Agriculture sector raises concern over possible delay in kharif season

Industries in the agriculture sector raised concerns in a meeting with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) that any delay in sowing of Kharif crops may lead to difficulties for farmers and the quality of output may also be impacted. Vivek Kumar M The nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak has lead […]

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Hopes of the Reliance power plant victims get reduced to ashes

People demand compensation from Reliance power plant in Madhya Pradesh that damaged about 100 houses and nearby crops in an ash spillage. Anil Kumar Tiwari April 15,2020 The dyke of the Reliance Power Plant located in the Harwara village of the Singrauli district collapsed on April 10, 2020. The leak killed three people and three […]

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Karnataka farmers bear a heavy cost of ensuring food in our plates

Harshith V April 15, 2020, Bengaluru Low purchase rates from Horticulture Department hit farmers to reach the city Farmers who toil hard to guarantee food in our plates are among the worst hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation on fruits and vegetables is bearing heavy on the pockets of farmers across the state.  Earlier […]

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Cardamom estate owners to see a dip in prices

Cardamom cultivators in Kerala are dealing with debt, price drop of their produce and labour shortage all at once, thanks  to the current crisis. By Kurian Joe  Cultivators of cardamom are facing a huge loss as the auctions have been paused due to the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus. The estates were reopened after permission […]

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Vegetable prices shoot-up due to lockdown

Residents are worried as the prices of essential commodities soar high due to COVID-19. Shreyas Vange April 13,2020 Due to the lockdown prices of vegetables have gone up. Residents say that it is very expensive for them to buy vegetables on a frequent basis. Neha Thatte, a resident of ‘Shukrawar Peth, Pune said, “Before the […]

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Sugar Factories: Not So Sweet

Shree Renuka sugar factory releases untreated wastewater directly into the fields of the  Burlatti village. The chemically contaminated water is destroying the crops of the villagers. The groundwater of the village has become unsafe for drinking. Sandeep Razak is a farmer who owns five acres of land. He cultivates sugarcane, maize, and banana. He said, […]

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