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Farmers Gather At Delhi Borders, To Mark Seven Months Of Protests On June 26

Jun 25, 2021 Jayanta Bhattacharya

On Saturday, the SKM will also commemorate the death anniversary of Sahajanand Saraswati, who started the Kisan Sabha movement in Bihar some nine decades ago.

Imports Of USA Blueberries Increased Despite Pandemic: USHBC

Jun 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Nutrients in blueberries are said to be essential to fighting not just common health issues but helping boost immunity too


The Inspiring Story Of Assam's Nabanita Organic Farm

The farm is today a mini agri-hub: producing flowers, rice, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables; and includes aquaculture and poultry too

Need To Address Challenges To Agriculture, Mainly From Covid

Jun 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar pointed out that India performed well during the severe COVID-19 pandemic


Resilient Livestock Key To Global Food Systems In Post-Pandemic World

Feeding ten billion people by the year 2050 will be quite a challenge against the background of certain developments where agriculture-driven growth is at risk

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06 June, 2021

Second Covid Wave Will Have No Impact On Agriculture Sector: Niti Aayog

PTI

Since agriculture activity peaks in March and the second Covid wave hit rural India only in May, it will not have any impact on the agriculture sector, Niti Aayog Member Ramesh Chand said


04 June, 2021

Amidst Covid-19 Wave, Tractor Sale In India Takes A Hit

Outlook Web Bureau

Figures compiled by Tractor Junction show 55,599 units sold in May 2021 against 60,441 in May 2020, registering a drop in tractor sales by 8%


02 June, 2021

Climate Change Fans Spread Of Pests, Threats Plants And Crops: Study

Outlook Web Bureau

It is estimated that pests destroy up to 40 percent of global crops and cost $220 billion of losses.


01 June, 2021

Raise A Glass: It’s World Milk Day!

Tarun Shridhar

India accounts for 22% of the global milk production of 906 million tonnes and produces more than 52% of the 379 million tonnes of milk produced in Asia.


25 May, 2021

Food Hubs To Tackle Malnutrition

Kalyani Prasher

Food hubs can play a key role in tackling the scourge of hunger and malnutrition


25 May, 2021

Farm Law Protests: Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana Proposes New Formula To Break The Impasse

Jayanta Bhattacharya

The farmer unions protesting against the NDA government’s three new agriculture laws have decided to observe ‘Black Flag Day’ across the country on Wednesday, May 26


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25 May, 2021

Subsidy Not The Solution For Fertiliser Price Hike: Farmer Unions

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Indirect subsidy is neither in favour of farmer nor the country. This is only in favour of industry, claims farmer union leader


20 May, 2021

Strengthening A Nutrition Sensitive Approach In Agriculture In India

Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi

The urban and rural population in India still faces nutrition linked health concerns due to a non-balanced diet. Let's take a look at how various public-private initiatives has helped in meeting the nutritional challenges.


18 May, 2021

Bumper Harvest; Need Maximum Procurement On MSP

A S Mittal

Farmers do not have much to cheer. Even a bumper crop does not take their income to the minimum required level. Prices below MSP is hurting them.


15 May, 2021

Agriculture Analytics Market Expected At $2.27 Bn By 2027: Study

Outlook Web Bureau

Asia-Pacific region is expected to see rapid growth, driven by rapidly developing economies, disposable incomes, infra development, govt initiatives


10 May, 2021

Protestors Begin To Assemble At Delhi Borders On Farmer Leaders’ Call

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Leaders of the joint platform of farmer unions are now mobilising supporters ahead of assembly elections scheduled next year


08 May, 2021

International Food Prices Continue Rising In April

Outlook Web Bureau

FAO Food Price Index averaged 120.9 points in April, 1.7 percent higher than March and 30.8 percent higher than its level in the same month last year.


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04 May, 2021

A Tribute To Dr Tajamul Haque

Sudhir Panwar

Though the global fraternity recognised him as an agriculture economist and land policy expert, his empathy with small farmers distinguished him from other domain experts.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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