NTPC and SolarArise win Rewa Ultra Mega Solar’s 450 MW solar project

NTPC Renewables and Talettutayi Solar Projects Nine (SolarArise) were declared winners of the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) auction for 450 megawatts (MW). The RUMSL tender for solar projects to be incorporated at the Shajapur Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh was oversubscribed by 5.8 gigawatts (GW) having received a massive response from bidders. A […]

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India, Pakistan clash in European Union over GI tag for Basmati


The long-grained aromatic Basmati rice, grown in the foothills of the Himalayas and in the Indo-Gangetic belt and in some areas of Pakistan, finds the itself in the thick of a stormy tussle between the two neighbours over the right to protected geographical identification (PGI) trademark in the European Union. “In 2018, India had filed […]

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Indians drive into online grocery shops to buy everything from mithai to masalas


Indian consumers have been increasingly buying grocery online in a trend that is now being dubbed irreversible since the coronavirus pandemic piloted the country’s first lockdown last year, shuttering supermarket and neighbourhood mom-and-pop stores. The convenience of a few clicks on laptops or smartphones from the safety of home that gets groceries delivered to the […]

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Urgent agricultural reforms needed to feed India’s growing population – report


Fundamental reforms in agri-food system is the need of the hour if production has to be increased to feed India’s growing population that is soon set to surpass that of China, a report submitted to a UN conference said. India’s reforms need to focus on lowering transaction costs to achieve marketing efficiency in order to […]

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