Promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming

NITI Aayog held a meeting on 9thJuly, 2018 to discuss the promotion of Zero budget Natural Farming. Government of India has been promoting organic farming in the country through the dedicated schemes of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015-16 and also through Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY). In the revised…

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History of Pesticides

Did You Know? While pesticides had existed for centuries, World Wars I and II served as a watershed for the modern agrochemical industry. Chemicals and technologies developed for warfare, were later focused on the farm. 1922 - Crop dusting on cotton began. 1939 - Insecticidal properties of DDT were discovered by…

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Agriculture in India

As per the 2010 FAO world agriculture statistics, India is the world's largest producer of many fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, major spices, select fibrous crops such as jute, staples such as millets and castor oil seed. India is the second largest producer of wheat and rice, the world's major…

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Furniture Is Made Out of Mushrooms

Inspired by mushrooms, Sebastian Cox is making furniture from fungus. Eighteen months after first finding two sticks held together by fungus, Cox stood holding a fully formed, fungus-made lamp and stool in his workshop in southeast London. A furniture maker by profession, Cox has focused on making wooden goods with…

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