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Why Govt Must Set up Biotechnology Regulator, House it in Department of Biotechnology

In an article in Economic Times Prime, Bhagirath Chaudhary and C D Mayee say the government should consider shifting the business of…
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Is There Life After Insect-Resistant Bt Cotton? A Podcast With M. Ramasami of Rasi Seeds

Raw cotton or kapas prices have doubled since last year. At the Rajkot regulated mandi, the minimum price per quintal was Rs 10,500 on 6…
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Can India, the Largest Producer of Milk, Become Globally Competitive as Well?

India’s dairy policy must be driven by commercial considerations and not sentiment, allowing farmers to make income-enhancing informed…
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Farmers’ Leaders Blocking Reforms Citing Economist Ashok Gulati's Study: NITI Aayog's Ramesh Chand

An influential Delhi-based agricultural economist’s study that says Indian farmers bore an “implicit tax” in 16 years of the last two…
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Interest in Ayurvedic Health Supplements Peaked During the Pandemic; It Has Plateaued at a Higher Level: Somit Mukherjee, CPO, Dabur India

There was a good supply response to increased demand for medicinal herbs and aromatic plants owing to heightened consumer interest in…

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High and Rising Demand for Cooking Oil Makes the Oil Palm Mission Necessary, but Caution is Needed

India needs to expand the area under oil palm but the government should rethink its decision to…
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Agroforestry Comes to the Rescue of a Pandemic-hit Tribal Community in Assam

In 2020, as young people returned home to their rural communities displaced from their jobs in the…

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