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This gel can protect Farmers from toxic pesticides -Dinesh C Sharma

-The Hindu Business Line The gel, poly-Oxime has been prepared by InStem researchers from nucleophilic polymer New Delhi: Indian Farmers usually do not wear any protective gear while spraying chemicals in fields. This exposes them to harmful toxics contained in pesticides, causing severe health impacts and even death in extreme cases. Indian scientists have now developed a protective gel to address this problem. The gel can be applied on sk

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Time women Farmers got a better deal -Purvi Mehta

m it — 80 per cent of financially independent women are engaged in farm-related activities in India. Of them, 33 per cent are working as agricultural labourers and 48 per cent are self-employed Farmers. The second myth, around the nature of the women’s work in agriculture, is also broken. Research studies have consistently shown that women are, in fact, involved in the entire value chain of food production as well as in allied income-ge

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Fines fail to deter stubble burning -Jacob Koshy

een September 27 and October 14, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) imposed Rs. 8,92,500 as fines — or “environmental compensation cess” as it is officially called — on Farmers burning paddy stubble. However, they collected only Rs. 3,05,000, according to figures from the organisation. “The fines are collected over time … frequently the Farmers don’t have

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Eco-friendly Farmers in 'model' Punjab village don't burn crop stubble, plough it back to soil -Manish Sirhindi

ce from the government this year, about 70% of Kalar Majra has decided not to burn paddy stubble, with good reason. Ploughing it back into the soil is good not only for Delhi’s air but also the Farmers’ bottom line. Few know this better than Surjeet Singh of Sadhugarh village in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib district. He hasn’t burnt crop residue on his 45 acres for the past 15 years. “I use a ‘happy seeder’ to

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How a Punjab farmer is showing the way in crop burning fight -Navjeevan Gopal

tal Region (NCR) and increases carbon dioxide levels in the air by 70% and carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide by 7% and 2.1%. Instead of burning crop residue, Gurbachan has persuaded at least 40 Farmers in the village to put it good use in the fields and his efforts have made him the poster boy for the Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s anti-stubble burning campaign in the district. Pointing to his fertiliser-free lush green paddy fields ready for h

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Crop burning: New machines don't solve, but add to menace -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Debt-ridden Farmers have to either rent or buy the machines, which pose several threats to their next crop Hamir Singh, 53, who holds a 14-acre farm in Kalajhar village in Sangrur district of Punjab, had decided to toe the line, but didn’t work for him. He followed the ban on crop residue burning and tried using new technology like the rotavator, which has rotating blades that chop the straw in to small pieces and then it

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Crop burning: Why are Punjab Farmers defying government ban -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Farmers struggle to decompose paddy straw in absence of adequate machines It is 11:30 am. A gypsy, with two loudspeakers mounted on it, takes a U-turn (on NH 7 at Chano) and enters Kalajhar village in Sangrur district of Punjab. As it enters, it starts announcing to the Farmers in the village to gather at the outskirts and set the crop residue on fire. Such announcement is a sharp con

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The land challenge underlying India's farm crisis -Vishnu Padmanabhan With shrinking farm sizes and lack of accurate land records, Farmers find it difficult to generate enough income to provide for their households From farm subsidies to farm loan waivers, the Indian government spends crores on farmer welfare, but these efforts will be inadequate unless they can tackle an increasingly daunting barrier: lack of land. The provisional figures from the latest agriculture census reveals how land—t

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In Madhya Pradesh's theatre of farm rage, BJP puts its money on crop insurance -Ravish Tiwari

nce payout under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) — that could still tilt farm votes in the ruling BJP’s favour in the November 28 Assembly elections. In conversations with Farmers in the Ichhawar, Sehore, Sarangpur, Kalapipal, Bagli, Hatpipliya, Nagda-Khachrod, Ghatiya and Alot Assembly segments — spread across Sehore, Rajgarh, Dewas, Ujjain and Ratlam in the state’s Malwa region — the slump in crop prices

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