Rice for kings
Black rice is indigenous to the Northeast, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. In Manipur, it is considered food as well as part of traditional …
Bangladesh wants hybrid paddy, experts wary
Grain of truth
India's public distribution system promotes rice and wheat. These water-intensive crops require more inputs and are less nutritious as compared …
Model in a fix
Chhattisgarh's much appreciated public distribution scheme is falling apart due to corruption and mismanagement
The secret garden
Want to know about a lost variety of rice or a cure to asthma? Answers lie in the notebooks of schoolchildren and women of the Sundarbans and …
It is not easy to measure nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, emitted from Indian farms
Chhattisgarh proactive in checking illegal BT rice trials
Extend paddy procurement beyond today: Odisha farmers
Thousands of paddy farmers allege their paddy harvest still not lifted
Crop nutrient management using digital tool improves yield, reduces greenhouse gas emissions: Study
More than 80% of 1,594 participating farmers reported an increased crop yield and farm income, according to the study
Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia
It has shown rapid shifts in ancestry over the last 10,000 years across Asia, likely due to migration and cultural exchange
COP 21 and India's plan on climate change: What does it mean for our food systems and cultures?
For any food security strategy for the future to be climate-resilient, it must move away from the industrial, agribusiness model
UN body sets limit on arsenic levels in rice
Codex Commission to develop a new code of practice to help countries comply with the standard
How useful is genome decoding?
Scientists decode pigeon pea at the cost of Rs 11 crore
PDS protests in West Bengal
The escape route
Punjab, which accounts for only 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, cannot continue producing for the whole country. It …
Incidence of cancer and other diseases have increased. But callous officials prefer to call it a 'coincidence'
Punjab: end of the revolution ?
Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, …
Back in f(l)avour
Entry of high yielding hybrid rice has spelt doom for traditional diversity in the Konkan belt. Thanks to a science academy, the ancient legacy …
Going off course
As the Cauvery river dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu gets reduced to a politico-legal wrangle, focal issues remain unaddressed
Is the joyride over ?
There was fear in the 1960s. Would India continue to wait for food imports to feed itself? The scientific community came up with an answer that …
As told to Parliament (December 21, 2021): Drought, salt-stress tolerant rice varieties to be introduced soon
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Kerala must opt for heat-tolerant rice varieties for better yield: Study
Rise in temperature and reduction in rainfall under present and future climate scenario affected rice yield, thereby reducing crop maturity time
India's strategies for rice congress
Budget 2008: missing the big picture