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Reverse crop diversification: Cotton no longer King in Punjab

Amarjit, aka Honey Singh, has been growing cotton for as long as he can remember. Being at the tail end of the Sirhind Canal’s Bathinda branch, his fields can be irrigated by the Sutlej River waters o... read more

Punjab asks Centre for ‘deficiency price support’ for alternative crops

Chandigarh: The Punjab government ... “The wheat and paddy cycle is no longer sufficiently remunerative for the farming community, leading to large-scale indebtedness. The answer to the crisis is thro... read more

Are Farmers Going to Be Modi’s Biggest Blind Spot?

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) tenure started on an unhappy note, farmer-wise, with Modi’s swearing-in heralding a free-fall in prices of cotton ... crop diversification and lack of infrastruc... read more

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The profits of hunger

He is celebrated as gourmet and banquet king, but that does not extend lower than the middle class. The failed PPP promised “roti, kapra, makan”, but conveniently avoided land reform. How is food or c... read more


The future of energy: Your views

The burning of fossil fuels is simply no longer a viable option ... Domestic oil supplies are dwindling fast and global supplies will soon peak. M. King Hubbard predicted that global peak oil producti... read more

After the deluge

Perhaps a fifth of Punjab's cotton and cane crops, which are due to be harvested in October, has been destroyed, and no one knows how long it will take ... worse served by their government than ever. ... read more

Cotton area in Punjab, Haryana shrink by 27% in 2016-17 crop year

Cotton area in Punjab and Haryana has declined 27 per cent to 7.56 lakh hectares in the 2016-17 crop year as farmers shifted to other crops after incurring huge losses due to whitefly pest attack last ... read more

A final word on Marshall’s comments

If Chicago columnists and national NFL analyst types thought Jay Cutler behaved poorly in a press conference setting, they should probably take a look at the 1 minute, 40 second group interview Brando... read more

Tree or ring: the origin of complex cells

Cotton and McInerney think that their results support a model for the origin of eukaryotes that’s very different to Woese’s tree. In this scenario – the so-called “ring of life” – eukaryotes ... with ... read more

Two militants HANGED in Pakistan after president ended death penalty ban

Shuja Khanzada, Home Minister of central Punjab province, where the executions took place ... saying that 'the death penalty has no measurable deterrent effect on levels of insurgent and terrorist vio... read more

A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) genome

A high degree of transcriptional autonomy and no global dominance was found for the subgenomes. These insights into the genome biology of a polyploid crop provide a springboard ... showed the reverse ... read more

India’s Harvest of Change

This is largely because no ... cotton is the leader among cash crops in Gujarat and growing at 36.1%. Vijaysinh Parmar Orange Evolution Once upon a time, it was called the “California of India”. Legen... read more



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