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Unutilised forest wealth generates huge revenue for Rajasthan's tribals

tion of MFP. "The move has brought really good results. Tribals in the region have generated revenue worth Rs 189 crore in the last two years," he said. These herbs are in demand from National as well as interNational companies. "Dabur and Patanjali have recently made purchases. In addition, puhad was exported to Germany, Japan, China and Vietnam and we even got up to Rs 60 per kg,&

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Paddy stubble: The 'burning' conundrum -Shailly Kedia

out towards the ocean. However, there is no room for doubt that paddy stubble burning is a problem for urban and rural areas alike and has to be resolved. According to the statistics stated in the National Policy for Management of Crop Residues of the central agricultural ministry, approximately 82 per cent of the 50 million tonnes of surplus crop residues in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is burnt. Punjab alone produces about 19-2

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The roots of the crisis in the seed industry -Ram Kaundinya

ilable parent lines. Many seed-producing farmers also set up seed production companies. Consequently, research investment by private companies remained at a meagre 3-4% of revenue against the interNational norm of 10-12%. Investment by the public sector in seed research continued. A steady formal and informal flow of material from public institutions to private entrepreneurs continued. There was no IP law for the seed industry till The Protectio

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How Long Can India's Farmers Subsidise the Nation? -Kirankumar Vissa

coming onto the streets across the country – in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and now from all states into Delhi. As the agitations intensify and take a National character, it is necessary for the nation to understand what is driving them. Are they asking for the sky, simply for what is due to them? Take Ravindra Kumar, a bajra farmer from Rewari, Haryana. He produced a good crop of bajra of 20 quintal

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Centre should waive farmer loans across country, not just in election-bound states: Yogendra Yadav

-IANS New Delhi: Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday demanded that the central government waive loans of all farmers across states, addressing a farmers' rally in the National capital. "We have two demands, one that the remunerative prices should be production cost plus 50 percent, which was recommended by the Swaminathan Commission and promised by Narendra Modi," Yadav said. "And second demand is a one-time waiver o

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Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi -Soumya Pillai

tee (AIKSCC) around 184 farmer groups from across states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Telangana participated in the protest walk. Yogendra Yadav, the National president of Swaraj India political party and a member of the Swaraj Abhiyan, spearheaded the march from the Ramlila Maidan till Parliament Street for the ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’. "Every year the farmers of our country face a dua

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Egg on the boil! Prices shoot up 40%

ive of getting lower rates again and fear of animal welfare activists, many have cut down their production and some have shut their poultry farms, he explained. Egg prices in retail markets in the National capital are ruling at Rs 7-7.50 per piece, up from Rs 4-5 last year, according to trade data. A similar situation prevails in other cities as well across the country. Egg production was around 83 billion in 2015-16 and it remained higher in

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Delhi,NCR towns need to fight air pollution together -Shivani Singh

the NCR because of poor infrastructure. The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) mandated by the Supreme Court to counter air pollution was meant to be an effort in regional cooperation. The entire National Capital Region (NCR), which sees the worst winter pollution in northern India, was to tackle this health emergency together. But, when air pollution levels peaked to ‘severe’ ten days ago, what was to be the strength of the GRAP tu

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Onion tears and how to wipe them -Ashok Gulati & Siraj Hussain

ge facilities that have not kept pace with rising production. Also, the traditional storage practices incur losses as high as 40 per cent. While Maharashtra used the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and National Horticulture Mission and created 42,282 low-cost onion storage structures with a capacity of 9.65 lakh tonnes, there is hardly any storage facility in MP. No wonder, MP farmers suffered most in a bumper onion crop year. However, modern cold stora

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Egg prices hits a high, now as costly as chicken -Harish Damodaran & Parthasarathi Biswas

slaughter weight. But we have never seen this kind of price spiral in eggs before,” said a leading egg products manufacturer based in Erode, Tamil Nadu. Raju Bhosale, executive member of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC), attributed the jump in prices to an estimated 15 per cent increase in demand. That, in turn, has been primarily driven by vegetable prices. Onions and tomatoes are today retailing at Rs 40-50 per kg, while rangi

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