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Pratibha Patil in Bangalore on three-day visit


August 5th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Friday on a three-day visit to the state to participate in a series of official functions.Karnataka's new chief minister S.V. ... Read more...

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Scientist calls for tripling India’s food production


April 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 20 (IANS) Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Wednesday called for an "evergreen" revolution in agriculture increasing the production by three times and ensuring food security for all Indians."The revolution ... Read more...

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Farmers reap rich harvest at Chandigarh agri-fair


December 6th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) Farmers came from all over Punjab, Haryana and even from countries like Afghanistan to reap a rich harvest of technology at the Agro Tech 2010, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha speaker pitches for land to tillers


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said that the "revolutionary" target of land to the tillers should be pursued honestly to sustain the interests of farm labourers ... Read more...

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32 kids hospitalised after eating jatropha seeds


October 12th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 11 (IANS) Thirty-two students of a government primary school were admitted to hospital Monday after they consumed jatropha seeds on their way back home from school, officials said. Their condition ... Read more...

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New rice variety developed for water-logged areas (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Cuttack, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian agricultural scientists Wednesday claimed to have developed a new paddy variety for water- logged areas. Vast tracts of land under rice cultivation in many states ... Read more...

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Take agriculture knowledge to farmers in their language: Expert


August 26th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 26 (IANS) There is enough global information available on the latest agricultural techniques and strategies, but farmers need to be educated about it in their local dialect and the techniques ... Read more...

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‘Informed farmers vital to food security’ (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) To achieve food security, scientific research-oriented farming, propagation of latest global information among the farmers and suitable policy research are very vital, experts and scientists said here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Don’t be guided by emotions on GM food issue: expert


August 24th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) There is an urgent need to assess the potential of genetically modified (GM) crops as these are nutrient-enriched, drought- and disease-resistant varieties, an expert said here Tuesday at ... Read more...

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IGNOU to take latest farming knowledge to remote villages


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is on a mission to reach out to farmers in remote and far-flung areas with the latest global information on farming ... Read more...

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Doctors, scientists caution people about sugar free potatoes in Lucknow


July 14th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, July 14 (ANI): Doctors and scientists have warned diabetic patients not to consume sugar free potatoes available in markets in Lucknow, since these are just normal potatoes and can alter a ... Read more...

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Dr Manmohan Singh wants agricultural production to grow four percent annually (Part 1)


June 19th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), June 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked the agriculture scientists to work to raise country's annual agricultural growth rate from two percent to four percent. ... Read more...

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Afghanistani horticulturists learn advance cultivation techniques in Kashmir


May 20th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 20 (ANI): A 15-member group of horticultural and agricultural scientists from Afghanistan has arrived here to attend a workshop on 'Advanced Cultivation Techniques of Temperate Horticulture Crops'.The fortnight-long workshop that ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to boost nutritional levels of corn


May 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) An international team of agricultural scientists has found a way to boost the nutritional value of corn and prevent blindness among children. In Africa and other developing regions, ... Read more...

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Purple cabbage, seedless cucumber on Games platter


March 4th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A world-class infrastructure and full-proof security are not the only things in offing during the Commonwealth Games. The organisers are also fixing up ... Read more...

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Bihar to appoint agriculture adviser in each panchayat


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 3 (IANS) The Bihar government has decided to appoint one Krishi Salahkar (agriculture adviser) in each of the state's 8,463 panchayats to provide agricultural extension services. State Agriculture Minister Renu Kumari ... Read more...

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Pawar urges scientists to remove all misgivings regarding GM crops


February 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has urged agricultural scientists to double their efforts to remove all misgivings regarding GM crops from the minds of both policy makers and ... Read more...

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President favours agriculture, industry as joint enterprise


February 13th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday called for a joint venture between agriculture and corporate sector to boost farm output that contributes just 18 percent to the ... Read more...

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President calls for agricultural renaissance


February 13th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) At a time when the prices of food grains are soaring, President Pratibha Patil Saturday called for an agricultural renaissance in the country. "With availability of land ... Read more...

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Six kids eat jatropha seeds, critically ill


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 2 (IANS) Six children fell critically ill after eating the seeds of a poisonous jatropha plant in a Chhattisgarh village near here, an official said Saturday. The kids were admitted to ... Read more...

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Demand for protein foods is going to grow: Minister


December 23rd, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The government Wednesday called upon agricultural scientists to increase the production of protein foods to prevent an increase in their prices owing to demands of an increasingly ... Read more...

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Government to expand Krishi Vigyan Kendra network


November 6th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, Nov 6 (IANS) The government will open a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), a centre for agricultural training, in each of the newly created districts across the country, Agriculture Minister Sharad ... Read more...

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23 seriously ill after eating jatropha seeds


October 31st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 31 (IANS) As many as 23 students of a primary school were critically ill at a government hospital here Saturday, a day after they ate jatropha seeds and fell unconscious. The ... Read more...

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Reduce tension, keep plants in offices, classrooms


September 4th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) House plants can help reduce tension and stress among office workers, who spend more than 80 percent of the day indoors. Researchers found the presence of plants in ... Read more...

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‘Subsidy for organic fertilizers necessary for food security’


August 27th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chitradurga (Karnataka) Aug 27 (IANS) Saying that the soil has been degraded of nutrients because of indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers, a meeting of farmers, agricultural scientists and government officials concluded that ... Read more...

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India, US to cooperate more in agriculture: Clinton


July 19th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday said the US and India will explore "new areas of cooperation" in agriculture which she described as "one of the five ... Read more...

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Pawar asks agricultural scientists to evolve farmer oriented technologies


February 23rd, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today asked agricultural scientists to evolve technologies that result in higher incomes for farmers without harming the country''s natural resources. Addressing farmers ... Read more...

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Nine Chhattisgarh children in hospital after eating jatropha seeds


February 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 16 (IANS) At least nine children, including three girls, were rushed to a hospital when they fell unconscious after eating jatropha seeds in a Chhattisgarh village, a health official said ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar urges agricultural scientists to adopt innovative technologies


February 4th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today urged the agricultural scientists to introduce innovative technologies. Speaking at a function on World Congress on Agriculture Conservation here, Pawar ... Read more...

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Earths climate troubles may be solved by burial at sea


January 30th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): New calculations by scientists suggest that making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues, and then sinking them into the deep ocean could reduce the build ... Read more...

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22 children hospitalised after consuming jatropha seeds


January 1st, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 1 (IANS) At least 22 children, all less than eight years old, were admitted to hospital in a serious condition in Chhattisgarh after consuming seeds of the poisonous jatropha plant ... Read more...

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Pomegranate farming offers a new hope to farmers in Punjab


December 27th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar Singh Abohar, Dec.27 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab have taken to growing fruit crops like pomegranates instead of conventional crops like wheat and cotton. Climatic conditions in Punjab are suitable for ... Read more...

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India, Ecuador sign MoU on agricultural cooperation


November 17th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): India and Ecuador signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Agricultural Research and Education and Cultural Exchange Programme for 2009-11 here today. The agreement was signed by ... Read more...

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Agricultural scientists team to assess flood-affected areas in Bihar


September 26th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Sept 26 (ANI): The Centre will send an agricultural scientists team to Bihar to review the losses in the flood-affected areas in the state. Agriculture Secretary T. Nand Kumar has ... Read more...

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Prince Charles’ comments on Green Revolution right: organic farmer


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Faridkot (Punjab), Aug 23 (IANS) Comments by Britain's Prince Charles against India's Green Revolution may have evoked criticism from agricultural scientists and experts, but Punjab, where the revolution that changed India's agricultural ... Read more...

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