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13 new agricultural heritage landscapes designated by FAO 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
The new sites are in China, Japan, Egypt, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Sri Lanka
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Agricultural heritage sites join ancient wisdom with modern adaptation 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System sites can teach us how our ancestors found ways to craft viable landscapes even in very austere environments for centuries
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Bombay High Court bars MCA from using water from Pavana dam for maintaining Pune ground for IPL matches 19.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In what can have a direct impact on eight IPL matches, which are slated to be played in Pune,
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Study finds healthier food likely to get more wasted 19.4.2018 Life | The Asian Age
As per a research by the University of Vermont, the exact amount of food waste depends on how healthy the diet is.
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No water for six IPL matches in Pune: Bombay HC 19.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The court said that IPL does not fall under the industrial category, nor does the MCA have any industries.
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Rural areas of Maharashtra open-defecation free, says government 19.4.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Water for Gahunje stadium for IPL: HC asks state not to decide on MCA agreement 19.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Creating a culture of growing their own food 18.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
There are now 48 organic cultivation groups in Prakkadavu
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FAO focuses on heat stress protection measures for agriculture, forestry workers 18.4.2018 Downtoearth
Emphasising that dehydration leads to productivity declines, a report urges workers and employers to drink several litres of water throughout the day
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How to do aquaponics farming in India? 18.4.2018 Downtoearth
Aquaponics is an efficient way to do farming especially for a country like India where farmers and farm-related problems make news every day. Sushant Madaan from Urban Kheti in Gurgaon gives a primer on how to do this type of agriculture?
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Western Maharashtra farmers owe state Rs 11,000 crore in electricity dues 18.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Chandrashekhar Bawankule, minister for energy, has held Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party
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HC wants to know PWD’s stand on water release from Bhavanisagar dam 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
The Madras High Court on Monday wanted to know the stand of Public Works Department (PWD) on the plea for releasing 7 tmc of water from Bhavanisagar
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Mandi short of space, wheat dumped on NH-10 in Rohtak 18.4.2018 The Tribune

Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Madina (Rohtak), April 17

Wheat has been dumped on the Delhi-Fazilka National Highway-10 owing to shortage of space at the grain market in Madina village of the district.

The Tribune team that visited the village on Tuesday found that one side of the highway had been completely blocked by heaps of grain and the traffic diverted to the other side of the road.

Commissioner agents Parveen Dangi and Rajesh said they had to unload wheat on the road due to shortage of space in the grain market.

Farmers lamented their produce had been dumped on soil. They complained about tardy lifting of wheat and lack of basic amenities, including erratic power supply and absence of drinking water, at the grain market.

Rohtak Additional Deputy Commissioner Ajay Kumar said he would look into the matter. “Immediate steps will be taken to ensure that lifting process is expedited and the highway is not blocked,” he maintained.

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State, Haryana to ink pact for Adi Badri Dam in July 18.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, April 17 Having thrashed out the long-pending inter-state issues, Himachal and Haryana have agreed to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoU) on July 15, paving the way for the Adi Badri Dam, which will ensure perennial supply of water to the Saraswati river. All issues pending between Himachal and Haryana were discussed at a meeting between the Chief Secretaries of the two states on Tuesday. It is for the first time that the two states decided to resolve the issues. Chief Secretaries of Himachal Vineet Chawdhry and Haryana DS Dhesi discussed several pending issues, including that of a permanent membership for Himachal in the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB). Senior bureaucrats from both states also attended the meeting. “Issues concerning the protection of rights of people residing in two border villages in Sirmaur district and creating infrastructure for them were discussed,” said Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry. He added that they had decided to sign the MoU on July 15 so ...
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Four-year-old, grandparents drown in Hisar water tank 18.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hisar, April 17 Farm labourer Ram Swaroop (55) and his wife Prem Vati (53) drowned in a water tank while trying to save their four-year-old grandson Yogesh in Mehjad village of the Hansi subdivision on Tuesday. The incident occurred when Yogesh and his cousin Simran were playing near the water tank being used for irrigating the fields while Yogesh’s mother Rekha and grandparents were busy harvesting the crop in an adjoining field. The family, belonging to the Scheduled Caste community, had been cultivating land owned by Kuldeep Vakil for many years. They had constructed a water tank to irrigate the land, which included a seven-acre horticulture farm. Panchayat representative Satyawan said Ram Swaroop, Prem Vati and their daughter-in-law were busy in harvesting when Yogesh’s father Veerbhan dropped the children and left for some work. Yogesh accidentally slipped and fell into the pond, following which Simran raised an alarm. Hearing her screams, Yogesh’s grandparents and mother rushed ...
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Priority irrigation projects to get greater visibility! 17.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Large vinyl hoardings coming up on iconic Prakasam Barrage
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Holistic approach must to clean Wahumkhrah, Umshyrpi: Forum 17.4.2018 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: A holistic approach is the only way out to clean the Wahumkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers, the water quality of which has gone down substantially over the decades, environmentalists here say. “A holistic approach involving intervention at the sources of the two rivers near Laitkor and all the way to Umiam where they empty out, […]
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Anticipating normal monsoon, Odisha sets 10 mn tonne food grains target 17.4.2018 Latest News
As per the plan, the Kharif production target will be covering 5.11 million hectares of land with a yield rate of 2030 kilogram per hectare. The sowing of Kharif starts with the onset of monsoon
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Water level depleting in Marathwada 17.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Nation
Aurangabad, Only 24 per cent live water is left in dams in the parched region... more »
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Muktsar farmer makes own fire tender 17.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, April 16 After wheat stubble on nearly 150 acres was burnt in an accidental fire at Kauni village in the Gidderbaha subdivision last year, Pal Singh Brar, a young farmer from the village, has prepared a parallel fire tender by using a tractor, water tank and a spray pump. “I have not bought anything to make this fire tender having a capacity of 5,000-litre water. Nowadays almost every farmer has these equipment that can be used as a fire tender by little modifications and it is quite useful,” Brar said. “Now, whenever any fire incident will occur in and around the village, we will rush this fire tender to the spot. Our village is about 25-km away from Gidderbaha and 17 km from Muktsar. Thus in case of any emergency, fire tender takes time of nearly 30 minutes to reach this place. Now we are hopeful to timely control the situation with our own sources,” he added. Speaking further, he said, “It is cheap and the best method to minimise the risk of fire during the harvesting ...
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