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Govt projects record foodgrain production, lower wheat output in 2021-22 crop year

Releasing the fourth advance estimate for the 2021-22 crop year, the Union agriculture ministry on Wednesday said a record output is also estimated for rice, maize, gram, pulses, rapeseed and mustard, oilseeds and sugarcane. The country's overall foodgrain production is estimated to be record 315.72 million tonnes in the crop year that ended in June 2022, according to the ministry.

The Economic Times 17 Aug 2022 3:46 pm

India home to 18 cities with most severe increase in pollution: Study

India is home to 18 of the 20 cities with the most severe increase in fine particle pollutants (PM2.5) from 2010 to 2019, according to a comprehensive and detailed analysis of air pollution and global health effects for over 7,000 cities released on Wednesday. The report published by the US-based research organisation Health Effects Institute (HEI) also shows that Delhi has the highest average level of fine PM 2.5 among the world's most populated cities.

The Times of India 17 Aug 2022 2:44 pm

Why India doesnt need palm oil but its greener alternatives

Palm oil is water-intensive and requires large patches of land

Down To Earth 10 Aug 2022 4:23 pm