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Economic survey calls for a second green revolution

February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Economic Survey presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the need for making efforts to achieve a second green revolution in the country.The ... Read more...

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March on farmers’ rights reaches Chandigarh

December 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) A nationwide march aimed at drawing attention towards the need to protect the interests of farmers reached Chandigarh Thursday evening, an NGO activist said.The march, Kisan Swaraj Yatra ... Read more...

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Pest-eating toads in Indonesia save cocoa supply

September 19th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), Sep 19 (DPA) The world's supply of chocolate depends partly on hard work by toads in Indonesia, a group of German and Australian agriculture scientists have discovered. The toads like to ... 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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Bihar to set up farmer information centres

February 12th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 12 (IANS) Help for Bihar's farmers will soon be only a phone call away with the state government deciding to set up five information centres with toll free numbers. Agriculture scientists ... Read more...

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Andhra opposes Bt. Brinjal, wants its concerns heeded

February 6th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has cautioned the central government against introducing the genetically modified Bt. Brinjal without proper tests to address the concerns about its ... Read more...

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Haryana hopes to double agricultural yield by 2020

November 29th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday said his government has set a target of doubling agricultural production by 2020, and urged scientists to develop better technology to ... Read more...

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Bt brinjal is not safe for consumption: Chhattisgarh Government

November 2nd, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Nov 2(ANI): Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu on Monday said that the State Government opposed the cultivation of genetically modified Bt brinjal in the State, as the genetically modified crop is ... Read more...

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Deficit rainfall further aggravates water scarcity in Madhya Pradesh

August 9th, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by ANI
Datia (Madhya Pradesh), Aug. 9(ANI): Farmers are a worried lot in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district as they are experiencing acute water scarcity, which has been further aggravated by deficit rainfall leading to ... Read more...

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Contingency plan for Bihar’s flood-hit farmers

September 25th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Cultivating mustard in areas with sandy soil and sowing paddy instead of wheat are some of the suggestions in the contingency plan for flood hit Bihar prepared by ... 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...

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Punjab farmers combine agriculture with dairy farming

May 30th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin/Sunil Sharma Amritsar/Chandigarh, May 30 (ANI): Punjab, known for its agricultural productions and a vibrant culture, is today witnessing a change in farming practices. Enterprising farmers are growing items ... Read more...

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President calls for second green revolution

May 27th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Jammu, May 27 IANS) President Pratibha Patil has called for a second green revolution in the country to offset food shortage. "There is a need to enhance agriculture production with the help ... Read more...

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Dust storm leaves sixty dead in Uttar Pradesh

May 15th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) At least 60 people were feared killed in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh after strong winds lashed the state and officials Thursday said the toll could go up ... Read more...

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Fertile soil in ancient Amazon site may help to curb global warming

April 11th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): The discovery of some of the most fertile soil in the world at an ancient site of charcoal deposit in central Amazon, might help to revolutionize farming, ... Read more...

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