Kharif sowing up 88% at 433 lakh ha

Lavern Vogel

With just about 3-fourth of full districts in the nation receiving excessive to usual rainfall so much, the location below kharif crops amplified by 88 for each cent more than to 433 lakh hectares (lh) until Friday as against 230 lh in the corresponding 7 days very last year, in accordance to kharif sowing info produced by the Agriculture Ministry here.

Oilseeds and pulses, which are predominantly rain-fed crops, recorded best raise as in contrast to the same period of time very last year.

With Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra planting soyabean more than forty two.2 lh and 29 lh as in contrast to eight.5 lh and 1 lh, respectively, throughout the corresponding period of time the full location below soyabean cultivation zoomed 225 for each cent to 109 lh. Equally, Gujarat — which planted groundnut more than sixteen.3 lh as against 10 lh — accounted for most of the raise

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Rising tomato prices leave consumers in a pretty pickle

Lavern Vogel

If it was the tomato growers who bore the brunt of Covid lockdown in late March-April experiencing troubles in harvesting and marketing and advertising their produce, it is now the flip of individuals.

Charges of tomatoes have risen sharply to in excess of ₹50 a kg, as versus ₹20-thirty a few of weeks ago, in consuming centres as provides have shrunk from the vital developing locations — largely Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and pieces of Maharashtra.

In Kolar, the largest tomato supplying region in the region now, modal prices have tripled in excess of the past one particular thirty day period.

“Consumers should really thank their stars that the hotels and places to eat are not running now. Otherwise, the prices would have strike ₹100 a kg previously,” mentioned Ashok Kaushik, President of Tomato Association, Azadpur Mandi in Delhi.

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Technologia laserowa ochroni infras… – Information Centre – Research & Innovation

Lavern Vogel

Uderzenia piorunów mogą spowodować poważne uszkodzenia budynków oraz infrastruktury krytycznej, na przykład lotnisk. W celu zmniejszenia tego zagrożenia uczestnicy jednego z projektów finansowanych przez UE wykorzystują zaawansowaną technologię laserową, aby kontrolować miejsca uderzeń piorunów. Laserowa instalacja odgromowa może zmniejszć straty finansowe i pomóc ratować życie ludzkie.