agricultural production

Kurien an icon of dairy movement: PM


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condoled the passing away of Verghese Kurien, the progenitor of the "white revolution in India", and lauded him as ... Read more...

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China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

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UP plans to set up milk plant in Lucknow


August 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday sought a detailed report from the state dairy federation for setting up a five lakh litres a day milk plant in ... Read more...

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Policies should be flexible, says PM


July 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a community-based approach to meet local needs."The challenge before policy ... Read more...

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Assam to bring 5 lakh hectares under double cropping


July 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agriculture production of the state, Agriculture ... Read more...

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Mamata blames centre, forward trading for price rise


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday blamed the union government's policy of allowing forward trading in agricultural commodities as one of the reasons behind ... Read more...

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China agriculture funding up


June 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's funding in agriculture and rural projects rose to 1.05 trillion yuan (about $166 billion) in 2011, up 22.4 percent year-on-year, Finance Minister Xie Xuren said ... Read more...

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India’s GDP growth dips to 9-year low of 5.3 percent (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India's economic growth slumped to 5.3 percent in January-March quarter, the slowest in nine years, due to poor performance of manufacturing and farm sectors, ... Read more...

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Tripura demands roll back of oil price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Tripura Thursday demanded immediate withdrawal of the hike in petrol prices and organised demonstrations across the north eastern state to press ... Read more...

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Bengal proposes 11.6 percent rise in plan outlay


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Giving emphasis on infrastructure, education, health and tourism, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Friday proposed an 11.56 percent hike in plan expenditure for the financial ... Read more...

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‘Delete objectionable clauses from Dam Safety bill’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order the deletion of objectionable clauses in the Dam Safety Bill 2010 ... Read more...

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Budget has failed to benefit common man: BSP


March 16th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday criticised the union budget for 2012-13, saying it was "below mediocre" and failed to benefit the common man."The ... Read more...

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Drought reduces Mexico’s agricultural production


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) The severe drought affecting 22 of Mexico's 32 states has caused a 40 percent drop in agricultural production, opening the way for food shortages over ... Read more...

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Pakistan pursuing prudent economic policies: Gilani


January 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A number of targets in the economic sector have been achieved during the first six months of the current fiscal due to the prudent policies ... Read more...

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RBI hints at more monetary action to curb inflation


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday did not rule out further monetary action to curb inflation.He said monetary steps may be warranted in ... Read more...

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EU grants protected status for Darjeeling tea


October 26th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has registered India's Darjeeling tea as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), that seek to protect product names from misuse and imitation.It is ... Read more...

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Inflation down to 7 percent by March 2012: Rangarajan


October 20th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Inflation is likely to come down to seven percent by the end of this financial year following a good monsoon and high base effect, ... Read more...

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Swiss ambassador to visit Maharashtra villages


October 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss Ambassador Philippe Welti will visit villages in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district Tuesday and exchange views on adapting to climate change, an official statement said here.Welti will ... Read more...

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India to grow by 8.5-9 percent in long term: Mukherjee


October 17th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Amid international economic uncertainty, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he expectS India's GDP to grow by 8.5-9 percent in the medium to long-term ... Read more...

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Committed to food security bill: minister


October 12th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The government is committed to enacting the National Food Security Act and ensuring food security for around 75 percent people as a rights based approach, ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to focus on agriculture, manufacturing


October 11th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said service sector-led economic growth was not sustainable and there was a need to make the primary and manufacturing ... Read more...

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$250 mn World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production ... Read more...

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Might of powerful nations cannot prevail: Sri Lanka


September 24th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called upon the UN to build a more equal international order, saying that "the might of powerful nations cannot ... Read more...

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India’s northeast records 38 percent deficit rainfall


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 3 (IANS) The northeastern region, excluding Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, has recorded deficit rainfall in the monsoon season and this may hit agricultural production, officials said Wednesday.Arunachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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India’s food inflation declines to more than two year low (Lead)


July 21st, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India's food inflation declined to 7.58 percent for the week ending July 9 -- its lowest in more than two years -- as ... Read more...

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Rahul prefers working for the party: PM (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said he had requested Rahul Gandhi several times to be part of the government, but the Congress general secretary ... Read more...

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Supreme Court bans endosulfan


May 13th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday banned the production, distribution and use of endosulfan because the pesticide has debilitating effects on humans and the environment.A three-judge bench ... Read more...

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India, China leading dynamic Asia’s growth: IMF


April 28th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Led by India and China, growth is expected to reach around 8 percent in emerging Asia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today in its latest ... Read more...

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Double-digit growth will need key reforms: new CII president


April 25th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian economy is expected to grow at 8-8.5 percent this fiscal, but will need to step up efforts to improve manufacturing output, boost agricultural ... Read more...

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After Israel visit, Hooda announces 11 farming centres


April 17th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) After getting a firsthand account of the technology being used by farmers in Israel for vegetable farming, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced 11 ... Read more...

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India wants World Bank to raise lending limits


April 17th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) India has asked the World Bank to take measures to enhance the lending limits which are constraining the ability of India and other developing countries to ... Read more...

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Haryana wants full share of Yamuna water from Uttar Pradesh


April 13th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) The Haryana government Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately restore its "legitimate share" of the Yamuna river water.In a communication to his Uttar ... Read more...

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Balanced Budget will promote inclusive growth: Chidambaram


February 28th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has complimented Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for presenting a good and balanced budget, saying that it will promote inclusive growth."We are ... Read more...

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Inflation will come down to 7 percent by March: PM (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Admitting that inflation was a "matter of concern", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed hope that it would come down to seven percent by March."Inflation in ... Read more...

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Inflation will come down to 7 percent by March: PM (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday admitted that high inflation was a "problem" and said he hoped that it will come down to seven percent by March."Inflation ... Read more...

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