The State’s agriculture and allied sector has recorded a growth of 12.5 per cent, which had dipped to minus 5.3 per cent in the previous fiscal, propelled by policy reforms coupled with a good monsoon, according to the state Economic Survey Report 2016-17, adding that the policy objective was to double the income of farmers by 2022.
The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. China and India, the two largest countries in the world, have populations totalling around one billion. In four years, by 2022, India is predicted to have the largest population in the world, surpassing China.
Because western corn rootworm larvae and adult insect feeding can damage Nebraska corn plants, more corn hybrids now contain one or more transgenic traits for insect resistance against corn borers and rootworms.
The Murugappa Group’s Coromandel InternationalBSE 1.00 %, India’s biggest private-sector Phosphatic fertiliser company, is in talks to buy key urea producer Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals in one of the largest such buyouts in the sector, two persons aware of the negotiations told ET.
Though farming is the primary source of livelihood for a majority of Indians, it remains dependent on weather conditions and availability of resources like water. Little wonder that the ongoing drought is leaving farmers desperate.