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

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.

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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.

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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.

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How Covid-19 is helping water-stressed Punjab change its agricultural practices

With the non-availability of labour, farmers shifted to Direct Seeded Rice (DSR), that saves about 20 per cent of water used for agriculture.

VARIETY

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Game changer: Telangana to begin regulating crop pattern

Following herd mentality, farmers produce the same crop. The KCR government move is to make the farmers produce what the market wants.

VARIETY

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Why Haryana doesn't want its farmers to grow rice

In order to save its fast depleting water table, Haryana is disincentivising the cultivation of paddy.

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Why saffron farmers of Kashmir are hopeful of prosperous times

The famed Kashmiri saffron has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, symbolising its exclusivity in the international market.

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How misinformation and rumours made Russian poplar trees surprise victims of Covid-19 in Kashmir

The trees were planted to generate employment for the rural poor and improve environmental conditions.