Bangladesh remains ‘largely unscathed’ as Cyclone Yaas moves into India

Bangladesh remains ‘largely unscathed’ as Cyclone Yaas moves into India

“The possibility of the cyclone hitting Bangladesh is zero,” State Minister for Disaster Management Enamur Rahman said at a media briefing in Dhaka on Wednesday as the storm moved inland into India from the Bay of Bengal. The Bangladesh government rushed 16,500 packets of dry food to the affected residents of 27 Upazilas in nine […]

Purple sweet potatoes from Odisha trending

Purple sweet potatoes from Odisha trending

The sweet-scented spuds from Sanjog Sahu’s Mati Farms are a summer surprise at chefs’ tables and will soon find a prominent place in restaurant menus Chindi Varadarajulu, chef and owner of Chennai-based Pumpkin Tales, is delighted with the purple sweet potatoes she has sourced this summer. They have brought back memories of her childhood in […]

Bina Dhan 11: A rice variety wins the heart of farmers in Odisha

Bina Dhan 11: A rice variety wins the heart of farmers in Odisha

Authored by: Deepti Saksena, Girija P. Swain, SkMosharaf Hossain, MukundVariar, and Ranjitha Puskur Rice, the most important food crop in Odisha is mainly grown in the wet season in about 3.5 million hectares. It is majorly a rainfed crop as only 35% rice area is irrigated. Drought, flood or both depress rice productivity. At1.7 tons/ha […]

Odisha govt dithers on policy regarding agri marketing

Odisha govt dithers on policy regarding agri marketing

The three recent farm produce related laws enacted by the Centre are meant to promote and facilitate trade and commerce of farm produce outside the purview of Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) designated mandis, encourage contract farming for the sale of farm produce that could also be tied to hiring of farm services, and amend […]