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Wheat Procurement Exceeds Last Year’s Figures, Ensuring Ample Supply: Food Ministry

The procurement of wheat during the Rabi marketing season 2024-25 is progressing smoothly across major procuring states in India.

DD Kisan Launches AI Anchors to Revolutionize Agricultural Broadcasting

In a groundbreaking move to enhance agricultural broadcasting, Doordarshan Kisan (DD Kisan) is set to introduce two AI-powered anchors named AI Krish and AI Bhoomi.

Rising Fears of Climate Change: Public Concern and Expert Perspectives

A recent survey by Talker Research reveals a startling statistic: nearly half of the respondents (48%) fear they will witness the devastating impacts of climate change within their lifetime.

Mumbai News: BMC Establishes Dedicated Department To Combat Climate Change and Environmental Issues

In a significant stride towards addressing environmental concerns and combating climate change, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has inaugurated a dedicated Environment and Climate Change department.

Heatwave Intensifies: IMD Issues Red Alert for Northern India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ for multiple states in northern India as extreme heatwave conditions persist.

FAO Launches New Action Plan for Biodiversity in Agriculture

From bees to earthworms, and coral reefs to rain forests, biodiversity is essential for ensuring food diversity and transforming our food production systems.

UN Chief Calls for Urgent Measures to Halt Environmental Decline

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued a stark warning about the urgent need to address environmental decline.

International Tea Day 2024: FAO Highlights Women’s Pivotal Role in the Tea Industry

On International Tea Day 2024, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) spotlighted the critical role women play in the tea sector, emphasizing their substantial contributions and the challenges they face.

Human-Induced Environmental Changes Spike Risk of Disease Outbreaks: What a New Study Reveals

As human activities continue to degrade the environment, the risk of infectious disease outbreaks is rising.

Pakistan’s GDP Rises 2.09% in Q3, Bolstered by Strong Agricultural Performance

Pakistan’s economy showed promising signs of recovery with a 2.09% growth in GDP for the third quarter of the financial year 2023-2024, driven primarily by robust agricultural output, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

New Environmental Crime Directive comes into force

On May 20, new regulations aimed at protecting the environment through criminal law officially came into force.

FAO Wins Prestigious King Hassan II of Morocco Great World Water Prize

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been awarded the King Hassan II of Morocco Great World Water Prize at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali.

FAO Highlights the Transformative Potential of AI in Agrifood Systems

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, emphasized the profound impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies on the global agrifood systems during the Business Federations of the G7 (B7) meeting in Rome.

Banking Sector Proposals Critical for SMEs, Tech, and Agriculture, Says Aurangzeb

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mohammad Aurangzeb emphasized the significance of the banking sector’s recommendations for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), digital technology, and agriculture in promoting growth and sustainability.

Crimes Against Nature: UN Agency Scrutinizes Environmental Legislation

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a landmark report in Vienna, spotlighting the critical need for stronger environmental laws globally.

Can Climate-Smart Agriculture Secure Our Planet’s Future?

In a recent episode of the State of the Economy podcast, Businessline’s Subramani R Mancombu engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Ashish Dobhal, CEO of UPL SAS.

Activists Decry Mumbai’s Lok Sabha Candidates for Overlooking Environmental Issues

The rapid urbanisation of Mumbai has exacerbated emissions, congested traffic, and the degradation of natural habitats.

Climate Change: World’s Oceans Suffer from Record-breaking Year of Heat

Fuelled by climate change, the world’s oceans have shattered temperature records consistently over the past year, as revealed by a comprehensive analysis by the BBC.

Supreme Court’s Decision on NHAI Projects Pre-2020 Environmental Clearance Relaxation

In a recent development, the Supreme Court has provided assurance to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) regarding projects initiated prior to the striking down of a COVID-era notification.

Agriculture Department Advocates Soil Testing for Enhanced Crop Yield and Cost Reduction

The agriculture department in erstwhile Khammam district is prioritizing soil testing as a crucial measure to boost crop productivity and alleviate investment burdens for farmers.

Google Arts & Culture and India’s Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Launch Digital Exhibit on Millets

In a landmark collaboration, Google Arts & Culture and India’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare have unveiled a groundbreaking digital exhibit titled “Millets: Seeds of Change.”

Mumbai Weather Update: IMD Warns Of Heatwave Conditions Today; Rainfall Likely Tomorrow

Mumbai woke up to yet another day of clear skies and gentle breezes on Wednesday, in line with the predictions of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

FAO Regional Conference for Europe: Prioritizing Resilience in Agrifood Systems

Inaugurating the 34th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC), Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, underscored the pivotal role of Europe and Central Asia in fostering sustainable transformations within agrifood systems.

Exploring Environmental Impact of Silver Nanoparticles

Silver nanoparticles have become a ubiquitous presence in modern products due to their antimicrobial properties.

Impactful Environmental Movements Shaping Our World

Environmental movements have long played a crucial role in shaping policies, raising awareness, and mobilizing communities to address the pressing issues facing our planet.

FAO Emphasizes Technology for International Day of Plant Health

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is gearing up to commemorate this year’s International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) by highlighting the critical role of technology and innovation in protecting plant life, vital for sustaining our planet.

IIIT Lucknow and Relief Commissioner’s Office Launch India’s First Comprehensive Climate Analytics Course

In a historic move towards combating climate change and bolstering disaster resilience, the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Lucknow, in collaboration with the Relief Commissioner’s Office, has introduced the nation’s pioneering course in Climate Analytics.

Uttar Pradesh Government’s Agri Innovation Initiative

In a bid to revolutionize the agricultural landscape, the Uttar Pradesh government has embarked on an ambitious plan to promote agricultural startups and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into farming practices.

Agriculture Department Advises Against Vengurla 4 Cashew Cultivation

In a recent announcement, the agriculture department has advised farmers to refrain from cultivating the Vengurla 4 variant of cashew due to its diminishing productivity.

Environmental Protesters Clash with Police in Attempt to Halt Tesla’s German Plant Expansion

On Friday, tensions escalated near Tesla’s Grueneheide plant in Germany as around 800 protesters, organized by Disrupt Tesla, clashed with law enforcement.