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49,000 farmers agree to give up paddy cultivation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

The government had launched the scheme “Mera Paani, Meri Virasat”, under which it planned to reduce the area under paddy by 1 lakh hectares by diversifying to other crops like cotton, maize, bajra and pulses, besides horticulture. Paddy is grown on over 12 lakh hectares in...

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IFC pledges Rs 1,300 mn in Srinivasa Farms

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

As part of strategic investment to support India’s agribusiness sector, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has committed to invest Rs 1,300 million (...

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New research on sustainable agriculture shows why farmers adopt or dismiss nontoxic farming methods

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2019

If researchers knew what kept farmers from adopting natural methods to grow healthier plants and vanquish pests, curbing hunger worldwide might be more feasible. That assumption underpins a new...

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