scientists told to clear doubts on GM crops 9.12.2017 Hindu: News
Union Agriculture Secretary calls for centre for excellence in plant breeding
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Toxin-free groundnut: ICRISAT finds answer 8.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
Scientists at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, have evolved a novel method to eliminate the toxin from groundnuts. The study, published in the October 2017 edition of the Plant Biotechnology Journal, highlights two different genetic engineering techniques employed to reduce toxin levels in groundnuts. Peanuts or groundnuts are a popular protein-rich snack which people pop into their mouths whenever and wherever possible. However, these peanuts could sometimes be infected with a fungus called Aspergillus flavus, which may contain a dangerous toxin -aflatoxin - which can cause liver damage and cancer. Roasting the groundnuts will not completely destroy the toxin. The first technique aims to prevent the A.flavus infection on groundnut plants. This was done through the transfer of two resistance genes from the fodder plant Alfalafa to groundnut by genetic engineering approaches. These genes code for molecules called defensins, which greatly improve ...
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Crop price versus Ram temple in the Hindutva lab 8.12.2017 HBL: Home
Gujaratis have altered the dominant political discourse from identity to bread-and-butter issues this assembly election
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Pitching millets as 'smart food of 21st century' (Special to IANS) 8.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka is dressing them up as "siridanya" or rich grains that should be on every thinking eater's plate. For Icrisat, the Hyderabad-based international crops research institute for semi-arid tropics, they are "smart foods of the 21st century" which are "good for you -- the planet -- the farmer".
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Go ragi, go bajra 3.12.2017 HBL: Columns
Ragi and bajra have a new proponent in Krishna Byregowda, Karnataka’s young minister for agriculture. As his State is one of the major producers of millets in the country, he is pushing for these cro...
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Ramanathapuram to be special grade municipality 26.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Edappadi K. Palaniswami announces a slew of schemes for the region
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‘Go for barnyard millet cultivation, instead of paddy’ 22.11.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Farmers who chose it are happy as they await bumper harvest
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Shri Radha Mohan Singh sends a proposal to United Nations for declaring the year 2018 as International Year of Millets 22.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring the year 2018 as ‘International Year of Millets’. The proposal, if agreed, will raise awareness about millets among consumers, policy makers, industry and R&D sector.
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ICRISAT initiates experiment to identify jowar genotype 12.11.2017 Hindu: National
To be expanded to other areas in the coming seasons
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Cabinet approvesMoU between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields 10.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines in the field of agriculture and related fields.
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ICRISAT researchers make peanuts free of aflatoxin 9.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Dual strategy involves inserting 2 alfalfa genes into the plants to boost immunity and gene silencing technique to prevent any toxin production
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KRS storage dips by 3.075 tmcft in 12 days 7.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The reservoir level has also fallen by 2.88 feet during the same period
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In Ramanathapuram, wait is on for showers 4.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
District has received only 64.7 mm of rainfall; farmers fear crop loss if dry spell lasts for a few more days
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Multi-grain meal to replace upma in tribal schools 31.10.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
District administration to harness ICRISAT project
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Some cities cooler than surrounding areas during summer days 25.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Between February and May, most of the 89 Indian cities that are to be developed as Smart Cities have been found to be 1-5 degree C cooler during the day relative to the surrounding non-urban areas.
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Safeguarding seeds that may feed the future 23.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming. Ali is a plant conservationist from Syria. He hunts for the genes contained in the seeds we plant today and what he calls their "wild relatives" from long ago. His goal is to safeguard those seeds that may be hardy enough to feed us in the future when much more parts of the world could become as hot, arid and inhospitable as it is here. But searching for seeds that can endure the perils of a hotter planet has not been easy. It has thrown Ali and his organisation, the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, or ...
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Morocco signs Global Dryland Alliance foundation treaty 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Rabat, Oct 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and 12 other countries have signed the foundation treaty of the Global Dryland Alliance (GDA).
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