India’s Covid cases top 20m

India’s coronavirus caseload topped 20 million yesterday as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc on the country’s hospitals and the opposition leader said a nationwide lockdown was now the only way out. Cricket officials suspended the money-spinning Indian Premier League (IPL) as the pandemic spirals out of control, with the country adding 10 million cases […]

8 Asiatic lions in India’s Nehru Zoological Park test positive for Covid-19

Eight Asiatic lions at Nehru Zoological Park in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad have tested positive for SARS-CoV2 virus that is responsible for Covid-19 infections, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said today. “Based on experience with zoo animals elsewhere in the world that have tested SARS-COV2 positive last year, there is […]

Data: Review of India’s Agricultural Exports & Imports


India’s agricultural exports & imports have grown steadily over the years. The exports have increased nearly 7 times in 15 years and imports by nearly 8 times during the same period. Here is a detailed review.  India is an agrarian economy and is a major contributor to the global food basket, thanks to the favourable […]

India’s first digital soil map to help agriculture immensely – The Federal

India’s first digital soil map to help agriculture immensely - The Federal

Scientists say such a map will assist in predicting soil properties even for those regions for which field data is not available Unlike traditional soil maps that rely exclusively on field surveys and laboratory data, digital soil maps combine field and laboratory data with geographical and environmental information. Pic: Pixabay Using data collected over the […]

Seeding The Future Of India’s Agriculture

Seeding The Future Of India’s Agriculture

Seeding the future of India’s agriculturewritten by Parth Trivedi, Skylo CEO and cofounder By 2050 India will need to feed more than 10 billion people, requiring a 70% increase in global food production. India is among the world’s highest producers of food, and has the opportunity to substantially improve crop yields to meet both domestic […]

Why India’s farmers fight to save a broken system

Jaswinder Singh Gill at his home in Amritsar, India, on Feb. 25, 2021. Gill had plowed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot, but new laws could make the farm virtually unsustainable. (Rebecca Conway/The New York Times)

Jaswinder Singh Gill had ploughed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, just a dozen miles from the border with Pakistan. He has eked rice out of the sandy, loamy soil with the help of generous government […]

India’s likely ban on export of jute seeds to affect Bangladesh stakeholders

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

REZAUL KARIM | Published: March 13, 2021 09:51:15 | Updated: March 13, 2021 14:01:53 India’s likely ban on export of jute seeds has raised concerns among Bangladesh’s millers, cultivators and the government, official sources said. The neighbouring country is likely to take the decision on the ban with a view to meeting its domestic demand […]

India’s evictions of forest dwellers fuels Kashmir fears


File photo: Indian army trucks move along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer, in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on September 3, 2020 Reuters The evictions heightened tensions in a region already bristling with anger at Indian rule Ghulam Khatana’s family lived half their lives in a simple log hut in Kashmir’s forests, until around 200 […]

India’s endangered lion prides conquer disease to roam free

Three years after a deadly virus struck India’s endangered Asiatic lions in their last remaining natural habitat, conservationists are hunting for new homes to help booming prides roam free.  The majestic big cats, slightly smaller than their African cousins and with a fold of skin along their bellies, were once found widely across southwest Asia. […]

India’s glacier disaster highlights Himalayan dangers


(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 9, 2021, a general view shows debris of Rishi Ganga hydroelectric power plant on the Rishi Ganga River, near Raini Chak Lata in Chamoli district following a flash flood thought to have been caused when a glacier broke off on February 7. – Long before this month’s […]