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Will rainfall deficit for June break a seven-year record?

    

Having totted up a rainfall deficit of 38 per cent with one full week to go, June this year is on the brink of being bracketed with, if not bracing to beat the record for the worst monsoon onset in the last seven years. Until now, June 2014 held the...

Monsoon rains cover half of the country: IMD

    

Conditions favourable for advancement into central and western parts of India India's annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of the country and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week,...

Monsoon rains cover half of the country: IMD

    

Conditions favourable for advancement into central and western parts of India India's annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of the country and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week,...

Vayu-triggered rains lift groundnut sowing prospects in Gujarat

    

Planting of the oilseed gathers pace; higher prices lure farmers to plant more Even before the South-West monsoon made its official entry into Gujarat this year, the recent spell of showers triggered by low pressure following cyclonic storm Vayu, has...

Rain-starved Aurangabad farmers line up alternative livelihood plans

    

The fields have been tilled, the soil is ready and now it’s a daily watch for clouds and possible rains for farmers in villages near Aurangabad. Water is a scarce commodity in this region, which has been hit by consecutive droughts. “All...

Kaleshwaram — the making of an engineering marvel

    

The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project, to harness the flood waters of the Godavari, is aimed at making Telangana drought-proof. To be inaugurated by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday, the project seeks to divert 180 TMC of Godavari flood...

India hiking duty upsets US’ apple cart

    

The tariff on US apples, at 70%, may benefit other grower countries such as Chile, New Zealand The export-dependent Washington state apple industry is a worried lot after India hiked duties on the fruit, saying it is “very hard” to sell...

UK varsity develops wheat plants that can survive drought conditions

    

Scientists have engineered wheat plants that utilise water more efficiently, and may be able to better survive drought conditions arising due to climate change. Scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK found that engineering wheat to have...

As palm oils get dumped, processors become packers

    

Even as ‘Make in India’ slogan remains appealing, the edible oil industry is faced with the challenge of ‘Make abroad and sell in India’, a phenomenon that is rapidly spreading to hurt the crushing sector. Citing an example,...

As palm oils get dumped, processors become packers

    

Even as ‘Make in India’ slogan remains appealing, the edible oil industry is faced with the challenge of ‘Make abroad and sell in India’, a phenomenon that is rapidly spreading to hurt the crushing sector. Citing an example,...

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