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Economy Watch – Vagaries of the job market

2017-02-01T20:09:05+05:30

The mismatch between the number of people who annually reach working age and the availability of jobs has been a matter of constant concern globally during the better part of the period since the global financial crisis of the last decade. The International Labour Organisation’s latest forecast that a few more millions are set to join the pool of the jobless during this year and the next, is in line with its own previous estimates. […]

Economy Watch – Vagaries of the job market2017-02-01T20:09:05+05:30

Agriculture watch – GM or biosafety: The story of GM Mustard

2017-02-01T19:59:05+05:30

As of now, the introduction of GM Mustard has been put on hold. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) which was supposed to take a decision on whether or not to commercialize genetically modified (GM) mustard has failed to decide, in the face of opposition from many quarters, including former health minister Dr Ambumani Ramadoss. […]

Agriculture watch – GM or biosafety: The story of GM Mustard2017-02-01T19:59:05+05:30

Agriculture Watch – Bio-fertilizers in Indian Agriculture !!!

2017-02-01T14:01:40+05:30

Biofertiliser is a preparation of agriculturally useful microorganisms like nitrogen fixers, phosphorus solubilisers etc; and is one of the components of integrated nutrient management. The commercial production of biofertiliser was introduced in 1956 in India. With a production of 38000 t and with more than 150 commercial units engaged in it, biofertiliser usage is definitely looking up. As per the Fertiliser Control Order (FCO), 1985, ‘biofertiliser’ is any product containing carrier based (solid or liquid) living microorganisms, which are agriculturally useful in terms of nitrogen fixation, phosphorous solubilisation or nutrient mobilisation, increasing the productivity of the soil and crop. Biofertilisers [...]

Agriculture Watch – Bio-fertilizers in Indian Agriculture !!!2017-02-01T14:01:40+05:30