Category Agriculture, Food, Nutrition Security and Rural Development

Sugar-Coated Illusions: The Flaws of Ethanol Fuel

Sugar-Coated Illusions: The Flaws of Ethanol Fuel

If there is a wild goose running for its life ahead of the target to blend ethanol into petrol up to 20 per cent of the volume by the end of 2025-26, it is keeping itself pretty invisible. But make no mistake, any attempt to use a farm-grown crop like sugarcane to produce biofuels is little more than a wild goose chase.
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Stalemate on GMO Crop Policies: A Barrier to Agricultural Advancement

A Amarender Reddy GEAC’s Recommendation and the Promise of DMH-11 The government’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of transgenic Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11) for testing in farmers’ field crops and seed production. If testing in…

M.S. Swaminathan: A Legacy of Food Security and Sustainability

M.S. Swaminathan: A Legacy of Food Security and Sustainability

MS Swaminathan was a remarkable scientist who changed the course of the history of India through contributions to India’s food security in a very difficult time of frequent famines, hunger and poverty. He was born on August 7, 1925, in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, went for higher studies in England and completed his PhD from Cambridge University in the year 1952. After his studies, although he was offered a position at Wisconsin University (USA), he chose to return to his motherland where he had no job, to serve the country on the back of famines, poverty and hunger due to food shortages and crop failures.
Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020: Managing the Bolstering Consumer Rights

Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020: Managing the Bolstering Consumer Rights

With a primary focus on consumer protection, the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 created an extensive structure for managing the environment of online business. It is a crucial step towards regulating the e-commerce industry and aims to protect consumers' rights and interests in the online market. These regulations cover a broad range of clauses, such as those pertaining to data protection, openness, product quality, and dispute settlement. They work to make sure that e-commerce platforms uphold fairness, accountability, and moral standards while giving customers convenient ways to voice complaints. The adoption of these regulations is in keeping with a larger global trend to bolster consumer protection laws in the quickly developing field of Internet commerce. These rules signify a significant shift towards bolstering consumer rights and confidence in online shopping, acknowledging the growing importance of e-commerce in contemporary consumer markets.
Onion Prices: A Perennial Problem

Onion Prices: A Perennial Problem

In response to the exponential hike in onion prices in the mandis (wholesale fruit and vegetable bazaars) and retail markets, the Union Government reintroduced stock limits on October 23 on traders and wholesalers by invoking a provision of the newly-amended Essential Commodities Act of 1955. Before this, to ease rising prices, the Government had banned export of the bulb and relaxed import norms to increase the stocks available for retail trade.
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Video: Prof Aruna Roy & Nikhil Dey | Social Security, Law & Public Policy | Distinguished Lecture | LPPYF Law and Public Policy Youth Fellowship

Video: Prof Aruna Roy & Nikhil Dey | Social Security, Law & Public Policy | Distinguished Lecture | Day 9 LPPYF Law and Public Policy Youth Fellowship LPPYF Law and Public Policy Youth Fellowship | An Online National Summer School Program…