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3rd Advance Estimates of Major Crops production for 2018-19 released

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Union Ministry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare recently released the 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19. Key Highlights of 3rd Advance Estimates Based On: The assessment of major production of different crops is based on feedback received by department from States and ..

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Centre increases Wheat Import Duty by 40%

With wheat production at record high, government has raised import duty on wheat from existing 30% to 40% to support local farmers interest. The higher duty will help offtake of domestically produced grain by discouraging milers to import wheat but to buy local produce and help protect farm prices. The oversupply in domestic market due ..

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Increasing levels of Carbon dioxide and Wheat productivity

Scientists are worried over sustaining food production and productivity of major crops like wheat, paddy, and maize due to the increasing levels of carbon dioxide. Studies have shown that even though increased carbon dioxide levels stimulate wheat productivity, the consequent rise in temperatures would have a negative impact. There has been optimism in tropical countries ..

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Stubble Burning: Causes and Prevention

Stubble burning refers to deliberate act of setting the straw stubble that remains after rice, wheat and other grains have been harvested on fire. The stubble burning in the regions of Punjab and Haryana was one of the main reasons for the high levels of pollution in Delhi.  The environmental impacts of the stubble burning is contributing to ..

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The team of scientists identified regions in wheat genome responsible for density of Zinc in wheat grain

The scientists have recently identified regions in the wheat genome responsible for concentration of zinc in wheat grain. They have also identified candidate genes involved in zinc concentration in wheat. The findings can potentially help in developing wheat varieties with enhanced levels of the micro-nutrient. The researchers have found 39 new molecular markers and two ..

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