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Cultivating reform: 12 policy strategies for India's agricultural revival

Harmonising traditional wisdom with contemporary innovations through strategic policy changes can revitalise India's agricultural sector.

Farmers' distress in India is a profound socio-economic issue deeply rooted in systemic challenges. (AP File Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 08:30 AM IST

Tackling Punjab's rice predicament: Balancing tradition with sustainability

Despite governmental efforts, the ban on cultivating varieties like PUSA-44 in Punjab poses a significant challenge.

The allure of higher yields and government support through Minimum Support Price (MPS) schemes entices farmers to defy the Pusa-44 ban(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By | Edited by Anish Yande

Explained: How India can achieve self-sufficiency in pulse production

India's reliance on pulse imports shows a complex interplay of insufficient domestic production, exacerbated by climatic conditions and agricultural regulations

Despite being the largest producer and consumer of pulses globally, India encounters significant hurdles in meeting its internal demand (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 01:44 AM IST

Taking stock of the climate crisis

India faces severe cyclones, drastic monsoons, rapidly melting glaciers and droughts, which necessitate disaster preparedness, and early warning systems.

A view of the devastated Kedarpuri township in the vicinity of Kedarnath shrine after the 2013 disaster which was caused in part by a melting glacier(HT File)
Updated on Jun 27, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Do we need a separate ministry to combat the climate crisis?

The daunting task of combating the climate crisis needs drastic institutional change, perhaps with a ministry that reports to the PM's office, works with other ministries, and has state-specific arms. 

Human activities today are putting around 40 billion tonnes of CO2 every year on the planet. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 04:07 PM IST

India needs a separate ministry to deal with the climate crisis

This is required to chart out a better future for its people and show the world that it is possible to balance between planet, people and profit and, work towards a green growth economy

A signboard blown away by Cyclone Tauktae near Gateway of India in Mumbai on May 18, 2021. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 06:20 PM IST
ByAnjal Prakash

Rethinking run-of-the-river hydro projects

We recognise hydropower is a low-emission energy source, but by design, these projects are not environmentally benign

I saw parallels of what I learned in Sikkim in Uttarakhand on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 06:32 AM IST
ByAnjal Prakash

What we can do to tackle extreme weather events | Analysis

India is making an effort. Our choices now will determine the future of oceans, cryosphere, and all life on earth

Warming oceans could put India’s costal cities such as Mumbai at risk(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 07:51 PM IST
ByAnjal Prakash
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