Affan Yesvi
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English   |   Bangla

The writer is a young social activist from Jammu and Kashmir.

VARIETY

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How microbial treatment can help solve the stubble-burning problem

The microbial spray is an effective long-term solution to stubble burning and the pollution problem, that is economically viable for farmers as well.

POLITICS

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Why Punjab cannot declare itself a ‘principal market yard’ to negate Farm Bills

Declaring the entire state as a principal market yard can isolate Punjab since the Centre is the major buyer of the wheat and paddy produced in Punjab.

VARIETY

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Why Punjab needs a thrust for start-ups to deal with stubble burning

Stubble burning will begin in Punjab in just about a week from now. And it won't be too long till Delhi-NCR turns into a gas chamber yet again.

VARIETY

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How Telangana farmers will benefit from the state becoming Seed Bowl of the World

With favourable agro-climatic conditions, skilled manpower, infrastructure and logistics for quality seed production and storage, Telangana meets more than 60 per cent of India’s seed requirement.

VARIETY

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Why Punjab's ruling elite won't let the state rationalise farm power subsidy

Subsidised power means that the farmers continue to draw up groundwater indiscriminately through tube-wells for paddy cultivation.

POLITICS

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VARIETY

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How shrinking imports from China is the big boost that desi pharma firms needed

Increased dependence on China in the last few years had been detrimental to the growth of Indian MSMEs in the pharmaceutical sector.

VARIETY

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Why Punjab farmers are angry with the state government

The Punjab farmers are irked with the government for blowing a chance to save water and in turn, help them save money.

VARIETY

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Why the Jammu deaths are a tragic reminder of our Covid-19 paranoia

Two cousins from Jammu died of dehydration while on their way to cremate their uncle who died of Covid-19. Authorities were apathetic due to the fear of contracting the coronavirus.

VARIETY

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Toxic Water: How Fazilka district is on the receiving end of a man-made disaster

The water in Fazilka's drains is so dirty and filthy that Pakistan has built a wall along its border to prevent the entry of these drains into its territory.