System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition
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To develop India’s horticulture sector, the agriculture ministry is working on a project called CHAMAN which uses satellites and remote sensing technology. CHAMAN project will help in accurate forecasting of area and production of seven major crops, banana, mango, citrus, potato, onion, tomato and chilli, in about 185 districts across India.

Food
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The United Nations Development Programme says the food wasted in India accounts up to 40% of the total food produced.


Agriculture
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Women can propel India to second green revolution: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture
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The all-women team at the Bhuira Jam Factory in Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Having a job has meant empowerment in tangible ways. Everyone, even the temporary employees, has a bank account and post office savings schemes.

Agriculture

Promote climate change agriculture: NRAA

Policy needs to be reworked with a focus on promoting water-use efficiency and other climate-smart agricultural practices says National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) CEO.

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NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt, Agriculture Ministry over farmers plight

The Commission in its notice to the state's chief secretary, and the secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, has sought a detailed report in four weeks, the NHRC said.

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Nutrition

Priority list for tribal areas to reduce malnutrition

Bombay High Court on Monday directed the State government to consider effective implementation of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), salary issues of cooks, councillors and volunteers and appointment of IAS officers as project officers in 11 tribal zones.

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Humidity, pesticides lead to the death of cotton farmers in Yavatmal

Since July 19, 18 farmers have died in Yavatmal and 14 in surrounding districts in the cotton growing belt of the state. The two fresh deaths have been reported from Nagpur and Akola.

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