Agriculture

Canal man's channel: 70-yr-old carves way for water to irrigate 100 acres land

-OdishaTV.in Meet Daitari Nayak, a 70 year old farmer who single-handedly carved out a three kilometer canal from the Gonasika mountains so that the water stream could reach down and irrigate the parched fields and settlements below. The "canal man" as people fondly call him, patiently...

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High yield onions grown from night soil manure: ICAR -Krishna Kumar

-The Economic Times MUMBAI: An experiment by scientists at the Pune chapter of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has found that manure extracted from night soil leads to high yield among onion crops as compared to that of chemical fertilisers or other manures. The research...

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Meet Bakshi Ram, the man behind Uttar Pradesh's brimming sugar mills -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

-Business Standard From occupying 3% of all sugarcane area in the state in 2012-13, the variety that now covers 52% New Delhi: India’s sugar sector is staring at an unprecedented glut, with production topping 31 million tonnes. Sugar is suddenly tasting bitter as mills are finding it difficult...

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19 varieties of rice in 10 acres, NGO shows the way -Abha Goradia

-The Times of India NAGPUR: Reviving the debate once again over local indigenous variety versus the ones promoted by agriculture universities, an NGO Gramin Yuva Pragatik Mandal (GYPM) took up the challenge to prove that local indigenous seeds were more effective and scripted a success story....

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This price tracker tells farmers if the govt walks the talk on MSPs -TV Jayan

-The Hindu Business Line Ryot body comes up with mobile alert to track, compare prices New Delhi: If you are a farmer, that last notification on your phone could be an alert from the Jai Kisan Andolan. And no, it does not have to do with another...

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