What does record food production mean for India?

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What does record food production mean for India? Food production in India is estimated to touch a record 316 million tonnes in 2021-22, 8% more than the five-year average. However, is a bumper harvest enough to keep retail food prices in check? Is production expected to rise across crops? According...

Why India keeps buffer stocks of key food grains?

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Why India keeps buffer stocks of key food grains? The government maintains buffer stocks for commodities such as wheat and rice to supply its welfare schemes, ensure price stability, and guard against exigencies. However, these stocks have been depleting of late. What is the rationale for buffer st...

A novel way to fix post-harvest wastage is here

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A novel way to fix post-harvest wastage is here A novel way to fix post-harvest wastage is here A robust agriculture infrastructure is crucial to reduce post-harvest wastage that remains high in India. The new Agriculture Infra-structure Fund (AIF) has got investment proposals worth ₹23,000 crore, ...

Why perennial rice developed in China is a big deal

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Why perennial rice developed in China is a big deal Farmers in China are now growing a perennial variety of rice which does not need to be planted every year. The invention could transform rice farming by making it climate-friendly, besides using less of labour and other input. What is the perennial...
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