Highlighting the efforts of ICAR in scientific water management in line with the Jal Shakti Abhiyan Shri T. Mohapatra, DG ICAR and Secretary DARE said that measures like scheduling irrigation, constructive use of water, proper crop selection and utilising modern irrigation technologies are some major aspects which will enhance water security ensuring a high agricultural […]
The larval stage of insect Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) moth is a pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum; cash crops like cotton, sugarcane; and vegetable crops among others. A rapid breeder with a diverse diet, the insect can survive […]
Climate change has become a real and tangible, affecting people’s life worldwide. India is ranked as the sixth most vulnerable nation to climate change impact in Global Climate Risk Index 2017. The country is more vulnerable to impact of Climate Change in view of the high population dependent on agriculture and high dependence on climate […]
With 593882-man day efforts, 522996 km of foot surveys, 317958 sample plots, 26,838 camera trap locations, 35 lakhs of wildlife photographs – our country finished its fourth cycle of Tiger estimation (Status of Tigers, Co-predators & Prey, 2018). This is also the largest Biodiversity survey the world has ever witnessed, the results of the survey […]
‘Why farmers are always hugging those age-old unscientific manners of farming?’, starting an article with this way of question is how much a cliche thing, besides there are so many impulsive cliches in agriculture! Moreover those cliches are addiction of farmers. In that, success of farmers’ profits and government lies in recovering from cliche things […]
Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below their current levels, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]
Researchers say, using grasses and other natural vegetation in order to power engines is something that is being done to lower the amount of greenhouse gases being leaked into the atmosphere.
According to World Health Organisation, every year, around 7 million people die prematurely from disease caused by air pollution. That is 800 people every hour, or 13 every minute, dying because of the dirty air they breathe.
“No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem”. – Bookert T. Washington Agriculture, ‘the backbone of our country’, holds its meaning ‘Activities on the Ground for Raising Intended Crops for Uplifting Livelihoods Through Use of Rechargeable Energies’, contributes a GDP of […]
Theme for this year’s (2019) National Science Day is ‘Science for the people, and People for the science’. Agriculture which absorbs nearly 50 percent of population into employment is mainly driven by science from Green revolution to today’s biotechnology aided breeding development. So, the theme rightly synchronises with Agriculture, where Science and Technology has lead […]