agriculture

The duality of the monsoon and how it affects you
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Indian monsoon has officially ended, with the country recording “above normal” rainfall – 6% more than the long-term average. So why...
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How 5G will change your life
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Ashraf Engineer September 10, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. With the first round of airwave auctions for 5G complete, networks would be rolling out the service which could offer data speeds...
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‘Food loss has multiple dimensions – economic, social, environmental’
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Ashraf Engineer June 22, 2022 There is a gargantuan amount of post-harvest food loss – which occurs in the crops’ journey from farm to retailer – in India due to inefficient supply chains. Nearly 40% of the food we produce...
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Audio podcast: ‘Digitisation would lower farm costs by 25%’
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Ashraf Engineer June 8, 2022 If India is to maintain a growth rate of 8%-10%, agriculture must grow at 4% at least. We need to significantly grow farmers’ incomes too. For this, digitisation is critical – not just in planting...
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Audio podcast: ‘Agriculture needs innovation, spanning food production to value chains’
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Ashraf Engineer April 27, 2022 Agriculture badly needs transformation. Innovations that stress on solutions for challenges ranging from irrigation to the supply chain are the answer. Kavita Sharma and Ruchika Singh, who are part of the World Resources Institute India’s...
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Audio podcast: India faces economic, social turmoil due to climate change
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Ashraf Engineer March 26, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. You must have noticed how hot it’s gotten over the past couple of weeks. The heat wave, which usually occurs towards the...
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Audio podcast: Govt wants to use AI, data to solve farm woes. Can it succeed?
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Ashraf Engineer October 2, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. We are seeing the increasing use of data across industries – from engineering to aviation and healthcare to marketing. So why not agriculture? To...
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Audio podcast: India’s water bodies need rescuing
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Ashraf Engineer June 16, 2021 It’s estimated that a staggering 70% of surface water in India is too polluted for consumption. Every day, 40 million litres of wastewater enter rivers and other water bodies with only a tiny fraction adequately...
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Protesting farmers, the satyagrahis amongst us
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Tushar Gandhi, December 3, 2020 A hundred years after two of the most crucial pre-Independence farm satyagrahas lead by Mahatma Gandhi, the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 and the Kheda Satyagraha in 1918, India is witnessing another major farmer satyagraha. It...
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Audio podcast: The agrarian crisis and you
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Ashraf Engineer September 28, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Protests against three new farm laws have rocked India. On September 25, highways and railway tracks were blocked and some state borders were sealed as thousands...
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