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Co-Adaptive Strategies to Manage Sodicity and Climate Risks: Lessons for Policy Intervention

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Co-Adaptive Strategies to Manage Sodicity and Climate Risks: Lessons for Policy InterventionIt was in the year 2009 when a group of farmers from Budhmour and Jodhpur villages of Patiala confronting sodicity-induced crop losses approached the scientists of ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal. They narrated in detail as how steady rise in groundwater alkalinity and the accompanying land degradation had brought their lives to a standstill.

DSH-185 : New CGMS-based Safflower Hybrid

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DSH-185 is the first public sector CGMS-based safflower hybrid developed at ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research. It has been released and notified for all India cultivation. DSH-185 is a cross between A-133 (CGMS line) x 1705-p22 (a restorer line). Wild species, Carthamus oxyacantha is the source of cytoplasmic genetic male sterility in A-133.

Empowering Women in Dairy Enterprise Through Self Help Group

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Situation Analysis

Jaipur District in Rajasthan has a total population of 38,87,900. Women constitute 43.9% of agricultural labourers. Though agriculture is main occupation for majority of the people in the district, because of rainfed farming and limited irrigation facilities, agriculture alone could not meet their requirements, which forced them to go in for a subsidiary occupation like milk production. With milk chilling and storage facility available all over the district, dairy is proving as a profitable enterprise in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Artificial Insemination in pig: Boosting the quality piglets production in Nagaland

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Nagaland is one of the North Eastern states of India in which there are 16 recognized tribes are present besides numerous minor tribes which are mostly non vegetarian. Also, the per capita consumption of animal protein in general and pork in particular is highest in Nagaland state. Each rural Naga household generally have two to three indigenous pigs for self consumption.

ICAR-CIFT develops Rapid Detection Kits to check the adulterations in fresh fish: A path breaking initiative

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ICAR-CIFT develops Rapid Detection Kits to check the adulterations in fresh fish: A path breaking initiativeFish is a rich and affordable source of good quality protein and other valuable nutrients like poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), vitamins and minerals.

Blooming Orchid Cultivation in Integrated Hill Farming System of Sikkim

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Sikkim,   a hilly state in the Eastern Himalayas, have five climatic zones consisting of lower hill, middle and higher hills, alpine zones and snow bound land. Nearly 82% of the land is forest covered and the unique biodiversity of state is well known throughout the world and covers 0.2% of national geographical area only, however harbours 26% of the country’s total biodiversity that accounts 7–8% of recorded species in the world. In Sikkim, Agriculture and tourism are the main economic activity of the people of Sikkim village society and agriculture is mostly through integrated farming.

Dipsticks for glucose estimation in potato: Simple-Fast-Anyone-Anytime-Anywhere

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Dipsticks for estimation of glucose in potato tubersSugar accumulation in potato tubers is one of the most serious problems for the potato processing industry. Normally, potato tubers are stored at low temperatures (2-4°C) to control sprouting.

Farmer strikes gold with Salt Tolerant Wheat Variety: KRL 210

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Shri Surjeet Singh, a farmer known for his grassroots innovations, and producing quality seed lives in village Baras, Karnal.

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