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Indian sugar export subsidy decision unlikely before state elections - sources

Oct 22 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian sugar export subsidies will not be renewed before state elections finish next month, trade and government sources said on Thursday, with New Delhi examining the level of subsidy needed to encourage shipments of surplus sugar.

India sends out scientists to tackle winter air pollution woes

Oct 15 2020

NEW DELHI Indian authorities sent teams of scientists out to various parts of the capital, New Delhi, and surrounding districts on Thursday to clamp down on illegal factories and construction sites as part of efforts to combat worsening winter air pollution.

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan dies after weeks in hospital

Oct 08 2020

NEW DELHI Veteran politician Ram Vilas Paswan, a federal minister and an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling coalition, died on Thursday after weeks in hospital, his son Chirag Paswan said in a Tweet. He was 74.

'Planet is dying', India's 8-year-old climate crusader warns

Sep 28 2020

NEW DELHI When 8-year-old Indian climate change activist Licypriya Kangujam is older, she wants to launch a solo mission to the moon to research ways to save planet earth. | Video

India’s controversial farm bills become law despite protests

Sep 27 2020

NEW DELHI India's president on Sunday approved three controversial agricultural bills amid nationwide protests by farmers who say the new laws will stunt their bargaining power and instead allow large retailers to have control over pricing.

India's summer-sown grains output seen at 144.52 million tonnes in 2020/21

Sep 23 2020

NEW DELHI, Sept 22 Indian farmers are expected to harvest a record 144.52 million tonnes of grains from summer-sown crops in the crop year to June 2021, the government said on Tuesday, against 143.38 million tonnes gathered in the previous year.

India's summer-sown grains output seen at 144.52 million tonnes in 2020/21

Sep 22 2020

NEW DELHI Indian farmers are expected to harvest a record 144.52 million tonnes of grains from summer-sown crops in the crop year to June 2021, the government said on Tuesday, against 143.38 million tonnes gathered in the previous year.

India aims to cut crop waste burning in Punjab and Haryana by 80%

Sep 22 2020

NEW DELHI India is likely to reduce crop waste burning, a major source of air pollution during the winter months, by 75-80% in Punjab and Haryana states, part of the country's farm belt that borders the capital New Delhi, two government officials said on Tuesday.

Explainer: Why many farmers and politicians oppose Modi's farm laws

Sep 21 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's parliament has approved new farm bills that the government says will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier.

India's Modi defends new law as critics warn of risks to farmers

Sep 21 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended new laws aimed at lifting restrictions on farmers on Friday after protests by opposition parties, some farming bodies and even an ally of his Bharatiya Janata Party.

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