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India’ fodder crisis: Why cattle owners in this Haryana village want to shift to dog-breeding -Bhagirath

-Down to Earth Cattle ranchers sold milch cows at throwaway prices after incurring losses of about Rs 3 lakh in 5 months   Mangatram Aane  from Lokra village in Haryana’s Gurugram district had hopes of good income when he left his job with Hero Honda 15 years ago and started dairy farming.  Initially, he fetched a good money from dairy farming, then he  became a veterinary doctor. He felt that dairy farming had...

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Four key climate change indicators break records in 2021: WMO

-Press release by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) dated 18 May 2022 Geneva, 18 May 2022 (WMO): Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean, and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for sustainable development and...

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Social Sector Given Short Shrift in Budget -Rashme Sehgal

-Newsclick.in Major budgetary allocation cuts in crucial schemes for women, children and vulnerable sections are indicative of the government’s lopsided priorities. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget has helped reinforce one home truth -- that India is divided into the salaried section and a vast underbelly, including the middle class who have been edged into poverty due to Job Losses suffered during the COVID pandemic. Coming out of the pandemic’s ‘third wave’, issues of...

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It’s Been Two Years Since the Poster Child of UP’s Farming Success Story Quit Active Farming -Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta

-TheWire.in Subhrant Shukla once made news for leaving a corporate job for agriculture and introducing progressive practices to farming. Now he is besieged by losses and is no longer wearing 'saffron-tinted glasses'. Lakhimpur Kheri: Subhrant Shukla’s Facebook cover image, announces, “Haan, main kisaan hoon (‘Yes, I am a farmer’)”. Except he quit professional farming two years ago after running into severe losses over the last few years. “I was a proud farmer but...

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How a farm in Visakhapatnam is popularising natural farming techniques -Nivedita Ganguly

-The Hindu Shankar Lingala of Rythu Mitra has been spearheading a silent movement to run sustainable farms applying the science of the soil Ongole bulls, native cows, the intermittent fights of country chickens, sunshine yellow butterflies and the peaty smell of fresh dung... that’s Shankar and Padma Lingala’s farm for you. Shankar, despite being a city boy is an integral part of the Rythu Mitra group, where a team of farmers is bringing...

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