agriculture ministry

Meet on winter crop strategy in Delhi


September 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The central government will chalk out a strategy to maximise the winter crop sowing at a meet Sep 24-25, after delayed rains affected summer crop ... Read more...

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Delhi HC orders panel to submit report on banned pesticides


August 17th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court Friday directed an experts' committee to submit a status report before Oct 10 suggesting guidelines to prevent rampant use of banned pesticides ... Read more...

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Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... 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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Seven killed in Iraq violence


August 8th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 8 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and four injured Tuesday in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in central and northern Iraq, police said.In Baghdad, two Iraqi ... Read more...

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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

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Record 257.44 mn tonne food production expected in 2011-12


July 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is bracing for a record 257.44 million-tonne food grain production during 2011-12, officials said, giving credit to the second green revolution for the upcoming ... Read more...

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Monsoon plays truant, government’s fingers crossed


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delayed monsoon in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is worrying the government with prices of fruit and vegetables up 50 percent in 10 days and ... Read more...

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Mexico declares bird flu emergency


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 3 (IANS) Mexico has activated a national emergency plan to contain a bird flu epidemic that has affected nearly 1.7 million poultry, the agriculture ministry said.The plan ... Read more...

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Akali Dal rejects hike in paddy, cotton MSP


June 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Friday rejected outright the Rs.170 per quintal proposed hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy and Rs.800 for cotton.Akali ... Read more...

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Hundreds of endangered antelopes dying in Kazakhstan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 24 (IANS) A massive wave of deaths has been reported among the endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan. Around 540 carcasses of the animal has been found in the ... Read more...

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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... Read more...

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Banned pesticides: Court wants report by Aug 17 (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed an experts' committee to submit a report by Aug 17 containing guidelines to prevent the rampant use of banned ... Read more...

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India allows fresh cotton exports


April 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Succumbing to political pressure, the government Monday revoked the ban on cotton exports and said fresh exports will be allowed without any quantitative restrictions."A ... Read more...

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Egyptian camel handlers threaten ’siege’


March 28th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian camel handlers have threatened to bring thousands of camels to the capital city and block the buildings housing the cabinet and the agriculture ministry ... Read more...

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Panel to check banned pesticides set up, court told


March 21st, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The union agriculture ministry Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that a committee has been constituted for framing a policy for periodic checks to detect ... Read more...

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Experts to study cause of bird flu outbreak


March 17th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 17 (IANS) Worried at the frequent outbreak of bird flu and its effect on the poultry industry, the Tripura government has decided to urge the central government to ... Read more...

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‘Rs.7,000-crore investment proposals in Million Farmers initiative’


March 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 8 (IANS) A total of 35 proposals, with an investment of Rs.7,000 crore, were received from various companies for the "Million Farmers" initiative in public private partnership, ... 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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Will control foot and mouth disease: Minister


February 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India Monday said it was committed to controlling foot and mouth disease (FMD) to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and improve the livelihood ... Read more...

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Turks charged with causing alcohol deaths


February 7th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight Turkish nationals have been charged with causing the deaths of five Russian tourists, who died after drinking poisoned bootleg whiskey.The accused may be sentenced ... Read more...

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Trials on Himachal crops successful, says institute


January 29th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists Sunday claimed that trials on vegetable crops in varied temperatures of Himachal Pradesh have been successful with the use of a newly identified fungus.Field trials ... Read more...

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Horticulture key to 7-8 percent farm growth: Official


January 19th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Faster growth of horticulture and animal husbandry is needed if India wants to achieve an agricultural growth rate in the range of seven to eight percent, ... Read more...

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Cuba to enlarge farm programme to boost rice output


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) Cuba plans to enlarge to 40,000 hectares a Vietnam-aided effort to expand production of rice, official media said Monday.Given the positive results of the joint project, ... Read more...

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Pawar calls for agriculture reforms


October 21st, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday called for reforms in agricultural marketing to enable farmers to get best prices for their products.The prevailing system of regulated ... Read more...

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Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage


October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

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Plans to meet pulses shortfall: Officials


September 26th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The government has prepared a contingency plan to meet the shortfall in pulses production through area expansion and productivity enhancement in Rabi (winter) sowing 2011-12, ... Read more...

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Government to plan rabi crop strategy


September 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Concerned over declining availability and consumption, the government will ask states to promote the cultivation of nutri-cereals like millets, bajra and ragi.The issue will be ... Read more...

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India prepared to deal with bird flu: Government


August 31st, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In the wake of the international agriculture monitoring and research body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issuing an alert for bird flu, the Indian government ... Read more...

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Rural ministry refuses to suspend rural jobs scheme


August 14th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The rural development ministry has turned down an appeal from the agriculture ministry to suspend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) during ... Read more...

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No loss to farmers due to rural job scheme: Pawar


August 12th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday denied reports that farmers have stopped growing crops due to shortage of farm hands, who are engaged under the ... Read more...

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Indian engineers recalled to re-start Ghana’s $300,000 silk project


August 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian engineers who worked on a silk production project in Ghana have been asked to return as the machines had been lying idle for over seven ... Read more...

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Russia resumes vegetable import from Poland


July 20th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 20 (IANS) Russia has decided to lift its ban on the import of vegetables from Poland, a Polish minister has said.Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki confirmed that the ban ... Read more...

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Botswana to cull 21,000 cattle


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Gaborne (Botswana), June 22 (IANS) Botswana's agriculture ministry plans to kill over 21,000 cattle to curb the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, Xinhua reported Wednesday.Kobedi Segale, deputy director of the Department ... Read more...

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Who owns Pakistan, asks daily


May 15th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) "Who owns Pakistan?", asked a leading daily as it noted that an airbase in Balochistan was operationally controlled by a foreign country since the 1990s, an ... Read more...

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