CHANDIGARH: The farm practice of setting wheat and paddy stubble on fire has come under sharp focus for being a key contributor to the smog in Delhi and surrounding areas, causing severe respirator

With the central and state governments, and even the National Green Tribunal (NGT), coming down heavily on stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers in both the states say they have few option

While no one factor may be termed as the biggest contributor to air pollution in Delhi, the morning after Diwali last year saw a massive spike in levels of air pollutants.

Over the past week, images from NASA, available through its Fire Mapper, have revealed a considerable upsurge in the number of fires in not just Punjab, but also Haryana and western UP, between Sep

Human activities, in particular agricultural production, interfere with natural cycles of nutrient elements, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), leading to growing concerns about water quality degradation related to excessive nutrient loadings. Increases in agricultural production in response to population growth and wealth generation further increase risks associated with nutrient pollution. This paper presents results from projections of nutrient exports from global agricultural crop and pasture systems to the water environment generated using a process-based modeling approach.

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia said it expects a new outbreak of armyworms in the 2017/18 crop season, after the maize-munching pests ravaged southern Africa earlier this year.

The Tribunal asked the state to consider if the state can provide direct monetary incentive to the farmers in return for putting a stop to crop burning

Climate change is putting increasing stress on the livelihoods of people living in the world’s drylands. Smallholder irrigation has long been seen as a means of improving food security in areas with unpredictable rainfall, and is now being promoted as part of climate change adaptation strategies.

Solar power developers seem to be having a rethink on the aggressive approach to bag contracts as this had whittled down tariffs to unprofitably low levels.

A 10-year National Horticulture Development and Marketing Strategy that aimed at enhancing the product and productivity of horticultural products for better commercialization was launched by the Mi

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