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BARC offers technology to turn sewage into fertiliser


July 28th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) India's premier nuclear research organisation, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), is planning to deploy its technology in treatment of sewage through radiation, and its conversion into ... Read more...

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US agency funding unique project to boost Indian agriculture


July 16th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) How to increase farm productivity to feed a burgeoning populace, how to use the existing farming methods and practices optimally - these and other critical ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor wants vocational training varsity


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday said he looked forward to some initiative on creating a vocational training university in the state."I have been consistently advocating the ... Read more...

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Need to integrate agriculture with other sectors: President


November 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said experts should interact with farmers to enrich their knowledge base and observed that there was need to integrate agriculture ... Read more...

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Second green revolution needed for food security: President


August 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India needs to usher in a second green revolution to meet the challenge of ensuring food security for all, President Pratibha Patil said Saturday. "We need ... Read more...

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Weather alerts for farmers reap Rs.500 bn dividend!


August 5th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In a country where close to 60 percent of the 1.21 billion population still depends on agriculture for a living, short and timely alerts to ... Read more...

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Raise grain output, invest in research, says PM


July 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India needs to increase its foodgrain production, improve crop yields by increasing spending on research and improving quality of education in agricultural universities if ... Read more...

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Agricultural varsities seek better financial management


April 29th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), April 29 (IANS) Seeking better financial management of agricultural universities, the annual finance conference of agricultural varsities began at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) ... Read more...

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Bangladesh seeks synergy with Aligarh Muslim university (With Image)


March 13th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, March 13 (IANS) Bangladesh would like to build strong synergy with the Murshidabad centre of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) because of its locational advantage, and linguistic and cultural ... Read more...

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Global standards in India should attain agriculture education, says Pawar


February 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has called for evolving global standards to enhance quality and relevance of agricultural education and research in the ... Read more...

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Indian economy needs four percent farm growth: Ahluwalia


October 4th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A growing economy like India needs a four percent growth in agriculture, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said."It would require more investment in ... Read more...

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Dr Manmohan Singh wants agricultural production to grow four percent annually (Part 2)


June 19th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)"Investment in the agricultural sector needs to increase, a larger area needs to be covered under irrigation, agricultural markets need to be reformed and farmers need to be provided remunerative prices ... Read more...

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Pawar bats for GM crops to meet food security (Lead)


February 17th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Strongly arguing for the genetically modified crops, which he said could solve the country's food security problem, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday asked scientists to double efforts ... Read more...

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Remove misgivings regarding GM crops, says Pawar


February 17th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Double your efforts to remove all misgivings regarding genetically modified (GM) crops from the minds of policy-makers and the public, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told scientists here ... 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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Haryana to open veterinary and animal sciences varsity


February 5th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Haryana will soon have a veterinary and animal sciences university named after freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai at Hisar town, officials said Thursday. The Haryana cabinet at its meeting ... Read more...

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ICAR undertakes major capacity building exercise


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Union Agricultural Minister Sahrad Pawar said here on Wednesday that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is undertaking a major capacity building exercise.Addressing the 81st Annual ... Read more...

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Montek Ahluwalia wants subsidies diverted to agricultural and rural infrastructure


December 17th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Dec. 17 (ANI): Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Thursday emphasised that electricity and fertilizer subsidies should be diverted to agricultural ... Read more...

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R&D in food processing needs to be strengthened: PM


October 6th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called for strengthening research and development (R&D) in the country's food processing industry with the Central Food Technology and Research Institute ... Read more...

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Workshop on use of textiles in agriculture to begin today


September 18th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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Workshop in Delhi on use of textiles in agriculture


September 17th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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Hillary under the ‘mulberry’


July 19th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The drizzle stopped and the sun came out as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived at an agricultural research institute Sunday to watch some paddy sowing ... Read more...

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Pawar inaugurates conference of VCs of Agricultural Universities


February 16th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar inaugurated a two-day conference of Vice-Chancellors of the agricultural universities on Monday. Inaugurating the conference, Pawar said that the Integrated Farming System ... Read more...

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Agricultural education gets Rs.22.76 bn boost


November 20th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A cabinet panel Thursday sanctioned Rs.22.76 billion ($460 million) for strengthening and developing higher agricultural education in the country.Of this, Rs.11.25 billion will be spent on development ... Read more...

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Government plans award in Maratha freedom fighter’s memory


November 19th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The government is planning to set up an international award for agricultural innovation in the memory of the founder-member of the Ghadar Party, Pandurang Khankhoje, a revolutionary-turned-farmer ... Read more...

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111 awardees honoured for excellence in agricultural research


July 16th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , July 16 (ANI): Union Minister for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Sharad Pawar on Wednesday honoured 111 awardees under 12 different categories for the excellence in ... Read more...

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First ever Department of Sericulture at Sher-e-Kashmir Agri-university


July 16th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal Bhat Srinagar, July 16 (ANI): Sher-e-Kashmir Agriculture University of Science and Technology has set up a Department of Sericulture with a silk weaving unit, which is first of its kind ... Read more...

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India to set up 550 more weather stations to help farmers


June 4th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) India will set up 550 additional Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and 1,350 automatic rain gauge (ARG) stations to provide district level agricultural met advisory to millions of ... Read more...

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Farmers to get district-specific agro-weather advisory


June 3rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Millions of Indian farmers will soon get district specific agro-weather advisories to boost agricultural produce and reduce losses due to the vagaries of nature. "This will be ... Read more...

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Pawar asks ICAR to reorient research in Agriculture


January 23rd, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has asked the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to reorient research and development in agriculture, and bridge critical gaps wherever present. ... Read more...

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