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Mayank Bhardwaj

India deploys helicopter, 12 drones to stop fast-spreading locusts

30 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI India on Tuesday deployed a helicopter and a dozen drones spraying insecticide to stop desert locusts that have spread to nine heartland states of the world's second-biggest producer of rice and wheat.

India buys record amount of wheat, grain bins spill over

30 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI India's new season wheat purchases from local farmers rose 13.7% from the prior year's total procurement, further boosting stocks at government granaries that are fast running out of storage space due to more than a decade of bountiful production.

Locusts invade satellite city of India's capital

27 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI Desert locusts on Saturday invaded Gurugram, a satellite city of India's capital New Delhi, prompting authorities to ask people to keep their windows shut and bang utensils to ward off the fast-spreading swarms.

Monsoon covers all India earlier than usual, brightens crop prospects

26 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI India's annual monsoon, crucial for farm output and economic growth, has rapidly advanced to cover the entire country, spurring crop sowing and alleviating the economic damage caused by a nationwide lockdown to stem the coronavirus.

Monsoon covers all India earlier than usual, brightens crop prospects

26 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI, June 26 India's annual monsoon, crucial for farm output and economic growth, has rapidly advanced to cover the entire country, spurring crop sowing and alleviating the economic damage caused by a nationwide lockdown to stem the coronavirus.

Boycott of Chinese goods may not be feasible, Indian exporters say

25 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI A boycott of goods from China may not be feasible as India is dependent on such imports, although New Delhi should try to cut its dependence on them, India's top export promotion grouping said on Thursday.

Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam

08 Jun 2020

NEW YORK/SAO PAULO/NEW DELHI, June 8 More than 70 ships are lined up at Brazil's port of Santos to load sugar for export in a queue that may take a month to clear after buyers worldwide scrambled to get ahead of possible disruption caused by the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam

08 Jun 2020

NEW YORK/SAO PAULO/NEW DELHI More than 70 ships are lined up at Brazil's port of Santos to load sugar for export in a queue that may take a month to clear after buyers worldwide scrambled to get ahead of possible disruption caused by the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi reserves hospital beds for residents as virus cases surge

07 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI The city of New Delhi on Sunday ordered many of its hospital beds to be reserved solely for residents of the Indian capital, as the number of COVID-19 infections continued to surge.

India to let farmers sell produce directly to traders, retailers

03 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI India is to allow farmers to sell produce directly to bulk buyers such as trading companies, food processors and large retailers, the farm minister said on Wednesday.

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