India turns to ‘satellite god’ for crop mapping

India turns to ‘satellite god’ for crop mapping

Narendra Modi aims to have a new satellite crop monitoring system working in time for the peak of this year’s monsoon in July
NDA seeks framework to revive agriculture

NDA seeks framework to revive agriculture

A national task force on agriculture will recommend ways to reinvigorate agriculture, strategies for reforms
Centre sanctions Rs2,000 crore drought relief package to Maharashtra

Centre sanctions Rs2,000 crore drought relief package to Maharashtra

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India’s wheat area damaged from hail, potentially curbing supply

India’s wheat area damaged from hail, potentially curbing supply

About 12.1 million hectares of the 30.6 million hectares of wheat planted was damaged from the hail and rain on 1 March to 18 March
Farmers demand land back as Bharat Forge’s Pune SEZ shows no development

Farmers demand land back as Bharat Forge’s Pune SEZ shows no development

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