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User: eru Topic: Agriculture
Category: Irrigated :: irrigation
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 15:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Government intervention has failed to arrest the decline of saffron cultivation in Kashmir 9.11.2020 Scroll.in
Despite the GI label and Saffron Mission initiative, experts see little promise in efforts to revive the heritage crop.
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Government Taking Steps To Strengthen Agriculture Sector: PM Modi 24.10.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking initiatives to strengthen the agriculture sector in the country so that farmers do not have to face any trouble.
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PM Modi Inaugurates 3 Developmental Projects In Gujarat 24.10.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three projects in Gujarat- one each related to farmers' welfare, healthcare and tourism development- via video link from New Delhi on Saturday.
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Farm reforms will turn farmers into entrepreneurs: PM 13.10.2020 Rediff: News
"People forgot about income for farmers. But for the first time, this thinking has been changed," he said and listed steps the Centre has taken for the welfare of farmers.
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Why do women in South India have more freedom than their northern sisters? 12.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Examining the effect of colonialism, matriliny, cousin marriage, invasion, cultivation and ancestral crop yields on gender divergence.
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Marathwada is close to desertification – and yet it won’t give up farming water-guzzling sugarcane 2.10.2020 Scroll.in
The agrarian region in Maharashtra was hit by two successive droughts in 2016.
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Banana farmers demand compensation for crop damage due to floods 1.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Banana farmers demand compensation for crop damage due to floods
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China steps up after India fails to sign Teesta water-sharing deal with Bangladesh for a decade 29.9.2020 Scroll.in
Dhaka has received support from Beijing to develop a $1 billion engineering scheme on the river.
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Manipur to implement major irrigation scheme 29.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Manipur to implement major irrigation scheme
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CM's surprise visit gladdens villagers; Inspects construction of irrigation facilities 29.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
CM's surprise visit gladdens villagers; Inspects construction of irrigation facilities
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CM inspects irrigation facility works 29.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
CM inspects irrigation facility works
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Opinion: On Farm Bills, Catchy Hashtags From Government Aren't Enough 24.9.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Unfortunately, the promise of the PM to double farmers' incomes requires more wholistic and long-term thinking on reforms for the agrarian sector, which continues to evade the election-oriented...
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The floods in Eastern Vidarbha raise an old question: Did dams worsen or lessen the calamity? 22.9.2020 Scroll.in
The deluge rekindled memories of the 2018 Kerala flood.
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'The Modi government has given farmers freedom' 22.9.2020 Rediff: Business
'The farm bills will not bring in corporate zamindari'
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Man Beaten To Death By Nephew Over Water Sharing Dispute In Rajasthan 20.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A 50-year-old man was beaten to death by his nephew, who allegedly lashed him multiple times with sticks, in a dispute ver sharing of water for irrigation of crops in Rajasthan's Bundi district,...
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Goraimari farmers unable to reap benefits of organic cultivation 14.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Goraimari farmers unable to reap benefits of organic cultivation
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Space tech to help ICICI Bank assess agri loans 26.8.2020 Rediff: Business
The bank is using readily available satellite images from ISRO and NASA for the purpose, and plans to scale up to 63,000 villages in the next three months.
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India’s Thar desert is turning green. That isn’t a good thing 22.8.2020 Scroll.in
The trend is also linked to recent locust outbreaks, as large quantities of vegetation provide food for locust swarms.
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Karnataka rains: Vacant posts hurt disaster response 8.8.2020 Hubballi News, Latest Hubballi News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
The problem has been seen over the past three years under different governments. During the period, the state suffered multiple natural calamities, from drought to floods, that claimed hundreds of lives.
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In Jharkhand’s villages, solar-powered irrigation has helped tribal farmers turn a profit 31.7.2020 Scroll.in
It has also reduced migration to other states like Punjab and Kerala.
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