System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition
Agriculture
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The experiment, to gauge the demand of power and load on transformers and sub-stations, started on the midnight of November 6. A total of 23 lakh pump-sets were supplied uninterrupted power during this time, an official release said.

Agriculture
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Bill Gates said innovation must go from the lab to the field, and lauded India for ‘becoming a leader’ in digital financial inclusion


Food
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India is facing a dual challenge of undernutrition and obesity, according to a global report which looked at 140 countries and found significant burdens of three important forms of malnutrition used as an indicator of broader trends. These include childhood stunting, anaemia in women of reproductive age, and overweight adult women.

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India's onion export rose by 56 per cent to 12.29 lakh tonnes in April-July this year, but the country has now gone in for import of the kitchen staple as retail prices have shot up to Rs 65-70 per kg because of tight supplies.

Agriculture

Agri-focused Swiss fund Pioneering Ventures to invest Rs 5000 crore

Swiss-based Indian agriculture sector-focused accelerator fund Pioneering Ventures plans to deploy Rs 5,000 crore in the agriculture and food supply chain space in the country over the next five years and reach out to 1 million farmers.

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Agriculture

Maharashtra plans to bring 44 lakh farmers under group farming

Group farming has become inevitable in Maharashtra as 78 per cent farmers have small and marginal landholding.

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