agricultural productivity

Fertiliser makers want government to raise urea price


September 20th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Fertiliser producers Thursday urged the government to cut the subsidy on urea and raise the same on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers for a balanced use ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams centre, West Bengal government


August 26th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday blamed the policies of the central government for poverty, unemployment ... Read more...

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Patil’s goodbye wish: A ‘corruption-free India’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil bid farewell to the nation Tuesday on completing of her five-year term, expressing confidence that India will soon be a corruption-free ... Read more...

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World Bank approves funding for India’s agricultural project


March 28th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $109 million funding for the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project in India to enhance agricultural productivity through sustainable and efficient use ... Read more...

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Madhya Paradesh claims 12 percent fall in poverty


March 21st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party may have found fault with the Planning Commission for reporting a substantial fall in the number of poor in the country, ... Read more...

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Bt.Brinjal decision not influenced by NGOs, asserts Jairam (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the role of foreign-aided NGOs in opposing use of genetic engineering, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Decision on Bt. Brinjal not influenced by NGOs: Jairam (Second Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the role of foreign-aided NGOs in opposing use of genetic engineering, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Decision on Bt. Brinjal not influenced by NGOs: Jairam


February 25th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the decision to ban the commercial use of Bt. Brinjal has not been influenced by NGOs and added ... Read more...

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Bengal heading towards food scarcity: Buddhadeb


February 19th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Holding the Mamata Banerjee government responsible for suicides by farmers in West Bengal, former chief minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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India, Rwanda sign pacts; to ramp up business ties


February 17th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Building upon their growing business synergy, India and Rwanda, a rising economy located at the crossroads of central and east Africa, have signed three ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... Read more...

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Use space technology for food security: Former ISRO chief


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) India must embark on a "new evergreen revolution" with the extensive use of appropriate bio- and space technology inputs to ensure food security for all ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Israel, Palestine Sunday


January 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday starts a three-day visit to Israel and Palestine that is expected to enhance India's ... Read more...

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India hopes for free trade in South Asia, upbeat about SAARC


November 9th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll/New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) A day before the two-day SAARC summit kicks off in this southernmost Maldivian island, India Wednesday hoped for progress on liberalisation of trade ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Maldives for SAARC summit


November 9th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this picturesque Maldives island Wednesday to attend the eight-nation SAARC summit, the first time it is ... Read more...

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PM leaves for SAARC summit, to push for free trade


November 9th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Wednesday for a four-day visit to attend the 17th SAARC summit in the Maldives where he will push for ... Read more...

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PM heads to SAARC summit Wednesday, spotlight on Gilani meeting


November 8th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the SAARC summit in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago where he ... Read more...

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SAARC officials firm up agenda for Nov 10-11 summit


November 7th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Foreign secretaries and senior officials of eight SAARC countries met Monday at the Addu Atoll in the Maldives to firm up the agenda for ... Read more...

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Amid forward movement, Manmohan, Gilani to discuss ‘all issues’ (Roundup)


November 5th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Taking note of "forward movement" in bilateral ties, India Saturday said all issues will be discussed when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani ... Read more...

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SAARC to set up seed bank, rapid action force


November 5th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) India Saturday pushed for greater intra-regional trade and connectivity ahead of the Nov 10-11 SAARC summit in the Maldives at which South Asian nations ... Read more...

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G20 should focus on food security, infrastructure: Business leaders


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) A group of business leaders affiliated to the G20 have recommended that the summit being held in Cannes should focus on food security and infrastructure ... Read more...

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With Pakistan watching, India firming up big plans on Afghanistan


November 1st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With Pakistan warily watching its moves, India is firming up ambitious plans that include a rail link between Chabahar port in Iran and resource-rich ... Read more...

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Indian must reduce dependence on agriculture: Australian study


October 24th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 24 (IANS) India needs to improve farm productivity drastically to meet the food needs of the rising population, an Australian Treasury analysis has warned while saying that India ... Read more...

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Increasing farm productivity key to food security: Thomas


September 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Increasing agricultural productivity is a "key challenge for ensuring national food security," according to Minister of State for Food and Agriculture K.V. Thomas.Suggesting a programme ... Read more...

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Israeli envoy for collaboration in agriculture


September 13th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Terming West Bengal a land of great opportunities, the Israeli envoy to India Tuesday said his country was eager to set up an India-Israel centre ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM seeks solar-powered tubewells (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sought a feasibility study for installation of cost-effective solar-powered tubewells to enhance agricultural productivity in the country.Gilani discussed ... Read more...

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Gilani seeks solar-powered tubewells


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sought a feasibility study for installation of cost-effective solar-powered tubewells to enhance agricultural productivity.Gilani discussed the matter with ... Read more...

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Farming, business top US global agenda for women: Envoy


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The US is helping women in developing countries like India to become self-reliant in agriculture and small businesses by promoting education, health and providing easy ... Read more...

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Farm mechanisation essential to improve agriculture: CII


June 12th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Considering the limited availability of land, industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recommended intensification of agriculture through increased farm mechanisation."Identification of farm mechanisation ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes move to allow FDI in multi-brand retail


May 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday strongly opposed any move to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in view of the recommendation ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee calls for better governance in Asia


May 4th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, May 4 (ANI): Emphasizing the need for regional cooperation for development, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said countries within Asia should strive for better governance and transparency in policy ... Read more...

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Israel urges India to ease agri-trade norms


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Orit Noked Tuesday urged India to eliminate barriers to ease regulations for trade in agricultural goods."The two countries should ... Read more...

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Africa figures prominently on India’s foreign policy radar, says Krishna


March 29th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Emphasizing that Africa figures prominently on the foreign policy radar of India, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that the relations between India and African ... Read more...

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Togo seeks India’s help in farming, poverty reduction


March 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Terming India a strategic partner of African countries, Togoan Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo said Monday his West African country was keen to learn from ... Read more...

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Battle-scarred Bengal industry seeks poll relief


March 11th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) As West Bengal's political parties get busy drawing up plans for the upcoming polls, industry captains hope that politicians will focus on issues like infrastructure development ... Read more...

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