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Cut global emissions by 7.6 percent every year for the next decade to meet 1.5°C Paris target – UN report

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that unless global greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030, the world will miss the opportunity to get on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. UNEP’s annual Emissions Gap Report says that even if all current unconditional commitments […]

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Events News Pollution & Climate Change

Small farmers can adapt to climate change challenges if provided with right information: Bill Gates

Delivering the inaugural address at the 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII),18th November 2019, Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said “The biggest challenge today is climate change at a time when we need to increase production & food availability. The work that statisticians do is very critical to face this […]

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Seri–Tourism ‘Silk World’ at Yercaud – An innovative tourism approach

Tourism is an act of travelling for recreation to a tourism important place which in turn helps in transferring social, cultural, political values among the folks. Tourism which nurtures knowledge on a specific subject in an experiential learning mode may be described as Educative Tourism or Edutainment. Agri-Tourism, Eco-Tourism are parts of this concept and […]

NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties
News Nutrition & Health Pollution & Climate Change

First in world, NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties

Cuttack, 26 Feb 2019. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh praised the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), for recently released two high-protein rice varieties (CR Dhan 310, CR Dhan 311) and two climate-smart varieties (CR Dhan 801 and CR Dhan 802), which are tolerant to both submergence and drought and […]

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PM launches KISAN Yojana, Income support scheme for farmers

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2019.  He launched the scheme, through press of button, to electronically transfer the first installment of Rs 2,000 to selected farmers. This will mark the official launch of the PM KISAN scheme. PM also distributed certificates to select farmers […]

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Agri Politics Agriculture News

‘Pay attention to pricing, procurement and public distribution’ advises Prof Swaminathan in the wake of farmers march to Delhi

Thousands of farmers assembled in several parts of Delhi as part of a two-day Kisan Mukti March over the lack of attention paid to the increasing woes of those engaged in agriculture. Professor M S Swaminathan on Friday issued a statement in support of farmers agitating in New Delhi.  He stated that Evidence of agrarian unrest has […]