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Terms of Trade | India needs a White Paper on agriculture

Neither farmers' movements nor governments are fighting for issues which are critical to its long-term sustainability. Somebody needs to fill this vacuum

Farmers at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during a protest march, in Patiala district, on Thursday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 02:27 PM IST

Saline soil could double by 2050, affect crop production: CSSRI

According to the institute, India has 6.73 mha salt-affected areas. Of this, 2.95 mha is saline distributed over 16 states

Due to inefficient drainage systems, associated water-logging conditions, increasing use of unsustainable management practices and incessantly expensing area under poor-quality groundwater irrigation, the situation may worsen in the near future as the projected area might increase to the extent of 16.2 mha by 2050. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Karnal

The battle for Global South leadership

Both China and India aspire for the role, but it is not clear if nations that belong to the group see either of them as a benign leader or their champion

FILE PHOTO: President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of China Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pose for a BRICS family photo during the 2023 BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 23, 2023. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/Pool via REUTERS//File Photo(via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 10:09 PM IST
ByManjari Chatterjee Miller

India unlikely to engage on agricultural issues at key WTO meet

India wants members to first find a permanent solution to the issue of public stockholding, the core of country’s public procurement system

The 13th ministerial (MC13) of WTO is scheduled to be held between February 26 and 29 in Abu Dhabi. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 07:02 PM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal

No shortage of fertilisers but Red Sea crisis hampering shipments: Mandaviya

India will have no shortage of fertilisers critical for the country’s food security as there are adequate reserves amid a deepening Red Sea crisis, Union minister for health, fertilisers and chemicals Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday.

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 08:40 AM IST
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