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Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana launched by Himachal Pradesh government

The Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana (PKKKY) was launched by the Himachal Pradesh government to promote organic / Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. It is in news recently because out of the total 3,226 panchayats in the state, 2,209 have been brought under the ambit of the scheme. Under the scheme, farmers has been ..

IIT Madras develops ‘Agricopter’ to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural farms

The students at the IIT Madras have developed a smart agricopter to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural fields and help identify crop health by using a imaging camera. The innovation will allow spraying pesticides 10 times faster and with 100% precision at the same cost as manual spraying. The current version of Project ..

Himachal Pradesh launches ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming

The Himachal Pradesh government has launched the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to enhance agricultural income by adopting low-cost climate-resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. Under the scheme farmers would be provided training, necessary equipments, bio-pesticides, bio-insecticides, etc. The purpose of the scheme is to promote organic farming in a big way and plans ..

Bank of Baroda signs a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd to enable farmers to purchase agricultural inputs

The Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd to enable the farmers to purchase agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc. provided by POORTI. This is a Platform for Online Ordering & Rural Transformation of India known as “POORTI”. Poorti is a well-established company providing multi-party mobile ..

Punjab bans use of dangerous pesticides

Responding to National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) directions, the Punjab Government has: Banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides which are harmful to health. Withdrawn registration of some such pesticides in addition to limiting use of some unsafe pesticides. Made arrangements for educating farmers on judicious use of pesticides and their healthcare. Why this ..

Uses of Transitmycin

Transitmycin is a new anti-bacterial, anti-viral molecule recently isolated by scientists of the Tuberculosis Research Centre at Ramanathapuram. This new molecule has proven to be effective for all types of HIV. It was tested against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ‘C’ (more common in India) and ‘B’ where it was found to be effective. Now TRC ..