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UP wants better railway platforms


September 21st, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is seeking better and improved railway platforms in the state.The state government Friday said it would ask the railway ministry to improve the condition ... Read more...

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Odisha expects to achieve Kharif paddy production target


August 20th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Odisha is hopeful of achieving its target of about nine million tonnes of paddy production for the Kharif season despite low sowing due to erratic rainfall ... Read more...

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Probe agriculture ministry’s role in clearing Bt Cotton: Parliament panel


August 12th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt ... Read more...

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11 Odisha districts record deficit rain


July 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Eleven of Odisha's 30 districts have recorded deficit rainfall this monsoon, impacting on paddy cultivation that is crucial for the economy of the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Poor rain hits paddy transplantation in Bihar


July 30th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Inadequate rains have hit paddy cultivation in Bihar as less than 50 percent transplantation of the target area had taken place till date this Kharif season, leaving ... Read more...

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Kerala to have green houses, bio-parks


July 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday gave its nod to the setting up of green houses and hi-tech bio-parks for coconut and rice in the state.Addressing reporters here ... Read more...

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Monsoon deficit hits paddy transplantation in Odisha


July 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Paddy transplantation could not be taken up so far in about fifty percent of the target area of 1.2 million hectares in Odisha due to weak ... Read more...

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Odisha receives 18 percent less rainfall


July 18th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) The rainfall received in Odisha this monsoon so far was 18 percent below normal, an official said Tuesday.The state received a total of 316.2 mm ... Read more...

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Himachal gets 46 percent less rainfall


July 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 46 percent less monsoon rains till date, affecting agricultural activities and the standing crops, officials said."The overall monsoon was below average ... 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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Mexico to vaccinate 1 mn chickens against bird flu


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 11 (IANS/EFE) A shipment of 1 million doses of vaccine from China will be used to inoculate chickens over the next few days to contain a bird-flu ... Read more...

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Rains brings hope to Bihar farmers


July 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 9 (IANS) Millions of farmers in Bihar can now breathe a sigh of relief as moderate to heavy rains in the last few days have brought a ray ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Organic basmati the new buzz among Jammu farmers


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) With an eye on growing national and international demand, Jammu's agriculture department has begun cultivating organic basmati rice in the region."The organic paddy is ... Read more...

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Rains in Uttar Pradesh to be late by almost a week


June 26th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) Met officials in Uttar Pradesh said Tuesday that the monsoon in most parts of the state is set to arrive late by almost a week.Added to ... Read more...

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Buffaloes to generate biogas in Rawalpindi


June 16th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan have decided to move all buffaloes outside Rawalpindi city as part of a move to generate biogas from their dung.Following an administrative order ... Read more...

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Unidentified gunmen kill youth in Kashmir


June 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Wednesday shot and killed a 20-year-old youth in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.A senior police officer told IANS that unidentified gunmen fired upon Liyaqat Sultan ... Read more...

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Assam’s abducted engineer rescued


May 28th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) More than three weeks after his abduction, Assam's agriculture department official Faizul Islam was rescued from near Bongaigaon town in Lower Assam.Islam and his senior ... Read more...

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‘Monsoon to hit Karnataka in June first week’


May 21st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The south-west monsoon, crucial for agricultural operations, will reach Karnataka in June's first week and become active from second week, a senior academician said Monday."Monsoon will ... Read more...

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Convicted Punjab minister quits, resignation accepted (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh's resignation was accepted by Governor Shivraj Patil Wednesday, four days after he was convicted and sentenced to a year's imprisonment ... Read more...

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UP to launch soil testing project Monday


May 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a project Monday for testing the health of the soil across the state, an agriculture department official said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Body of abducted engineer recovered


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) The body of an Assam agriculture department engineer, who was abducted by unidentified gunmen Wednesday evening, was recovered Thursday in Boitamari area of lower Assam's Bongaigaon ... Read more...

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Coconut plucking could be monkey business in Kerala


April 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) Can a monkey do a man's job? Yes, when it comes to climbing tall coconut trees and plucking its fruits - a skill that has been ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Srividhi campaign arouses interest in other states


April 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, ... Read more...

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High-velocity winds, rain damage wheat crop


April 12th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) High-velocity winds accompanied by rain damaged the standing wheat crop in parts of Punjab and Haryana, an official said Thursday.The severity of the thunderstorm, ranging from ... Read more...

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Organic potatoes, with love, for Bihar legislators


March 28th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Bihar's legislators have received a unique gift - organically grown potatoes - to relish and encourage farmers in their constituencies to adopt the farming practice which ... Read more...

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Karnataka to give interest-free loans to farmers


March 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to Rs.100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) besides free energy for their irrigation pump ... Read more...

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India bans cotton export fearing lower stocks at home


March 5th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India, the world's second largest producer of cotton, Monday banned all exports of the fibre with immediate effect, fearing a fall in availability in view ... Read more...

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Jharkhand produces record Kharif crop


January 29th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) For the first time since its creation in 2000, Jharkhand has produced more Kharif food grain than it consumes at a record 55 million tonnes -- ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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After drought, bumper paddy crop cheers Bihar farmers


December 12th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Ramesh Singh and Satender Yadav are in a relaxed frame of mind these days. After two years of successive drought, a bumper paddy crop this ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers’ bid to disrupt agri-summit thwarted


December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Police Thursday detained about 200 protesting farmers when they attempted to disrupt Karnataka's first Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ... Read more...

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Karnataka agri-business summit attracts Rs.78,000-crore investments


December 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) India's first global agri-business and food processing summit began in this tech hub Thursday on a bang, attracting investment proposals of over Rs.78,000 crore from ... Read more...

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Saffron growers of Kishtwar upset over ‘bias’ towards Valley


November 25th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Saffron growers in the remote mountainous district of Kishtwar in Jammu region claim they "grow the best saffron" but the "incentives go to Kashmiris".According to a ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh eyes 5.5 mn tonnes paddy procurement


November 24th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 24 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, one of the country's leading paddy producing states, has set a procurement target of 5.5 million tonnes in the current season, an official said Thursday."Procurement ... Read more...

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