Manipur forest region

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North Eastern States Report 1,020 Sq Feet Forest Loss, Manipur Tops List

North eastern states; Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and others, reported 1,020 sq feet, forest loss. Published by India's State of Forest Report 2021, of all the 8 North eastern states, Manipur reported largest loss in forest cover with 249 sq feet. Notably, the loss in forest cover to shifting cultivation. In addition, as per report, India's forest cover is 7,13,789 sq feet, 21.71% region of India's geographical… read-more

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 10:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Forest loss, Cultivation, Manipur, North Eastern States, forest cover

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Farmer

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Bihar Farmer Grows World's Costliest Veggie; Fetches Rs 1 Lakh/Kg

Bihar’s Aurangabad native Amresh Singh is cultivating the world's costliest crop 'Hop Shoots' that fetches him around Rs 1 lakh/kilogram. The 38-year-old bought the saplings from Varanasi's Indian Vegetable Research Institute and will deliver the product on special orders. Interestingly fetching whopping price, the crop is considered naturally beneficial against Tuberculosis, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Touted as a game-changer for… read-more

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 09:27 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Hop shoots, Cultivation, crops, Bihar, aurangabad

Courtesy: NDTV Food

Paddy Cultivation

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Kerala Government to Provide Rs 2,000 Stipend to Paddy Field Owners

Kerala government on September 9 announced a financial assistance of Rs. 2,000 per hectare to paddy cultivators. The decision is aimed to encourage owners in continuing paddy cultivation in their lands. The state government has allocated Rs. 40 crore for this scheme from integrated paddy development funds. Agriculture Minister Sunil Kumar said that the production has risen by two lakh tonnes in the last four years after the government's… read-more

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 08:10 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Agriculture, Paddy, Kerala, Cultivation

Courtesy: The Hindu