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Upgrade sewage system, water use for agriculture: Experts


August 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Leading corporates, business research firms and science activists Friday called for an overhaul and upgradation of the sewage system and use of modern technology in agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Saffron farmers expect bumper yield in Jammu and Kashmir


October 30th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatPulwama, Oct.30 (ANI): Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district are looking forward to a high yield of saffron crop after climatic conditions have improved in the region with the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Subsidise ecological fertilisation, demand Madhya Pradesh farmers


October 9th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 9 (IANS) Farmers in Madhya Pradesh have demanded a subsidy for practising eco-friendly measures to tackle India's soil degradation crisis, environmental group Greenpeace India said Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Madhya Pradesh farmers to have public hearing on soil health


October 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Oct 5 (IANS) Farmers in Bagli village of Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh will organise a public hearing on Oct 8 on the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers on soil.Several agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Orissa opposes introduction of Bt Brinjal in the state


January 13th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) The Orissa government opposes the introduction of Bt Brinjal and release of the genetically modified seeds to farmers, its agriculture minister said Wednesday, three days before the central ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CIPHET promotes small units of agro products among farmers, offers technical know-how in Ludhiana


December 24th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Dec.24 (ANI): A premier institute of post harvest research in Punjab is promoting the setting-up of small units of agro products among farmers by providing them with technological know-how.Central ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

No decision on Bt Brinjal release before February (Roundup)


October 15th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A series of consultations will be made before taking any decision on the release of Bt Brinjal in India, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No decision on Bt Brinjal without consultation: Minister


October 15th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A series of consultations will be made before taking any decision on the release of Bt Brinjal in India, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mugabe’s secret farming empire out of land seized revealed


September 26th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 26 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has set up a secret farming empire out of the land seized from more than 4,000 white commercial farmers.The disclosure about the 10,000-acre ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jammu region may be declared hit by drought


September 16th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 16 (IANS) Authorities here are considering declaring the Jammu region drought-hit as it has received 40 percent less rainfall this monsoon. "We are gathering the statistics and other facts to see ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lack of rainfall forces farmers to sow pulses instead of paddy in Uttarakhand


July 31st, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuriya (Uttarakhand), July 31(ANI): Lack of adequate rainfall has affected paddy cultivation in Uttarakhand's Kuriya village, forcing farmers to sow soybean and other pulses instead of the more profitable paddy.The fields, normally ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Vanishing red rice to get legal protection


July 30th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Scientists are trying to protect a traditional rice variety that is on the verge of extinction in Himachal Pradesh. The red rice is more disease-resistant and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delayed rains, heat wave could hit Punjab crop yield


June 24th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Food grain production, especially of paddy, will be badly hit this year in Punjab if the monsoon was delayed further and the heat wave continued, agriculture experts here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rainfall in Punjab brings cheer to farmers


January 24th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Rains that have lashed Punjab and Haryana over the last few days have brought much cheer to farmers in the region as the showers will prove beneficial for ... Read more...

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Haryana faces a grasshopper problem


August 15th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Farmers in some districts of Haryana are a worried lot as they face an invasion of crop-destroying grasshoppers. The pests are destroying crops and the state's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Millions of angry bees close national highway in Canada


July 1st, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) An estimated 12 million angry honeybees threw traffic into chaos on Canada's arterial national highway Monday. Known as Trans-Canada Highway, the 7,800-km highway runs from the east coast ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bihar farmers not ready for farming operations


June 23rd, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay Kumar Patna, June 23 (ANI): Though a lot of farmers in different parts of the country were delighted to receive pre-monsoon showers, many farmers in Bihar have turned a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Green houses to double walnut production in J- K


June 23rd, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 22 (ANI): The Horticulture department of Jammu and Kashmir Government has opened hi-tech poly-houses in the valley to increase walnut production. The department has planted 4000 dwarf walnut trees there. Walnut ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Farmers in eastern India hit by early arrival of monsoon


June 20th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Patna , June 20 (ANI): The early arrival of monsoon in Bihar has adversely affected the monsoon crops by upsetting the farmers' sowing schedule.This is the time for the farmers in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Punjab allows paddy sowing from June 10


June 6th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday allowed farmers to start sowing paddy from June 10 onwards. State Agriculture Minister Sucha Singh Langah said the sowing had been advanced in view ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rains in Punjab Haryana raise fears of damage to wheat crop


April 5th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Most parts of Punjab and Haryana experienced widespread rainfall Saturday raising concerns among the farming community and agriculture experts about the threat to the ripe wheat crop. Even ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Parties dangle goodies before Chhattisgarh voters


March 21st, 2008 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
By Sujeet Kumar` Raipur, March 21 (IANS) Subsidised rice, cash, land...it's raining offers for voters in Chhattisgarh as political parties are already going all out to woo them for assembly polls scheduled in ... Read more...

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