Artificial Intelligence in Indian Agriculture
Introduction In India, the agriculture and the allied sector contributes less than 17% to its US$ 3 trillion economy today (Sunder, 2018). Average annual farmer incomes remain abysmally low at ₹77,976 (or US$ 1,128;...
Stubble Burning in Haryana
Haryana, situated in the basin of major perennial river systems, has been a dominant agricultural economy since its inception in 1966. The incessant push toward its agricultural sector, led by the Green Revolution in...
Sports, A Way of Life
The sustainability of being an athlete in any state is the cornerstone of encouraging a culture of sports. If being a sportsperson comes with the securities available in other sectors – in terms of...
‘Not Just’ Paying the Price
That the average Indian farmer grapples with issues of climatic and economic uncertainty has been a well-established characteristic of Indian agriculture, efforts to address her economic security remain far and few between. A belated...
Watering Down
With an annual use of 230 cubic kilometres of underground water, India is the largest consumer of groundwater in the world (World Bank, 2012). More than 60 percent of irrigated agriculture and 85 percent...
Peeling the Gender Onion
During the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995, the Beijing Declaration committed participating governments to ‘encourage men to participate fully in all actions towards equality.’ As the male remains dominant in gender...
War of Waters
Water forms the basis of life. Water disputes between man-made geographical boundaries have a serious bearing on this fundamental human need. The water-conflict chronology developed by the Pacific Institute indicates conflicts on water dating...
No Country for the Sick
Cancer to kill 9.6 million people in 2018 According to WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, 2018) the global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and...
एस.वाई.एल. नहर पर तैरती राजनैतिक नौका
1960 के दशक से शुरू हुई हरित क्रांति ने भारत को खाद्यान्न की कमी वाले देश से अधिक खाद्यान्न उत्पादक देश में तबदील कर दिया। इस क्रांति का सबसे ज्यादा फायदा उठाने वाले राज्यों...
Fly Ash Production and Utilisation in Haryana
Combustion of coal in thermal power plants generates fly ash – fine particles of burned fuel emitted from boilers. Fly ash is known to cause groundwater pollution. Due to its light-weight, it can become...
बीमार फ़सल बीमा योजना
प्रधानमंत्री फ़सल बीमा योजना जिन कमियों को दूर करने के उद्देश्य से चलाई गई थी खुद उन्हीं व्यवस्थागत कमियों के कारण बीमार हो चुकी है। इस योजना का लक्ष्य 2018-19 तक 50प्रतिशत कृषि भूमि...
Dumping Garbage Dumps
No amount of symbolic sweeping of roads by people is enough to address the environment and health crisis of unmanaged waste in India. The garbage so collected is simply dumped at a different place....
Finding Worth in Waste
Households, industries and agricultural fields discard a wide variety of solid waste. This includes plastics, metals, electronics, crop residue, biomedical and construction waste. Collection, treatment, and the safe disposal of this waste is termed...
Premier Athletes, Pitiable Infrastructure
Haryana is considered to be India’s mine for medals. With barely 2% of India’s population, athletes from Haryana bagged over 40% of the gold medals won by Indians in the 2010 Commonwealth Games; comprised...
The Price of Blood
According to a recent report by Chen and Kiefer (2018), at least 500 million women and girls globally lack adequate facilities for MHM. UNICEF estimates that barely half of the adolescent girls have access...