In an effort to combat stubble burning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the Agricultural Ministry to hand out better equipment to farmers to prevent such practices. This comes in the wake of massive smog problem in Delhi and other parts of north India.
As per data published by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority of India (APEDA), Indian exports of organic products shot up by 50% to cross Rs 5100 crores in 2018-19.
Crux of the Matter
Suresh Ediga (Newsroom 24×7)
I happened to be at the farm over the weekend, when I took the call from a farmer. He was calling from Maharashtra and when he learnt I was farming here (in the US) – first he was surprised then he got curious and started a barrage of questions…