The switch between energy dissipation & utilization via Xanthophyll cycle can be a key for photo protection and improvement in crop productivity. Xanthophyll cycle synthesis pigment called zeaxanthin an antioxidant from violaxanthin de epoxidase (VDE – key enzyme for the process).
SABC organized its 4th conference at Hyderabad, where in more than 200 delegates from 13 countries participated. Better coordination among ministries of agriculture, health and environment have been called for, so as to ensure faster adaptation of biotechnology and better regulation…
NDA led government have taken several major policy decision to alleviate this problem.
Some of these include providing crop insurance at lowest-ever premium rates through Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna and higher budget allocation stated in Niti Aayog aiming to double the income of farmers within next 6 years…..
Changes in public policy & individual behaviour. The government must drive policy by consulting the right stakeholders and academia can play a big role in India’s growth story, by helping integration of government and industry…..
In a move aimed at pulling out debt-ridden peasantry out of the paddy-wheat vicious cycle, the Punjab government urged farmers to grow maize instead of water intensive cultivation of paddy. It’s providing maize seeds at a subsidized rate of Rs 84 per kg
Indian govt. has decided to procure 1.5 lakh tonnes of lentils for making market intervention and to create a buffer stock. Out of 38,500 tonnes of contracted imports, 13,000 tonnes have arrived and 6,000 tonnes are in pipeline…….
STGs grow tea on small patches of land, but are dependent on the Bought Leaf Factories (BLFs). The BLF buys the green leaf and sell it to the big companies in the organized industry after processing the tea…..
‘National Green Tribunal’ rejects plea by farmer’s body for farming on the bank of Yamuna. Plea has been rejected as Yamuna’s water has been reported to be highly polluted with toxic heavy metals…..
the wholesale prices of tur dal is around Rs 120-137/kg while …….
Food wastage in India is worth Rs 92,000 crore at present & can be…..