Jitendra Choubey

Country poised for record food grain output

Agriculture ministry’s third advanced estimate says production up by about 5 per cent in 2022-23 crop year

26 May 2023

New rice variety likely to transform crop production in eastern India

This variant’s productivity is higher than other conventional varieties. Moreover, it ripens early and resists wind due to stronger stems, and skirts drought.

25 May 2023

Drought caused by climate change linked to farmer suicides, says report

Indian farmers are at the most risk group for death by suicide. It accounts for over 15 per cent of the country’s total suicide record in 2021.

21 May 2023

Legal framework for breeding of exotic wild animals

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Rules under Section 49 N vide Gazette Notification dated April 24, 2023. 

16 May 2023

Delhi air quality: Dust winds reduce visibility, making capital worst polluted city on globally

An AQI value over 300 represents hazardous air quality and below 50 the air quality is good. Currently, the AQI of Delhi is a whopping 1653, and the main pollutant is PM10.  

16 May 2023

Panel suggests relocation of 23 elephants from North East to Gujarat

It also recommended that all states consider transferring captive elephants that are abandoned or required to be rescued from any situation of cruelty to this rescue centre.

26 Apr 2023

IMD says no heatwave for next five days, rain likely

IMD has made rainfall forecast for all regions of the country and warned about hailstorms in central, south, west and north-west India.

26 Apr 2023

FCI wheat procurement up 13 pc as on April 20 despite adverse weather

The FCI has kept a target of procuring 341.5 lakh tonnes (LT) of wheat this year. As on April 20, it has collected over one-third of the target.

24 Apr 2023

Former J&K governor Malik came to station on his own, not 'detained': Delhi police

Malik was allegedly questioned after he without seeking prior permission, held a meeting at a park in the RK Puram area. 

23 Apr 2023

1.6K died in extreme weather events in ’22, most in floods, landslips: Report

The report underlined that the continued increase of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is causing socio-economic upheavals and environmental impacts.

22 Apr 2023

'Marginal farmers' don't get benefits out of govt schemes: Study

The study "Annual Survey of States of Marginal Farmers in India" was done by the Forum of Enterprises for Equitable Development (FEED).

21 Apr 2023

Why marginal landholders consider ‘farmer’, ask new study

The study "Annual Survey of States of Marginal Farmers in India" was done by the Forum of Enterprises for Equitable Development (FEED).

21 Apr 2023

Heatwaves may impede social development

The study analysed India’s heat Index (HI) with its climate vulnerability index (CVI) to analyse the country’s climate vulnerability.

20 Apr 2023

More areas come in grip of above-normal temperature in Delhi

On April 17, there were 36 places with temperatures above 42 deg C. On April 18, the number increased to 48. The maximum temperature is above normal, ranging from 2 to 8 deg C.

19 Apr 2023

‘Oban’ strays into tiger turf, experts fear for its health

Maybe, the newly inducted Cheetahs don’t like their new home or possibly want to explore virgin territories.

19 Apr 2023