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Andhra Govt Approves Proposal for 10 GW Mega Solar Project

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 15, 2020

The Andhra Pradesh government has approved a proposal to set up a 10 GW mega solar power project to ensure an uninterrupted 9-hour power supply to farmers during the daytime, besides establishing an Integrated Renewable Energy Project (IREP). The nine hour free power supply...

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Agriculture can be a saviour in the pandemic-hit economy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 10, 2020

India has always been an agricultural state, characterised by small holdings, where bulk of its farmers are small and marginal, depending on subsistence farming, yet they feed 1.3 billion people. Agriculture employs about 55 per cent of the population and contributes roughly...

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Changing climate creates ideal conditions for devastating locust swarms

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

Scientists, agricultural officers and farmers are struggling to protect crops from a fresh wave of desert locusts. Earlier swarms overran the Horn of Africa region in December 2019, and the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted a second wave would emerge....

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‘Badly-timed, serious infestation’: Official on locust attack

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2020

With a locust outbreak ravaging parts of western India, a Union Environment Ministry official said on Tuesday that it was a very badly-timed “serious infestation” that has occurred when the country is already in the middle of a pandemic. “Locusts are a regular feature in the...

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AP: Uninterrupted power for farmers, Work on 10,000 Mw solar park to start soon

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

Chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has directed the energy department to provide nine-hour uninterrupted power supply during the day to agriculture pump sets during the next Rabi season. The CM asked the officials to complete all pending works to provide day-time power to...

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IMD to come out with 2020 monsoon forecast today, agri ministry gears up for sowing operation

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will on Wednesday come out with its forecast for this year’s monsoon, indicating the amount of seasonal rainfall the country would get during June-September period. The forecast is important for preparing farm for the upcoming sowing...

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India’s plans to tackle impact of climate change on agriculture

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 23, 2020

Global warming associated with the increase in concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is one of the reasons for the increase in extreme weather events. Due to global warming, agriculture sector is likely to be affected and climate change is expected to impact...

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Need for sustainable agriculture practices

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

India's food security programs are among the largest in the world and cover more than 800 million people in the country by providing affordable access to grains. Thereby significant progress has been made in improving food and nutrition security. For instance, stunting among...

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Himachal signs pacts with WB to boost agriculture

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

The central government, the Himachal Pradesh government and the World Bank on Wednesday signed an $80 million loan agreement to improve water management practices and increase agricultural productivity in selected gram panchayats in the hill state. The Integrated Project for...

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Andhra Pradesh govt proposes to set up solar plants to produce 10,000 MW

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

The Andhra Pradesh government has proposed to set up its own generating units to produce 10,000 MW of solar power to meet the energy requirements of the agriculture sector. The government has already issued an order for setting up the Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation...

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