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Date：Jul. 14, 2020 Category：Markets
Civil society members, citing risks, threats and damage from 27 pesticides, came out in support of a May 14, 2020 government draft order that called for the ban...
Date：Jul. 8, 2020 Category：Markets
Swarms of locusts took Delhi and the National Capital Region by suprise on June 27, 2020, the first time since the locust plague of 1926-31, according to some e...
Date：May. 22, 2020 Category：Markets
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare in a draft May 14, 2020 notification proposed to ban monocrotophos, methomyl and carbofuran, three Class...
Date：May. 12, 2020 Category：Markets
The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) recommended that use of antibiotics streptomycin and tet...
Date：May. 5, 2020 Category：Markets
The extension of the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), though necessary, will lead to a further suspension of work and no ...
Date：Apr. 1, 2020 Category：Markets
The Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on March 23 and will be discussed when ...
Date：Mar. 23, 2020 Category：Markets
Maharashtra consumed the most chemical pesticides in India in the past five years at 61,138 tonnes, followed by Uttar Pradesh (UP) at 52,747 tonnes and Punjab a...
Date：Mar. 12, 2020 Category：Markets
Food production traceability has emerged as an important link in global food trade and in making agriculture more environment-friendly, a white paper released a...
Date：Mar. 3, 2020 Category：Markets
The media has consistently reported on cancer deaths in the Malwa region of Punjab. While a definite scientific finding on the same is awaited, there have been ...
Date：Feb. 19, 2020 Category：Markets
Insect attacks are becoming stronger with rising temperatures and plants are not able to cope with the double whammy from pests and rising heat. These are the f...
Date：Feb. 18, 2020 Category：Regulations
Pesticides are regulated in India through the Insecticides Act, 1968 and Insecticides Rules, 1971. The experience in administering this Act over the last five d...
Date：Feb. 7, 2020 Category：Markets
In India’s Union Budget 2020-21, the new thrust on quantum technologies and applications and the mapping of the country’s DNA landscape were possibly the high...
Date：Feb. 6, 2020 Category：Markets
Lethal pesticides used to counter locust swarms invading the Indian side of the Thar desert will irrevocablly harm the fragile desert ecology, experts have said...
Date：Nov. 22, 2019 Category：Markets
Dharampal Singh just cannot stop admiring the cauliflowers glistening with beads of dew on his farm near the Yamuna banks in Delhi. Next to the plot, rows of ra...
Date：Nov. 13, 2019 Category：Markets
Telangana farmers are in trouble after unseasonal rains destroyed much of their standing paddy, maize and cotton crops in September and October.
Date：Oct. 18, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The transition from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture shifted the objective of farming. The need to change the methods of farming to meet the demand...
Date：Sep. 18, 2019 Category：Markets
Doctors in Odisha’s Burla district, who saw herbicide paraquat kill around 170 people in the last two years, demand that the government ban it. They went on a ...
Date：Sep. 13, 2019 Category：Markets
Maize crops are falling prey to the deadly Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Bihar, India’s third-largest corn producer.
There are officials reports of FAW attacks on ...
Date：Sep. 12, 2019 Category：Science&Research
Uzhavan app, Ag mobile, CCMobile app, IFFCO Kisan are some of the applications developed keeping in mind the need of the hour requirements in farming. Several n...
Date：Sep. 11, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), a lobby group for private seed companies, recently organised a closed-door meeting in Delhi to push for hybrid ...