agriculture sector

Kerala to host agro meet in 2013


September 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to ... Read more...

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China’s 2011 GDP growth revised upward


September 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2011 has been revised upward by 0.1 percentage point to 9.3 percent from the previous year, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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Quick decisions needed to boost investments: Chidambaram


August 31st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said quick decisions are needed to accelerate investments, especially in the manufacturing sector, a major drag on the country's ... Read more...

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Indian economy grows at a sluggish 5.5 percent in Q1 (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew at a sluggish 5.5 percent in the first quarter of this fiscal in comparison to 8 percent in the corresponding quarter ... Read more...

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Public sector banks to disburse Rs.6 lakh crore farm loans: Chidambaram


August 25th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu), Aug 25 (IANS) Government-owned banks have a target to disburse agriculturale loan to the tune of Rs.600,000 crore during the current fiscal - Rs.25,000 crore higher than ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Karnataka waives interest on farm loans


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) The Karnataka government Thursday waived interest on farm loans availed from state cooperatives by around 1.5 million farmers reeling under severe drought across the state."The ... 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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China’s power consumption slows down


August 14th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China's power consumption growth slowed further in July, as the country's factory activity and industrial output posted weaker growth amid the economic downturn, authorities said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.5,112 crore package for drought


August 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday sought a relief package of Rs.5,112.09 crore from the central government to tackle the drought-like conditions caused by a deficit monsoon this ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.4,050 crore from centre for drought relief


August 10th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday sought financial assistance of Rs.4,050 crore from the central government to compensate farmers in view of the drought-like conditions in the state.Chief ... 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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Monsoon improves slightly in Odisha


July 27th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 27 (IANS) The annual monsoon rainfall has improved slightly in Odisha during the past one week although it still remained weak, an official said Friday.The state received a ... Read more...

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FTA would complement Indian reforms: New Zealand minister


July 27th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 27 (IANS) A free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and India would complement the Indian government's domestic economic reform programme by opening up India businesses to limited ... 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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Elusive monsoon: Punjab seeks Rs.800 crore from centre


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) With the elusive monsoon raising concerns for the agriculture sector, the Punjab government Sunday sought an interim relief package of Rs.800 crore from the central ... Read more...

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Monsoon deficit in Odisha stands at 19 percent


July 20th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Monsoon rains continued to remain weak in Odisha with the state receiving about 19 percent less rainfall than the average for this time of the season, ... Read more...

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‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

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India, Philippines can cooperate in agriculture sector


July 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) India and the Philippines can work together in agriculture and the latter also should not be considered as a serious threat to India's information technology sector, ... Read more...

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Still ‘chasing the monsoon’ to lift India’s fortune


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, ... 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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Monsoon now covers whole of Odisha


June 19th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) The southwest monsoon which moved into Odisha two days ago advanced rapidly and covered the entire state Tuesday, the weather office here said."The southwest monsoon ... Read more...

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Israel keen to boost agricultural links with Bengal: Envoy


June 18th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Israel is keen to boost its cooperation with West Bengal in the agriculture sector, its envoy said here Monday."We are very much keen to boost ... Read more...

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Southwest monsoon hits Odisha


June 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) The southwest monsoon hit Odisha Sunday after a week's delay, bringing rains to many parts of the state, an official of the local meteorological centre here ... Read more...

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Himachal asks banks to invest in infrastructural financing


June 8th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday asked banks to invest in infrastructural financing and focus on micro financing in the state.Addressing bankers here, Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy ... Read more...

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8,000 agro jobs at risk due to Italy quakes


June 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Around 8,000 jobs in Italy's agriculture sector may be lost following two deadly earthquakes in the northern part of the country last month, an agriculture trade ... Read more...

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China sincere in helping Pakistan: Official


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) China is sincere in helping out Pakistan in its economic development and all possible support was being provided in this regard, a top Chinese official has ... Read more...

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Innovations needed for sustainable farming, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian agriculture sector is currently facing a number of challenges and needs to adopt innovative technologies to achieve sustainability, said experts at a conference ... Read more...

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Britain to open deputy high commission in Chandigarh


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Chandigarh will have a British deputy high commission by the end of 2012, British High Commissioner James Bevan announced here Wednesday.The deputy high commission will cater ... Read more...

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Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party slams UPA over price rise


May 18th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Friday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for failing to control the spiralling prices of essential commodities and said the ... Read more...

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BJP wing to hold Kisan parliament in Delhi Saturday


May 11th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kisan Morcha will hold a two-day farmers' parliament Saturday and Sunday in New Delhi to discuss the issues faced by ... Read more...

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India to cut subsidies to 1.75 percent of GDP in 3 years: Mukherjee


May 5th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 5 (IANS) The Indian government is committed to bringing down subsidies to below two percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the current fiscal ... Read more...

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Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.There is a substantial increase in the outlay for education, healthcare, ... Read more...

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Inflation will remain at same level: Pranab


April 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Inflation will remain in the range of 6-7 percent in the current financial year, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday adding a slowdown in ... Read more...

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Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues, including funding for development projects, ... Read more...

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